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Colorado
Secretary of State
Wayne W. Williams

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Colorado
Secretary of State
Wayne W. Williams

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Results for Proposed Initiative #125

Ballot Title Setting Board
2017-2018

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

A change to the Colorado Revised Statutes concerning labeling of genetically modified food, and, in connection therewith, requiring food that has been genetically modified or produced with genetic engineering to be labeled "Contains Genetically Modified Ingredients" starting on July 1, 2020; exempting some foods from the labeling requirement, including those that were produced or derived with genetic engineering, certain food that is not packaged for retail sale, food from an animal that has not itself been genetically engineered, and medically prescribed food; requiring the Colorado department of public health and environment to regulate the labeling of genetically modified food; and specifying that no private right of action is created for failure to conform to the labeling requirements.

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

Shall there be a change to the Colorado Revised Statutes concerning labeling of genetically modified food, and, in connection therewith, requiring food that has been genetically modified or produced with genetic engineering to be labeled "Contains Genetically Modified Ingredients" starting on July 1, 2020; exempting some foods from the labeling requirement, including those that were produced or derived with genetic engineering, certain food that is not packaged for retail sale, food from an animal that has not itself been genetically engineered, and medically prescribed food; requiring the Colorado department of public health and environment to regulate the labeling of genetically modified food; and specifying that no private right of action is created for failure to conform to the labeling requirements?

Hearing March 7, 2018

Single subject approved; staff draft adopted as written; titles set.
The Board made technical corrections to the text of the initiative.
Hearing adjourned 11:37 PM.

* Unofficially captioned “Labeling Requirements for Genetically Modified Food” by legislative staff for tracking purposes. This caption is not part of the titles set by the Board.