Key Votes

2013 Colorado Key Votes

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5/08 CO HB 1318 Establishes Sales Taxes for Retail Marijuana Concurrence Vote Passed - House (37 - 28) 5/08 CO HB 1317 Establishes Regulations for the Retail Marijuana Industry Concurrence Vote Passed - House (37 - 28) 5/08 CO HB 1318 Establishes Sales Taxes for Retail Marijuana Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 10) 5/08 CO HB 1317 Establishes Regulations for the Retail Marijuana Industry Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 6) 5/07 CO SB 251 Authorizes Driver's Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (20 - 15) 5/07 CO SB 251 Authorizes Driver's Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - House (34 - 31) 5/03 CO HB 1303 Authorizes Same-Day Voter Registration Concurrence Vote Passed - House (37 - 28) 5/02 CO HB 1303 Authorizes Same-Day Voter Registration Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 15) 4/23 CO HB 1251 Requires DNA Samples for Misdemeanors Bill Passed - House (43 - 21) 4/09 CO HB 1269 Amends Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Procedures Bill Passed - House (34 - 29) 3/27 CO HB 1215 Prohibits The Use Of Tanning Facilities By Minors Bill Passed - House (39 - 23) 3/18 CO HB 1081 Expands Sexual Education Curriculum Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 15) 3/18 CO HB 1154 Penalties for Violent Offenses Against Pregnant Women Bill Passed - House (50 - 14) 3/15 CO HB 1229 Requires Background Checks for Private Gun Sales and Transfers Conference Report Adopted - Senate (19 - 14) 3/15 CO HB 1229 Requires Background Checks for Private Gun Sales and Transfers Conference Report Adopted - House (36 - 27) 3/13 CO HB 1224 Limits Firearm Magazine Capacity Concurrence Vote Passed - House (34 - 30) 3/13 CO HB 1166 Repeals Classification of Adultery as a Criminal Offense Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 10) 3/12 CO SB 11 Authorizes Civil Unions Bill Passed - House (39 - 26) 3/11 CO HB 1224 Limits Firearm Magazine Capacity Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 17) 3/11 CO HB 1228 Establishes a Background Check Fee Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 16) 3/11 CO SB 195 Requires In-Person Classes for Concealed Carry Licenses Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 13) 3/11 CO SB 197 Prohibits a Domestic Violence Offender from Owning a Firearm Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 15) 3/08 CO SB 33 Authorizes In-State Tuition for Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - House (40 - 21) 2/25 CO SB 33 Authorizes In-State Tuition for Undocumented Immigrants Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12) 2/21 CO HB 1081 Expands Sexual Education Curriculum Bill Passed - House (37 - 28) 2/18 CO HB 1226 Prohibits the Possession of Concealed Handguns on College Campuses Bill Passed - House (34 - 31) 2/18 CO HB 1228 Establishes a Background Check Fee Bill Passed - House (33 - 32) 2/18 CO HB 1224 Limits Firearm Magazine Capacity Bill Passed - House (34 - 31) 2/18 CO HB 1229 Requires Background Checks For Private Gun Sales and Transfers Bill Passed - House (36 - 29) 2/11 CO SB 11 Authorizes Civil Unions Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 14) 2/05 CO SB 25 Authorizes Statewide Firefighter Labor Organizations Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 15)

About the Selection and Descriptions of Key Votes

Project Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and State voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Key votes typically include the initial passage of legislation and final conference report vote versions (the compromised versions of bills passed in separate House and Senate versions). Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

  1. The vote should be helpful in portraying how a member stands on a particular issue
  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

Descriptions of the votes are written by Vote Smart staff and based on information included in the Congressional Record, State House Journals, or Senate Journals, with additional background information from newspapers, magazines, etc. Vote Smart provides summaries for each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the final version of the bill.

The Key Votes Program follows Project Vote Smart's strict policies, procedures and structure that guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. In order to ensure that all Key Votes are non-partisan in their selection and language, each is approved by a group of over 160 political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.