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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 #179

Ballot Title Setting Board
2017-2018

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

An amendment to the Colorado constitution concerning the scope of state and local governmental authority to regulate oil and natural gas development, and, in connection therewith, affirming the authority of local governments to regulate certain surface aspects of such development so long as the regulation does not conflict with state law and prohibiting state and local governments from unreasonably restricting a property owner’s access to the owner’s surface or mineral property or imposing technically or economically unfeasible conditions on access or development.

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 scope of state and local governmental authority to regulate oil and natural gas development, and, in connection therewith, affirming the authority of local governments to regulate certain surface aspects of such development so long as the regulation does not conflict with state law and prohibiting state and local governments from unreasonably restricting a property owner’s access to the owner’s surface or mineral property or imposing technically or economically unfeasible conditions on access or development?

Hearing April 18, 2018

Single subject approved.
The Board determined that the proposed initiative does not only repeal in whole or in part a provision of the state constitution. The requirement for approval by fifty-five percent of the votes cast applies to this initiative.
The Title Board made one technical correction to the text of the initiative: in section 2, paragraph 4, a comma was added after the word “town.”
Staff draft amended; titles set.
Hearing adjourned 4:37 PM.

Rehearing April 26, 2018

Motion for Rehearing denied except to the extent that the Board made changes to the titles.
Hearing adjourned 2:35 PM.

* Unofficially captioned “Regulation of Oil and Gas Development” by legislative staff for tracking purposes. This caption is not part of the titles set by the Board.