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Lawmakers reject 2 proposed ballot questions

DENVER - Colorado voters won't be asked whether it should be more difficult to amend the state constitution, or whether law enforcement searches of electronic records require warrants.

A Senate committee voted unanimously this week to kill a proposal that would've required that signatures for a ballot question be collected from each congressional district. It also would've doubled the number of signatures needed to put something on the ballot.
Then on Thursday, the House Judiciary Committee rejected a proposal to ask voters to amend the state constitution to say law enforcement should get warrants to search electronic data, such as phone and email records.
Democratic Rep. Daniel Kagan, the chair of the committee, said the proposal was unnecessary because the constitution already protects electronic data.

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