Monday, June 18, 2012

Colorado 2012 potential upcoming ballot issues

From Ballotpedia

On the ballot

See also: 2012 ballot measures
CICAMarijuana LegalizationMarijuanaLegalize recreational use of marijuana with regulations.

Potential measures

See also: Potential 2012 ballot measures
The following measures have been proposed for the 2012 ballot:


• LRCA = Legislative amendments
• LRSS = Legislative state statute
• ICA = initiated constitutional amendment
• ISS = initiated state statute

• Filing cabinet.png = Initiative proposed and filed.

• Clipboard128.png = Initiative approved for circulation

• ExamineBallot.png = Initiative signatures submitted for review.

• StateLegislatures icon.jpg = State legislature reviewing initiative.[1]

Legislative referrals

LRCAInitiative Process AmendmentDirect democracyTo revise the initiative process to make amending the state constitution harder.
LRCAState Personnel AmendmentAdmin. of gov't.Change aspects to the state personnel system.
LRCAPay System AmendmentWagesReplace performance based pay system with system based on performance and length of service.
LRCACampaign Contributions Repeal AmendmentElectionsWould repeal language in the Colorado Constitution that limits campaign contributions from corporations.
LRCAUnion Contributions Repeal AmendmentElectionsRepeals constitutional language that defined unions as government contractors and prohibited political contributions from them.
LRCADiscrimination Repeal AmendmentLGBTRepeal language in the state constitution that prohibits laws that ban discrimination against the gay community
LRCAState Employee AmendmentAdmin. of gov't.Allow the state to revamp hiring and firing process of state employees.

Citizen initiatives

CICAProhibition Ban InitiativeMarijuanaLegalize recreational use of marijuana with no regulations.Clipboard128.png
CICA"Religious Freedom" AmendmentReligionWould mandate that government not burden person or group's religion.Clipboard128.png
CICAPersonhood AmendmentAbortionDefine the term "person" in the state constitution as the start of biological development.Clipboard128.png
CICAWater Law AmendmentEnvironmentWould alter state water laws.Clipboard128.png
CICAReligious Freedom AmendmentReligionWould ban the state from interfering with freedom of religion.Clipboard128.png
CICAProperty Tax AmendmentTaxesWould eliminate property taxes in the state.Clipboard128.png
CICAHandgun AmendmentFirearmsWould allow concealed carry of handguns without permit.Clipboard128.png
CICAState Primary Election AmendmentElectionsWould restructure state primary elections.Clipboard128.png
CICARedistricting AmendmentRedistrictingWould tweak state senatorial districts by county boundariesClipboard128.png
CICABusiness Tax AmendmentTaxesWould eliminate the business personal-property tax.Filing cabinet.png
CICAJudicial Reform AmendmentJudicial reformWould change how Colorado's judges are appointed and how long they could serveFiling cabinet.png
CICACourt Term Limit MeasureJudicial reformWould limit the seven Supreme Court judges to two-year termsFiling cabinet.png
CICA"Right-to-Foreclosure" AmendmentAdmin. of gov't.Require lenders to prove their right to foreclose on property.Filing cabinet.png

Not on the ballot

CICASame-Sex Marriage AmendmentMarriageWould allow for same-sex marriage in the state.Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot


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