Results for Proposed Initiative #63

Ballot Title Setting Board
2015-2016

 

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

An amendment to the Colorado constitution concerning natural persons’ fundamental right to a healthy environment and, in connection therewith, defining “healthy environment” as safe and sustainable conditions for human life, including healthy air, water, land, and ecological systems; requiring state and local governments to assign the highest priority to protecting a healthy environment; allowing local governments to enact laws that are protective of a healthy environment; stating that such a local law governs over a state law that is less protective of a healthy environment; allowing natural persons and governmental entities to sue to enforce the fundamental right to a healthy environment; and awarding reasonable costs of litigation upon determination that a violation has occurred.

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 natural persons’ fundamental right to a healthy environment and, in connection therewith, defining “healthy environment” as safe and sustainable conditions for human life, including healthy air, water, land, and ecological systems; requiring state and local governments to assign the highest priority to protecting a healthy environment; allowing local governments to enact laws that are protective of a healthy environment; stating that such a local law governs over a state law that is less protective of a healthy environment; allowing natural persons and governmental entities to sue to enforce the fundamental right to a healthy environment; and awarding reasonable costs of litigation upon determination that a violation has occurred?



Hearing January 20, 2016

Single subject approved; staff draft amended; titles set.
Hearing adjourned 12:28 PM

 
Rehearing February 3, 2016

Motion for Rehearing granted only to the extent that the Board made changes to the titles; denied in all other respects.
Hearing adjourned 11:23 AM.

* Unofficially captioned “Right to Healthy Environment" by legislative staff for tracking purposes. This caption is not part of the titles set by the Board.