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2008 Initiatives Archive

Below are the proposed citizen-initiated initiatives for the November 2008 ballot that were challenged in the Colorado Supreme Court. The party filings and the Court’s corresponding orders are included. You can find more information about the steps in the initiative process on the Colorado Legislative Branch site. And for information on all of this year's ballot initiatives please visit the Colorado Secretary of State's site.

Initiative 13 - Severance Tax on Oil and Gas

07SA154 - Docket Sheet and Petition for Review
07SA154 - 05-22-07 Court Order
07SA154 - 06-13-07 Notice of Filing Administrative Record
07SA154 - 06-13-07 Opening Brief of Title Board
07SA154 - 06-13-07 Opening Brief
07SA154 - 06-13-07 Respondents’ Opening Brief
07SA154 - 06-14-07 Court Order
07SA154 - 06-20-07 Respondents’ Answer Brief
07SA154 - 06-20-07 Answer Brief of Title Board
07SA154 - 06-20-07 Petitioner’s Answer to Proponents
07SA154 - 06-20-07 Petitioner’s Answer to Board
07SA154 - 06-28-07 Court Order

Initiative 14 - Severance Tax on Oil and Gas

07SA155 - Docket Sheet
07SA155 - Petition for Review
07SA155 - 05-22-07 Court Order
07SA155 - 06-13-07 Notice of Filing of Administrative Record
07SA155 - 06-13-07 Opening Brief of Title Board
07SA155 - 06-13-07 Opening Brief
07SA155 - 06-13-07 Respondents’ Opening Brief
07SA155 - 06-14-07 Court Order
07SA155 - 06-20-07 Respondents’ Answer Brief
07SA155 - 06-20-07 Answer Brief of Title Board
07SA155 - 06-20-07 Petitioner’s Answer to Proponents
07SA155 - 06-20-07 Petitioner’s Answer to Board
07SA155 - 06-28-07 Court Order

Initiative 31 - Prohibition on Discrimination and Preferential Treatment by Colorado Government

07SA197 - Docket Sheet
07SA197 - Petition for Review
07SA197 - 06-26-07 Court Order
07SA197 - 07-16-07 Motion to File Amicus Brief – Colorado Women’s Bar Assc.
07SA197 - 07-16-07 Opening Brief of Title Board
07SA197 - 07-16-07 Opening Brief
07SA197 - 07-16-07 Opening Brief of Petitioners – Part 1 of 2
07SA197 - 07-16-07 Opening Brief of Petitioners – Part 2 of 2
07SA197 - 07-17-07 Motion for Leave to File Brief of American Civil Liberties Union
07SA197 - 07-27-07 Court Order
07SA197 - 07-27-07 Brief of Amicus Curiae – Colorado Women’s Bar Assc.
07SA197 - 07-27-07 Brief of American Civil Liberties Union
07SA197 - 07-27-07 Brief of Amicus Curiae Victor R. Ridder – Part 1 of 3
07SA197 - 07-27-07 Brief of Amicus Curiae Victor R. Ridder – Part 2 of 3
07SA197 - 07-27-07 Brief of Amicus Curiae Victor R. Ridder – Part 3 of 3
07SA197 - 08-03-07 Answer Brief of Title Board
07SA197 - 08-06-07 Answer Brief of Petitioners
07SA197 - 08-06-07 Reply Brief of Proponents
07SA197 - 09-10-07 Court Order

Initiative 17 - New State Department and Elected Board for Environmental Conservation

07SA201 - Docket Sheet and Petition for Review
07SA201 - 06-28-07 Court Order
07SA201 - 07-09-07 Opening Brief of Respondents
07SA201 - 07-16-07 Petitioner’s Opening Brief – Part 1 of 2
07SA201 - 07-16-07 Petitioner’s Opening Brief – Part 2 of 2
07SA201 - 07-16-07 Opening Brief of Title Board
07SA201 - 07-25-07 Court Order
07SA201 - 08-03-07 Answer Brief of Title Board
07SA201 - 08-06-07 Petitioner’s Answer Brief
07SA201 - 11-19-07 Opinion

