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Jena Griswold

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Jena Griswold

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Results for Proposed Initiative #70

Ballot Title Setting Board
2019-2020

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

STATE TAXES SHALL BE INCREASED $4,100,000 ANNUALLY BY A CHANGE TO THE COLORADO REVISED STATUTES CREATING AN EXPANDED LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES PROGRAM THAT PROVIDES OUT-OF-SCHOOL LEARNING EXPERIENCES, SUCH AS TUTORING, SUPPLEMENTAL INSTRUCTION IN READING, MATH, SCIENCE, AND WRITING, SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS, ENGLISH AND FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROGRAMS, AND ARTS, CAREER, OR TECHNICAL EDUCATION TRAINING, FOR ANY CHILD AGED 3 TO 18 WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO ATTEND PUBLIC SCHOOL IN COLORADO, AND, IN CONNECTION THEREWITH, CREATING A FUNCTIONALLY INDEPENDENT AGENCY WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO OVERSEE THE PROGRAM AND SELECT A NON-PROFIT TO ADMINISTER THE PROGRAM; ALLOWING A 100% INCOME TAX CREDIT, SUBJECT TO SPECIFIED CAPS, TO ANY TAXPAYER WHO MAKES A CONTRIBUTION TO THE ADMINISTERING NON-PROFIT TO FUND THE PROGRAM; REQUIRING THE ADMINISTERING NON-PROFIT TO PROVIDE NEED-BASED FINANCIAL AID TO PARENT-DIRECTED INDIVIDUAL LEARNING ACCOUNTS FOR PARTICIPATING STUDENTS AND TO SELECT AND CERTIFY PROVIDERS OF SUCH EXPERIENCES; LEVYING A TAX ON SALES OF DEVICES USED TO VAPORIZE NICOTINE AND CONTAINERS OF NICOTINE USED WITH SUCH DEVICES AT THE RATE OF 5 CENTS PER DEVICE OR MILLILITER OF NICOTINE; REQUIRING THE TAX REVENUE TO BE USED ONLY TO FUND THE ADMINISTRATIVE AND OPERATIONAL EXPENSES OF THE AGENCY; AND EXEMPTING THE TAX REVENUE FROM ALL REVENUE AND SPENDING LIMITATIONS AS A VOTER-APPROVED REVENUE CHANGE.

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

SHALL STATE TAXES BE INCREASED $4,100,000 ANNUALLY BY A CHANGE TO THE COLORADO REVISED STATUTES CREATING AN EXPANDED LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES PROGRAM THAT PROVIDES OUT-OF-SCHOOL LEARNING EXPERIENCES, SUCH AS TUTORING, SUPPLEMENTAL INSTRUCTION IN READING, MATH, SCIENCE, AND WRITING, SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS, ENGLISH AND FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROGRAMS, AND ARTS, CAREER, OR TECHNICAL EDUCATION TRAINING, FOR ANY CHILD AGED 3 TO 18 WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO ATTEND PUBLIC SCHOOL IN COLORADO, AND, IN CONNECTION THEREWITH, CREATING A FUNCTIONALLY INDEPENDENT AGENCY WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO OVERSEE THE PROGRAM AND SELECT A NON-PROFIT TO ADMINISTER THE PROGRAM; ALLOWING A 100% INCOME TAX CREDIT, SUBJECT TO SPECIFIED CAPS, TO ANY TAXPAYER WHO MAKES A CONTRIBUTION TO THE ADMINISTERING NON-PROFIT TO FUND THE PROGRAM; REQUIRING THE ADMINISTERING NON-PROFIT TO PROVIDE NEED-BASED FINANCIAL AID TO PARENT-DIRECTED INDIVIDUAL LEARNING ACCOUNTS FOR PARTICIPATING STUDENTS AND TO SELECT AND CERTIFY PROVIDERS OF SUCH EXPERIENCES; LEVYING A TAX ON SALES OF DEVICES USED TO VAPORIZE NICOTINE AND CONTAINERS OF NICOTINE USED WITH SUCH DEVICES AT THE RATE OF 5 CENTS PER DEVICE OR MILLILITER OF NICOTINE; REQUIRING THE TAX REVENUE TO BE USED ONLY TO FUND THE ADMINISTRATIVE AND OPERATIONAL EXPENSES OF THE AGENCY; AND EXEMPTING THE TAX REVENUE FROM ALL REVENUE AND SPENDING LIMITATIONS AS A VOTER-APPROVED REVENUE CHANGE?

Hearing April 17, 2019

Single subject approved; staff draft amended; titles set.
Hearing adjourned 1:21 PM.

Rehearing April 26, 2019

Motion for Rehearing filed by proponents withdrawn.
Motion for Rehearing filed by Kenneth Nova granted only to the extent that the Board made changes to the titles; denied in all other respects.
Hearing adjourned 11:56 AM.

* Unofficially captioned "Establishment of Expanded Learning Opportunities Program with New Tax on Nicotine Products" by legislative staff for tracking purposes. This caption is not part of the titles set by the Board.