Colorado Marijuana Tax Revenue to Establish Housing for Disabled Amendment (2014)

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The Colorado Marijuana Tax Revenue to Establish Housing for Disabled Amendment may appear on the November 4, 2014 ballot in Colorado as an initiated constitutional amendment. The measure, if approved, would use $10 million annually from retail marijuana sales tax revenues to fund permanent housing for disabled citizens with brain disorders. It would also create a board to oversee the use of the money, and require that such permanent housing be staffed by individuals who are certified in brain injury care. The official title given to this measure by the Ballot Title Setting Board was, "An amendment to the Colorado constitution concerning state funding for permanent housing for disabled citizens with brain disorders and, in connection therewith, requiring the state to use ten million dollars annually from retail marijuana sales tax revenues to provide permanent housing for Colorado citizens who are disabled by brain disorders; creating a board to oversee the use of the grant moneys; and requiring that such permanent housing be staffed by individuals who are certified in brain injury care."[1][2]

The measure, if approved, would amend the Colorado Constitution by adding Article XXX.[1]

Text of measure

Ballot title and submission clause

If the measure appears on the ballot, it will read as:[2]

Shall there be an amendment to the Colorado constitution concerning state funding for permanent housing for disabled citizens with brain disorders and, in connection therewith, requiring the state to use ten million dollars annually from retail marijuana sales tax revenues to provide permanent housing for Colorado citizens who are disabled by brain disorders; creating a board to oversee the use of the grant moneys; and requiring that such permanent housing be staffed by individuals who are certified in brain injury care?[3]

Constitutional changes

The measure, if approved, would amend the Colorado Constitution by adding Article XXX. The full text of the proposed amended language can be read here.

Support

  • Paula Rhoads Hook, proponent
  • Craig Hall, proponent
  • Brian Nemeth, proponent

Path to the ballot

See also: Laws governing the initiative process in Colorado & Amending the Colorado Constitution

Supporters must gather 86,105 valid signatures by Monday, August 4 at 3:00 PM for the measure to appear on the ballot.

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