Arizona Corporation Commission Amendment, Proposition 104 (1976)
Administration of Government
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According to the National Council of State Legislators, Proposition 104 was:
Ordered placed on the ballot as five separate questions by the attorney general in responses to a question propounded by the governor.
An amendment relating to the Corporation Commission and its powers; requiring that the appointment of a director of insurance shall be by the governor "with the consent of the senate in the manner prescribed by law."
- These results are from the Arizona elections department 1976 voter pamphlet.
Text of measure
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 1009 A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION OF ARIZONA RELATING TO APPOINTMENTS TO CERTAIN PUBLIC OFFICES; PROVIDING THAT CERTAIN APPOINTMENTS SHALL BE MADE AS PRESCRIBED BY LAW; AMENDING ARTICLE 6, SECTION 36, CONSTITUTION OF ARIZONA; AMENDING ARTICLE 6.1, SECTION 1, CONSTITUTION OF ARIZONA; AMENDING ARTICLE 11, SECTIONS 3 AND 5, CONSTITUTION OF ARIZONA, AND AMENDING ARTICLE 15, SECTION 5, CONSTITUTION OF ARIZONA
Amending Article 11, Section 5 of Arizona Constitution to impose an additional requirement that the governor's appointments of regents of the Universities and the governing boards of other state educational institutions be subject to the consent of the senate as prescribed by legislation.
If you FAVOR Proposition 103, Vote YES
If you OPPOSE Proposition 103, Vote NO
The summary from the Legislative Council for this measure was:
Prepared by the Arizona Legislative Council in compliance with A.R.S 19-124 Proposition 104 would provide that senate confirmation of the appointment of a director of the Department of Insurance be processed in accordance with legislatively enacted procedures.
The Arizona Constitution now requires senate approval of such appointment, but the Constitution does not now require that confirmation procedures be as prescribed by the legislature.
The procedures prescribed by current statute concerning appointments by the governor that require the approval of the senate provide that during a regular legislative session the senate may accept, reject or fail to take action on an appointment by the governor If accepted; the governor appoints such person .. If rejected, the governor may appoint another person .. if no action is taken by the senate, the governor may appoint that person after the close of the legislative session. If the senate is not in regular session, the governor has to transmit the appointment to the president of the senate during the first week of the next regular session, after which the regular procedure applies for the acceptance, rejection or failure to take final action.
The full text of the legislation proposed by this proposition is available here.
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Arguments in favor of this measure can be found here.
Arguments in opposition to this measure can be found here.