Colorado Nonprofit Association supports public policies that strengthen nonprofits and communities. We encourage you to consider our positions as you determine how your nonprofit will respond to these measures. Colorado has nine measures on the 2016 ballot and one measure on the seven county metro area ballot.
Ballot Measures We Support:
- Amendment 70 - Passed Increase State Minimum Wage: Increases Colorado’s $8.31 hourly minimum wage to $12 by 2020 and adjusts it annually for inflation thereafter.
- Amendment 72 - Failed Tobacco Tax Increase: Raises $315 million annually for research, prevention and treatment related to tobacco use through increased tobacco taxes.
- Issue 4B - Passed Renew the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District: Renews the sales tax that funds SCFD through 2030.
- Amendment T - Failed: No 50.7% (1,211,229) Yes 49.2% (1,174,152) Removes the outdated criminal punishment exception from the law prohibiting involuntary servitude
We are neutral on the following measures:
- Amendment 69 - Failed Creates ColoradoCare: a cooperative to manage the state's healthcare coverage that is funded by taxes rather than premiums.
- Amendment 71 - Passed Makes amending the constitution harder by requiring signatures from each CO Senate district and 55% approval for future amendments.
- Amendment U - Failed Eliminates property taxes on individuals and businesses for private use of government-owned property worth $6,000 or less.
- Proposition 106 - Passed Allows patients to request and take medication to aid in dying.
- Proposition 107 - Passed Holds a presidential primary in Colorado in 2020 and allows unaffiliated voters to participate.
- Proposition 108 - Passed Allows Colorado’s unaffiliated voters to participate in nonpresidential state and local primaries.