Colorado Sales Tax Increase, Referendum A (1993)

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A Colorado Sales Tax Increase, Referendum A was on the November 2, 1993 ballot in Colorado as a legislatively-referred state statute. It was defeated.

Election results

Referendum A
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No338,54655.2%
Yes 274,989 44.8%

Referendum A was intended as a reinstatement of tourism-related sales taxes that were eliminated by a TABOR amendment.

Ballot text

Short title

  • "Reinstatement of Sales Tax on Tourist-Related Purchases"

Ballot title

Shall state taxes be increased by $13,100,000 annually in the first full fiscal year of implementation, and by $13,100,000 as adjusted for inflation plus the percentage change in state population for each fiscal year after the first full fiscal year of implementation, by reinstating the 0.2 percent sales tax on tourist-related items, including lodging services, restaurant food and drinks, ski lift admission, private tourist attraction admission, passenger automobile rental, and tour bus and sightseeing tickets for the purpose of funding statewide tourism marketing and promotional programs under the Colorado Tourism Board in order to assist future tourism growth and promote Colorado's continuing economic health?[1]

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