SB 22-237

  • Colorado Senate Bill
  • 2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate May 05, 2022
  • Passed Senate May 05, 2022
  • Passed House May 10, 2022
  • Signed by Governor Jun 07, 2022

Ballot Measure Campaign Finance

Abstract

The act expands the definition of "earmark" for purposes of the "Fair Campaign Practices Act" to include contributions or expenditures greater than $1,000 to support or oppose a specified ballot issue or ballot question. The act also modifies the process to determine whether an organization is an issue committee to include an examination of the organization's pattern of conduct based upon whether the organization: During the combined period of the current calendar year and the preceding 2 calendar years, made either contributions to one or more statewide Colorado issue committees or direct ballot issue or ballot question expenditures, in either support of or opposition to one or more statewide Colorado ballot issues or ballot questions, that exceeded 30% of the total expenditures by the organization for any purpose and in any location during the entire preceding and current calendar years; During the combined period of the current calendar year and the preceding 2 calendar years, made either contributions to a single statewide Colorado issue committee or direct ballot issue or ballot question expenditures, in either support of or opposition to a single statewide Colorado ballot issue or ballot question, that exceeded 20% of the total expenditures by the organization for any purpose and in any location; or Acted as an issue committee's funding intermediary by making contributions to an issue committee from funds earmarked for the issue committee. Further, the act defines "direct ballot issue or ballot question expenditure" as direct spending in support of or opposition to any single ballot issue or ballot question by a person who does not otherwise meet the requirements of an issue committee. Contributions to an issue committee are not direct ballot issue or ballot question expenditures. Any person who expends $5,000 in aggregate in a calendar year on direct ballot issue or ballot question expenditures must report to the secretary of state, and any person who makes a direct ballot issue or ballot question expenditure must disclose their name in certain communications about a ballot issue or ballot question. For the 2021-22 state fiscal year, $30,000 is appropriated from the department of state cash fund to the department of state technology division for information technology personal services to implement the act. For the 2022-23 state fiscal year, $14,309 is appropriated from the department of state cash fund to the department of state election division for personal services, based on an assumption that the division will require an additional 0.3 FTE to implement the act. (Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)

Bill Sponsors (4)

Votes


May 10, 2022

May 05, 2022

May 04, 2022

Actions


Jun 07, 2022

Office of the Governor

Governor Signed

May 25, 2022

Senate

Signed by the President of the Senate

Office of the Governor

Sent to the Governor

House

Signed by the Speaker of the House

May 10, 2022

House

House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

May 09, 2022

House

House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments

May 06, 2022

House

House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole

  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
House Committee of the Whole Appropriations

House

House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments

May 05, 2022

House

House Committee on State, Civic, Military, & Veterans Affairs Refer Unamended to Appropriations

  • Referral-Committee
Appropriations State, Civic, Military, & Veterans Affairs

House

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

  • Introduction
State, Civic, Military, & Veterans Affairs

Senate

Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

May 04, 2022

Senate

Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor

Senate

Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole

  • Committee-Passage
Appropriations

May 03, 2022

Senate

Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to Appropriations

  • Referral-Committee
Appropriations State, Veterans, & Military Affairs

Apr 28, 2022

Senate

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

  • Introduction
State, Veterans, & Military Affairs

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Signed Act (06/07/2022) PDF
Final Act (05/25/2022) PDF
Rerevised (05/10/2022) PDF
Revised (05/06/2022) PDF
Reengrossed (05/05/2022) PDF
Engrossed (2) (05/04/2022) PDF
Introduced (04/28/2022) PDF
PA1 (05/04/2022) PDF
PA2 (05/04/2022) PDF
Committee Amendment PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note SA1 (05/05/2022) PDF
Fiscal Note FN1 (05/02/2022) PDF

Sources

Data on Open States is updated periodically throughout the day from the official website of the Colorado General Assembly.

If you notice any inconsistencies with these official sources, feel free to file an issue.