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Arizona Legislature may move forward an initiative law proposal

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February 15, 2013

By Al Ortiz

PHOENIX, Arizona: An Arizona State Initiative Process Amendment may appear on the November 2014 general election ballot if the legislature chooses to send it for a public vote.

The measure would shorten the time that organizers of potential initiatives have to submit signatures for ballot consideration. Currently, organizers have until four months before an election, which is usually in early July every even-numbered year. This proposal would make May 1 of every election year the deadline.[1]

The proposal was introduced by State Senator Michele Reagan. The formal title of the bill in legislative session is Senate Concurrent Resolution 1006.

A majority vote is required in the Arizona State Legislature. Ten states allow a referred amendment to go on the ballot after a majority vote in one session of the state's legislature.

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