Initiative 36 - Definition of a Person

07SA245 - Docket Sheet
07SA245 - Petition for Review
07SA245 - 08-09-07 Court Order
07SA245 - 08-13-07 Court Order
07SA245 - 09-07-07 Court Order
07SA245 - 09-10-07 Notice of Filing of Record
07SA245 - 09-10-07 Opening Brief of Petitioners
07SA245 - 09-10-07 Opening Brief of Title Board
07SA245 - 09-14-07 Respondent’s Opening Brief
07SA245 - 09-19-07 Court Order
07SA245 - 09-28-07 Answer Brief of Title Board
07SA245 - 09-28-07 Answer Brief of Petitioners
07SA245 - 11-13-07 Court Order

Initiative 38 - Prohibition on Certain Conditions of Employment

07SA258 - Docket Sheet
07SA258 - 08-22-07 Petition for Review
07SA258 - 08-23-07 Court Order
07SA258 - 09-10-07 Notice of Filing of Record
07SA258 - 09-10-07 Opening Brief of Title Board
07SA258 - 9-21-07 Court Order

Initiative 40 – Peace is Possible

07SA288 - docket sheet
07SA288 - 9-21-07 Petition
07SA288 - 9-24-07 Court Order
07SA288 - 10-3-07 Petitioner’s Emergency Brief
07SA288 - 10-15-07 Opening Brief of Title Board and Secretary of State
07SA288 - 11-21-07 Court Order

Initiative 57 - Criminal and Civil Liability for Businesses and Individuals for Business Activities

08SA91 - 3-12-08 Petition for Review
08SA91 - 3-13-08 Court Order
08SA91 - 4-1-08 Petitioner's Opening Brief
08SA91 - 4-1-08 Title Board Opening Brief
08SA91 - 4-1-08 Respondent Opening Brief
08SA91 - 4-21-08 Answer Brief of Title Board
08SA91 - 4-21-08 Answer Brief to Respondents
08SA91 - 4-21-08 Petitioner's Answer Brief
08SA91 - 5-23-08 Opinion

Initiative 61 - Equal Opportunity

08SA89 - 3-11-08 Petition for Review
08SA89 - 3-12-08 Court Order
08SA89 - 3-31-08 Title Board Opening Brief
08SA89 - 3-31-08 Respondent Opening Brief
08SA89 - 3-31-08 Petitioners' Opening Brief
08SA89 - 4-21-08 Title Board Answer Brief
08SA89 - 4-21-08 Petitioners' Answer Brief
08SA89 - 4-21-08 Response Brief
08SA89 - 5-15-08 Opinion

Initiative 62 - Cause for Employee Suspension and Discharge

08SA90 - 3-12-08 Petition for Review
08SA90 - 3-13-08 Court Order
08SA90 - 4-1-08 Petitioner's Opening Brief
08SA90 - 4-1-08 Title Board Opening Brief
08SA90 - 4-1-08 Respondent's Opening Brief
08SA90 - 4-21-08 Answer Brief to Respondents
08SA90 - 4-21-08 Answer Brief of Title Board
08SA90 - 4-21-08 Petitioner's Answer Brief
08SA90 - 5-16-08 Opinion

Initiative 71 - Severance Taxes

08SA117 - 4-8-08 Petition for Review
08SA117 - 4-8-08 Court Order
08SA117 - 4-28-08 Motion to Withdraw Petition
08SA117 - 4-28-08 Opening Brief of Title Board
08SA117 - 4-30-08 Court Order

Initiative 73 - Criminal Conduct by Businesses - Liability

08SA118 - 4-9-08 Petition for Review
08SA118 - 4-10-08 Court Order
08SA118 - 4-28-08 Opening Brief of Title Board
08SA118 - 4-29-08 Petitioners' Opening Brief
08SA118 - 4-29-08 Respondents' Opening Brief
08SA118 - 5-19-08 Title Board Answer Brief

08SA118 - 5-19-08 Petitioners' Answer Brief to Opening Brief of Title Board
08SA118 - 5-19-08 Petitioners' Answer Brief to Opening Brief of Respondents

Initiative 75 - Liability of Business Entities and Their Executive Officials - Civil Liability

08SA119 - 4-9-08 Petition for Review
08SA119 - 4-10-08 Court Order
08SA119 - 4-28-08 Opening Brief of Title Board
08SA119 - 4-28-08 Petitioners' Opening Brief
08SA119 - 4-28-04 Respondents' Opening Brief
08SA119 - 5-19-08 Title Board Answer Brief

