Results for Proposed Initiative #46

Ballot Title Setting Board
2011-2012

 

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

An amendment to the Colorado constitution concerning the extension of rights to all human beings at any stage of development, and, in connection therewith, declaring that the protections for life provided for in the state constitution apply equally to all innocent persons; defining "person" as every member of the species homo sapiens at any stage of development; prohibiting the intentional killing of any innocent person; clarifying that the amendment affects only those methods of birth control and assisted reproduction that kill an innocent person and does not affect other methods of birth control or assisted reproduction, medical treatment for life-threatening physical conditions, or spontaneous miscarriages; and specifically prohibiting the killing of a person created through rape or incest committed by the father.

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 the extension of rights to all human beings at any stage of development, and, in connection therewith, declaring that the protections for life provided for in the state constitution apply equally to all innocent persons; defining "person" as every member of the species homo sapiens at any stage of development; prohibiting the intentional killing of any innocent person; clarifying that the amendment affects only those methods of birth control and assisted reproduction that kill an innocent person and does not affect other methods of birth control or assisted reproduction, medical treatment for life-threatening physical conditions, or spontaneous miscarriages; and specifically prohibiting the killing of a person created through rape or incest committed by the father?

 

Hearing December 21, 2011

Single subject approved; staff draft amended; titles set.
Hearing adjourned 4:41 PM

Hearing January 4, 2012

Motion for Rehearing granted in part to the extent Board amended titles; denied in all other respects.
Hearing adjourned 3:03 PM

 

* Unofficially captioned “Application of the Term Person” by legislative staff for tracking purposes. This caption is not part of the titles set by the Board.