All six citizen-led initiatives have made the ballot. Four are statutory changes —
- A setback measure for oil and gas would mandate that new oil and gas development, including fracking, be a minimum distance of 2,500 feet from occupied buildings and other areas designated as “vulnerable.”
- Payday loans would restrict the charges on payday loans to a yearly rate of 36 percent and would eliminate all other finance charges and fees associated with payday lending.
- A transportation measure that would increase sales tax
- Another transportation measure that would authorize bonds.
- changes campaign-finance limitations
Two are constitutional amendments —
- One amendment requires that property owners be compensated for any reduction in property value caused by state laws or regulations.
- The other amendment boosts income taxes to raise money for education.
Also on the ballot are six measures
referred by the Colorado General Assembly:
- Amendment V, age requirement for legislators,
- Amendment W, election ballot format for judicial retention elections,
- Amendment X, industrial hemp definition,
- Amendment Y, congressional redistricting,
- Amendment Z, legislative redistricting
- Amendment A, prohibiting slavery and involuntary servitude
Friday is the last day for proponents to withdraw their measures. Next Monday, Sept. 10, is when the ballot will be officially certified and be assigned numbers.