Colorado "Great Outdoors Colorado", Initiative 8 (1992)

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The Great Outdoors Colorado Initiative, also known as Initiative 8, was on the November 3, 1992 ballot in Colorado as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure created the Great Outdoors Colorado Program to provide for the preservation, protection, enhancement and management of the state's wildlife, park, river, trail and open space heritage. It also dedicated the net proceeds from every state-supervised lottery game for the program after payment of certain existing obligations to the new program. Additionally, it established a board as an independent political subdivision of the state to oversee the program and created a trust fund for the program.[1]

Election results

Colorado Initiative 8 (1992)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 876,424 58.20%
No629,49041.80%

Election results via: Colorado State Legislative Council, Ballot History

Text of measure

See also: Colorado State Constitution, Article XXVII

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Shall there be an amendment to the Colorado Constitution to create the Great Outdoors Colorado Program; to provide for the permanent dedication of net proceeds from every state-supervised lottery game for the program after payment of certain existing obligations; to specify that the program provide for the preservation, protection, enhancement, and management of the state's wildlife, park, river, trail, and open space heritage; to establish a board as an independent political subdivision of the state to oversee the program; and to create a trust fund for the program?[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Colorado State Legislative Council, "Ballot History," accessed February 20, 2014
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.