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Jena Griswold

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Jena Griswold

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Results for Proposed Initiative #245

Ballot Title Setting Board
2019-2020

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

An amendment to the Colorado constitution concerning initiative and referendum petitions, and, in connection therewith, allowing petitioning of all Colorado governments; changing requirements, procedures, and deadlines for: 1) circulating petitions and qualifying petitions for the ballot, including elimination of the requirement that signatures for constitutional amendments be gathered from all parts of the state, 2) protesting petitions, including changing the venue and accelerating the protest process, and 3) informing voters of petition contents, including referring voters to pro and con websites and eliminating arguments against a petition from the ballot information booklet; requiring petition titles of no more than 60 words; limiting the number of bills that the general assembly may exempt from referendum; repealing the requirement that an initiative to add language to the Colorado constitution be approved by 55% of the voters; allowing laws enacted by initiative to be changed only by another initiative; exempting petitions from municipal home-rule provisions; and repealing all conflicting laws.

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 initiative and referendum petitions, and, in connection therewith, allowing petitioning of all Colorado governments; changing requirements, procedures, and deadlines for: 1) circulating petitions and qualifying petitions for the ballot, including elimination of the requirement that signatures for constitutional amendments be gathered from all parts of the state, 2) protesting petitions, including changing the venue and accelerating the protest process, and 3) informing voters of petition contents, including referring voters to pro and con websites and eliminating arguments against a petition from the ballot information booklet; requiring petition titles of no more than 60 words; limiting the number of bills that the general assembly may exempt from referendum; repealing the requirement that an initiative to add language to the Colorado constitution be approved by 55% of the voters; allowing laws enacted by initiative to be changed only by another initiative; exempting petitions from municipal home-rule provisions; and repealing all conflicting laws?

February 19, 2020 - Hearing

Single subject approved; staff draft amended; titles set. The Board determined that the proposed initiative adds language to the state constitution. The requirement for approval by fifty-five percent of the votes cast applies to this initiative. Hearing adjourned 4:33 PM.

March 4, 2020 - Rehearing

Motion for Rehearing denied except to the extent that the Board made changes to the titles. Hearing adjourned 2:09 PM.

* Unofficially captioned "Petitions" by legislative staff for tracking purposes. This caption is not part of the titles set by the Board.