Colorado Referendum D, also known as the Unemployment Compensation Insurance Act, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the November 5, 1996 election ballot in Colorado, where it was defeated.
| Colorado Referendum D (1996)|
|Yes|| 376,860|| 29.32%|
Election Results via: The Colorado Legislative Council
Text of measure
The language that appeared on the ballot:
|| An amendment to section 20 of article X of the constitution of the state of Colorado, concerning the exclusion of funds for unemployment compensation from fiscal limitations, and, in connection therewith, modifying the definition of "Fiscal Year Spending" to exclude unemployment compensation funds, excluding actions relating to charges imposed to fund unemployment compensation from the voter-approval requirement for tax increases, and requiring a one-time reduction in district bases to exclude a portion of a district's fiscal year spending from unemployment compensation funds.