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The [[Dates_of_2014_state_legislative_sessions|2014 legislative session]] began on [[Ballotpedia:Calendar|January 8, 2014]] and concluded on [[Ballotpedia:Calendar|May 7, 2014]]. During that time, no {{lrcafull}}s were sent to the ballot.  
 
The [[Dates_of_2014_state_legislative_sessions|2014 legislative session]] began on [[Ballotpedia:Calendar|January 8, 2014]] and concluded on [[Ballotpedia:Calendar|May 7, 2014]]. During that time, no {{lrcafull}}s were sent to the ballot.  
  
A total of [[Ballot_initiatives_filed_for_the_2014_ballot|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.
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A total of [[Ballot_initiatives_filed_for_the_2014_ballot|145 initiatives filed]] for potential spots on the 2014 ballot in Colorado. However, many of these were 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 are only two citizen's initiative certified for the [[2014 ballot measures|November ballot]], which addresses [[Abortion on the ballot|abortion]] and [[Gambling on the ballot|gambling]]. Two other initiatives still have the potential to land on the general election ballot. The signature filing deadline for these measures was [[Petition_drive_deadlines,_2014|August 4, 2014]], the second-to-last deadline in 2014, followed only by Oklahoma's [[Petition_drive_deadlines,_2014|September 5]] date. Supporters will need to collect at least [[Signature requirements for ballot measures in Colorado|86,105 valid signatures]] by the deadline in order to put the measures before voters.  
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Currently, there are only three citizen's initiative certified for the [[2014 ballot measures|November ballot]], which addresses [[Abortion on the ballot|abortion]], [[Gambling on the ballot|gambling]] and [[Business regulation on the ballot|business regulation]]. One other initiative still have the potential to land on the general election ballot. The signature filing deadline for these measures was [[Petition_drive_deadlines,_2014|August 4, 2014]], the second-to-last deadline in 2014, followed only by Oklahoma's [[Petition_drive_deadlines,_2014|September 5]] date. Supporters needed to collect at least [[Signature requirements for ballot measures in Colorado|86,105 valid signatures]] by the deadline in order to put the measures before voters.  
 
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==Historical facts==
 
==Historical facts==
*Since 1996, an average of six measures have appeared annually on the ballot in Colorado. Therefore, 2014 will be a below-average year even if all remaining potential initiatives are certified.
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*Since 1996, an average of six measures have appeared annually on the ballot in Colorado. Therefore, 2014 is a below-average year even if all remaining potential initiatives are certified.
 
*The number of measures on a statewide ballot since 1996 has ranged from one to 14.
 
*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.
 
*Since 1996, 42 of 101, or 42 percent, of Colorado ballot measures have been approved by voters.

Revision as of 20:33, 21 August 2014


2015
2013
Three statewide ballot measures are 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 filed for potential spots on the 2014 ballot in Colorado. However, many of these were 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 are only three citizen's initiative certified for the November ballot, which addresses abortion, gambling and business regulation. One other initiative still have the potential to land on the general election ballot. The signature filing deadline for these measures was August 4, 2014, the second-to-last deadline in 2014, followed only by Oklahoma's September 5 date. Supporters needed 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 even if all remaining potential initiatives are certified.
  • 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 Result
CICA Amendment 67 Abortion Recognizes unborn children as persons in the Colorado Criminal Code and Colorado Wrongful Death Act Defeatedd
CICA Amendment 68 Gambling Establishes a K-12 education fund to be funded by expanded limited gaming at horse racetracks Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 104 Gov't Acc Requires open school board meetings for collective bargaining negotiations Approveda
CISS Proposition 105 Business reg Mandates labeling of certain foodstuffs that contain genetically modified organisms Defeatedd


Potential measures

Type Title Subject Description

Not on the ballot

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


See also

Colorado

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