Arizona Proposition 106 Repeal Amendment (2012)
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The Arizona Proposition 106 Repeal Amendment did not make the November 6, 2011 ballot in the state of Arizona as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. The measure would have repealed Proposition 106 that was approved by voters in 2000. Proposition 106 amended the Arizona Constitution to create an independent redistricting commission to re-draw the state's legislative and congressional district lines after every census.
Path to the ballot
A majority vote is required in the Arizona State Legislature to send a constitutional amendment to the ballot. Arizona is one of ten states that allow a referred amendment to go on the ballot after a majority vote in one session of the state's legislature.
The deadline for the measure to be placed on the ballot was February 28, 2012. However, reports out of the state said that support for the measure in the lawmaking body weakened and the measure was not placed on the ballot.
According to Brewer, the governor did not want to be rushed into that situation, and also stated that she had seen "no evidence" that voters were ready to repeal the measure, which would have dissolved the Independent Redistricting Commission.
- Tucson Citizen, "Arizona House Leadership Shrinking from Prop 106 Repeal Referendum," November 16, 2011
- Arizona Capitol Times, "Special session prospects look bleak for Prop. 106 repeal (access required)," November 28, 2011
- Arizona Star, "Brewer rejects special session over redistricting," November 30, 2011