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Jena Griswold

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Amendments and Propositions on the 2020 Ballot

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Amendment B

Senate Concurrent Resolution SCR20-001 - Repeal Property Tax Assessment Rates

Referred to the voters by the state legislature

Without increasing property tax rates, to help preserve funding for local districts that provide fire protection, police, ambulance, hospital, kindergarten through twelfth grade education, and other services, and to avoid automatic mill levy increases, shall there be an amendment to the Colorado constitution to repeal the requirement that the general assembly periodically change the residential assessment rate in order to maintain the statewide proportion of residential property as compared to all other taxable property valued for property tax purposes and repeal the nonresidential property tax assessment rate of twenty-nine percent?

Registered issue committees

Favor

Yes on Amendment B
Registered agent: Bernard Buescher
820 S Monaco Pkwy #227
Denver, CO 80224
303-623-2700

Oppose

Keep Property Taxes Low
Registered agent: Michael Fields
10628 Worthington Circle
Parker, CO 80134
720-218-9478

Amendment C

House Concurrent Resolution HCR20-1001 - Bingo Raffles Allow Paid Help and Repeal Five-Year Minimum

Referred to the voters by the state legislature

Shall there be an amendment to the Colorado constitution concerning the conduct of charitable gaming activities, and, in connection therewith, allowing bingo-raffle licensees to hire managers and operators of games and reducing the required period of a charitable organization's continuous existence before obtaining a charitable gaming license?

Amendment 76

Initiative #76 - Citizenship Qualification of Electors

Shall there be an amendment to the Colorado constitution requiring that to be qualified to vote at any election an individual must be a United States citizen?

Designated representatives

George Athanasopoulos
3090 Alkire Street
Golden, CO 80401

Arvin Michel
25 Spyglass Drive
Littleton, CO 80123

Registered issue committees

Favor

Colorado Citizen Voters
Registered agent: Joseph Phillip Stengel Jr. 
5460 S. Quebec Street, Suite 330
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
720-436-9405

Oppose

Campaign for Real Election Protection
Registered agent: Julian Camera
9425 Wolfe St.
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
303-726-9120

Amendment 77

Initiative #257 - Local Voter Approval of Gaming Limits in Black Hawk, Central City, and Cripple Creek

Shall there be an amendment to the Colorado constitution and a change to the Colorado Revised Statutes concerning voter-approved changes to limited gaming, and, in connection therewith, allowing the voters of Central City, Black Hawk, and Cripple Creek, for their individual cities, to approve other games in addition to those currently allowed and increase a maximum single bet to any amount; and allowing gaming tax revenue to be used for support services to improve student retention and credential completion by students enrolled in community colleges?

Designated representatives

Bruce Brown

Bill Cadman

Registered issue committees

Favor

Local Choice Colorado
Registered agent: Michele Haedrich
820 South Monaco Pkwy #230
Denver, CO 80224
303-218-7150

Oppose

Proposition EE

House Bill HB20-1427 - Cigarette Tobacco and Nicotine Products Tax

Referred to the voters by the state legislature

SHALL STATE TAXES BE INCREASED BY $294,000,000 ANNUALLY BY IMPOSING A TAX ON NICOTINE LIQUIDS USED IN E-CIGARETTES AND OTHER VAPING PRODUCTS THAT IS EQUAL TO THE TOTAL STATE TAX ON TOBACCO PRODUCTS WHEN FULLY PHASED IN, INCREMENTALLY INCREASING THE TOBACCO PRODUCTS TAX BY UP TO 22% OF THE MANUFACTURER'S LIST PRICE, INCREMENTALLY INCREASING THE CIGARETTE TAX BY UP TO 9 CENTS PER CIGARETTE, EXPANDING THE EXISTING CIGARETTE AND TOBACCO TAXES TO APPLY TO SALES TO CONSUMERS FROM OUTSIDE OF THE STATE, ESTABLISHING A MINIMUM TAX FOR MOIST SNUFF TOBACCO PRODUCTS, CREATING AN INVENTORY TAX THAT APPLIES FOR FUTURE CIGARETTE TAX INCREASES, AND INITIALLY USING THE TAX REVENUE PRIMARILY FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING TO HELP OFFSET REVENUE THAT HAS BEEN LOST AS A RESULT OF THE ECONOMIC IMPACTS RELATED TO COVID-19 AND THEN FOR PROGRAMS THAT REDUCE THE USE OF TOBACCO AND NICOTINE PRODUCTS, ENHANCE THE VOLUNTARY COLORADO PRESCHOOL PROGRAM AND MAKE IT WIDELY AVAILABLE FOR FREE, AND MAINTAIN THE FUNDING FOR PROGRAMS THAT CURRENTLY RECEIVE REVENUE FROM TOBACCO TAXES, WITH THE STATE KEEPING AND SPENDING ALL OF THE NEW TAX REVENUE AS A VOTER-APPROVED REVENUE CHANGE?

