GREELEY, Colo. — The Colorado Supreme Court ruled Executive Order 65 was unconstitutional, and Governor Polis does not have the authority to suspend the constitution under the Colorado Disaster Emergency Act. Colorado Corn Growers Association is proud to have been part of this coalition of 50 organizations that filed an amicus brief in support of the lawsuit filed by Colorado Concern. This ruling ensures rural Colorado’s voice in the ballot initiative process.
“The supreme court concludes that article V, section 1 of the Colorado Constitution requires that ballot initiative petitions be signed in the presence of the petition circulator. Because that requirement cannot be suspended by executive order, the Governor is not authorized to create an exception to that requirement,” the Supreme Court stated in the ruling.
— Colorado Corn Growers Association
For more news from Colorado, click here.