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SB 11 - Authorizes Civil Unions - Colorado Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Authorizes Civil Unions

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (39-26) - (Key vote)
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Title: Authorizes Civil Unions

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes civil unions, effective May 1, 2013.

Highlights:
  • Defines “civil union” as a legal relationship between 2 individuals, who are at least 18 years of age, that provides rights, benefits, and responsibilities comparable to spouses including, but not limited to, the following laws (Secs. 1, 21 & 24):
    • Laws regarding private property inheritance;
    • Laws regarding adoption;
    • Laws regarding emergency and nonemergency medical care decisions;
    • Laws regarding medical and life insurance coverage; and
    • Laws regarding public assistance benefits.
  • Prohibits religious officials or officials of Indian nations from being required to certify civil unions (Sec. 1).
  • Authorizes legal relationships that are substantially similar to civil unions, which were validly entered into in another state, to be considered as a civil union in Colorado (Sec. 1).
  • Authorizes a partner in a civil union to be considered a dependent, including designation as a dependent for insurance purposes, effective January 1, 2014 (Secs. 1, 7, 27, & 32).
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (21-14) - (Key vote)
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Title: Authorizes Civil Unions

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes civil unions, effective May 1, 2013.

Highlights:
  • Defines “civil union” as a legal relationship between 2 individuals, who are at least 18 years of age, that provides rights, benefits, and responsibilities comparable to spouses including, but not limited to, the following laws (Secs. 1, 21 & 24):
    • Laws regarding private property inheritance;
    • Laws regarding adoption;
    • Laws regarding emergency and nonemergency medical care decisions;
    • Laws regarding medical and life insurance coverage; and
    • Laws regarding public assistance benefits.
  • Prohibits religious officials or officials of Indian nations from being required to certify civil unions (Sec. 1).
  • Authorizes legal relationships that are substantially similar to civil unions, which were validly entered into in another state, to be considered as a civil union in Colorado (Sec. 1).
  • Authorizes a partner in a civil union to be considered a dependent, including designation as a dependent for insurance purposes, effective January 1, 2014 (Secs. 1, 7, 27, & 32).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Authorizes Civil Unions

Sponsors

  • Irene Aguilar (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • John W. Buckner (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Morgan L. Carroll (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Lois Court (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Crisanta Duran (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas 'Tony' Exum Sr. (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark Ferrandino (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Rhonda Fields (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Randy Fischer (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Mike Foote (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Leroy M. Garcia Jr. (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Cheri Gerou (CO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Joann Ginal (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Angela Giron (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Lucia Guzman (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Millie Hamner (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Rollie Heath II (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Mary A. Hodge (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Evie Hudak (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Dickey Lee Hullinghorst (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Cheri E. Jahn (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Michael 'Mike' Johnston (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Matt Jones (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Daniel Kagan (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • John M. Kefalas (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Andrew 'Andy' Kerr (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jeanne Labuda (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Steve Lebsock (CO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Sanford E. 'Pete' Lee (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Claire Levy (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jenise May (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Elizabeth H. 'Beth' McCann (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Michael E. 'Mike' McLachlan (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Diane E. Mitsch Bush (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Dominick Moreno (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • John P. Morse (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Linda M. Newell (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jeanne Nicholson (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Daniel R. 'Dan' Pabon (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Cherylin N. Peniston (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Brittany Pettersen (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Dianne I. Primavera (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Paul B. 'Rosey' Rosenthal (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Su Ryden (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Joseph A. Salazar (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Sue Schafer (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Gail S. Schwartz (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Patrick 'Pat' Steadman (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Lois A. Tochtrop (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Max Tyler (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jessie Ulibarri (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Edward 'Ed' Vigil (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Angela Williams (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • David L. 'Dave' Young (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
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