08SA119 - 5-19-08 Petitioners' Answer Brief to Respondents' Opening Brief
08SA119 - 5-19-08 Petitioners' Answer Brief to Title Board Opening Brief

Initiative 76 - Just Cause for Employee Discharge or Suspension

08SA120 - 4-9-08 Petition for Review
08SA120 - 4-10-08 Court Order
08SA120 - 4-28-08 Opening Brief of Title Board

08SA120 - 4-29-08 Petitioners' Opening Brief
08SA120 - 4-29-08 Respondents' Opening Brief
08SA120 - 5-19-08 Title Board Answer Brief
08SA120 - 5-19-08 Respondents' Answer Brief
08SA120 - 5-19-08 Petitioners' Answer Brief to Title Board Opening Brief

Initiative 78 - Severance Tax

08SA134 - 4-21-08 Petition for Review
08SA134 - 4-23-08 Order of Court
08SA134 - 4-28-08 Motion to Withdraw Petition
08SA134 - 4-30-08 Order of Court

Initiative 82 - Discrimination/Preferential Treatment by Colorado Governments

08SA163 - 5-14-08 Petition for Review
08SA163 - 5-14-08 Court Order
08SA163 - 5-28-08 Petitioners' Opening Brief
08SA163 - 5-28-08 Respondent Proponents' Opening Brief
08SA163 - 5-28-08 Title Board's Opening Brief
08SA163 - 6-11-08 Petitioners' Answer Brief
08SA163 - 6-19-08 Order of Court

Initiative 83 - Fees on Energy Emissions

08SA138 - 4-22-08 Petition for Review
08SA138 - 4-23-08 Order of Court
08SA138 - 5-12-08 Proponents' Opening Brief
08SA138 - 5-12-08 Title Board Opening Brief
08SA138 - 5-12-08 Petitioners' Opening Brief
08SA138 - 5-30-08 Petitioners' Answer Brief to Opening Brief of Title Board
08SA138 - 5-30-08 Response Brief of Proponents
08SA138 - 5-30-08 Petitioners' Answer Brief to Proponents' Opening Brief
08SA138 - 6-2-08 Answer Brief of Title Board
08SA138 - 6-19-08 Order of Court

Initiative 92 - Employer Responsibility for Health Insurance

08SA178 - 5-27-08 Petition for Review
08SA178 - 5-28-08 Court Order
08SA178 - 6-3-08 Opening Brief of Petitioners
08SA178 - 6-3-08 Opening Brief of Proponents
08SA178 - 6-3-08 Opening Brief of Title Board
08SA178 - 6-9-08 Answer Brief of Title Board
08SA178 - 6-12-08 Petitioners' Answer Brief to Respondents' Opening Brief
08SA178 - 6-12-08 Petitioners' Answer Brief to Title Board's Opening Brief
08SA178 - 6-19-08 Order of Court

Initiative 93 - Safe Workplace

08SA180 - 5-27-08 Petition for Review
08SA180 - 5-28-08 Court Order
08SA180 - 6-3-08 Opening Brief of Petitioners
08SA180 - 6-3-08 Opening Brief of Proponents
08SA180 - 6-3-08 Opening Brief of Title Board
08SA180 - 6-9-08 Answer Brief of Title Board
08SA180 - 6-12-08 Answer Brief of Proponents
08SA180 - 6-12-08 Objectors' Answer Brief to Proponents
08SA180 - 6-12-08 Objectors' Answer Brief to Title Board
08SA180 - 6-19-08 Order of Court

Initiative 95 - Taxable Values and Tax on Property

08SA177 - 5-27-08 Petition for Review
08SA177 - 5-28-08 Court Order
08SA177 - 6-3-08 Opening Brief of Petitioners
08SA177 - 6-3-08 Opening Brief of Proponents
08SA177 - 6-3-08 Opening Brief of Title Board
08SA177 - 6-9-08 Answer Brief of Title Board
08SA177 - 6-17-08 Unopposed Motion for Dismissal
08SA177 - 6-17-08 Order of Court

