HB 22-1086

  • Colorado House Bill
  • 2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Mar 03, 2022
  • Passed House Feb 28, 2022
  • Passed Senate Mar 21, 2022
  • Signed by Governor Mar 30, 2022

The Vote Without Fear Act

Abstract

The bill prohibits a person from openly carrying a firearm within any polling location or central count facility, or within 100 feet of a ballot drop box or any building in which a polling location or central count facility is located, while an election or any related ongoing election administration activity is in progress. The designated election official responsible for any central count facility, polling location, or drop box involved in that election cycle shall visibly place a sign notifying persons of the one-hundred foot no open carry zone for firearms required pursuant to this section. Exceptions are made for persons who own private property within the 100-foot buffer zone to carry a firearm on the private property; and for peace officers acting within the scope and authority of their duties to carry a firearm; and uniformed security guards employed by a contract security agency acting within the scope of the authority granted by and in the performance of a contractual agreement for the provision of security services with a person or entity that owns or controls the facility, building, or location. Openly carrying a firearm inside or within 100 feet of a polling location, central count facility, or drop box is a misdemeanor, punishable by a maximum $1,000 fine, up to 364 days imprisonment in the county jail, or both; except that, for a first offense, the fine shall not exceed two hundred fifty dollars and the sentence of imprisonment shall not exceed one hundred twenty days. (Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.) (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Bill Sponsors (4)

Votes


Mar 21, 2022

Feb 28, 2022

Actions


Mar 30, 2022

Office of the Governor

Governor Signed

Mar 25, 2022

Office of the Governor

Sent to the Governor

Senate

Signed by the President of the Senate

House

Signed by the Speaker of the House

Mar 21, 2022

Senate

Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Mar 18, 2022

Senate

Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments

Mar 15, 2022

Senate

Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole

  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Senate Committee of the Whole

Mar 03, 2022

Senate

Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs

  • Introduction
State, Veterans, & Military Affairs

Feb 28, 2022

House

House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Feb 25, 2022

House

House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor

Feb 23, 2022

House

House Second Reading Laid Over to 02/25/2022 - No Amendments

Feb 22, 2022

House

House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments

Feb 17, 2022

House

House Second Reading Laid Over to 02/22/2022 - No Amendments

Feb 14, 2022

House

House Committee on State, Civic, Military, & Veterans Affairs Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole

  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
State, Civic, Military, & Veterans Affairs House Committee of the Whole

Jan 19, 2022

House

Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Civic, Military, & Veterans Affairs

  • Introduction
State, Civic, Military, & Veterans Affairs

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Signed Act (03/30/2022) PDF
Final Act (03/25/2022) PDF
Rerevised (03/21/2022) PDF
Revised (03/18/2022) PDF
Reengrossed (02/28/2022) PDF
Engrossed (02/25/2022) PDF
Introduced (01/19/2022) PDF
Committee Amendment PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note FN1 (01/31/2022) PDF

Sources

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