Alaska State Budget Appropriations (1986)
The Alaska Limitation on State Budget Appropriations Amendment ballot question appeared on the 1986 statewide general election ballot in Alaska as a proposed legislatively-referred constitutional amendment to the Alaska Constitution, where it was approved.
The vote was a reconsideration of a ballot measure that had appeared on the ballot in 1982, the Alaska Limitation on State Budget Appropriations Amendment (1982). Voters approved the 1982 measure.
The 1986 ballot language was, "In 1982 the voters adopted an amendment to the Alaska Constitution which limits the amount of money that the legislature may appropriate. The 1982 amendment provided for reconsideration of the limit by the voters at this general election. Article IX, sec. 15, of the Alaska Constitution limits appropriations for a fiscal year to $2.5 billion, adjusted annually for changes in population and inflation since 1981. At least one-third of the limitation amount is reserved for appropriations for capital projects and state loan programs. The remainder (up to two-thirds) may be spent for governmental operations. Appropriations to the Alaska Permanent Fund and appropriations or bond authorizations for capital projects may exceed this limit if they are not vetoed by the governor and are approved by the voters. The limit could also be exceeded to meet a state of disaster declared by the governor. The limit would not apply to appropriations for permanent fund dividends, general obligation bond payments, or for appropriations from revenue bond proceeds."
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- Alaska constitutional amendments summary
- Alaska Elections Website
- National Conference of State Legislatures, Initiative and Referenda information