Colorado Capitol Watch
border Logo hdr_right_bottom

Bill Detail: HB22-1086

Return to list of bills


Title The Vote Without Fear Act
Status Governor Signed (03/30/2022)
Bill Subjects
  • Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
  • Elections & Redistricting
House Sponsors J. Bacon (D)
Senate Sponsors R. Fields (D)
S. Jaquez Lewis (D)
House Committee State, Civic, Military and Veterans Affairs
Senate Committee State, Veterans and Military Affairs
Date Introduced 01/19/2022

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. 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.
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.

Committee Reports
with Amendments
Full Text
Full Text of Bill (pdf) (most recent)
Fiscal Notes Fiscal Notes (06/15/2022) (most recent)  
Additional Bill Documents Bill Documents
  • Past bill versions
  • Past fiscal notes
  • Committee activity and documents
  • Bill History
Lobbyists Lobbyists
Votes House and Senate Votes
Vote Totals Vote Totals by Party
border   border
Copyright © 2008-2022 State Capitol Watch