Arizona Regents of the Universities Amendment, Proposition 103 (1976)
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According to the National Council of State Legislators, Proposition 103:
Imposes 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.
- These results are from the Arizona elections department 1976 voter pamphlet.
Text of measure
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 I, CONSTITUTION OF ARIZONA; AMENDING ARTICLE II, SECTIONS 3 AND 5, CONSTITUTION OF ARIZONA, AND AMENDING ARTICLE 15, SECTION 5, CONSTITUTION OF ARIZONA
An amendment relating to the State Board of Education; and amending Article iI, Section 3, Arizona Constitution by requiring that consent of the senate to the appointment of certain members of the board by the governor shall be "in the manner prescribed by law,,"
If you FAVOR Proposition 102, Vote YES
If you OPPOSE Proposition 102, Vote NO
The summary from the Legislative Council for this measure was:
Prepared by the Arizona Legislative Council in compliance with ARS. 19-124 Proposition 103 would provide that appointments to the Board of Regents of the Universities be confirmed by the senate and that confirmation proceedings accord with legislatively enacted procedures.
The Arizona Constitution now does not require senate approval of such appointments. The procedures prescribed by current statutes 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 a 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.