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Jena Griswold

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Jena Griswold

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Results for Proposed Initiative #186

Ballot Title Setting Board
2019-2020

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

STATE TAXES SHALL BE INCREASED $2,500,000,000 ANNUALLY BY AN AMENDMENT TO THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION AND A CHANGE TO THECOLORADO REVISED STATUTES CONCERNING AN INCREASE IN THE STATE INCOME TAX, AND, IN CONNECTION THEREWITH, REPEALING THE CONSTITUTIONAL REQUIREMENT FOR A SINGLE RATE INCOME TAX; ESTABLISHING A GRADUATED INCOME TAX FOR ALL INDIVIDUAL TAXPAYERS,INCLUDING JOINT FILERS,ESTATES, AND TRUSTS, BY INCREASING THE INDIVIDUAL INCOME TAX RATE FROM 4.63% TO 7.25% FOR INCOME FROM $250,001 TO $500,000, FROM 4.63% TO 8.50% FOR INCOME FROM $500,001 TO $1,000,000, AND FROM 4.63% TO 9.85% FOR INCOME OVER $1,000,000; ANNUALLY ADJUSTING THE INCOME BRACKETS BY THE PERCENTAGE CHANGE IN COLORADO PERSONAL INCOME; CREATING AN ALTERNATIVE MINIMUM INCOME TAX OF $250 FOR CORPORATIONS; ALLOWING THE STATE TO KEEP AND SPEND THE ADDITIONAL TAX REVENUE GENERATED BY THE TAX RATE CHANGES; REQUIRING AT LEAST 25% OF THE ADDITIONAL REVENUE TO BE USED FOR PRESCHOOL THROUGH TWELFTH GRADE PUBLIC EDUCATION AND THE REMAINDER TO BE USED TO ADDRESS THE IMPACTS OF A GROWING POPULATION AND A CHANGING ECONOMY;AND REQUIRING THE CREATION OF A CITIZEN’S OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE TO ASSURE THAT THE ADDITIONAL REVENUE IS USED AS REQUIRED.

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

SHALL STATE TAXES BE INCREASED $2,500,000,000 ANNUALLY BY AN AMENDMENT TO THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION AND A CHANGE TO THECOLORADO REVISED STATUTES CONCERNING AN INCREASE IN THE STATE INCOME TAX, AND, IN CONNECTION THEREWITH, REPEALING THE CONSTITUTIONAL REQUIREMENT FOR A SINGLE RATE INCOME TAX; ESTABLISHING A GRADUATED INCOME TAX FOR ALL INDIVIDUAL TAXPAYERS,INCLUDING JOINT FILERS,ESTATES, AND TRUSTS, BY INCREASING THE INDIVIDUAL INCOME TAX RATE FROM 4.63% TO 7.25% FOR INCOME FROM $250,001 TO $500,000, FROM 4.63% TO 8.50% FOR INCOME FROM $500,001 TO $1,000,000, AND FROM 4.63% TO 9.85% FOR INCOME OVER $1,000,000; ANNUALLY ADJUSTING THE INCOME BRACKETS BY THE PERCENTAGE CHANGE IN COLORADO PERSONAL INCOME; CREATING AN ALTERNATIVE MINIMUM INCOME TAX OF $250 FOR CORPORATIONS; ALLOWING THE STATE TO KEEP AND SPEND THE ADDITIONAL TAX REVENUE GENERATED BY THE TAX RATE CHANGES; REQUIRING AT LEAST 25% OF THE ADDITIONAL REVENUE TO BE USED FOR PRESCHOOL THROUGH TWELFTH GRADE PUBLIC EDUCATION AND THE REMAINDERTO BE USED TO ADDRESS THE IMPACTS OF A GROWING POPULATION AND A CHANGING ECONOMY;AND REQUIRING THE CREATION OF A CITIZEN’S OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE TO ASSURE THAT THE ADDITIONAL REVENUE IS USED AS REQUIRED?

February 5, 2020 - Hearing

Single subject approved; staff draft amended; titles set. The Board determined that the proposed initiative only repeals language from the state constitution. The requirement for approval by fifty-five percent of the votes cast does not apply to this initiative. Hearing adjourned 5:22 PM.

February 19, 2020 - Rehearing 

Motion for Rehearing (Sopkin) denied in its entirety.
Motion for Rehearing (Sandberg) granted only to the extent that the Board made changes to the titles; denied in all other respects.
Hearing adjourned 1:55 PM.

* Unofficially captioned "Policy Changes Pertaining to State Income Taxes" by legislative staff for tracking purposes. This caption is not part of the titles set by the Board.