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initiative and referendum in Colorado

Colorado. Legislative Reference Office.

initiative and referendum in Colorado

a survey.

by Colorado. Legislative Reference Office.

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Published in Denver .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Referendum -- Colorado.

  • The Physical Object
    Pagination26 p.
    Number of Pages26
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15075817M


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Initiatives Filed. Further, Article V, Section 1 (), Colorado Constitution, and SectionColorado Revised Statutes, require the Legislative Council Staff to prepare a ballot information booklet prior to each election in which a statewide issue will appear on the ballot.

The purpose of the booklet is to provide voters with the text, title, and a fair and impartial analysis of each initiated or referred. Article 1: Elections Generally Ch. Article Help America Vote Act Ch.

Article 2: Qualifications And Registration Of Electors Ch. Article 3: Political Party Organization Ch. Article 4: Elections - Access To Ballot By Candidates Ch. Article 5: Notice Of And Preparation For Elections Ch. Article Internet-based Voting Pilot Program For Absent Uniformed Services Electors.

Colorado House Bill (): HBif enacted, will require the state's "ballot information booklet (blue book) or other publication of initiated and referred measures to contain a statement before each measure informing the voter that the title was drafted by professional staff and is a summary for ballot purposes only.

The statement also informs voters that the text of a referred measure was. Colorado is one of 23 states that allow citizens to refer an enacted bill to the ballot as a veto referendum. As with initiatives, a veto referendum requiresvalid signatures.

A referendum petition must be filed within 90 days following the Colorado General Assembly's final adjournment of the session in which the bill was passed.

tax requires voter approval. For Proposition DD, the question referred to the ballot by the state legislature follows the analysis. Effect of Vote A “yes/for” vote on any ballot issue is a vote in favor of changing current law or existing circumstances, and a “no/against” vote on any ballot File Size: 1MB.

The purpose of the ballot information booklet is to provide voters with the text, title, and a fair and impartial analysis of each initiated or referred constitutional amendment, law, or question on the ballot. The analysis must include a summary of the measure, the major arguments both for and against the measure, and a brief fiscal assessment of the measure.

The Colorado Initiative Title Setting Review Board upheld its prior decision to set a ballot title for Initiativewhich would establish 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave, with payroll premiums split between the employee and their employer. Initiative Procedures & Guidelines 5 3) The final typewritten draft which has the final language for printing of the proposed initiative.

IMPORTANT: Documents submitted to the Secretary of State must include the number assigned by Legislative Council and File Size: KB. Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold. On ballot () 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 AM. The links below provide access to initiatives filed with the Legislative Council Staff, including the original language, the review and comment memo prepared by Legislative Council Staff and the Office of Legislative Legal Services, and the current status of the initiative.

Once a measure has been submitted to the Title Board, information about its status, schedule, and text is available from. The Initiative and Referendum Institute at the University of Southern California is a non-partisan educational organization dedicated to the study of the initiative and referendum, the two most important processes of direct democracy.

Colorado Secretary of State | Broadway, SuiteDenver CO | Colorado passed additional term limits initiatives in, and Coloradans would have preferred that their elected officials exercise self-restraint with taxation. Tax limit initiatives succeeded in making it to the ballot in,andbut failed at the ballot.

Wyoming voters were granted the power of initiative and referendum in December Only seven citizen initiatives have appeared on Wyoming ballots.

Three, all inwere approved. One veto referendum, inalso made it onto the onally, an initiative to preserve minimum instream water flows qualified for the ballot, but did not appear on the ballot because it was. • County governments are the only legislative bodies in Colorado which are not subject to the people’s right of initiative and referendum.

• The people’s right of initiative and referendum was placed in Colorado’s Constitution in by a contentious Extraordinary Session of the Colorado General Assembly, followed by a popular vote of the people.

• Examination of the ratification. The ballot title below is a summary drafted by the professional legal staff for the general assembly for ballot purposes only. The ballot title will not appear in the Colorado constitution. The text of the measure that will appear in the Colorado constitution below was referred to File Size: 1MB.

Ballot Title Setting Board The title as designated and fixed by the Board is as follows: A change to the Colorado Revised Statutes concerning limitations on the growth of privately owned residential housing, and, in connection therewith, permitting the electors of every city, town, city and county, or county to limit privately owned residential housing growth by initiative and.

THE INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM IN NEVADA I INTRODUCTION initiative, referendum or both, and the year the state first adopted these provisions. legislature before being placed on the ballot. The Book of the States,The Council of State Governments, 7.

The Initiative and Referendum Almanac, through a collaboration with Ballotpedia, provides a complete listing of all relevant laws associated with utilizing the initiative and referendum process in each state, as well as a checklist of the steps that must be followed to place an initiative or referendum Book Edition: Second Edition.

The initiative is the process by which citizens can place proposals on the ballot for voters to approve or reject. The referendum refers to the process by which the General Assembly refers proposals to the voters in statewide elections.

Both state statutes and the Colorado Constitution are subject to amendment by the initiative and referendum. The Initiative and Referendum Almanac Second Edition A Comprehensive Reference Guide to the Initiative and Referendum Process in the United States Written and Edited by M. Dane Waters with support from BALLOTPEDIA Special thanks to THE INITIATIVE & REFERENDUM INSTITUTE at.

