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Vote Smart provides easy access to congressional and state voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. 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

Vote Smart provides a summary of the version of the bill text associated with each selected key vote. Our summaries are written by Vote Smart's staff and interns, who adhere to our strict policies and procedures in order to guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. They do not necessarily reflect the content of the final version of the bill, but rather the version voted on in that stage. While many procedural votes take place before a full chamber vote, our voting stages reflect the final reading of each chamber vote. Each key vote selection is reviewed by the project's community of advisors, who are political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.

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Date State Bill No. Title Outcome
June 8, 2021 CO HB 21-1071 Authorizes Ranked Choice Voting to be Used for Municipal Elections Concurrence Vote Passed - House (50 - 15)
June 8, 2021 CO HB 21-1289 Establishes the Digital Inclusion Grant Program Concurrence Vote Passed - House (54 - 11)
June 8, 2021 CO SB 21-060 Establishes a Program that Provides Financial Assistance to Access Broadband Services Bill Passed - House (43 - 22)
June 8, 2021 CO SB 21-293 Reduces Property Assessment Rates in the 2022 and 2023 Taxation Years Bill Passed - House (42 - 23)
June 7, 2021 CO SB 21-250 Requires the Secretary of State to Allow Voters to Register to Vote Using the Last 4 Digits of their Social Security Number Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (20 - 12)
June 7, 2021 CO SB 21-190 Establishes Personal Privacy Protections for Data Bill Passed - House (57 - 7)
June 7, 2021 CO SB 21-293 Reduces Property Assessment Rates in the 2022 and 2023 Taxation Years Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 11)
June 4, 2021 CO SB 21-060 Establishes a Program that Provides Financial Assistance to Access Broadband Services Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 11)
June 3, 2021 CO SB 21-072 Expands Electric Transmission Facilities to Meet Clean Energy Goals Bill Passed - House (49 - 15)
June 3, 2021 CO SB 21-250 Requires the Secretary of State to Allow Voters to Register to Vote Using the Last 4 Digits of their Social Security Number Bill Passed - House (40 - 23)
June 3, 2021 CO HB 21-1071 Authorizes Ranked Choice Voting to be Used for Municipal Elections Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 15)
June 3, 2021 CO HB 21-1311 Requires Taxpayers With Gross Incomes of $400,000 or More to Add Back Certain Itemized Deductions Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 15)
May 28, 2021 CO SB 21-029 Expands In-State Tuition to Native American Students Bill Passed - House (49 - 11)
May 25, 2021 CO HB 21-1311 Requires Taxpayers With Gross Incomes of $400,000 or More to Add Back Certain Itemized Deductions Bill Passed - House (41 - 23)
May 24, 2021 CO HB 21-1109 Requires the Broadband Development Board to Develop a Request for a Proposal Process for Deploying Broadband Concurrence Vote Passed - House (46 - 15)
May 24, 2021 CO HB 21-1164 Authorizes School Districts to Raise their Mill-Levy Rates Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12)
May 12, 2021 CO SB 21-246 Extends Assistance to Aid in the Transition to "Healthier" Homes Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 14)
May 5, 2021 CO SB 21-188 Authorizes a Voter with a Disability to Print the Ballot or Return the Ballot by Electronic Transmission Bill Passed - House (41 - 22)
May 3, 2021 CO HB 21-1114 Requires a Local Government to Obtain Voter Approval Before Providing Internet Access Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 5)
April 27, 2021 CO SB 21-006 Authorizes the Use of Human Remains in Composting Bill Passed - House (45 - 18)
April 26, 2021 CO SB 21-247 Authorizes the Adjustment of Redistricting Commission Procedures Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 0)
April 15, 2021 CO SB 21-205 Appropriates Funding as Part of 2021-2022 Long Appropriations Bill Passed - House (41 - 23)
April 12, 2021 CO SB 21-188 Authorizes a Voter with a Disability to Print the Ballot or Return the Ballot by Electronic Transmission Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 13)
March 29, 2021 CO HB 21-1011 Requires Providing Multilingual Ballot Access Bill Passed - House (40 - 23)
March 25, 2021 CO SB 21-135 Prohibits the Use of Certain Animals in Traveling Animal Acts Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 13)
March 23, 2021 CO SB 21-077 Authorizes Undocumented Immigrants to Earn Professional Licenses Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 11)
March 17, 2021 CO HB 21-1090 Rescinds Marijuana Possession Offenses of Two Ounces or Less Bill Passed - House (45 - 19)
March 16, 2021 CO HB 21-1164 Authorizes School Districts to Raise their Mill-Levy Rates Bill Passed - House (40 - 20)
March 16, 2021 CO HB 21-1097 Expands Affordability and Accessibility of Behavioral Health Services Bill Passed - House (52 - 8)
March 12, 2021 CO SB 21-123 Authorizes Prescription Drug Importation from Other Countries Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 6)
March 10, 2021 CO SB 21-078 Requires Gun Owners Report Stolen or Lost Firearms Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 15)
March 9, 2021 CO HB 21-1106 Requires Gun Owners to Securely Store their Firearms Bill Passed - House (40 - 25)
