• Amendment V: Lowers the age requirement from 25 to 21 to be elected to the Colorado Legislature.
• Amendment W: Changes ballot format for judicial retention questions. Does not change the process of such retention elections.
• Amendment X: Changes the definition of industrial hemp form constitutional to statutory and allows the use of the definition of industrial hemp as found in federal or state law.
• Amendment Z: Takes redistricting out of the Legislature’s hands by creating the Independent Redistricting Commission to amend and approve legislative district maps. Also specifies the commission is to have 12 members; four from the state’s largest political party; four from the second largest and four unaffiliated.
Also sets qualifications for selection, transparency and ethic standards as well as judicial review of the maps and expands criteria the commission must use.
• Amendment A: Prohibits slavery and involuntary servitude in all circumstances. Currently, the state constitution prohibits this except as punishment for a crime of which a person is duly convicted.
• Amendment 73: See article.
• Amendment 74: Requires “just compensation” to private property owners when a government action reduces the fair market value of the property. Governments already are required to pay when they seize a property under eminent domain. The amendment would require compensation when the property value is reduced.
• Amendment 75: Allows candidates to collect five times the level of individual campaign contributions currently authorized when another candidate in the same election loans or contributes at least $1 million to his or her campaign.
• Prop 109: Requires the state to borrow up to $3.5 billion for construction, repair and maintenance of up to 66 specific projects; limit repayments, with interest, to $5.2 billion over 20 years; bar spending from bond sales proceeds from going to multimodal projects and mass transit; require repayment without raising taxes of fees, and requires the state to pay on the bonds before funding education, corrections and social services such as Medicaid.
Prop 109 also would replace the transportation funding the Legislature already allocated for 2017 and 2018.
• Prop 110: Would increase sales and use tax by 0.62 percent and allow the state to issue up to $6 billion in bonds for transportation. The total repayment amount, with interest, is limited to $9.4 billion over 20 years.
Revenue would be split between state transportation projects (45 percent); municipalities and counties for local projects (40 percent) and multimodal projects, such as mass transit, bike lanes and walking paths (15 percent, with local governments contributing a 50 percent match for the amount of funds they request for such projects).
• Prop 112: See article.
Source: League of Women Voters of Colorado