Arizona Semi-monthly Paydays Referendum, Questions 314 and 315 (1912)

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The Arizona Semi-monthly Paydays Referendum, also known as Questions 314 and 315, was a veto referendum on the November 5, 1912 ballot in Arizona, where it was approved.

This measure under referendum provided for semi-monthly paydays.[1]

Election results

Arizona Questions 314 and 315 (1912)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 13,350 69.04%
No5,98630.96%

Election results via: Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

REFERENDUM ORDERED BY PETITION OF THE PEOPLE
An Act providing for a Semi-Monthly Pay-day. Vote YES or NO.
314. Yes.
315. No.[1][2]

Legal changes

AN ACT TO AMEND PARAGRAPH 615 AND 617 OF PART 1, TITLE XVII OF THE PENAL CODE, REVISED STATUTES OF ARIZONA, 1901, SAID TITLE RELATING TO MISCELLANEOUS CRIMES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ARIZONA:
Sec. 1. That Paragraph 615 of Part 1, Title XVII of the Penal Code, Revised Statutes of Arizona, 1901, be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows:
615. The State of Arizona, every department and institution of the State, every county and municipal corporation within the State, every contractor (whether individual, firm, partnership, association, or corporation) employed under contract by the State or by any of said departments, institutions, counties, or municipal corporations, and every company or corporation doing business in the State, shall designate regular days not more than sixteen days apart as days fixed for the payment of wages to the employees thereof, and shall post and maintain notices, printed or written, in plain type or script, in at least two conspicuous places where said notices can be seen by said employees as they go to and from their work, setting forth said days as "pay days." And the State, and every such department, institution, corporation, or individual, shall pay on each of said days to its or his employees in lawful money of the United States, or in negotiable bank check, payable on demand, of the date of said day, all wages due said employees up to such pay day, except that said State, department, institution, corporation, or individual may withhold wages for not more than five days' labor due any employee remaining in the service thereof.
Sec. 2. That Paragraph 617 of Part 1, Title XVII of the Penal Code, Revised Statutes of Arizona, 1901, be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows:
617. Every contractor mentioned in Paragraph 615 hereof and every corporation (except municipal corporations) violating any of the provisions of the two preceding sections shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine of not less than Fifty Dollars ($50.00) nor more than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) for each offense.
Sec. 3. All Acts and parts of Acts in conflict herewith are hereby repealed.[1]

Path to the ballot

The measure was originally part of "Senate Bill No. 19 (Special Session)."

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Arizona Secretary of State, Arizona Supplement Pamphlet, 1912
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.