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Colorado County Officer Amendment, Referendum 2 (1986)

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The Colorado County Officer Amendment, also known as Referendum 2, was on the November 6, 1986 ballot in Colorado as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure empowered the board of county commissioners in each county to set the compensation of county officers, and it would have prevented any county officer's compensation from being decreased unless all the county officers receive a decrease in their compensation.[1]

Election results

Colorado Referendum 2 (1986)
Defeatedd No492,51154.76%
Yes 406,960 45.24%

Election Results via: State Legislative Council, Ballot History

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

An amendment to Section 15 of Article XIV of the Constitution of the State of Colorado, providing that, the provisions of Section 11 of Article XII of the state constitution to the contrary notwithstanding, the board of county commissioners in each county has sole authority to fix the compensation of county officers; that no county officer's compensation may be decreased unless there is a decrease in the compensation of all county officers; and that compensation in effect on January 1, 1987, in a county shall remain in effect until changed by the county's board of county commissioners.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Colorado State Legislative Council, "Ballot History," accessed February 19, 2014
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.