First Regular Session
Sixty-second General Assembly
LLS NO. R990845.01 Gregg
STATE OF COLORADO
BY SENATOR Tebedo;
also REPRESENTATIVE McElhany.
STATE, VETERANS AND MILITARY AFFAIRS
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 99-003
CONCERNING THE SUBMISSION TO THE REGISTERED ELECTORS
OF THE STATE OF COLORADO OF AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 1 (2) OF ARTICLE
V OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF COLORADO, INCREASING THE
AMOUNT OF TIME BEFORE AN ELECTION WITHIN WHICH AN INITIATIVE PETITION
MUST BE FILED WITH THE SECRETARY OF STATE FROM THREE MONTHS TO
(Note: This summary applies to this resolution
as introduced and does not necessarily reflect any amendments
that may be subsequently adopted.)
Increases the amount of time before an election within
which an initiative petition must be filed with the secretary
of state from 3 months to 4 months.
Be It Resolved by the Senate of the Sixtysecond General Assembly of the State of Colorado:
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:
Section 1 (2) of article V of the constitution of the state of Colorado is amended to read:
Section 1. General assembly
initiative and referendum. (2) The
first power hereby reserved by the people is the initiative, and
signatures by registered electors in an amount equal to at least
five percent of the total number of votes cast for all candidates
for the office of secretary of state at the previous general election
shall be required to propose any measure by petition, and every
such petition shall include the full text of the measure so proposed.
Initiative petitions for state legislation and amendments to
the constitution, in such form as may be prescribed pursuant to
law, shall be addressed to and filed with the secretary of state
at least three
NO LATER THAN FOUR months before the general election at which
they are to be voted upon.
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 SECTION 1 (2) OF ARTICLE V OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF COLORADO, INCREASING THE AMOUNT OF TIME BEFORE AN ELECTION WITHIN WHICH AN INITIATIVE PETITION MUST BE FILED WITH THE SECRETARY OF STATE FROM THREE MONTHS TO FOUR MONTHS."
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.