Colorado 2008 citizen initiatives

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This table shows all citizen-initiatives that are seeking to make Colorado's 2008 ballot.

In the table below, "CICA" stands for citizen-initiated constitutional amendment, "CSS" stands for a citizen-initiated state statute, and "CR" stands for a citizen referendum.

For a chart of all the ballot measures for 2008, including legislatively-referred measures, go to Colorado 2008 ballot measures.

2008

Type Initiative Title Subject Matter Description Status
CICA Amendment 46:
Colorado Civil Rights Initiative (2008)
Affirmative action Prohibit state from discriminating against or granting preferential treatment to any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin in the operation of public employment, public education, or public contracting On ballot, litigation pending
CICA Amendment 47:
Right to Work initiative
Business Regulations Prohibit unions and employers from negotiating "union shop" contracts under which employees would be required to pay union membership or "agency" fees as a condition of continued employment. On ballot
CICA Amendment 48:
Definition of Personhood
Abortion Change the definition of 'person' in the Colorado Constitution to include any fertilized egg, embryo or fetus On ballot
CICA Amendment 49:
Limitation on Public Payroll Deductions Initiative
Ask First Bar automatic union dues deductions from public employee payrolls On ballot
CICA Amendment 50:
Limited Gaming Initiative
Gambling Would allow the general assembly or voters in the cities that permit limited gaming to extend the hours of limited gaming operations; to add roulette, craps, or both to the allowed games; and to increase the maximum bet up to $100, with extra tax revenue generated to be distributed 22% to the cities where limited gaming exists and 78% for student financial aid for higher education On ballot
CICA Amendment 51:
Sales Tax for Developmentally Disabled Initiative
Services for Developmentally Disabled, Sales Tax Would increase the sales tax, in July 2009 and again in July 2010, to fund services for the developmentally disabled On ballot
CICA Amendment 52:
Severance Tax & Transportation Initiative
Severance Tax, Transportation Would create the Colorado Transportation Trust Fund, to be funded by that portion of the severance tax that exceeds the amount deposited to the state severance tax fund in the previous year, adjusted for inflation via the Consumer Price Index On ballot
CI Amendment 53:
Criminal Liability of Executives
Criminal Liability Would establish criminal liability for executives of businesses found guilty of criminal conduct Pulled from ballot by sponsors
CICA Amendment 54:
Clean Government Initiative
Government Contracting Reform Would close a remaining loophole in Colorado election law by banning the practice of "Pay to Play" On ballot
CICA Amendment 55:
Just Cause
Employee Relations Would establish just cause for employee discharge or suspension Pulled from ballot by sponsors
CICA Amendment 56:
Health Insurance Initiative
Health Insurance Would require every employer that employs 20+ employees in Colorado to provide major medical health care coverage for its employees and their dependents. Would also set up a health insurance authority to administer the program Pulled from ballot by sponsors
CI Amendment 57:
Safe Workplace Initiative
Workplace Conditions Would require employers to maintain a safe and healthy workplace for their employees Pulled from ballot by sponsors
CI Amendment 58:
Severance Tax Initiative
Taxes Would eliminate a tax credit for property taxes paid for payers of the severance tax, using the revenue primarily to fund college scholarships On ballot
CICA Amendment 59:
Savings Account for Education Initiative
Education Funding Would create a state education fund savings account within the state education fund, to be funded from 10% of the monies deposited into the state education fund, including revenue that would otherwise be rebated under the TABOR rules, which the measure calls for diverting to the state education fund; would also require that state educational spending increase by rate of inflation plus 1% through fiscal year 2010-2011; and restricts spending of the state education fund to specific education expenses On ballot
CI Initiative 2:
Prayer time in public schools
Education Would allow for five minutes of private prayer at the opening of each school day Have not launched petition drive and do not plan to
CI Initiative 35:
Green House Emission Standard
Environment Would establish a green house emission standard Withdrawn by proponents
CICA Initiative 43:
Judicial Term Limits
Judicial Term limits Would limit judges to serving three 4-year terms Unable to collect sufficient signatures by deadline
CI Initiative 51:
Engines for State Vehicles
Transportation Would require the state of Colorado to immediately begin upgrading its motor vehicles to engines with no moving parts Title Set
CICA Initiative 52:
Carbon tax
Tax increase Would impose $25 tax on each metric ton of carbon dioxide used Review and Comment Hearing Held
