Amendment 73 FCPA Memo
The Fair Campaign Practices Act (FCPA), in combination with the Colorado Constitution, make up Colorado’s campaign finance laws. The FCPA restricts the school district’s ability to spend public money to encourage electors to vote for or against Amendment 73. The FCPA also restricts school district employees and school board members from spending public money (subject to the $50 exception discussed below) to create or distribute campaign materials designed to increase support for or against Amendment 73.
The purpose of this memo is to generally outline what is permitted and not permitted under the FCPA, address frequently asked questions and provide samples for school districts. It is provided for resource purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. Specific questions should be referred to the school district’s own legal counsel.