Arizona Public Employee Pension Amendment (2012)
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will not appear on a ballot
An Arizona Public Employee Pension Amendment did not make the 2012 ballot in the state of Arizona as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. The measure was expected to be proposed during the 2011 state legislative session. Lawmakers considered sending the measure to the ballot in order to change the Arizona Constitution provision that protected benefits by stating that they "shall not be diminished or impaired." This would have allowed Arizona lawmakers to consider whether or not to abolish the pension system for elected officials.
Path to the ballot
A majority vote is required in the Arizona State Legislature to send a constitutional amendment to the ballot. Arizona is one of ten states that allow a referred amendment to go on the ballot after a majority vote in one session of the state's legislature.