Keypoint: The Colorado Senate unanimously passed the Colorado Privacy Act after amending the bill to add back many of the privacy protections previously removed.
On May 26, 2021, the Colorado Senate unanimously passed the Colorado Privacy Act. The bill now moves to the State Assembly. The Colorado legislature is scheduled to close on June 12 so we will know in just a matter of weeks (if not sooner) if Colorado will become the third state to enact broad consumer privacy legislation.
Two House sponsors were added to the bill – Republican Terri Carver and Democrat majority co-whip Monica Dunn. The addition of bipartisan House sponsors perhaps signals that the bill has momentum to pass the House.
Notably, the Senate significantly amended the bill from the version previously passed by the Senate Business, Labor & Technology Committee. As discussed in our May 12 post, the Senate committee had revised many of the bill’s pro-consumer provisions to pro-business provisions. The bill that ultimately passed the Senate (see here) reverted many of those changes. Below is a summary of some of the notable revisions.