Arizona State Lottery Commission, Proposition 301 (2002)

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Proposition 301 was on the November 5, 2002 ballot in Arizona as a legislatively-referred state statute. It was approved.[1]

The measure authorized continuation of the state's lottery commission.

Election results

State Lottery Commission
Approveda Yes 845,072 72.7%
Election results from Arizona Elections Department.

Text of measure

Legislative analysis

The summary provided by the legislative council was:

Proposition 301 would amend state law to continue the Arizona State Lottery until July 1, 2012.

All state agencies, including the Arizona State Lottery, have a scheduled termination date that is periodically reviewed by the State Legislature. In November, 1998, the State Legislature asked the voters to decide whether to continue the Arizona State Lottery until July 1, 2003. A majority of voters approved the continuation in 1998 and the Arizona State Lottery is now scheduled to terminate on July 1, 2003.

Article IV, part 1, section 1 of the Arizona Constitution prohibits the Legislature from amending any ballot measure approved by the voters at or after the November, 1998 general election without a three-fourths vote of each house of the Legislature. Accordingly, the Legislature may only extend the termination date of the Arizona State Lottery with a three-fourths vote in both the House of Representatives and the Senate. However, a majority of the voters (rather than a three-fourths supermajority) may vote to extend the Lottery’s termination date. With Proposition 301, the State Legislature is again asking the voters to decide whether to continue the Arizona State Lottery. If the voters approve Proposition 301, the Arizona State Lottery will be scheduled to terminate on July 1, 2012. If the voters do not approve Proposition 301, current law provides for the Arizona State Lottery to terminate on July 1, 2003. (1154)[2][3]

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  1. Arizona 2002 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.