Alaska Government Commission Appointments, Proposition 4 (1980)

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The Alaska Government Commission Appointments Amendment, also known as Proposition 4, was on the November 4, 1980 ballot in Alaska as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have expanded the Alaska Legislature's "power over the appointment and confirmation of members of state boards and commissions" by empowering the legislature to provide for board and commission appointments.[1]

Election results

Alaska Proposition 4 (1978)
Defeatedd No80,50658.84%
Yes 56,316 41.16%

Election results via: Alaska Department of Elections

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Ballot Proposition 4
Constitutional Amendment
Appointment and Confirmation of Members of Boards and Commissions

This proposal would expand the legislature's power over the appointment and confirmation of members of state boards and commissions by giving it the power to provide for the appointments to be made other than by the governor and the power to require confirmation of members of all boards or commissions in addition to those which are at the head of principal departments or regulatory or quasi-judicial agencies.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 ICPSR, "Referenda and Primary Election Materials," accessed January 27, 2015
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.