Amendment B

The measure submits a question to voters in November 2020 repealing several constitutional provisions regarding property taxes, commonly referred to as the Gallagher Amendment. Specifically, it repeals the 29 percent assessment rate in the constitution for most nonresidential property, the calculation of the target percentage, and the requirement that the General Assembly adjust the residential assessment rate to maintain the target percentage. The statutes implementing these constitutional provisions are unaffected by this bill.

Amendment C

Amendment C makes three changes to the constitutional provisions regarding bingo-raffle licenses for nonprofit organizations in Colorado:

  • decreases the number of years that a nonprofit organization must exist in order to apply for a bingo-raffle license from five years to three years, and permits the legislature to further modify this requirement after January 1, 2024;
  • eliminates the requirement that bingo-raffle workers be members of the nonprofit organization; and
  • permits workers to be paid the applicable minimum wage.

Amendment 76

Amendment 76 changes the wording in the Colorado Constitution to state that only a U.S. citizen, instead of every U.S. citizen meeting legal requirements is qualified to vote.

Amendment 77

The Colorado Constitution currently limits gaming to slots, blackjack, poker, craps, and roulette, with a maximum bet of $100 for any game. This measure removes these restrictions from the Constitution and allows voters in Black Hawk, Central City, and Cripple Creek to expand bet amounts and the types of games allowed at casinos in each of their cities. Additionally, the measure allows gaming revenue distributed to the state's public community colleges to be spent on programs that improve student retention and increase completion of credentialed programs.

Proposition EE

Effective January 1, 2021, Proposition EE increases state taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco products and creates a tax on nicotine products. During the 2020 legislative session, the General Assembly passed House Bill 20-1427 to raise taxes on cigarettes and tobacco products, create a tax on nicotine products, and modify the taxation and regulation of these products. House Bill 20-1427 takes effect only if Proposition EE is approved by voters, as all tax increases require voter approval under a requirement in the Colorado Constitution. This analysis discusses the changes that will occur if Proposition EE passes.

Proposition 113

Proposition 113 enters Colorado into an agreement among states to elect the President of the United States by a national popular vote. The agreement only goes into effect for member states once states representing the majority of electoral votes ratifies the agreement.

Proposition 114

Proposition 114 requires the Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) Commission to develop a plan to reintroduce and manage gray wolves in Colorado. In doing so, the commission must hold statewide hearings to gather information to inform the plan. CPW must take the steps necessary to begin gray wolf reintroduction by December 31, 2023, on designated lands west of the Continental Divide. CPW is further required to assist landowners in preventing and resolving conflicts between gray wolves and livestock, and to compensate livestock owners for any losses of livestock caused by gray wolves.

Proposition 115

The measure prohibits persons from performing an abortion if the probable gestational age of the fetus is at least 22 weeks. The measure requires physicians to make a determination of the probable gestational age before performing any abortion. Under the measure, performing or attempting to perform an abortion after 22 weeks gestational age is a class 1 misdemeanor. Persons convicted of this offense may be subject to a fine penalty, but not jail time. Performing a prohibited abortion constitutes unprofessional conduct for the purposes of physician licensing. A licensed physician found in violation is subject to a license suspension for at least three years. An abortion after 22 weeks gestational age is not a crime if, in the reasonable medical judgement of the physician, it is necessary to save the life of the pregnant woman. A woman who has an abortion performed or any person who fills a prescription or provides equipment used during abortion does not commit an offense under the measure.

Proposition 116

For tax year 2020 and all subsequent years, the measure reduces the state income tax rate from 4.63 percent to 4.55 percent.

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Proposition 117

Beginning in 2021, the measure requires that voter approval be obtained in order for new programs to be created as state enterprises for the purpose of Article X, Section 20, of the Colorado Constitution (TABOR), and in order for existing state programs that are not enterprises to qualify as enterprises. The voter approval requirement applies if the program's projected or actual revenue from fees and surcharges exceeds $100 million over the first five years for which the program will operate as an enterprise. For multiple enterprises created to serve primarily the same purpose, including those created during the past five years, projected revenues are added together to determine whether voter approval is required. If an existing state government enterprise loses and then regains its status as an enterprise, it may require a vote under this measure. The measure also includes required language to be used in ballot titles for elections required under the measure.

Proposition 118

The measure creates a statewide paid family and medical leave (PFML) insurance program and division as an enterprise in the Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE). The purpose of the PFML insurance program and division is to provide partial wage-replacement benefits for up to 12 weeks per year to eligible employees, and employment protections for employees that take that leave. Premium payments for the PFML insurance program are split between employers and employees, with employers paying at least 50 percent of the premium and employees paying up to 50 percent of the premium.


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