Colorado voters adopted Referendum B in the 2004 election,
amending the state constitution.
This referendum will remove several items that were once a part
of the Colorado Constitution, but have been deemed by the courts to
be unconstitutional and are no longer in effect.
The items removed by the passing of the referendum are obsolete
provisions, references to one-time events that have already
occurred and voting requirements found unconstitutional by the
Colorado Supreme Court in 1972.
These obsolete items include the eligibility of poorhouse
residents to vote or run for office, court-invalidated residency
requirements, an old date in a section about state government
organization, the language about the terms of land commissioners
who are gone and the now nonexistent post of state superintendent
of public instruction.
Supporters believe removing the outdated provisions will make
the constitution easier to understand.