Arizona Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Amendment, Proposition 300 (1992)
This amendment established the third Monday in January as a paid state holiday honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. and consolidates the Lincoln and Washington holidays into Presidents' Day.
|Arizona Proposition 300 (1992)|
Official results via: State of Arizona Official Canvass
Text of measure
The text of the ballot read:
House concurrent resolution 2011
An act establishing a Martin Luther King, Jr./Civil Rights Day on the third Monday in January as a paid state holiday and consolidating the paid state Lincoln and Washington Day holidays into a single Lincoln/Washington Presidents' Day holiday
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona:
Path to the ballot
Proposition 300 was placed on the ballot by HCR 2011.
- Ayes - 40
- Nays - 11
- Not Voting - 7
- Vacancy - 2
- Ayes - 25
- Nays - 4
- Not Voting - 1
Those in support of the amendment included:
- VICTORY TOGETHER Steering Committee
Arguments in favor of the amendment included:
- The proposition honors the efforts of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the civil rights movement.
- There would not be any cost, as the number of paid holidays will remain the same.
Those in opposition to the amendment included:Cite error: Invalid
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- NO-NO COMMITTEE
Arguments in opposition of the amendment included:
- Martin Luther King, Jr. is still too recent in our memories to consider a holiday.
- A former governor already proclaimed an unpaid holiday honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.
- State of Arizona 1992 Ballot Proposition voting guide
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
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