Colorado Prison Spending, Referendum A (1995)

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A Colorado Prison Spending Authorization Referendum, also known as Referendum A, was on the November 7, 1995 ballot in Colorado as a legislatively-referred state statute, where it was defeated. The measure would have allowed the state to incur financial obligations for the confinement and maintenance of juvenile or adult state prisoners in non-state facilities for up to ten years through contracts or agreements.[1]

Election results

Colorado Referendum A (1995)
Defeatedd No355,03154.89%
Yes 291,736 45.11%

Election results via: Colorado State Legislative Council, Ballot History

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Shall the state be authorized to enter into financial obligations that are part of contracts or agreements for the confinement and maintenance of juvenile or adult state prisoners in nonstate facilities for up to ten years?[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Colorado State Legislative Council, "Ballot History," accessed February 20, 2014
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.