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Colorado > Colorado Electoral Code > Fair Campaign Practices Act

1-45-105. Voluntary campaign spending limits. (Repealed)

Overview of Statute

C.R.S. § 1-45-105 has been repealed.


Source: Initiated 96: Entire article R&RE, effective upon proclamation of the Governor, January 15, 1997.L. 98: (3) amended, p. 951, § 2, effective May 27.L. 2000: Entire section repealed, p. 129, § 12, effective March 15.

Editor’s note: This section was similar to former § 1-45-112 as it existed prior to 1996.

Definition [Section]

A bound compilation of initiative forms approved by the secretary of state, which shall include pages that contain the warning required by section 1-40-110 (1), the ballot title, the abstract required by section 1-40-110 (3), and a copy of the proposed measure; succeeding pages that contain the warning, the ballot title, and ruled lines numbered consecutively for registered electors’ signatures; and a final page that contains the affidavit required by section 1-40-111 (2). Each section shall be consecutively prenumbered by the petitioner prior to circulation.


Colorado Cases

Case Name: Colo. Common Cause v. Meyer

Citation: 758 P.2d 153 (Colo. 1988)

Year: 1988

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Case Summary: Holding that for-profit corporation that makes contributions, in-kind contributions, or expenditures to or on behalf of state political campaigns out of its corporate treasury must comply with the reporting requirements in the Campaign Reform Act.

Out-of-State Cases

Federal Cases

Case Name: Citizens for Responsible Gov’t State Political Action Comm. v. Davidson

Citation: 236 F.3d 1174 (10th Cir. 2000)

Federal Circuit Court: 10th Circuit Court

Year: 2000

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Case Summary: Holding that sections of the Fair Campaign Practices Act defining “independent expenditure,” “political committee,” and “political message,” were applicable to issue advocacy groups which had expenditures referring to specific candidates for state office, so that those groups had standing to challenge the law; voter guides that referred to specific candidates but did not expressly advocate the election or defeat of any candidate were “political messages” covered by the Act; the definitions were unconstitutional as applied to plaintiffs; the unconstitutional phrases were severable; the requirement of giving notice of obligation of funds for independent expenditures within 24 hours violated the First Amendment and was not severable from the remainder of the reporting subsection; and the disclaimer provision of the Act was invalid.

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