Colorado Rights Blog

SB17-079: Limit Amendments To Initiated Statutory Laws

Bill Number: SB17-079
Year: 2017
ACLU Position: Support
Sponsors: L. Court


The state constitution does not limit the general assembly’s ability
to amend, repeal, or otherwise supersede a statutory law initiated by the
voters and specifies that bills will not become law unless approved by a
majority vote of all members elected to each house. The bill states that it
is the intent of the general assembly that it will not amend, repeal, or
otherwise supersede an initiated law in the Colorado revised statutes that
was approved at an election after the 2016 general election for a period
of 3 years from the date the law takes effect unless such amendment,
repeal, or supersession is approved by a vote of two-thirds of all the
members elected to each house.

Current Status:

Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely (02/01/2017)

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