Colorado Campaign Contribution Limits, Amendment 15 (1994)

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The Colorado Campaign Contribution Amendment, also known as Amendment 15, was on the November 8, 1994 ballot in Colorado as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have limited election campaign fundraising amounts and required that 60 percent of candidate contributions come from natural persons. It also would have put in place several other regulations for political fundraising and contributions.[1]

Election results

Colorado Amendment 15 (1994)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No588,07253.65%
Yes 508,029 46.35%

Election results via:Colorado Legislative Council

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[2][3]

Shall there be an amendment to the Colorado Constitution to limit the amount of campaign contributions, including in-kind contributions, that may be accepted by candidate committees, political committees, and political parties; to require candidate committees to receive at least sixty percent of their contributions from natural persons; to prohibit a candidate committee from making a contribution to or accepting a contribution from another candidate committee; to prohibit a political party from accepting contributions that are intended to be passed through to a candidate committee; to limit those persons who may contribute to a candidate committee to natural persons, political parties, and political committees; to treat unexpended campaign contributions held by a candidate committee as contributions from other than natural persons in a subsequent election; to require notice and disclosure of independent expenditures in an election; to require reporting to the secretary of state by candidate committees, political committees, and political parties of contributions, expenditures, and obligations; to create the campaign and political finance commission with jurisdiction over these provisions; to provide civil and criminal sanctions for violations of the proposed amendment; and to provide that a candidate found guilty of a criminal violation forfeits the right to hold any elected public office?[4]

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  1. Colorado Legislative Council, "Ballot Issue History"
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  3. El Paso County, Colorado, "Official Sample Ballot for General Election"
  4. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.