Second Regular Session
Sixty-first General Assembly
LLS NO. R980867.01 BJA
STATE OF COLORADO
BY SENATOR Wham;
also REPRESENTATIVE Adkins.
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 98-007
SUBMITTING TO THE REGISTERED ELECTORS OF THE STATE
OF COLORADO AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE XIV OF THE CONSTITUTION OF
THE STATE OF COLORADO, AUTHORIZING THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO ESTABLISH
QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE OFFICE OF COUNTY CORONER.
(Note: This summary applies to this resolution
as introduced and does not necessarily reflect any amendments
that may be subsequently adopted.)
Amends article XIV of the constitution of the state
of Colorado to authorize the general assembly to establish qualifications
for the office of county coroner.
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 the 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 XIV of the constitution of the state of Colorado is amended BY THE ADDITION OF A NEW SECTION to read:
Section 8.6. Coroner qualifications. THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SHALL HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO ESTABLISH BY LAW QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE OFFICE OF COUNTY CORONER, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS.
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 XIV OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF COLORADO, AUTHORIZING THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO ESTABLISH QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE OFFICE OF COUNTY CORONER."
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.