Colorado Video Game Lottery Amendment (2010)

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The Colorado Video Game Lottery Amendment did not appear on the November 2, 2010 statewide ballot in Colorado as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. The proposed measure would have allowed video keno lottery games and direct revenue to fund higher-education scholarship grants. According to early estimates, the proposal was estimated to raise anywhere from $15 million to 100 million for higher-education grants.[1]


The proposed legislation was sponsored by Sen. Abel Tapia and Sen. Chris Romer. In the House the legislation was sponsored by Rep. Liane McFayden and co-sponsored by Rep. Mike May. Rep. McFayden said, "In these hard economic times, it benefits schools like Trinidad State Junior College, Otero Junior College, Adams State, Colorado State University-Pueblo and Pueblo Community College, as well as their students." McFayden added that the legislation would increase the number of jobs in the state, particularly Southern Colorado.[1]

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See also: How the Colorado Constitution is amended

Two-thirds of each chamber of the Colorado General Assembly were required to vote affirmatively for a proposed amendment in order for it to go on the statewide ballot for potential voter ratification. The legislative session ended on May 12. The measure was not referred to the statewide ballot.

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