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Secretary of State
Jena Griswold

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Secretary of State
Jena Griswold

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Results for Proposed Initiative #315

Ballot Title Setting Board
2019-2020

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

STATE TAXES SHALL BE INCREASED $6,300,000 ANNUALLY BY AN AMENDMENT TO THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION AND A CHANGE TO THE COLORADO REVISED STATUTES CONCERNING A NEW PRESCHOOL PROGRAM THAT IS FUNDED WITH REVENUE GENERATED BY STATE TAXES ON TOBACCO AND NICOTINE PRODUCTS, AND, IN CONNECTION THEREWITH, REQUIRING THE STATE TO CREATE AND ADMINISTER THE NEW PRESCHOOL PROGRAM, WHICH MUST SUPPLEMENT EXISTING PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS AND FUNDING, AND PAYING FOR THE PROGRAM BY: 1) IMPOSING A NEW TAX ON TOBACCO-DERIVED NICOTINE VAPOR PRODUCTS; AND 2) REALLOCATING FROM CERTAIN HEALTH-RELATED PROGRAMS AND OTHER STATE PURPOSES PORTIONS OF THE EXISTING REVENUE FROM TAXES ON TOBACCO AND NICOTINE PRODUCTS AND MONEY THE STATE RECEIVES FROM TOBACCO LITIGATION SETTLEMENTS.

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

SHALL STATE TAXES BE INCREASED $6,300,000 ANNUALLY BY AN AMENDMENT TO THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION AND A CHANGE TO THE COLORADO REVISED STATUTES CONCERNING A NEW PRESCHOOL PROGRAM THAT IS FUNDED WITH REVENUE GENERATED BY STATE TAXES ON TOBACCO AND NICOTINE PRODUCTS, AND, IN CONNECTION THEREWITH, REQUIRING THE STATE TO CREATE AND ADMINISTER THE NEW PRESCHOOL PROGRAM, WHICH MUST SUPPLEMENT EXISTING PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS AND FUNDING, AND PAYING FOR THE PROGRAM BY: 1) IMPOSING A NEW TAX ON TOBACCO-DERIVED NICOTINE VAPOR PRODUCTS; AND 2) REALLOCATING FROM CERTAIN HEALTH-RELATED PROGRAMS AND OTHER STATE PURPOSES PORTIONS OF THE EXISTING REVENUE FROM TAXES ON TOBACCO AND NICOTINE PRODUCTS AND MONEY THE STATE RECEIVES FROM TOBACCO LITIGATION SETTLEMENTS?

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 7:19 PM.

Rehearing April 23, 2020

Motion for Rehearing denied in its entirety. Hearing adjourned 3:54 PM.

* Unofficially captioned "Tobacco Tax Revenue for New State Preschool Program" by legislative staff for tracking purposes. This caption is not part of the titles set by the Board.