Alaska Legislative Conflicts of Interest (1980)

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The Alaska Legislative Conflicts of Interest Amendment ballot question was on the November 4, 1980 statewide general election ballot in Alaska as a proposed legislatively-referred constitutional amendment to the Alaska Constitution.

  • Yes: 47,054 (31.8%)
  • No: 99,705 (68.2%) Defeatedd

When the state legislature voted to put the measure on the ballot, state legislators were forbidden from taking, either when they were in office and for one year after they left office, a "state office or position of profit" if the salary and benefits of that job had been increased by legislative action during the time he was in the legislature.

Text of measure

The ballot summary said, "This is a proposal to eliminate the prohibition which exists during his term of office and for one year thereafter against a legislator's taking a state office or position of profit, during his term of office and for one year thereafter, the salary or emoluments of which were increased while he was a member. It retains the prohibition against taking an office which was created while he was a member."

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