CICA Initiative 55:
Water Conservation
Water Priorities and Conservation Would categorize and prioritize water uses Review and Comment Hearing Held
CICA Initiative 56:
Carbon tax
Tax increase Would impose $25 tax on each metric ton of carbon dioxide used Review and Comment Hearing Held
CI Initiative 57:
Criminal and Civil Liability
Criminal and Civil Liability Would establish criminal and civil liability for individuals involved in corporate criminal conduct Title Set
CICA Initiative 58:
Healthcare Choice
Healthcare Would prohibit any person from being required to participate in any public or private health care plan and would establish individuals' rights to make direct cash payments for legal health care services Title Set
CICA Initiative 61:
Colorado Equal Opportunity Initiative (2008)
Affirmative action Would prohibit the state from discriminating against or granting preferential treatment to any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin in the operation of public employment, public education, or public contracting, while preserving the state's authority to take actions regarding public employment, public education, and public contracting that are consistent with the U.S. Constitution Title Set, then struck at rehearing; Supreme Court overruled Title Board, reinstating title
CI Initiative 62:
Employee Discharge
Employee Relations Would establish just cause for employee discharge or suspension Failed to file signatures by Aug. 4th deadline
CICA Initiative 63:
Fair Share Healthcare
Health / Medical Would make an amendment in the Colorado Constitution requiring companies that employ 20 or more to offer health insurance coverage to employees and their dependents Review and Comment Hearing Held
CICA Initiative 65:
Energy Emissions
Energy Would impose a fee on the production of global warming pollution from natural gas consumption and electrictiy production to be used to encourage renewable energy sources Review and Comment Hearing Held
CICA Initiative 66:
Water Conservation
Water Priorities and Conservation Would categorize and prioritize water uses Review and Comment Hearing Held
CICA Initiative 72:
Water Conservation
Water Priorities and Conservation Would categorize and prioritize water uses Review and Comment Hearing Held
CI Initiative 73:
Liability for Criminal Conduct by Businesses
Liability for Criminal Conduct by Businesses Would establish criminal and civil liability for business executives Failed to file signatures by Aug. 4th deadline
CI Initiative 75:
Civil Liability Initiative
Civil Liability Would establish civil liability for businesses found guilty of criminal conduct, with payments to be made to any governmental entity that imposed a law violated by the business Failed to submit petition by Aug. 4th deadline
CI Initiative 77:
Energy Emissions Fees
Energy Emissions Would impose a fee on carbon dioxide emitted from electricty generation and natural gas combustion, with the revenue to fund renewable energy efforts Review and Comment Hearing Held
CI Initiative 79:
Severance tax
Taxes and Revenue Allocation Would change the severance tax rate on oil and gas, eliminate exemptions for small wells, and eliminate a tax credit for property taxes paid, using revenue to fund higher education and creating a higher education capital construction trust fund Review and Comment Hearing Held
CICA Initiative 82:
Colorado Discrimination/Preferential Treatment Initiative (2008)
Affirmative action Would prohibit the state from discriminating against or granting preferential treatment to any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin in the operation of public employment, public education, or public contracting, while preserving the state's authority to take actions consistent with eligibility for federal funding or to fulfill obligations in civil rights case orders Signatures filed but determined to be insufficient number valid
CI Initiative 83:
Energy Emissions Fees
Energy Emissions Would impose a fee on carbon dioxide emitted from electricty generation and natural gas combustion, with the revenue to fund renewable energy efforts Failed to submit petition by Aug. 4th deadline
CICA Initiative 84:
Development Permits Approval
Water Supply Would require applicants for development permits of 50+ housing units to document sufficiency and sustainability of water supply Title Denied
CICA Initiative 85:
Alternative Healthcare
Alternative Healthcare Would prohibit government oversight of complementary and alternative health care practitioners Failed to submit petition by Aug. 4th deadline
CICA Initiative 86:
Housing Investment Fund
Real Estate Transfer Tax Would establish a real estate transfer tax, with revenue dedicated to affordable housing projects for low-income households Title Denied
CI Initiative 91:
Sales Tax for Developmentally Disabled Initiative
Services for Developmentally Disabled, Sales Tax Would increase the sales tax, in July 2009 and again in July 2010, to fund services for the developmentally disabled Title Set
CICA Initiative 94:
No Tax Credits or Subsidies for Outsourcers Initiative
