Another vote approving the bill is needed before it is sent back to the House, which has already approved it, to consider Senate amendments.
Colorado would become the 12th state in a compact that would tie states' Electoral College votes to the winner of the national popular vote.
The legislation would bond Colorado with 11 other states and D.C. in selecting the president based on national popular vote, not the electoral college.
Democratic Speaker of the House KC Becker from Boulder said her party doesn’t want to put the industry out of business, but now that they’re in charge they’re ready to move things forward.
A bill at the state legislature would award Colorado’s nine electors to the presidential candidate who won the popular vote — if enough states get on board.