Lawmakers Delay Vote On Voter Initiative Changes

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Denver (AP) Activists who have helped pass voter initiatives and state representative Doug Bruce are fighting a proposal to change the rules for getting measures on the ballot.

A senate committee today delayed a vote on the measure until Wednesday after hearing from critics.

The proposal would make it easier for citizens to change state laws but harder to change the state constitution. It would require people who want to change the constitution to get a minimum number of signatures in each of Colorado's seven congressional districts.
Currently, there are no requirements on where the signatures come from, as long as they are from registered Colorado voters.

Opponents say that could hurt grass roots groups that rely on volunteers to collect signatures.