Election 2006: State ballot issues

  • Amendment 38 (click to download a pdf of the ballot language) - Would reduce restrictions and requirements for submitting a ballot initiative or referendum by petition.
  • Amendment 39 - Would require all public school districts in Colorado to spend at least 65 percent of operational expenditures, in each state fiscal year, on classroom instruction. With limited exceptions.
  • Amendment 40 - Would reduce term limits for judges in the state Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, by limiting those judges to a maximum of four years in office; and would reduce term limits for appellate judges to a maximum of three terms.
  • Amendment 41 - Would drastically reduce ability of government officials, public officers, government employees, and members of the General Assembly to legally accept monetary gifts or in-kind donations. Would prevent professional lobbyists from "giving anything of value" to such officials and employees.
  • Amendment 42 - Would raise the minimum wage in Colorado from $5.15 per hour to $6.85 per hour.
  • Amendment 43 - Would amend the state constitution to define marriage as between one man and one woman.
  • Amendment 44 - Would legalize possession of less than one ounce of marijuana in Colorado for adults 21 years of age and older.
  • Referendum E - Would extend property tax exemptions for disabled veterans.
  • Referendum F - Would remove recall timelines from the state constitution.
  • Referendum G - Would eliminate obsolete constitutional provisions.
  • Referendum H - Would prohibit businesses from applying for a state business tax deduction relating to services rendered by, or wages paid to, unauthorized aliens.
  • Referendum I - Would enable the state to recognize domestic partnerships between couples of the same gender, and would allow those couples to receive benefits such as legal, economic and medical rights related to the partnership.
  • Referendum J - Would require all public school districts in Colorado to spend at least 65 percent of operational expenditures, in each state fiscal year, on expenditures directly affecting student achievement. Allows for broader spending than Amendment 39.
  • Referendum K - Would direct the state attorney general to file a lawsuit against the federal government demanding enforcement of all existing immigration laws.
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