Check out these key votes made by elected officials in Colorado earlier this year, and go to www.votespotter.com to sign up and see how your elected officials voted on these and other issues that impact your daily life.
House Bill 1036 Require civic and multicultural education in public schools: Passed 36 to 29 in the House on 5/2/2016
To require public schools to provide instruction on US and Colorado history and governance, including material on the history, culture, and contributions of the American Indians, Hispanic Americans, African Americans, and Asian Americans.
House Bill 1334 Expand subsidies for real estate developers: Passed 34 to 31 in the House on 4/14/2016
To authorize the Board of County Commissioners of any county to enact ordinances, resolutions, or other forms of binding law to create programs that subsidize low-income housing developers in unincorporated areas of the county.
House Bill 1318 Make it a crime to make false statements in a charity's financial reports: Passed 53 to 11 in the House on 4/14/2016
To make falsifying a charitable organization's financial reports or registration documents a second degree perjury offense.
Senate Bill 144 Allow military personnel who are under 21 years old to obtain a permit to carry a concealed handgun: Passed 21 to 14 in the Senate on 5/2/2106
To approve concealed carry permits for certain military personal who are not otherwise old enough to apply.
House Bill 1295 Create the Chicano special license plate: Passed 34 to 31 in the House on 4/14/2016
To create the Chicano special license plate. A person can use the plate if they provide a certificate confirming a donation to an organization chosen by the Department of Revenue based on the organization's provision of services to the Latino community.
House Bill 1263 Expand the definition of "profiling" by police officers: Passed 26 to 9 in the Senate on 3/31/2016
To add gender, national origin, language, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, and disability to those categories which the police must generally not use in performing their duties so that they do not "profile" suspects