Colorado Term Limits, Initiative 5 (1990)
The Colorado Term Limits Initiative, also known as Initiative 5, was on the November 6, 1990 ballot in Colorado as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure limited the number of consecutive terms that can be served by the Governor of Colorado, the Lieutenant Governor of Colorado, the Colorado Secretary of State, the Attorney General of Colorado, the Colorado Treasurer, and all members of the Colorado State Legislature.
|Colorado Initiative 5 (1990)|
Election results via: Colorado State Legislative Council, Ballot History
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
|“||Shall there be an amendment to the Colorado Constitution limiting the number of consecutive terms that may be served by the Governor, Lt. Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, Treasurer, members of the General Assembly, and United States Senators and Representatives elected from Colorado?||”|
The successful passage of Colorado's 1990 term limits act by voters changed several parts of the Colorado Constitution, including:
- Section 1 of Article IV, adding:
- "In order to broaden the opportunities for public service and to guard against excessive concentrations of power, no governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, state treasurer, or attorney general shall serve more than two consecutive terms in such office. This limitation on the number of terms shall apply to terms of office beginning on or after January 1, 1991. Any person who succeeds to the office of governor or is appointed or elected to fill a vacancy in one of the other offices named in this section, and who serves at least onehalf of a term of office, shall be considered to have served a term in that office for purposes of this subsection (2). Terms are considered consecutive unless they are at least four years apart."
- Section 3 of Article V, adding:
- "In order to broaden the opportunities for public service and to assure that the general assembly is representative of Colorado citizens, no senator shall serve more than two consecutive terms in the senate, and no representative shall serve more than four consecutive terms in the house of representatives. This limitation on the number of terms shall apply to terms of office beginning on or after January 1, 1991. Any person appointed or elected to fill a vacancy in the general assembly and who serves at least onehalf of a term of office shall be considered to have served a term in that office for purposes of this subsection (2). Terms are considered consecutive unless they are at least four years apart."
- Colorado 1990 ballot measures
- 1990 ballot measures
- List of Colorado ballot measures
- History of Initiative & Referendum in Colorado
- Colorado Term Limits Act, Amendment 17 (1994)
State of Colorado
|State executive officers||
Governor | Lieutenant Governor | Attorney General | Secretary of State | Treasurer | Commissioner of Education | Commissioner of Insurance | Commissioner of Agriculture | Executive Director of Natural Resources | Executive Director of Labor and Employment | Chair of Public Utilities |
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