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Second Regular Session
Sixty-first General Assembly
LLS NO. R980557.01 JGG
STATE OF COLORADO
BY REPRESENTATIVES Grossman and Kaufman
STATE, VETERANS & MILITARY
HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 98-1010
SUBMITTING TO THE REGISTERED ELECTORS OF THE STATE
OF COLORADO AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE II OF THE CONSTITUTION OF
THE STATE OF COLORADO, CONCERNING A WOMAN'S FREEDOM OF REPRODUCTIVE
AUTONOMY, AND, IN CONNECTION THEREWITH, SPECIFYING THAT A WOMAN'S
RIGHT OF REPRODUCTIVE CHOICE SHALL BE HELD INVIOLATE.
(Note: This summary applies to this resolution
as introduced and does not necessarily reflect any amendments
that may be subsequently adopted.)
Adds a new section to article II of the Colorado
constitution, the bill of rights, providing that the liberty interest
protected by the due process clause set forth in article II includes
a woman's freedom of reproductive autonomy. Specifies that a
woman's right of reproductive choice shall be held inviolate.
Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of the Sixtyfirst General Assembly of the State of Colorado, the Senate 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 II of the constitution of the state of Colorado is amended BY THE ADDITION OF A NEW SECTION to read:
Section 25.5. Reproductive autonomy. THE LIBERTY INTEREST PROTECTED IN SECTION 25 OF THIS ARTICLE INCLUDES A WOMAN'S FREEDOM OF REPRODUCTIVE AUTONOMY. A WOMAN'S RIGHT OF REPRODUCTIVE CHOICE SHALL BE HELD INVIOLATE.
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 II OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF COLORADO, CONCERNING A WOMAN'S FREEDOM OF REPRODUCTIVE AUTONOMY, AND, IN CONNECTION THEREWITH, SPECIFYING THAT A WOMAN'S RIGHT OF REPRODUCTIVE CHOICE SHALL BE HELD INVIOLATE."
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.