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Colorado Pueblo County Gambling, Initiative 5 (1984)

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The Colorado Pueblo County Gambling Initiative, also known as Initiative 5, was on the November 6, 1984 ballot in Colorado as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have allowed casino gaming in Pueblo County. Some of the profits of such gambling would have been used for public schools and the medically indigent program.[1]

Election results

Colorado Initiative 5 (1984)
Defeatedd No819,53366.82%
Yes 406,989 33.18%

Election results via: Colorado State Legislative Council, Ballot History

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Shall the Colorado Constitution be amended to provide for the conduct of casino gaming in Pueblo County as of July 1, 1985; to direct appointment of a commission to regulate and license casino gaming and the sale of alcoholic beverages in conjunction therewith, and to control an adjacent recreation area; to direct payment to the commission of license fees and up to ten percent of gross proceeds from casino gaming and to provide, after deduction of administrative and organizational costs from such payment for appropriation of the balance for public schools and the medically indigent program; and to require the general assembly to enact laws to implement the amendment?[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.