Ballot Tracker

Brownstein’s Political & Regulatory Law Group presents this comprehensive tracker of all Colorado statewide ballot initiatives proposed during the 2021-2022 cycle, including any appeals from the Title Board to the Colorado Supreme Court. Information will be updated within 24 hours of any change. Where available, hyperlinks are provided to the initiative’s final text, title, review and comment memo, appellate decision, fiscal impact estimate and ballot analysis.

For a printable PDF version of all initiatives, click here.

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For more information on any measure, contact Brownstein attorneys Sarah Mercer or David Meschke.

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Summary

Status

Notes

#1: Required Posting of Hours of Operation (unspecified) – seeks to require public schools and universities to post their hours of operation on their buildings

Proponents: Lionel Amega and Genesis Curry

Election Year: 2022

Withdrawn before Review & Comment hearing

08/04/20:
Initial Text Submitted to Legislative Council

08/18/20:
Review & Comment Hearing scheduled

#13: Laws Concerning Cruelty to Animals (statutory) – seeks to alter Colorado statutes to increase protections to animals from suffering and exploitation and criminalize actions that are currently considered legal animal husbandry practices

Proponents: Alexander Sage and Brent Johannes

Election Year: 2022

Related Initiatives: #13, #15, #16

Review & Comment Hearing Held

12/28/20:
Initial Text Submitted to Legislative Council

1/08/21
Review and Comment Memo Prepared by Legislative Council and Office of Legislative Legal Services

1/11/21:
Review & Comment Hearing held (Audio)

#15: Laws Concerning Cruelty to Animals (statutory) – seeks to alter Colorado statutes to increase protections to animals from suffering and exploitation and criminalize actions that are currently considered legal animal husbandry practices

Proponents: Alexander Sage and Brent Johannes

Election Year: 2022

Related Initiatives: #13, #15, #16

Withdrawn before Review & Comment Hearing

1/25/21:
Initial Text Submitted to Legislative Council

2/8/21:
Review & Comment Hearing was scheduled for 10:00 a.m.

#016: Laws Concerning Cruelty to Animals (statutory) – seeks to alter Colorado statutes to increase protections to animals from suffering and exploitation and criminalize actions that are currently considered legal animal husbandry practices

Proponents: Alexander Sage and Brent Johannes

Election Year: 2022

Related Initiatives: #13, #15, #16

Awaiting Review & Comment Hearing

2/8/21:
Initial Text Submitted to Legislative Council

2/22/21:
Review & Comment Hearing scheduled for 10:00 a.m.

Oil and Gas

Summary

Status

Notes

#2: Prohibit Hydraulic Fracturing (statutory) – seeks to prohibit all hydraulic fracturing in the state of Colorado that is not on federal land

Proponents: Thomas Williams and James Newel

Election Year: 2022

Related Initiatives: #2, #3, #5

Review & Comment hearing held; Proponents appear to be pursing related initiative #5

09/10/20:
Initial Text Submitted to Legislative Council

09/21/20:
Review and Comment Memo Prepared by Legislative Council and Office of Legislative Legal Services

#3: Prohibit Hydraulic Fracturing (statutory) – seeks to prohibit all hydraulic fracturing in the state of Colorado that is not on federal land

Proponents: Thomas Williams and James Newel

Election Year: 2022

Related Initiatives: #2, #3, #5

Review & Comment hearing held; Proponents appear to be pursing related initiative #5

10/15/20:
Initial Text Submitted to Legislative Council

10/26/20:
Review and Comment Memo Prepared by Legislative Council and Office of Legislative Legal Services

10/29/20:
Review & Comment Hearing held (Audio)

#5: Prohibit Hydraulic Fracturing (statutory) – seeks to prohibit all hydraulic fracturing in the state of Colorado that is not on federal land

Proponents: Thomas Williams and James Newel

Election Year: 2022

Related Initiatives: #2, #3, #5

Withdrawn

10/29/20:
Initial Text Submitted to Legislative Council

11/05/20:
Original and Final Text submitted to Title Board

12/02/20:
Title setting denied at Initial Title Board Hearing due to failure of one of the designated representatives to appear

