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Alaska Limitation on State Budget Appropriations, Measure 4 (1982)

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The Alaska Limitation on State Budget Appropriations Amendment, also known as Measure 4, was on the November 2, 1982 ballot in Alaska as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure limited "appropriations for a fiscal year to $2.5 billion, adjusted annually for changes in population and inflation since 1981."[1]

Election results

Alaska Measure 4 (1982)
Approveda Yes 110,669 60.97%

Election results via: Alaska Department of Elections

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Ballot Measure No. 4
Constitutional Amendment
Amendment Limiting Increases in Appropriations

This amendment adds a new section to article IX of the Alaska Constitution. The section limits appropriations for a fiscal year to $2.5 billion, adjusted annually for changes in population and inflation since 1981. At least one-third of the limitation amount is reserved for appropriations for capital projects and state loan programs. The remainder (up to two-thirds) may be spent for governmental operations. Appropriations to the Alaska Permanent Fund and appropriations or bond authorizations for capital projects may exceed this limit if they are not vetoed by the governor and are approved by the voters. The limit could also be exceeded to meet a state of disaster declared by the governor. The limit would not apply to appropriations for Permanent Fund dividends, general obligation bond payments, appropriations from revenue bonds proceeds, or for costs associated with relocation of the capital (if Ballot Measure No. 8 "Relocation of the State Capital" is passed). The amendment provides for reconsideration of the limit by the voters at the 1986 general election.[2]

Constitutional changes

The passing of Measure 4 amended Section 16 of Article X and Sections 26, 27 and 28 of Article XV of the Alaska Constitution.[1]

External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 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.