Registered issue committees

Favor

Save the Children Action Network (SCAN)
Registered agent: Ryan Joseph Murphy
899 North Capital Street NE, Suite 900
Washington, DC 20002
202-640-6600

A Brighter, Healthier Future for Colorado's Kids
Registered agent: Rachel Gordon
PO Box 382
Lafayette, CO 80026
303-570-5446

Oppose

Proposition 113

Senate Bill SB19-042 - National Popular Vote

Shall the following Act of the General Assembly be approved: An Act concerning adoption of an agreement among the states to elect the President of the United States by national popular vote, being Senate Bill No. 19-042?

Designated representatives

Rose Pugliese

Don Wilson

Registered issue committees

Favor

Coloradans For National Popular Vote
Registered agent: Sylvia Bernstein
6127 Holman St
Arvada, CO 80004
303-223-6926

Yes on National Popular Vote
Registered agent: Rachel Gordon
656 Rock Ridge Drive
Lafayette, CO 80026
303-570-5446

Conservatives for Yes on National Popular Vote
Registered agent: Rachel Gordon
656 Rock Ridge Drive
Lafayette, CO 80026
303-570-5446

Oppose

Protect Colorado’s Vote
Registered agent: Rose Pugliese
590 CO-105 #212
Monument, CO 80132
970-773-5742

Proposition 114

Initiative #107 - Restoration of Grey Wolves

Shall there be a change to the Colorado Revised Statutes concerning the restoration of gray wolves through their reintroduction on designated lands in Colorado located west of the continental divide, and, in connection therewith, requiring the Colorado parks and wildlife commission, after holding statewide hearings and using scientific data, to implement a plan to restore and manage gray wolves; prohibiting the commission from imposing any land, water, or resource use restrictions on private landowners to further the plan; and requiring the commission to fairly compensate owners for losses of livestock caused by gray wolves?

Designated representatives

Darlene Maria Kobobel

Gail Bell

Registered issue committees

Favor

Rocky Mountain Wolf Action Fund
Registered agent: Rachel Gordon
P.O. Box 461
Lafayette, CO 80026
303-570-5446

Colorado Sierra Club – Elect the Wolf
Beverly Jane Ard-Smith, Registered Agent
1536 Wynkoop St
Denver, CO 80202
303-861-8819

Oppose

Coloradans Defending Our Wildlife
Registered agent: Denny Behrens
P.O. Box 630552
Littleton, CO 80163
970-261-2513

Coloradans Protecting Wildlife
Registered agent: Katie Kennedy
9177 E. Mineral Circle
Centennial, CO 80112
303-749-7500

Proposition 115

Initiative #120 - Prohibition on Late-Term Abortions

Shall there be a change to the Colorado Revised Statutes concerning prohibiting an abortion when the probable gestational age of the fetus is at least twenty-two weeks, and, in connection therewith, making it a misdemeanor punishable by a fine to perform or attempt to perform a prohibited abortion, except when the abortion is immediately required to save the life of the pregnant woman when her life is physically threatened, but not solely by a psychological or emotional condition; defining terms related to the measure including “probable gestational age” and “abortion,” and excepting from the definition of “abortion” medical procedures relating to miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy; specifying that a woman on whom an abortion is performed may not be charged with a crime in relation to a prohibited abortion; and requiring the Colorado medical board to suspend for at least three years the license of a licensee whom the board finds performed or attempted to perform a prohibited abortion?

