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The History of the Colorado Constitution

Richard B. Collins, Dale A. Oesterle, and Lawrence Friedman

in The Colorado State Constitution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780190907723
eISBN:
9780190907754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190907723.003.0031
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter traces the history of the Colorado Constitution. After some misfires for Colorado Territory, the constitution was drafted in the 1875–76 convention, approved by voters and federal ... More


Legislative Department

Richard B. Collins, Dale A. Oesterle, and Lawrence Friedman

in The Colorado State Constitution

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2020
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April 2021
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9780190907723
eISBN:
9780190907754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190907723.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter explains Article V of the Colorado Constitution, which structures the legislative department. Original Section 1 vested all of the state’s legislative power in the general assembly. The ... More


Miscellaneous

Richard B. Collins, Dale A. Oesterle, and Lawrence Friedman

in The Colorado State Constitution

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2020
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April 2021
ISBN:
9780190907723
eISBN:
9780190907754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190907723.003.0018
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter explores Article XVIII of the Colorado Constitution, titled “Miscellaneous.” As the title indicates, it covers a broad variety of subjects. The article’s original eight sections forbade ... More


Corporations

Richard B. Collins, Dale A. Oesterle, and Lawrence Friedman

in The Colorado State Constitution

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2020
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April 2021
ISBN:
9780190907723
eISBN:
9780190907754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190907723.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter assesses Article XV of the Colorado Constitution, concerning corporations. Section 2 forbids special corporate charters and requires the state to have a general incorporation code. ... More


Boundaries

Richard B. Collins, Dale A. Oesterle, and Lawrence Friedman

in The Colorado State Constitution

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2020
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April 2021
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9780190907723
eISBN:
9780190907754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190907723.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter explains Article I of the Colorado Constitution, which defines the state’s boundaries. The constitution adopted the boundaries established by Congress under the Organic Act establishing ... More


Great Outdoors Colorado

Richard B. Collins, Dale A. Oesterle, and Lawrence Friedman

in The Colorado State Constitution

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2020
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April 2021
ISBN:
9780190907723
eISBN:
9780190907754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190907723.003.0027
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter explores Article XXVII of the Colorado Constitution, titled “Great Outdoors Colorado.” The article was added in 1992 to earmark all state lottery proceeds for wildlife, parks, and ... More


State Institutions

Richard B. Collins, Dale A. Oesterle, and Lawrence Friedman

in The Colorado State Constitution

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2020
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April 2021
ISBN:
9780190907723
eISBN:
9780190907754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190907723.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter explores Article VIII of the Colorado Constitution, on state institutions. Section 1 requires that the general assembly establish and support educational, reformatory, and penal ... More


Militia

Richard B. Collins, Dale A. Oesterle, and Lawrence Friedman

in The Colorado State Constitution

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2020
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April 2021
ISBN:
9780190907723
eISBN:
9780190907754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190907723.003.0017
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter describes Article XVII of the Colorado Constitution, authorizing the state militia. The Article establishes and defines the militia, now called the Colorado National Guard. Section 2 ... More


Nuclear Detonations

Richard B. Collins, Dale A. Oesterle, and Lawrence Friedman

in The Colorado State Constitution

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2020
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April 2021
ISBN:
9780190907723
eISBN:
9780190907754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190907723.003.0026
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter describes Article XXVI of the Colorado Constitution, which concerns nuclear detonations. A citizens’ initiative added the article in 1974 in response to detonations of nuclear devices in ... More


Distribution of Powers

Richard B. Collins, Dale A. Oesterle, and Lawrence Friedman

in The Colorado State Constitution

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2020
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April 2021
ISBN:
9780190907723
eISBN:
9780190907754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190907723.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter details Article III of the Colorado Constitution, which defines distribution of powers. The article separates the powers of Colorado’s state government into three departments: ... More


Revenue

Richard B. Collins, Dale A. Oesterle, and Lawrence Friedman

in The Colorado State Constitution

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2020
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April 2021
ISBN:
9780190907723
eISBN:
9780190907754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190907723.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter highlights Article X of the Colorado Constitution, dealing with revenue. It is one of the constitution’s most distinctive sections Detailed provisions lay out the state’s tax structure. ... More


Public Utilities

Richard B. Collins, Dale A. Oesterle, and Lawrence Friedman

in The Colorado State Constitution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780190907723
eISBN:
9780190907754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190907723.003.0025
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter addresses Article XXV of the Colorado Constitution, which governs public utilities. Added in 1954, the article grants the general assembly authority, which it had lacked, to regulate ... More


Mining and Irrigation

Richard B. Collins, Dale A. Oesterle, and Lawrence Friedman

in The Colorado State Constitution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780190907723
eISBN:
9780190907754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190907723.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter addresses Article XVI of the Colorado Constitution, which deals with mining and irrigation. Mining and agriculture were Colorado’s principal industries in 1876, so provisions relating to ... More


Judicial Department

Richard B. Collins, Dale A. Oesterle, and Lawrence Friedman

in The Colorado State Constitution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780190907723
eISBN:
9780190907754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190907723.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter addresses Article VI of the Colorado Constitution, which explains the judicial department and its powers. All aspects of trial and appellate judgeships are defined. Section 3 requires ... More


Education

Richard B. Collins, Dale A. Oesterle, and Lawrence Friedman

in The Colorado State Constitution

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2020
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780190907723
eISBN:
9780190907754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190907723.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter studies Article IX of the Colorado Constitution, on public schools. Sections 1 and 15 establish the basic structure for administration of the state’s schools. Section 1 provides for an ... More


Impeachments

Richard B. Collins, Dale A. Oesterle, and Lawrence Friedman

in The Colorado State Constitution

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2020
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780190907723
eISBN:
9780190907754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190907723.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter details Article XIII of the Colorado Constitution, which defines and authorizes impeachments. Section 1 provides that the house of representatives has sole power to impeach officers ... More


Home Rule Cities and Towns

Richard B. Collins, Dale A. Oesterle, and Lawrence Friedman

in The Colorado State Constitution

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2020
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April 2021
ISBN:
9780190907723
eISBN:
9780190907754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190907723.003.0020
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter explains Article XX of the Colorado Constitution, which establishes the right of home rule for cities and towns. Added in 1902, The article created the City and County of Denver, ... More


Intoxicating Liquor

Richard B. Collins, Dale A. Oesterle, and Lawrence Friedman

in The Colorado State Constitution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780190907723
eISBN:
9780190907754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190907723.003.0022
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines former Article XXII of the Colorado Constitution, which governed intoxicating liquor. Original Article XXII, adopted in 1916, was a statewide prohibition law. National ... More


Publication of Legal Advertising.

Richard B. Collins, Dale A. Oesterle, and Lawrence Friedman

in The Colorado State Constitution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780190907723
eISBN:
9780190907754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190907723.003.0023
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter looks at former Article XXIII of the Colorado Constitution, which was repealed in 1994. It had concerned publication of legal advertising related to ballot measures. The article was ... More


Old Age Pensions

Richard B. Collins, Dale A. Oesterle, and Lawrence Friedman

in The Colorado State Constitution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780190907723
eISBN:
9780190907754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190907723.003.0024
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter assesses Article XXIV of the Colorado Constitution, which provides for old age pensions. A 1936 citizens’ initiative added the article to set up the Old Age Pension Fund in the state ... More


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