Colorado Rent Control Amendment (2010)

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Colorado Rent Control Amendment did not appear on the November 2, 2010 statewide ballot in Colorado as an initiated constitutional amendment. The measure proposed making it unconstitutional for the state or county to control rents on private property.[1]

Ballot summary

According to the submitted initiative petition, the ballot title read as follows:[2]

Title: Should it be Unconstitutional for the Government to Control Rents on Private Property?


It shall be unconstitutional for the State of Colorado, a county, a municipality, or any type of governmental entity to control rents on private property by any means including but not limited to enacting any statute, ordinance, resolution, deed restriction, covenant restriction, building requirement or zoning restriction that attempts to control rents on private property. Any private property owner adversely affected from a violation of this constitutional amendment shall have the right to be indemnified including recovery of his attorneys fees and costs from all responsible parties including but not limited to the State of Colorado, a county, a municipality, or any type of governmental entity.

Path to the ballot

See also: Colorado signature requirements

In order to qualify the proposed measure for the 2010 ballot a minimum of 76,047 valid signatures were required. The signature filing deadline for the 2010 ballot in Colorado for initiated constitutional amendments was August 2, 2010.[3] However, as of petition deadline day, no signatures were filed.

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Additional reading


  1. The Denver Daily News,"Targeting rent control," April 5, 2010
  2. Colorado Legislature,"Rent Control Initiative Petition," retrieved April 5, 2010
  3. Prior to the enactment of Colorado House Bill 1326 (2009), the signature deadline for initiated statutes and initiated amendments was the same--3 months before the election.