Designated representatives

Erin Behrens
3440 Youngfield St. #283
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

Giuliana Day
3440 Youngfield St. #283
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

Registered issue committees

Favor

Coalition for Women and Children
Registered agent: Marjorie Klein
PO Box 371414
Denver, CO 80237
303-587-9776

Alliance for Life
Registered Agent: Tarissa Campbell
9233 Park Meadows Dr Ste 100
Lone Tree, CO 80124
303-720-8398

End Birthday Abortions Colorado
Registered agent: Marcie Little
3940 Thundercloud Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
770-853-6212

Oppose

Abortion Access For All
Registered agent: Sarah Taylor-Nanista
1315 S. Clayton St. #300
Denver, CO 80210
303-297-1660

Students Vote No ON 115
Registered agent: Valerie Cain
433 S Bevery Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
310-556-2509

Proposition 116

Initiative #306 - State Income Tax Rate Reduction

Shall there be a change to the Colorado Revised Statutes reducing the state income tax rate from 4.63% to 4.55%?

Designated representatives

Jon Caldara
727 E. 16th Avenue
Denver, CO 80203
303-279-6536

Jerry Sonnenberg
4465 County Road 63
Sterling, CO 80751
970-581-8648

Registered issue committees

Favor

Americans for Prosperity Colorado Issue Committee
Registered agent: Alex Varban
450 Lincoln St, Suite 103
Denver, CO 80203
703-244-3200

Energize Our Economy
Registered agent: Katie Kennedy
727 E 16th Ave
Denver, CO 80203
303-279-6536

Oppose

Protect Colorado’s Recovery
Registered agent: None listed
656 Rock Ridge Dr.
Lafayette, CO 80026
303-570-5446

Proposition 117

Initiative #295 - Voter Approval Requirement for Creation of Certain Fee-Based Enterprises

Shall there be a change to the Colorado Revised Statutes requiring statewide voter approval at the next even-year election of any newly created or qualified state enterprise that is exempt from the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights, Article X, Section 20 of the Colorado constitution, if the projected or actual combined revenue from fees and surcharges of the enterprise, and all other enterprises created within the last five years that serve primarily the same purpose, is greater than $100 million within the first five fiscal years of the creation or qualification of the new enterprise?

Designated representatives

Lindsey Singer
10011 Oak Leaf Way
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129

Michael Fields
10628 Worthington Circle
Parker, CO 80134

Registered issue committees

Favor

Americans for Prosperity Colorado Issue Committee
Registered agent: Alex Varban
450 Lincoln St, Suite 103
Denver, CO 80203
703-244-3200

Voter Approval of Fees
Registered agent: Michael Fields
10628 Worthington Circle
Parker, CO 80134
720-218-9478

Oppose

Earthworks Action Fund
Registered agent: Ashley Stevens
191 University Blvd, Ste 118
Denver, CO 80206
303-733-2956

Protect Colorado’s Recovery
Registered agent: None listed
656 Rock Ridge Dr.
Lafayette, CO 80026
303-570-5446

Proposition 118

Initiative #283 - Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program

Shall there be a change to the Colorado Revised Statutes concerning the creation of a paid family and medical leave program in Colorado, and, in connection therewith, authorizing paid family and medical leave for a covered employee who has a serious health condition, is caring for a new child or for a family member with a serious health condition, or has a need for leave related to a family member’s military deployment or for safe leave; establishing a maximum of 12 weeks of family and medical leave, with an additional 4 weeks for pregnancy or childbirth complications, with a cap on the weekly benefit amount; requiring job protection for and prohibiting retaliation against an employee who takes paid family and medical leave; allowing a local government to opt out of the program; permitting employees of such a local government and self-employed individuals to participate in the program; exempting employers who offer an approved private paid family and medical leave plan; to pay for the program, requiring a premium of 0.9% of each employee’s wages, up to a cap, through December 31, 2024, and as set thereafter, up to 1.2% of each employee’s wages, by the director of the division of family and medical leave insurance; authorizing an employer to deduct up to 50% of the premium amount from an employee’s wages and requiring the employer to pay the remainder of the premium, with an exemption for employers with fewer than 10 employees; creating the division of family and medical leave insurance as an enterprise within the department of labor and employment to administer the program; and establishing an enforcement and appeals process for retaliation and denied claims?

Designated representatives

Timothy Tyler

Wendy Howell

Registered issue committees

Favor

AARPCO Committee to Support Proposition 118
Registered agent: Robert Murphy
303 E 17th Ave, Suite 510
Denver, CO 80203
303-764-5990

Oppose