Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed this bill into law 7/7/2021.
The law will become effective July 1, 2023. Colorado’s Attorney General is expected to provide additional guidance and rules as well.
The CPA has passed both state legislative bodies and has been forwarded to the governor for signature. If passed, Colorado will become the third state to pass such a law, after California and Virginia.
The Colorado Privacy Act (SB21-190, see below) was unanimously passed by the Colorado Senate on May 26. It now travels to the Colorado House’s Finance Committee. Privacy watchers are hopeful a hearing and vote can occur before the legislature adjourns their session on June 12.
SB21-190, which appears to have bi-partisan support, was assigned to the Senate’s Business, Labor and Technology Committee. Note that Senator Robert Rodriguez (D) chairs this committee and is one of the bill’s co-sponsors. The other prime sponsor is Republican Senator Paul Lundeen.