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Colorado Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 12, 2010 HB 1360 Parole Violation Punishment Reduction Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 11)
Nay
May 11, 2010 HB 1408 Criteria for Judicial Determinations of Congressional Districts Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 13)
Nay
March 23, 2009 HB 1260 Designated Beneficiary Agreements Between Unmarried Adults Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 10)
Nay
May 2, 2008 HB 1082 Sealing Criminal Records Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 9)
Nay
May 2, 2008 HB 1208 Limitations on Direct File Juvenile Cases Bill Passed - Senate
(18 - 16)
Nay
March 3, 2008 SB 164 Increasing Caps on Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Bill Passed - Senate
(18 - 16)
Nay
May 3, 2006 HB 1090 Sexual Abuse Prosecution Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(18 - 17)
Nay
May 3, 2006 HB 1315 Juvenile Criminal Parole Act Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 11)
Yea

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.

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