Colorado Official Compensation and Election Campaign Limits, Amendment 12 (1994)

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The Colorado Official Compensation and Election Campaign Limits Amendment, also known as Amendment 12, was a initiated constitutional amendment in Colorado which was defeated on the ballot on November 8, 1994.

This amendment sought to modify the Colorado Constitution to limit elected officials compensation and election campaigns.[1]

Election results

Colorado Amendment 12 (1994)
Defeatedd No848,14077.47%
Yes 246,723 22.53%

Election results via: Colorado Legislative Council

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

Shall there be an amendment to the Colorado Constitution to allow state elections on any subject in odd-numbered years; to allow increases in elected officials' compensation above 1988 levels only by voter approval or by inflation after 1994; to limit the future participation of elected officials in state and local government pension plans without voter approval; to enact a tax credit for individuals who make cash gifts to new campaign committees that pledge to take donations only from human beings; to limit contributions that political candidates, elected officials, or their campaign committees may accept from specified sources; to restrict public resources used in ballot issue campaigns; to require a mandatory fine for willful violations of the campaign contribution, public expenditure, and petition provisions; to extend petition powers to residents of all political jurisdictions; to allow judges to be recalled and bar recalled judges from any future judicial position; to limit petition ballot titles to 75 words and to revise other procedural and substantive petition provisions for the initiative, referendum, and recall; to limit the annual number of bills that governments may exclude from referendum by petition; to limit the reasons for invalidating petition signatures; to repeal changes in state petition laws or regulations adopted after 1988 unless voter-approved; to prevent elected officials from changing certain voter-approved laws; and to authorize individual, class action, or district suits to enforce the amendment?[2][3]

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  1. Colorado Legislative Council, "Ballot Issue History"
  2. El Paso County, Colorado, "Official Sample Ballot for General Election"
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.