Elections

Summary

Status

Notes

#4: Allocation of State-Level Electoral Votes Across Counties (unspecified) – seeks to implement an electoral college system for state-level elections

Proponents: Stephen Smith and Francine Smith

Election Year: 2022

Withdrawn before Review & Comment hearing

10/19/20:
Initial Text Submitted to Legislative Council

#6: Petitions (statutory) – seeks to revamp the state and local petition process and rights

Proponents: Donald Creager III and John Ebel

Election Year: 2022

Related Initiatives: #6, #8, #9, #10, #11, #12

Denied Title Setting

11/16/20:
Initial Text Submitted to Legislative Council

11/27/20:
Review and Comment Memo Prepared by Legislative Council and Office of Legislative Legal Services

11/30/20:
Review & Comment Hearing held (Audio)

12/02/20:
Original and Final Text submitted to Title Board

12/10/20:
Initial Fiscal Summary

12/16/20:
Initial Title Board hearing held and title setting denied on the basis that the measure does not constitute a single subject

12/23/20:
Motion for Rehearing

01/06/21:
Motion for Rehearing denied at Title Board Rehearing

#8: Petitions (statutory) – seeks to revamp the state and local petition process and rights, extend initiatives and referenda to counties and other local governments, expand the Colorado Supreme Court’s role in reviewing petitions, restrict the General Assembly’s authority to make bills petition exempt, and have Legislative Council Staff’s Blue Book not apply to petitions

Proponents: Donald Creager III and John Ebel

Election Year: 2022

Related Initiatives: #6, #8, #9, #10, #11, #12

Denied Title Setting

12/23/20:
Initial Text Submitted to Legislative Council

12/31/20:
Review and Comment Memo Prepared by Legislative Council and Office of Legislative Legal Services

1/6/21:
Review & Comment Hearing held (Audio)

1/11/21:
Original and Final Text submitted to Title Board

2/3/21:
Initial Title Board hearing held and title setting denied on the basis that the measure does not constitute a single subject

2/10/21:
Motion for Rehearing

2/17/21:
Motion for Rehearing denied at Title Board rehearing 

#9: Petitions (statutory) – seeks to revamp the state and local petition process and rights, extend initiatives and referenda to counties and other local governments, expand the Colorado Supreme Court’s role in reviewing petitions, restrict the General Assembly’s authority to make bills petition exempt, and have Legislative Council Staff’s Blue Book not apply to petitions

Proponents: Donald Creager III and John Ebel

Election Year: 2022

Related Initiatives: #6, #8, #9, #10, #11, #12

Denied Title Setting

12/23/20:
Initial Text Submitted to Legislative Council

12/31/20:
Review and Comment Memo Prepared by Legislative Council and Office of Legislative Legal Services

1/06/21:
Review & Comment Hearing held (Audio)

1/11/21:
Original and Final Text submitted to Title Board

2/3/21:
Initial Title Board hearing held and title setting denied on the basis that the measure does not constitute a single subject

2/10/21:
Motion for Rehearing

2/17/21:
Motion for Rehearing denied at Title Board rehearing

#10: Petitions (statutory) – seeks to revamp the state and local petition process and rights, extend initiatives and referenda to counties and other local governments, expand the Colorado Supreme Court’s role in reviewing petitions, restrict the General Assembly’s authority to make bills petition exempt, and have Legislative Council Staff’s Blue Book not apply to petitions

Proponents: Donald Creager III and John Ebel

Election Year: 2022

Related Initiatives: #6, #8, #9, #10, #11, #12

Title Set

12/23/20:
Initial Text Submitted to Legislative Council

12/31/20:
Review and Comment Memo Prepared by Legislative Council and Office of Legislative Legal Services

1/06/21:
Review & Comment Hearing held (Audio)

