First Regular Session
Sixty-first General Assembly
LLS NO. R97@0185.01 JLB
STATE OF COLORADO
BY SENATORS Dennis, Bishop, Alexander, Ament, Arnold, Chlouber, Duke, Hopper, Johnson, Lacy, Perlmutter, Powers, Rizzuto, Schroeder, Tebedo, Wattenberg, and Wham;
also REPRESENTATIVES Taylor, Entz, K. Alexander, Dyer, Miller, Owen, Pankey, Schwarz, and Smith..
AGRICULTURE, NATURAL RESOURCES
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 97-1
SUBMITTING TO THE REGISTERED ELECTORS OF THE STATE
OF COLORADO AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE XVIII OF THE CONSTITUTION
OF THE STATE OF COLORADO, PROVIDING PROTECTIONS ON FISHING AND
(Note: This summary applies to this resolution
as introduced and does not necessarily reflect any amendments
which may be subsequently adopted.)
States that fishing and hunting shall not be prohibited
or otherwise restricted except as provided in state laws enacted
by the general assembly.
Be It Resolved by the Senate of the Sixtyfirst General Assembly of the State of Colorado, the House of Representatives concurring herein:
SECTION 1. At the next election at which such question may be submitted, there shall be submitted to registered electors of the state of Colorado, for their approval or rejection, the following amendment to the constitution of the state of Colorado, to wit:
Article XVIII of the constitution of the state of Colorado is amended BY THE ADDITION OF A NEW SECTION to read:
Section 14. Fishing and hunting. FISHING AND HUNTING SHALL NOT BE PROHIBITED OR OTHERWISE RESTRICTED EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN STATE LAWS ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OR SET FORTH IN RULES ADOPTED THEREUNDER BY THE WILDLIFE COMMISSION, OR AS PROVIDED IN LOCAL LAWS ADOPTED BY MUNICIPALITIES.
SECTION 2. Each elector voting at said election and desirous of voting for or against said amendment shall cast a vote as provided by law either "Yes" or "No" on the proposition: "AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE XVIII OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF COLORADO, PROVIDING PROTECTIONS ON FISHING AND HUNTING ACTIVITIES."
SECTION 3. The votes cast for the adoption or rejection of said amendment shall be canvassed and the result determined in the manner provided by law for the canvassing of votes for representatives in Congress, and if a majority of the electors voting on the question shall have voted "Yes", the said amendment shall become a part of the state constitution.