Colorado, USA, regional Plebiscite [ATP] - Referendum

General Typology

Instrument
Plebiscite [ATP]
Location
Colorado, USA
Political level
regional
Local Name:
Referendum
Normative Level:
constitutional
Legally Binding:
yes
Legally Defined:

Constitution of the State of Colorado
Article V, Section 1
[...]
(3) The second power hereby reserved is the referendum, and it may be ordered, except as to laws necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety, and appropriations for the support and maintenance of the departments of state and state institutions, against any act or item, section, or part of any act of the general assembly, either by a petition signed by registered electors (..) or by the general assembly.
[...]

Source: Constitution of the State of Colorado 1876 (accessed 9 June 2017)

Subject Matter:

Repealing laws or parts of laws via plebiscite

Actors

Author:
Authority : "general assembly" (legislature)
Initiator:
Authority : "general assembly" (legislature)
Decision maker:
Electorate

Requirements

Available Time:
Turnout Quorum:
Legal source does not mention turnout quorum
Approval Quorum:
Legal source does not mention specific approval quorum
Geographical Quorum:
Legal source does not mention geographical quorum
Excluded Issues:

Constitution of the State of Colorado
Article V, Section 1
[...] it may be ordered, except as to laws necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety, and appropriations for the support and maintenance of the departments of state and state institutions [...]

Source: Constitution of the State of Colorado 1876 (accessed 9 June 2017)

Other Formal Requirements:

Constitution of the State of Colorado
Article V, Section 1

(7.5)(a) Before any election at which the voters of the entire state will vote on any initiated or referred constitutional amendment or legislation, the nonpartisan research staff of the general assembly shall prepare and make available to the public the following information in the form of a ballot information booklet:

(I) The text and title of each measure to be voted on;

(II) A fair and impartial analysis of each measure, which shall include a summary and the major arguments both for and against the measure, and which may include any other information that would assist understanding the purpose and effect of the measure. Any person may file written comments for consideration by the research staff during the preparation of such analysis.

Source: Constitution of the State of Colorado (accessed 9 June 2017)

Procedural Elements

Wording Of Ballot Question:

Colorado Revised Statutes
1-40-115. Ballot - voting - publication

(1) Measures shall appear upon the official ballot by ballot title only. [...]

Source: Colorado Revised Statutes (accessed 9 June 2017)

Interaction With Authorities:
Supervision And Support:
Transparency And Finance:

Practice

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