Results for Proposed Initiative #3

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 public’s rights in the water of natural streams, and, in connection therewith, making public ownership of such water legally superior to water rights, contracts, and property law; granting unrestricted public access along and use of natural streams and their stream banks up to the naturally wetted high water mark; prohibiting the state from transferring its water rights; allowing the state government to manage others’ water rights, while requiring state government to act as steward of and to protect, enforce, and implement public ownership of water; and allowing any Colorado citizen to sue to enforce the amendment.

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 public’s rights in the water of natural streams, and, in connection therewith, making public ownership of such water legally superior to water rights, contracts, and property law; granting unrestricted public access along and use of natural streams and their stream banks up to the naturally wetted high water mark; prohibiting the state from transferring its water rights; allowing the state government to manage others’ water rights, while requiring state government to act as steward of and to protect, enforce, and implement public ownership of water; and allowing any Colorado citizen to sue to enforce the amendment?

 

Hearing December 7, 2011

Only one designated representative appeared for the hearing.
Hearing rescheduled to December 21, 2011 at 1:00 PM

Hearing December 21, 2011

 Single subject approved; staff draft amended; titles set.
Hearing adjourned 2:48 PM

Hearing January 4, 2012

 Motion for rehearing denied except to the extent that the Board made changes to the title.
Hearing adjourned 5:50 PM

 

* Unofficial caption assigned by legislative staff for tracking purposes.