DENVER — Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today signed an Executive Order that makes an “official declaration of the vote” related to Amendment S and Amendment 65. The declaration formalizes the amendments as part of the state Constitution.
Amendment S updates the state’s personnel system for the first time in 40 years. The changes better enable the State to recruit and retain top talent by increasing flexibility in the hiring process, including allowing hiring managers to consider other objective criteria besides a written test and expanding the number of candidates that can be interviewed from three to six. Amendment S also expands a hiring preference for veterans and increases the public accountability of the State Personnel Board by instituting term limits. More specifically:
Voters in November approved the amendment by a vote of 1,276,405 (56.35 percent) to 988,541 (43.65 percent).
Amendment 65 encourages Colorado’s congressional delegation and state lawmakers to support a U.S. constitutional amendment to limit campaign contributions and spending.
Voters in November approved the amendment by a vote of 1,762,515 (74.01 percent) to 619,073 (25.99 percent).
A copy of the Executive Order signed by the governor can be found here.