Outsourcing Would prohibit the state from providing tax credits or subsidies to corporations or companies with business operations in Colorado that move all or part of their operations outside the United States, if such relocation causes the loss of jobs in their Colorado operations Review and Comment Hearing Held
CICA Initiative 95:
Non-Residential Property Valuation Initiative
Property Taxes Would increase the valuation for assessment of non-residential real property from 29%to 34%of its actual value and provide that property taxes on residential real property would not increase Withdrawn by proponents
CI Initiative 96:
Cost of Living Increase Initiative
Cost of Living Increases Would require that employers provide annual cost-of-living increases in wages Withdrawn by proponents
CICA Initiative 97:
Strike in Support of Troops Initiative
Support of Troops Would establish a sex strike by women only for the day of Jan. 1, 2009, in support of the wives and parents of U.S. combat troops recveiving pay for services to the military Title Set
CICA Initiative 99:
Import or Export of Arms Initiative
Armaments Would prohibit the import or export of arms or related systems by individuals, corporations, states, commonwealths, territories, or the federal government, and further prohibits placement of arms in outer space Review and Comment Hearing Held
CI Initiative 100:
Public School Attendance Initiative
Public School Attendance Would recognize the right of parents and guardians to excuse their children from public school if the child maintains a 2.0 grade average over the past 2 years and has no criminal record Failed to submit petition by Aug. 4th deadline
CICA Initiative 101:
Sex Strike Against War Initiative
Protesting War Would call for a sex strike by women only each August 16 out of respect for children Review and Comment Hearing Held
CICA Initiative 102:
Housing Investment Fund Initiative
Real Estate Transfer Tax Would establish a real estate transfer tax, with revenue dedicated to affordable housing projects for low-income households Review and Comment Hearing Held
CICA Initiative 103:
Housing Investment Fund Initiative
Real Estate Transfer Tax Would establish a real estate transfer tax, with revenue dedicated to affordable housing projects for low-income households Abandon due to lack of sufficient signatures
CI Initiative 114:
Rail Authority and Sales Tax Initiative
Transportation, Sales Tax Would create the Colorado Rail Authority, which would build, design, and/or operate a daily passenger and freight rail operation within Colorado, funded by an extra .4% sales tax Title Denied
CICA Initiative 115:
Employer Responsibility for Health Insurance Initiative
Health Insurance Would require every employer that employs 20+ employees in Colorado to provide major medical health care coverage for its employees and their dependents, and would set up a health insurance authority to administer the program Review and Comment Letter Issued
CI Initiative 116:
Safe Workplace Initiative
Workplace Conditions Would require employers to maintain a safe and healthy workplace for their employees Review and Comment Letter Issued
CI Initiative 117:
Cost of Living Wage Increase Initiative
Cost of Living Wage Increases Would require that employers provide annual cost-of-living increases in wages Withdrawn by proponents
CICA Initiative 118:
Taxable Value of and Taxes on Property Initiative
Property Tax Would increase the valuation for assessment of non-residential real property from 29% to 34% of its actual value Review and Comment Letter Issued
CICA Initiative 123:
Conditions of Employment Initiative
Forced Union Membership or Fees Would prohibit employers from requiring that employees join or pay fees to or for any labor organization as a condition of employment, but defines "labor organization" to exclude unions Title Denied, violates single-subject rule
CICA Initiative 124:
Conditions of Employment Initiative
Employment Conditions Would prohibit employers from requiring that employees join or pay fees to or for any labor organization as a condition of employment, but defines "labor organization" to exclude unions Title Denied, violates single-subject rule
CICA Initiative 125:
Savings Account for Education Initiative
Education Funding Would create a state education fund savings account within the state education fund, to be funded from 10% of the monies deposited into the state education fund, including revenue that would otherwise be rebated under the TABOR rules, which the measure calls for diverting to the state education fund; would also require that state educational spending increase by rate of inflation plus 1% through fiscal year 2010-2011; and restricts spending of the state education fund to specific education expenses Title Set
CICA Initiative 127:
Real Estate Transfer Tax Initiative
Real Estate Transfer Tax Would suspend the real estate transfer tax for two years, in either the residiential or commercial market or both, any time market valuation fails to increase by an average of at least 18% per year for a two-year period Title Set

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