The Colorado Unemployment Compensation Insurance Referendum, also known as Referendum D, was on the November 5, 1996 ballot in Colorado as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have excluded funds for state unemployment compensation from fiscal limitations. It also would have excluded actions relating to charges imposed to fund unemployment compensation from the voter-approval requirement for tax increases.
| Colorado Referendum D (1996)|
|Yes|| 376,860|| 29.32%|
Election results via: The Colorado Legislative Council
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
|| 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.