Idaho Limits on State Debt, SJR 107 (1998)

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The Idaho Limits on State Debt Amendment, also known as Senate Joint Resolution 107, was on the November 3, 1998 ballot in Idaho as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure clarified limits on state debt and liabilities, and also provided for publication of intent to create state indebtedness. The measure also excepted ordinary operating expenses to be repaid during the fiscal year from the definition of debt.[1]

Election results

Idaho SJR 107 (1998)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 205,949 65.09%
No110,43934.91%

Election results via: Idaho Secretary of State

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The question appeared on the ballot as:[2]

"Shall Section 1, Article VIII, of the Constitution of the State of Idaho be amended to delete obsolete language and amounts to clarify limits on state debts and liabilities, to provide for publication of notice of intent to create state indebtedness, to except from the section ordinary operating expenses and debts or liabilities that will be repaid within the fiscal year, to provide that debts and liabilities of independent public bodies corporate and politic created by law and which have no power to levy taxes or obligate the general fund of the state are not debts of the State of Idaho and to provide these amendments shall not make illegal those types of financial transactions that were previously legal under this section of the Idaho Constitution?".[3]

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