March 5, 2021 CO SB 21-111 Establishes a Program to Support Entrepreneurs in the Marijuana Industry Bill Passed - House (40 - 23)
Feb. 26, 2021 CO SB 21-111 Establishes a Program to Support Entrepreneurs in the Marijuana Industry Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 15)
Jan. 15, 2021 CO SB 21-001 Expands COVID-19 Relief Programs for Minority Small Business Owners Bill Passed - House (47 - 16)
Jan. 15, 2021 CO SB 21-002 Extends Limitations on Debt Collection Actions Bill Passed - House (44 - 20)
Jan. 14, 2021 CO HB 21-003 Establishes Legislative Procedures for Disaster Emergencies Bill Passed - House (41 - 23)
Jan. 14, 2021 CO HB 21-002 Extends Income Tax Deductions Under the CARES Act Bill Passed - House (44 - 20)
Date No. Title Outcome
6/08 HB 21-1071 Authorizes Ranked Choice Voting to be Used for Municipal Elections Concurrence Vote Passed - House (50 - 15)
6/08 HB 21-1289 Establishes the Digital Inclusion Grant Program Concurrence Vote Passed - House (54 - 11)
6/08 SB 21-060 Establishes a Program that Provides Financial Assistance to Access Broadband Services Bill Passed - House (43 - 22)
6/08 SB 21-293 Reduces Property Assessment Rates in the 2022 and 2023 Taxation Years Bill Passed - House (42 - 23)
6/07 SB 21-250 Requires the Secretary of State to Allow Voters to Register to Vote Using the Last 4 Digits of their Social Security Number Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (20 - 12)
6/07 SB 21-190 Establishes Personal Privacy Protections for Data Bill Passed - House (57 - 7)
6/07 SB 21-293 Reduces Property Assessment Rates in the 2022 and 2023 Taxation Years Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 11)
6/04 SB 21-060 Establishes a Program that Provides Financial Assistance to Access Broadband Services Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 11)
6/03 SB 21-072 Expands Electric Transmission Facilities to Meet Clean Energy Goals Bill Passed - House (49 - 15)
6/03 SB 21-250 Requires the Secretary of State to Allow Voters to Register to Vote Using the Last 4 Digits of their Social Security Number Bill Passed - House (40 - 23)
6/03 HB 21-1071 Authorizes Ranked Choice Voting to be Used for Municipal Elections Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 15)
6/03 HB 21-1311 Requires Taxpayers With Gross Incomes of $400,000 or More to Add Back Certain Itemized Deductions Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 15)
5/28 SB 21-029 Expands In-State Tuition to Native American Students Bill Passed - House (49 - 11)
5/25 HB 21-1311 Requires Taxpayers With Gross Incomes of $400,000 or More to Add Back Certain Itemized Deductions Bill Passed - House (41 - 23)
5/24 HB 21-1109 Requires the Broadband Development Board to Develop a Request for a Proposal Process for Deploying Broadband Concurrence Vote Passed - House (46 - 15)
5/24 HB 21-1164 Authorizes School Districts to Raise their Mill-Levy Rates Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12)
5/12 SB 21-246 Extends Assistance to Aid in the Transition to "Healthier" Homes Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 14)
5/05 SB 21-188 Authorizes a Voter with a Disability to Print the Ballot or Return the Ballot by Electronic Transmission Bill Passed - House (41 - 22)
5/03 HB 21-1114 Requires a Local Government to Obtain Voter Approval Before Providing Internet Access Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 5)
4/27 SB 21-006 Authorizes the Use of Human Remains in Composting Bill Passed - House (45 - 18)
4/26 SB 21-247 Authorizes the Adjustment of Redistricting Commission Procedures Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 0)
4/15 SB 21-205 Appropriates Funding as Part of 2021-2022 Long Appropriations Bill Passed - House (41 - 23)
4/12 SB 21-188 Authorizes a Voter with a Disability to Print the Ballot or Return the Ballot by Electronic Transmission Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 13)
3/29 HB 21-1011 Requires Providing Multilingual Ballot Access Bill Passed - House (40 - 23)
3/25 SB 21-135 Prohibits the Use of Certain Animals in Traveling Animal Acts Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 13)
3/23 SB 21-077 Authorizes Undocumented Immigrants to Earn Professional Licenses Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 11)
3/17 HB 21-1090 Rescinds Marijuana Possession Offenses of Two Ounces or Less Bill Passed - House (45 - 19)
3/16 HB 21-1164 Authorizes School Districts to Raise their Mill-Levy Rates Bill Passed - House (40 - 20)
3/16 HB 21-1097 Expands Affordability and Accessibility of Behavioral Health Services Bill Passed - House (52 - 8)
3/12 SB 21-123 Authorizes Prescription Drug Importation from Other Countries Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 6)
3/10 SB 21-078 Requires Gun Owners Report Stolen or Lost Firearms Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 15)
3/09 HB 21-1106 Requires Gun Owners to Securely Store their Firearms Bill Passed - House (40 - 25)
3/05 SB 21-111 Establishes a Program to Support Entrepreneurs in the Marijuana Industry Bill Passed - House (40 - 23)
2/26 SB 21-111 Establishes a Program to Support Entrepreneurs in the Marijuana Industry Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 15)
1/15 SB 21-001 Expands COVID-19 Relief Programs for Minority Small Business Owners Bill Passed - House (47 - 16)
1/15 SB 21-002 Extends Limitations on Debt Collection Actions Bill Passed - House (44 - 20)
1/14 HB 21-003 Establishes Legislative Procedures for Disaster Emergencies Bill Passed - House (41 - 23)
1/14 HB 21-002 Extends Income Tax Deductions Under the CARES Act Bill Passed - House (44 - 20)

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