The Colorado Department of Public Counselor Act, also known as Measure 9, was on the November 2, 1976 ballot in Colorado as an initiated state statute, where it was defeated. The measure would have created a Department of Public Counselor to represent consumers of public utilities.
| Colorado Measure 9 (1976)|
|Yes|| 304,594|| 39.97%|
Election Results via: The Colorado Legislative Council
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
|| An Act to protect and represent consumers of public utilities services by creating a Department of Public Counselor, and concerning financial disclosures by Public Utilities Commissioners and the Public Counselor, approval of the issuance of telephone and telegraph company securities, the burden of proof for utility companies seeking rate increases, criminal and civil remedies for violations of this act, judicial review of Public Utilities Commission decisions, and purposes and procedures of the Public Utilities Commission.