In the U.S., the terms initiative and referendum refer to processes that allow citizens of states to vote on particular pieces of legislation. The initiative process allows citizens to propose a new statute or constitutional amendment.; The referendum process allows citizens to refer a law that passed the legislature to the ballot for voters to decide whether to uphold or repeal the law.

No other book has ever provided such a complete and comprehensive history of the initiative and referendum process in the U.S. Waters provides such information as the definitions of initiative and referendum; the roots of the initiative and referendum movement; the history of how the process has been utilized; regulations of the initiative process in each state; legislative attempts to Pages: In the politics of the United States, the process of initiatives and referendums allow citizens of many U.S.

states to place new legislation on a popular ballot, or to place legislation that has recently been passed by a legislature on a ballot for a popular tives and referendums, along with recall elections and popular primary elections, are signature reforms of the Progressive Era.

of the initiative and referendum in Colorado since and lists the topics covered in statewide ballot questio ns sin ce 1 It upd ates ea rlier issue briefs b y includin g results throug h the statew ide ele ction.

Number of p ropo sals. Since th e electio n o f 19 70, there have been statewide ballot. A bound compilation of initiative forms approved by the secretary of state, which shall include pages that contain the warning required by section (1), the ballot title, the abstract required by section (3), and a copy of the proposed measure; succeeding pages that contain the warning, the ballot title, and ruled lines numbered consecutively for registered electors.

INITIATIVES AND REFERENDUM The Book of the States TIVES & REFERENDUMS, —Continued Fail Colorado Key: LR—Legislative referendum I—Initiative PR—Popular referendum O—Other (a) State does not have an initiative process.

(b) State had no ballot measures in November   Abolishing ‘slavery’ in Colorado. In Colorado, the midterm elections will include a ballot initiative to strip language making slavery a possibility from its constitution.

A referendum seeks repeal of a previously adopted ordinance. Town Council may either adopt the proposed ordinance brought forward by the initiative petition or reconsider and repeal the ordinance presented by a referendum petition. Town Council may also choose to refer the initiative or referendum issue to an election for a vote of the people.

It seems like every year the Colorado legislature attempts to weaken the initiative and referendum process. Why. Because initiatives give the people a. Ballot Initiative # — Fair Tax Colorado Initiative #, also known as Fair Tax Colorado, is a proposed citizen's ballot initiative that would: Repeal the constitutional requirement that all taxable net income be taxed at one rate.

Direct Democracy: The Politics of Initiative, Referendum, and Recall Thomas E. Cronin Snippet view - Direct Democracy: The Politics of Initiative, Referendum and Recall. Referendum is when voters vote on some proposed principle and, in essence, pass something into law.

California voters have "passed" laws over the years that restrict property tax increases and so on. Initiative is the mechanism by which voters can propose and get items up for a by:   Dane Waters from the Initiative & Referendum Institute joins host Jon Caldara to discuss why the citizen's initiative is so important.

Dane also talks about the danger of Amendm which if. Update Thursday, 12/ The “Citizen Qualification Of Electors” initiative has made it onto the Colorado ballot.

Of the more thansignatures gathered by supporters of. STRUCTURING THE BALLOT INITIATIVE: Procedures - HeinOnline Ballot initiatives that add provisions to state constitutions are rapidly coming to dominate state government in California.

Colorado, and Oregon, and other states ucollr66§ion= In Colorado, one of the first responses to Prop. 13 was to make it more difficult to place citizen initiatives on the ballot. Colorado's constitution was amended inthrough a legislatively promoted referendum, to require for the first time that only registered voters could sign or circulate initiative.

Initiative vs Referendum. Initiative and referendum are powers granted to the electorate by the constitution of several states, and refer to the processes that allow voters to vote directly on certain legislation. They represent direct check on democracy as people can exercise their powers to accept or reject a piece of legislation.

Product Information. Researching ballot measures can be one of the most daunting types of legal research. Exploring Initiative and Referendum Law: Selected State Research Guidesoffers legal researchers an easy-to-use guide that provides thorough overviews of I&R (initiative and referendum) laws within twenty-three states.

Ballot vs. Blue Book Ballot –Proposed #78 “Shall there be an amendment to the Colorado constitution concerning a statewide setback requirement for new oil and gas development facilities, and, in connection therewith, changing setback requirements to require any new oil and gas development facility in the state to be.

The ballot initiative, a form of direct democracy, is the process through which citizens exercise the power to place measures otherwise considered by state legislatures or local governments on statewide and local ballots for a public sful ballot initiatives can create, change or repeal state and local laws, or amend state constitutions and local charters.The process for placing an initiative or referendum question on the ballot varies by state, but generally requires permission to circulate a statewide petition, circulation of the petition to get a specified number of signatures, signature verifications, a process for amending the petition or appealing a decision to reject it, and a vote on the.Direct democracy or pure democracy is a form of democracy in which people decide on policy initiatives directly.

This differs from the majority of currently established democracies, which are representative theory and practice of direct democracy and participation as its common characteristic was the core of work of many theorists, philosophers and politicians, among whom the.