Initiative 96 - Cost-of-Living Wage Increase

08SA179 - 5-27-08 Petition for Review
08SA179 - 5-28-08 Court Order
08SA179 - 6-3-08 Opening Brief of Petitioners
08SA179 - 6-3-08 Opening Brief of Proponents
08SA179 - 6-3-08 Opening Brief of Title Board
08SA179 - 6-9-08 Supplemental Citation
08SA179 - 6-12-08 Petitioners' Answer Brief to Title Board's Opening Brief
08SA179 - 6-12-08 Petitioners' Answer Brief to Respondents' Opening Brief
08SA179 - 6-12-08 Proponents' Answer Brief
08SA179 - 6-17-08 Unopposed Motion for Dismissal
08SA179 - 6-17-08 Order of Court

Initiative 97 - Strike in Support of Combat Troops

08SA184 - 5-29-08 Emergency Petition for Review
08SA184 - 5-30-08 Court Order
08SA184 - 6-5-08 Petitioners' Opening Brief
08SA184 - 6-19-08 Order of Court

Initiative 103 - Colorado Housing Investment Fund

08SA193 - 6-3-08 Petition for Review
08SA193 - 6-4-08 Court Order

08SA193 - 6-11-08 Opening Brief of Title Board
08SA193 - 6-11-08 Opening Brief of Petitioner
08SA193 - 6-11-08 Opening Brief of Respondent
08SA193 - 6-16-08 Answer Brief of the Title Board
08SA193 - 6-16-08 Petitioner's Answer Brief
08SA193 - 6-16-08 Respondents' Answer Brief
08SA193 - 6-23-08 Order of Court

Initiative 113 - Severance Tax

08SA198 - 6-5-08 Petition for Review
08SA198 - 6-6-08 Court Order
08SA198 - 6-12-08 Opening Brief of Respondent-Proponents
08SA198 - 6-12-08 Opening Brief of Petitioner
08SA198 - 6-12-08 Opening Brief of Title Board
08SA198 - 6-15-08 Petitioner's Answer Brief
08SA198 - 6-16-08 Answer Brief of Title Board
08SA198 - 6-19-08 Answer Brief of Respondent-Proponents
08SA198 - 6-26-08 Order of Court

Initiative 123 - Conditions of Employment

08SA199 - 6-5-08 Petition for Review
08SA199 - 6-6-08 Order of Court
08SA199 - 6-12-08 Opening Brief of Title Board
08SA199 - 6-12-08 Opening Brief of Petitioner
08SA199 - 6-13-08 Opening Brief of Respondent
08SA199 - 6-19-08 Answer Brief of Petitioner
08SA199 - 6-19-08 Answer Brief of Respondent
08SA199 - 6-20-08 Answer Brief of Title Board
08SA199 - 6-26-08 Order of Court

Initiative 124 - Conditions of Employment

08SA200 - 6-5-08 Petition for Review
08SA200 - 6-6-08 Order of Court
08SA200 - 6-12-08 Opening Brief of Title Board
08SA200 - 6-12-08 Opening Brief of Petitioner
08SA200 - 6-13-08 Opening Brief of Respondent
08SA200 - 6-19-08 Answer Brief of Petitioner
08SA200 - 6-19-08 Answer Brief of Respondent
08SA200 - 6-20-08 Answer Brief of Title Board
08SA200 - 6-26-08 Order of Court

Initiative 125 - Education Funding

08SA187 - 5-30-08 Petition for Review
08SA187 - 6-2-08 Court Order
08SA187 - 6-6-08 Court Order

08SA187 - 6-6-08 Opening Brief of Title Board
08SA187 - 6-6-08 Opening Brief of Respondents
08SA187 - 6-10-08 Opening Brief of Petitioner
08SA187 - 6-16-08 Answer Brief of Title Board
08SA187 - 6-26-08 Order of Court

Initiative 126 - Education Funding

08SA191 - 5-30-08 Petition for Review
08SA191 - 6-2-08 Court Order
08SA191 - 6-6-08 Court Order
08SA191 - 6-6-08 Opening Brief of Respondents
08SA191 - 6-10-08 Opening Brief of Petitioner
08SA191 - 6-13-08 Answer Brief of Respondent
08SA191 - 6-16-08 Answer Brief of Title Board
08SA191 - 6-26-08 Order of Court

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