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Colorado Immigration Status Check Measure (2010)

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Colorado Immigration Status Check Measure did not appear on the November 2, 2010 ballot in the state of Colorado. The measure proposed requiring businesses to use a federal program to check the immigration status of all newly hired workers. The measure was proposed by Former U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo and co-sponsored by Charles Heatherly.[1]

Ballot summary

The proposed law required that all employers use the federal government's E-Verify Program to verify the immigration status and employment eligibility of all newly hired employees.[2]

According to the proposal:[2]

The state legislature shall follow the Arizona law as closely as allowed by the Colorado state constitution...The state legislature shall include provisions for penalties and fines, responsibilities for enforcement and audit, timetables for phase-in of the law over three years for companies with fewer than 50 employees, and prohibitions on the use of independent contractors to intentionally avoid compliance with the law.

Path to the ballot

See also: Colorado signature requirements

In order to place the proposed measure on the ballot, supporters were required to collect a minimum of 76,047 valid signatures. The signature filing deadline for the 2010 ballot in Colorado for initiated state statutes was August 2, 2010.[3] However, as of petition deadline day, no signatures were filed.

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