Colorado Measure Referral, Initiative 8 (1988)

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The Colorado Measure Referral Initiative, also known as Initiative 8, was on the November 8, 1988 election ballot in Colorado as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure required that every measure referred to a committee of the Colorado General Assembly be considered by the committee upon its merits. It also required all measures reported by a committee appear on the calendar of the chamber in the order which it was reported. Finally, it prohibited members of the General Assembly from committing themselves or other members in a party caucus to vote either way against matters pending or to be introduced in the General Assembly.[1]

Election results

Colorado Initiative 8 (1988)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 852,448 71.96%
No332,15928.04%

Election Results via: Colorado State Legislative Council, Ballot History

Text of measure

See also: Colorado State Constitution, Article V

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Shall there be an amendment to the Colorado Constitution to require that every measure referred to a committee of reference of the General Assembly be considered by the committee upon its merits, to provide that each measure reported by a committee of reference to the Senate or House shall appear on the calendar of that chamber in the order in which it was reported, and to prohibit members of the General Assembly from committing themselves or other members in a party caucus to vote in favor of or against any matter pending or to be introduced in the General Assembly?[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.