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Secretary of State
Wayne W. Williams

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Wayne W. Williams

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Results for Proposed Initiative #48

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 state legislative redistricting, and, in connection therewith, renaming the commission that redraws state legislative boundaries; changing the qualifications and methods of appointment of members of the commission; providing for the appointment of 12 commissioners, 4 of whom are registered with the state’s largest political party, 4 of whom are registered with the state’s second largest political party, and 4 of whom are not registered with either of the state’s two largest political parties; requiring the commission to consider political competitiveness, to the extent possible, after meeting the other requirements for redistricting; prohibiting drawing plans to purposefully advantage or disadvantage any political party or person; specifying procedures that the commission must follow, including requiring that the commission’s work be done in public meetings and requiring the nonpartisan staff of the commission to prepare and present plans; and requiring the agreement of at least 8 of 12 commissioners to approve any action of the commission.

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 state legislative redistricting, and, in connection therewith, renaming the commission that redraws state legislative boundaries; changing the qualifications and methods of appointment of members of the commission; providing for the appointment of 12 commissioners, 4 of whom are registered with the state’s largest political party, 4 of whom are registered with the state’s second largest political party, and 4 of whom are not registered with either of the state’s two largest political parties; requiring the commission to consider political competitiveness, to the extent possible, after meeting the other requirements for redistricting; prohibiting drawing plans to purposefully advantage or disadvantage any political party or person; specifying procedures that the commission must follow, including requiring that the commission’s work be done in public meetings and requiring the nonpartisan staff of the commission to prepare and present plans; and requiring the agreement of at least 8 of 12 commissioners to approve any action of the commission?

Hearing October 4, 2017

Single subject approved; staff draft amended; titles set.
Hearing adjourned 1:56 PM.

Rehearing October 18, 2017

Motion for Rehearing denied except to the extent that the Board made changes to the titles.
Hearing adjourned 2:24 PM.

Hearing November 1, 2017

The Title Board reopened the record for this initiative to make the determination 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.
Hearing adjourned 1:24 PM.

Hearing December 6, 2017

The Title Board reopened the record for this initiative on remand from the Colorado Supreme Court in order to comply with the requirements of 1-40-106(3.5), C.R.S. 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.
Hearing adjourned 10:21 AM.

* Unofficially captioned “State Legislative Redistricting” by legislative staff for tracking purposes. This caption is not part of the titles set by the Board.