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Colorado lawmakers propose changes to initiative process

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April 8, 2010

DENVER, Colorado: Two measures are pending in the Colorado General Assembly that propose changing the initiative process in Colorado. House Bill 1366, sponsored by Rep. Dennis Apuan, proposes prohibiting people on probation or parole for sexual behavior crimes or felony fraud from circulating petitions for ballot initiatives. The bill, however, would not extend to those on sex offender registries after they have completed probation. Also under consideration is House Bill 1370, sponsored by Rep. Louis Court, which would require proponents and opponents to be listed on the secretary of state's website in order to provide state citizens with full disclosure of proponents and opponents. The Colorado Press Association argues that HB 1370 is vital to increasing transparency in the state and would greatly aid voters across the state.[1]

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