Georgia Amendment 5
, also known as Creating a Georgia Compensation Commission
, was on the November 3, 1998
election ballot in Georgia
as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment
, where it was defeated
, with 49.1% of voters in favor.
| Amendment 5|
|Yes|| 744,328|| 49.1%|
Text of measure
The language that appeared on the ballot:
Proposes to amend the Constitution to provide for a Georgia Citizens Commission on Compensation of Public Officials and to remove from the General Assembly the authority to fix the compensation of the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor, the members and officers of the General Assembly, the members of the Public Service Commission, the members of the State Board of Pardons and Paroles, the constitutional officers elected state wide, the superior court judges, and the district attorneys and to place such authority in the commission, with the action of the commission subject to rejection by both houses of the General Assembly.