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Arkansas Higher Education Board Question (2012)

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The Arkansas Higher Education Board Question did not make a 2012 ballot in the state of Arkansas as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. The measure would have allowed voters to decide if a central body should rule on tuition increases and other policy decisions that affect individual public universities in the state. According to State Senator Jimmy Jeffress, who introduced the measure, the proposal was to alleviate problems in the current system, which he believed had made it more difficult for Arkansas to have an organized system to higher education. Governor of Arkansas Beebe was opposed to the measure, however. The Arkansas Legislature can only send three legislatively-referred constitutional amendments to the ballot each election year. Since three amendments have already been sent to the ballot by the legislature, this amendment will not be on the 2012 ballot.[1][2]

Path to the ballot

A majority vote is required in both chambers of the Arkansas State Legislature to refer a measure to the ballot, according to Section 22, Article 19 of the Arkansas Constitution.

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