Colorado Bail Denial Amendment, Referendum 2 (1982)

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The Colorado Bail Denial Amendment, also known as Referendum 2, was on the November 2, 1982 ballot in Colorado as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure authorized the denial of bail to those accused of capital offenses, if there is sufficient evidence.[1]

Election results

Colorado Referendum 2 (1982)
Approveda Yes 737,813 82.52%

Election Results via: Colorado State Legislative Council, Ballot History

Text of measure

See also: Colorado State Constitution, Article II

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

An amendment to Section 19 of Article II of the Constitution of the State of Colorado, authorizing the denial of bail to persons accused of a capital offense when proof is evident or presumption is great. Persons convicted of a crime of violence who are awaiting sentencing for such conviction or appealing such conviction or in the following cases if a court finds that the proof is evident or presumption is great as to the crime alleged to have been committed and finds that the public would be placed in significant peril. A crime of violence alleged to have been committed while on conditional release from confinement or a crime of violence alleged to have been committed after two previous felony convictions or one such previous felony conviction if such conviction was for a crime of violence.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Colorado State Legislative Council, "Ballot History," accessed February 19, 2014
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.