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Jena Griswold

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Jena Griswold

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Results for Proposed Initiative #311

Ballot Title Setting Board
2019-2020

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

An amendment to the Colorado constitution and a change to the Colorado Revised Statutes concerning the regulation of oil and gas operations, and, in connection therewith, replacing the oil and gas conservation commission with a new independent oil and gas board; specifying the appointment process for and qualifications of board members with the intent of ensuring the political independence of the board; vesting all regulatory power and jurisdiction over oil and gas development in the board except as otherwise specified; specifying a requirement that rules pertaining to oil and gas operations promulgated by the air quality control commission, water quality control commission, state board of health, and solid and hazardous waste commission take effect only upon approval of the board; and specifying that nothing in the amendment alters, impairs, or negates local governments' authority to regulate oil and gas development in accordance with existing statutory law.

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 and Colorado Revised Statutes concerning the regulation of oil and gas operations, and, in connection therewith, replacing the oil and gas conservation commission with a new independent oil and gas board; specifying the appointment process for and qualifications of board members with the intent of ensuring the political independence of the board; vesting all regulatory power and jurisdiction over oil and gas development in the board except as otherwise specified; specifying a requirement that rules pertaining to oil and gas operations promulgated by the air quality control commission, water quality control commission, state board of health, and solid and hazardous waste commission take effect only upon approval of the board; and specifying that nothing in the amendment alters, impairs, or negates local governments' authority to regulate oil and gas development in accordance with existing statutory law?

Hearing April 15, 2020

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 6:22 PM.

Rehearing April 23, 2020

Motion for Rehearing granted only to the extent that the Board made changes to the titles; denied in all other respects. Hearing adjourned 7:07 PM.

* Unofficially captioned "Establish the Independent Oil and Gas Board" by legislative staff for tracking purposes. This caption is not part of the titles set by the Board.