Arizona Probation Eligibility for Drug Offenses, Proposition 301 (1998)

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Arizona Proposition 301, also known as the Referendum Relating to Probation Eligibility for Drug Possession or Use, was on the November 3, 1998 election ballot in Arizona as a veto referendum. It was approved.[1]

Election results

Probation Eligibility for Drug Offenses
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 778,807 53.5%
No675,94146.5%
Election results from Arizona Elections Department.

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

Referendum of an act which provides that for 1st or 2nd convictions for possession/use of marijuana, dangerous or narcotic drugs, a person shall be probation eligible unless previously convicted of 2 or more felonies, a violent or dangerous offense; shall receive probation if the person has one drug possession/use conviction or no prior felonies.

A "yes" vote shall have the effect of providing that a person convicted of a 1st or 2nd offense of possession or use of marijuana or dangerous or narcotic drugs shall be eligible for probation unless previously convicted of 2 or more prior felonies or of a violent or dangerous offense, and the person shall be placed on probation if the person has 1 drug possession or use conviction or no prior felonies.

A "no" vote shall have the effect of retaining the requirement that a person convicted of a 1st or 2nd offense of possession or use of marijuana or dangerous or narcotic drugs shall be placed on probation unless the person was previously convicted of a violent offense.[2][3]

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References

  1. Arizona 1998 election results
  2. NCSL ballot measure database, accessed December 31, 2013
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.