Arizona Proposition 101
, also known as the Initiative and Referendum Measures
was on the November 2, 2004
election ballot in Arizona
as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment
. It was approved
| Initiative and Referendum Measures|
| Yes|| 894,807|| 55.2%|
- Election results from Arizona Elections Department.
Text of measure
The language that appeared on the ballot:
Currently, the Arizona Constitution does not require that an initiative or a referendum include a dedicated funding source for required expenditures.
Proposition 101 would amend the Constitution to require that if an initiative or referendum measure proposes a mandatory expenditure of state revenue, establishes a fund for a specific purpose or allocates funding for a specific purpose, the measure must also designate an increased source of revenues sufficient to cover the entire present and future costs of the measure. The increased revenues cannot come from the state's general fund or cause a reduction in general fund revenues. If the designated revenue source fails to cover the mandated spending in a fiscal year, the Legislature may reduce the expenditure of state revenues to the amount of funding actually supplied by the designated revenue source for that fiscal year.
The full text of the constitutional amendment enacted by Proposition 101 is available here.
Bipartisan Committee for Fiscal Responsibility-Yes On Proposition 101 spent $12,100 for the measure and No On 101-Defend Arizona's Democracy spent $5,453 against the measure.