1/11/21:
Original and Final Text submitted to Title Board

2/3/21:
Title Set at Initial Title Board hearing

2/10/21:
Motion for Rehearing

2/17/21

Title Set at Title Board rehearing and Motion for Rehearing granted only to the extent that the Title Board made changes to the title

#11: Petitions (statutory) – seeks to revamp the state and local petition process and rights, extend initiatives and referenda to counties and other local governments, expand the Colorado Supreme Court’s role in reviewing petitions, restrict the General Assembly’s authority to make bills petition exempt, and have Legislative Council Staff’s Blue Book not apply to petitions

Proponents: Donald Creager III and John Ebel

Election Year: 2022

Related Initiatives: #6, #8, #9, #10, #11, #12

Title Set

12/23/20:
Initial Text Submitted to Legislative Council

12/31/20:
Review and Comment Memo Prepared by Legislative Council and Office of Legislative Legal Services

1/06/21:
Review & Comment Hearing held (Audio)

1/11/21:
Original and Final Text submitted to Title Board

2/3/21:
Title Set at Initial Title Board hearing

2/10/21:
Motion for Rehearing

2/17/21:
Title Set at Title Board rehearing and Motion for Rehearing granted only to the extent that the Title Board made changes to the title

#12: Petitions (statutory) – seeks to revamp the state and local petition process and rights, extend initiatives and referenda to counties and other local governments, expand the Colorado Supreme Court’s role in reviewing petitions, restrict the General Assembly’s authority to make bills petition exempt, and have Legislative Council Staff’s Blue Book not apply to petitions

Proponents: Donald Creager III and John Ebel

Election Year: 2022

Related Initiatives: #6, #8, #9, #10, #11, #12

Denied Title Setting

12/23/20:
Initial Text Submitted to Legislative Council

12/31/20:
Review and Comment Memo Prepared by Legislative Council and Office of Legislative Legal Services

1/06/21:
Review & Comment Hearing held (Audio)

1/11/21:
Original and Final Text submitted to Title Board

2/3/21:
Initial Title Board hearing held and title setting denied on the basis that the measure does not constitute a single subject

2/10/21:
Motion for Rehearing

2/17/21:
Motion for Rehearing denied at Title Board rehearing

Fiscal Policy

Summary

Status

Notes

#7: Reduction in Property Tax Assessment Rates (statutory) – seeks to reduce the residential property tax assessment rate from 7.15 percent to 6.5 percent and the non-residential property tax assessment rate from 29 percent to 27 percent

Proponents: Lindsey Singer and Michael Fields

Election Year: 2021

Related Initiatives: #7, #14

Review & Comment Hearing Held

11/30/20:
Initial Text Submitted to Legislative Council

12/10/20:
Review and Comment Memo Prepared by Legislative Council and Office of Legislative Legal Services

12/14/20:
Review & Comment Hearing held (Audio)

#14: Reduction in Property Tax Assessment Rates (statutory) – seeks to reduce the residential property tax assessment rate from 7.15 percent to 6.5 percent and the non-residential property tax assessment rate from 29 percent to 26 percent

Proponents: Lindsey Singer and Michael Fields

Election Year: 2021

Related Initiatives: #7, #14

Title Set

1/19/21:
Initial Text Submitted to Legislative Council

Letter Issued in lieu of a Review & Comment Hearing

1/19/21:
Original and Final Text submitted to Title Board

2/17/21:
Title Set at Initial Title Board Hearing

#17: Requirements for Spending Custodial Money (constitutional, statutory)

seek to define “custodial money” and specify that revenue collected from custodial funds can be retained and spent by the state as a voter-approved revenue change that is exempt from limitation under the Taxpayer Bill of Rights 

Proponents: Suzanne Taheri and Michael Fields

Election Year: 2022
 

Awaiting Review & Comment Hearing

2/12/21:
Initial Text Submitted to Legislative Council

2/26/21:
Review & Comment Hearing scheduled for 10:00 a.m.
 


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