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Jena Griswold

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Jena Griswold

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Results for Proposed Initiative #23

Ballot Title Setting Board
2021-2022

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 initiative and referendum petitions, and, in connection therewith, replacing certain constitutional provisions that govern petitions, including the requirement that signatures for constitutional amendments be gathered from all parts of the state and any amendment that adds language to the Colorado Constitution be approved by 55%, rather than 50% of the voters, with a statute that allows petitioning of all Colorado governments; changes requirements, procedures, and deadlines for: circulating petitions and qualifying petitions for the ballot, protesting petitions, including changing the venue and accelerating the protest process, and informing voters of petition contents, including referring voters to pro and con websites; limits petition titles to 60 words; limits the number of bills that the general assembly may exempt from possible voter review; allows laws enacted by initiative to be changed only by another initiative; repeals all conflicting statutes; and grants anyone standing to sue for any issue in the statute.

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 a change to the Colorado Revised Statutes concerning initiative and referendum petitions, and, in connection therewith, replacing certain constitutional provisions that govern petitions, including the requirement that signatures for constitutional amendments be gathered from all parts of the state and any amendment that adds language to the Colorado Constitution be approved by 55%, rather than 50% of the voters, with a statute that allows petitioning of all Colorado governments; changes requirements, procedures, and deadlines for: circulating petitions and qualifying petitions for the ballot, protesting petitions, including changing the venue and accelerating the protest process, and informing voters of petition contents, including referring voters to pro and con websites; limits petition titles to 60 words; limits the number of bills that the general assembly may exempt from possible voter review; allows laws enacted by initiative to be changed only by another initiative; repeals all conflicting statutes; and grants anyone standing to sue for any issue in the statute?

Hearing April 7, 2021

Single subject approved; staff draft amended; titles set.
The Board determined that the proposed initiative requires the addition of language to the Colorado Constitution; a 55% vote is required to pass.
Board Members: Theresa Conley, Jason Gelender, David Powell
Hearing adjourned 3:14 PM.

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