Colorado Private Property Energy Requirements Initiative (2010)

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The Colorado Private Property Energy Requirements Initiative did not appear on the November 2, 2010 statewide ballot in Colorado as an initiated state statute. The proposed measure called for preventing government imposed energy efficient building requirements on private property.[1]

Ballot summary

According to the filed petition, the ballot title read as follows:[1]

Title:

Should it be Unconstitutional for the Government to Impose Any Type of Energy Efficient Building Code on All Existing Structures Located on Private Property, or to Impose any type of Tax, Penalty or Fee for Failing to Comply with any type of Energy Efficient Building Code on All Existing Structures Located on Private Property, or to Make Compliance with Energy Efficient Building Codes a Condition of Any Rental Licensing Requirement on Private Property?

Text:

It shall be unconstitutional for the State of Colorado, a county, a municipality, or any type of governmental entity to enforce any type of energy efficient building code on any existing structure located on private property, or to impose any type of tax, penalty or fee for failure to comply with any type of energy efficient building code on any existing structure located on private property, or to require compliance with any type of energy efficient building code as a condition of obtaining a rental license on private property. Any private property owner adversely affected from a violation of this constitutional amendment shall have the right to be indemnified including recovery of his attorneys fees and costs from all responsible parties including but not limited to the State of Colorado, a county, a municipality, or any type of governmental entity.

Path to the ballot

See also: Colorado signature requirements

In order to place the proposed measure on the ballot, supporters were required to collect a minimum of 76,047 valid signatures. The signature filing deadline for the 2010 ballot in Colorado for initiated state statutes was August 2, 2010.[2] However, as of petition deadline day, no signatures were filed.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Colorado Legislature,"Energy Petition Text," accessed April 5, 2010
  2. Prior to the enactment of Colorado House Bill 1326 (2009), the signature deadline for initiated statutes and initiated amendments was the same--3 months before the election.