HCR18-1002

HCR18-1002 - Repeal Exception To Constitutional Ban On Slavery

Passed/Signed into Law
Submitting to the registered electors of the state of Colorado an amendment to the Colorado constitution that prohibits slavery and involuntary servitude as punishment for a crime and thereby prohibits slavery and involuntary servitude in all circumstances.

The Colorado constitution currently prohibits slavery and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime for which an individual has been duly convicted. If approved at the November 6, 2018, general election by a statewide majority vote, the concurrent resolution prohibits slavery and involuntary servitude in all circumstances by repealing the existing exception to the prohibition. The resolution also clarifies in a nonconstitutional legislative declaration that the purpose of the proposed constitutional amendment is not to disallow opportunities for persons convicted of crimes to work but instead to merely prohibit compulsory labor from such individuals.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this concurrent resolution as introduced in the second house.)

 

Latest update: May 17, 2018
05/17/2018 - Signed by the President of the Senate
05/17/2018 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
05/08/2018 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/08/2018 - Senate Third Reading Reconsidered - No Amendments
05/08/2018 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/07/2018 - Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/03/2018 - Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
05/01/2018 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/01/2018 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
04/30/2018 - House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
04/26/2018 - House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
04/09/2018 - Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs