2017 and 2018 ballot initiatives
For information regarding the 2017 ballot initiatives, please click on the links below:
Initiative #13: State Severance Taxes on Oil and Natural Gas.
Initiative #18: Transportation Funding.
For information regarding the 2018 ballot initiatives, please click on the links below:
Initiative #4: Limit on Local Housing Growth.
amendment 71, senate bill 152 and House Bill 1057
trends and changes in 2017
public trust doctrine
The Public Trust Doctrine is the concept that Colorado’s environment is the common property of all Coloradans. Governments are to act as trustees of air, water, natural, and scenic values for the benefit of all the people.
The Doctrine would:
The Public Trust Doctrine holds no legal authority in Colorado, and is inconsistent with (i) the Colorado Constitution, (ii) existing state laws, and (iii) over 150 years of Colorado case law and water allocation. The Colorado Water Congress opposes public trust initiatives on the grounds they are unwise, unnecessary, expensive and disruptive to the fair and responsible allocation and stewardship of Colorado’s water resources.