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Colorado 2014 ballot measures

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One statewide ballot measures is certified for the November 4, 2014 ballot in the state of Colorado.

The 2014 legislative session began on January 8, 2014 and concluded on May 7, 2014. During that time, no legislatively-referred constitutional amendments were sent to the ballot.

A total of 145 initiatives have filed for potential spots on the 2014 ballot in Colorado. However, many of these are repeat filings of nearly identical initiatives. Initiative sponsors sometimes file multiple versions of the same measure in order to increase the likelihood of it landing on the ballot.

Currently, there is only one citizen's initiative certified for the November ballot, which addresses abortion. At least 29 other initiatives have the potential to land on the general election ballot. The signature filing deadline for these measures is August 6, 2014, the second-to-last deadline in 2014, followed only by Oklahoma's September 5 date. Supporters will need to collect at least 86,105 valid signatures by the deadline in order to put the measures before voters.

Historical facts

  • Since 1996, an average of six measures have appeared annually on the ballot in Colorado. Therefore, 2014 is a below-average year, based on the number of certified measures.
  • The number of measures on a statewide ballot since 1996 has ranged from one to 14.
  • Since 1996, 42 of 101, or 42 percent, of Colorado ballot measures have been approved by voters.
  • Conversely, 59 of 101, or 58 percent, of measures have been defeated.
  • Colorado ballots have consistently featured measures during even- and odd-year elections.

On the ballot

See also: 2014 ballot measures

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
CICA Definition of Person and Child Amendment Abortion Recognizes unborn children as persons

Potential measures

Type Title Subject Description
CICA Environmental Rights Amendment Civil Rights Declares citizens have a right to clean air, pure water and natural and scenic values
CICA Local Regulation of Gas and Oil Amendment Business Increases local government authority to prohibit or limit oil and gas development
CICA Mandatory Setback of Wells Amendment Business Sets mandatory distance from occupied structures for new oil and gas wells
CICA Public Trust Resources Amendment Environment Creates a public trust for the natural and environmental resources under public ownership
CICA Workers' Compensation Public Defender Amendment Labor Creates workers’ compensation public defenders for representation for people with mental disabilities
CICA Duties of the Independent Ethics Commission Amendment Admin of Gov't Transfers jurisdiction over judicial discipline and disability to the independent ethics commission
CICA Appointment of Secretary of State Amendment State Exec Makes secretary of state and appointed, nonpartisan office
CICA Provisions for Redistricting Amendment Redistricting Requires districts to include a ratio of voters based on political party similar to the overall state ratio
CICA Marijuana Revenue for Housing for Disabled Amendment Housing Uses $10 million in marijuana tax revenues to fund housing for disabled citizens
CICA Retention Elections of Justices and Judges Amendment Elections Requires two-thirds majority vote to retain judges and justices
CICA Prohibit Cannabis Possession Penalties Amendment Marijuana Prohibits courts from imposing any fine or sentence for the possession of cannabis
CICA 2013 Gun Legislation Repeal Firearms Repeals all gun laws passed by the state legislature in 2013
CICA Required Distances from Schools for Casinos Amendment Gambling Prohibits casino-style gambling within a specified distance of an elementary, middle or high school
CICA Prohibition on Gambling Monopolies Amendment Business Prohibits monopoly on one or more types of gambling within any county
CICA Local Voter Approval for Gambling Amendment Gambling Requires an additional local vote to make statewide elections legalizing gambling take effect
CICA Horse Racetrack Gaming for K-12 Education Amendment Gambling Establishes a K-12 education fund to be funded by expanded limited gaming at horse racetracks
CICA Right to Bear Arms Amendment Firearms Prohibits the confiscation of arms without due process of law
CICA Foreclosure Due Process Amendment Property Prohibits foreclosures unless the person has previously recorded written evidence of a security interest
CISS Distribution of Oil and Gas Revenue Initiative Local Gov't Prevents local governments from receiving oil/gas revenues if they prohibit oil/gas production
CISS Two-Stage Election System Initiative Elections Creates a two-stage elections system replacing partisan primary elections
CISS Yes or No Elections Initiative Elections Institutes yes-no voting for candidates; calculates "net vote count"
CISS Mandatory Labeling of GMOs Initiative Business Mandates labeling of certain foodstuffs that contain genetically modified organisms
CISS Marriage Education Act Marriage Mandates pre-wedding classes for couples wishing to get married
CISS Animal Euthanasia Initiative Animals Enacts stricter laws regarding when shelter animals can be euthanized
CISS Fiscal Impact of Ballot Measures Initiative Direct Democracy Requires initiative proponents to submit a fiscal impact estimate
CISS Probate Ward Bill of Rights Initiative Civil Rights Creates a process by which people could be declared incompetent to handle their financial affairs
CISS School Board Open Meetings Initiative Gov't Acc Requires open school board meetings for collective bargaining negotiations
CI Definition of a Fee Initiative Gov't Finances Defines a fee as as a voluntarily incurred governmental charge in exchange for a specific benefit
CI Tax on Nongovernmental Tolls Initiative Taxes Creates a $10 tax on each toll collected by non-state toll roads
CI Official State Logo Initiative Motto & Symbols Requires a scaled version of the state flag be used as the official Colorado logo for all purposes
CI Prohibition on Fluoride in Public Water System Initiative Water Prohibits the artificial introduction of fluoride or fluoride byproducts into any Colorado water system

Not on the ballot

See also: Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Recall of State and Local Officers Amendment Recall Repeals and replaces constitutional provisions regarding recall Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA Public Health Insurance Amendment Insurance Establishes a universal statewide public health insurance program Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA Right to Local Self-Government Amendment Local Gov't Declares an inherent right to local self-government in counties and municipalities Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA State Representative Districts Amendment Redistricting Makes the state representative districts each consist of one county Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA Right to Healthcare Amendment Healthcare Establishes health care as a constitutional right Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA Ammunition Restrictions Law Amendment Firearms Declares that laws regarding firearm magazines can only be effected by referendum Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA Same-Sex Marriage Amendment Marriage Declares that same-sex unions be recognized by the state Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA Establishment of a State-Owned Bank Amendment Banking Creates a state-owned bank and provides for the election of its managers Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CISS No Clemency for Death Penalty Initiative Death Penalty Prohibits the governor from giving clemency for the death penalty without legislative consent Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CISS Campus Gun Ban Firearms Bans concealed weapons on college campuses Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CI Care and Protection of Livestock Animals Initiative Animals Repeals exemption for animal husbandry practices on livestock animals from the animal cruelty statutes Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CI Public School Funding Initiative Gov't Finances Increases and/or modifies the funding of public schools Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot

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