Results for Proposed Initiative #93

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 governmental burdens on freedom of religion, and, in connection therewith, defining “right to act” and “refusal to act” as a person’s or religious organization’s ability, in the privacy of a person’s home or any place established as a site for religious exercise, to act or not act consistently with sincerely held religious beliefs; but providing that “right to act” and “refusal to act” do not include action or inaction that would interfere with a compelling governmental interest or with the government’s ability to protect individuals and groups against discrimination prohibited by state or local law, to protect the health, safety or welfare of individuals or groups, or to prohibit the use of public funds that would violate the constitution.

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 governmental burdens on freedom of religion, and, in connection therewith, defining “right to act” and “refusal to act” as a person’s or religious organization’s ability, in the privacy of a person’s home or any place established as a site for religious exercise, to act or not act consistently with sincerely held religious beliefs; but providing that “right to act” and “refusal to act” do not include action or inaction that would interfere with a compelling governmental interest or with the government’s ability to protect individuals and groups against discrimination prohibited by state or local law, to protect the health, safety or welfare of individuals or groups, or to prohibit the use of public funds that would violate the constitution?

 

Hearing April 18, 2012

Single subject approved; staff draft amended; titles set.
Hearing adjourned 6:00 PM

Rehearing April 26, 2012

Motion for rehearing denied except to the extent that the Board made changes to the title.
Hearing adjourned 2:30 PM

 

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