2022

73rd COLORADO GENERAL ASSEMBLY

LEGISLATIVE ALERTS

Last updated: 1/14/2022

Legislative Watch Colorado: Your Guns. Your Voice.

IMPORANT: The Colorado legislative committees are taking public testimony both in-person and remotely via Zoom during the COVID-19 Emergency. Testifying remote is easy! You do not need to be on camera (you can choose to leave it off). Registration opens as soon as the hearing is scheduled and ends one hour before the bill is to be heard. You will have either 2 or 3 minutes to provide your public comment/testimony (they will tell you how long when the hearing begins; prepare for 3 minutes).

Here’s how to register: Visit this link, at bottom select “remote via Zoom”, select “by committee and hearing item”, select the committee the bill is to be heard in (listed below), select date of hearing, select option that includes the bill you would like to testify on, complete registration.

Once signed up, you will receive an email with further instructions. When the hearing begins, you can watch it via the Zoom link they will provide. 

To testify in person, go the Colorado State Capitol, 200 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO. North entrance is temporarily closed due to COVID, please use south entrance and go through basement security. The hearing room is listed with each bill under “Testify in person”. 

BILL NUMBER

RFOR POSITION

TITLE

SPONSOR(S)

COMMITTEE

STATUS

Oppose

“Vote Without Fear Act” Ban Open Carry Near Polling Places

Not Yet Scheduled In Committee

Oppose

Prohibit Hunting Bobcat Lynx And Mountain Lion

Not Yet Scheduled In Committee

Pending

Oppose

Prohibition Of “Ghost Guns” Including Possession and Manufacture

TBD

Pending

Not Yet Introduced

Pending

Oppose

Raise Minimum Age To Purchase Rifles and Other Long Guns From 18 to 21

TBD

Pending

Not Yet Introduced

Pending

Oppose

7 Day Waiting Period To Purchase Firearm

TBD

Pending

Not Yet Introduced

Pending

Oppose

Assault Weapons Ban

TBD

Pending

Not Yet Introduced

Support

Constitutional Carry Of A Handgun

Tues, Feb 8
1:30pm
HCR 1102
(remote or in-person)

Support

Concealed Handguns On School Grounds

Not Yet Scheduled In Committee

Support

Deadly Force Against Intruder At A Business

Not Yet Scheduled In Committee

Pending

Support

Repeal Ammunition Magazine Prohibition

TBD

Pending

Not Yet Introduced

Register to Vote or Update Voter Registration

Registering to vote in Colorado is easy!  It can be done online instantly with a valid Colorado ID, or via mail-in form with or without a Colorado ID,  and right up until election day!.  

You can also easily confirm you’re registration information, update your address, and change your party affiliation online.  

How To Vote In Colorado

Mail Your Ballot.  If you receive a mail-in ballot, you can fill it out and drop it in the mail but if you’re worried it may not arrive in time, use a 24 hour drop box or vote in-person instead.

• Drop Off Your Ballot.  There are hundreds of ballot drop off locations across the state, but you must drop it off at a location in your county.  To find ballot drop off locations, click here.

Early Voting.  Colorado allows early voting in-person at certain locations (just take your ballot with you if you have one).  To find your local in person early voting locations, click here.

• Vote In Person On Election Day.  Polls are open from 7am to 7pm.  Yes, you can vote in-person on election day just like the old times!  Find election day in-person voting locations here.