Title Board Results

Proposed Initiative 2005-2006 #90 


The title as designated and fixed by the Board is as follows:


An amendment to the Colorado constitution concerning term limits for appellate court judges, and, in connection therewith, reducing the terms of office for justices of the supreme court and judges of the court of appeals to four years, requiring appellate judges serving as of January 1, 2007, to stand for retention at the next general election, if eligible for another term, prohibiting an appellate judge from serving more than three terms, specifying that a provisional term constitutes a full term, and making any appellate judge who has served ten or more years at one court level ineligible for another term at that level.


The ballot title and submission clause as designated and fixed by the Board is as follows:


Shall there be an amendment to the Colorado constitution concerning term limits for appellate court judges, and, in connection therewith, reducing the terms of office for justices of the supreme court and judges of the court of appeals to four years, requiring appellate judges serving as of January 1, 2007, to stand for retention at the next general election, if eligible for another term, prohibiting an appellate judge from serving more than three terms, specifying that a provisional term constitutes a full term, and making any appellate judge who has served ten or more years at one court level ineligible for another term at that level?


Hearing April 5, 2006:
Single subject approved; staff draft adopted; titles set.
Hearing adjourned 1:52 p.m.


Hearing April 19, 2006:
At request of proponent, technical corrections allowed in text of measure. (In section 1, removed all text after “read:” and before “Section 27.”; in section 27, last sentence, changed “SHALL BE NOT ELIGIBLE” to “SHALL NOT BE ELIGIBLE”.)
Motion for Rehearing granted in part to the extent Board amended titles; denied in all other respects.
Hearing adjourned 3:16 p.m.



* Unofficially captioned “Term Limits on Court of Appeals and Supreme Court Judges” by legislative staff for tracking purposes. Such caption is not part of the titles set by the Board.