Arizona Voter-Mandated Spending Amendment (2010)
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If sent to the ballot and enacted by voters, the measure would have repealed the constitutional amendment that limited lawmakers from amending voter mandated spending. Proposition 105 also stated that in order for the Arizona Legislature to amend a voter-approved ballot measure, the proposed changes must be passed by a vote of three-fourths majority of each legislative chamber: the Arizona State Senate and the Arizona House of Representatives.
Text of Proposition 105
- "Would amend the Arizona Constitution relating to initiative and referendum measures; prohibit governor's veto; prohibits legislative repeal; require three-fourths vote to amend measure, to supersede measure, or to transfer funds designated by the measure, and only if each furthers the purpose of the measure."
Path to the ballot
- See also: Amending the Arizona Constitution
- The Arizona Senate's Appropriations Committee passed SCR 1033 by a vote of 6-2 on February 2.
- It must have been considered by the Senate Rules Committee.
- It then had its 2nd reading, after which it should have gone to the Committee of the Whole.
- If approved in the Committee of the Whole, the measure was to be given its 3rd reading.
- Then, SCR 1033 would have had to have gone through the same steps, but in the Arizona House of Representatives, before winning final approval to go on the statewide Arizona ballot.
- The Arizona House of Representatives planned to debate the issue on March 23, 2010 and gave preliminary passage of the amendment that same day.
- However, the measure was not acted on, as the legislature adjourned session on April 29, 2010.
- Arizona Capital Times, "Panel approves ballot measure to repeal voter protection on spending," February 2, 2010
- Arizona State Legislature, "SCR 1033"
- Arizona Capitol Times, "House gives preliminary OK to 3 ballot measures," March 23, 2010
- KSWT, "Ariz. House to consider voter-protected spending," March 23, 2010
- Arizona Capitol Times, "Legislature sends nine referrals to ballot – initiative still coming," May 3, 2010