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Alaska State Budget Appropriations, Measure 1 (1986)

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The Alaska State Budget Appropriations Amendment, also known as Measure 1, was on the November 4, 1986 ballot in Alaska as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure allowed appropriations to the Alaska Permanent Fund and for bond authorizations to exceed fiscal limits provided that the governor does not veto exceeding amount and the exceeding amount is approved by voters.[1]

Election results

Alaska Measure 1 (1986)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 119,775 71.01%
No48,90928.99%

Election results via: Alaska Department of Elections

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Bonding Measure No. 1
Reconsideration of Constitutional Amendment Limiting Increase in Appropriations
(2d FCCSSJR 4; Leg. Res. 1, FSSLA 1981)

In 1982 the voters adopted an amendment to the Alaska Constitution which limits the amount of money that the legislature may appropriate. The 1982 amendment provided for reconsideration of the limit by the voters at this general election. Article IX, sec. 15, of the Alaska Constitution 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, or for appropriations from revenue bond proceeds.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 ICPSR, "Referenda and Primary Election Materials," accessed January 29, 2015
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.