Arizona Trust Land Exchange Amendment, Proposition 101 (1994)

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The Arizona Trust Land Exchange Amendment, also known as Proposition 101 and Senate Concurrent Resolution 1009, was on the November 8, 1994 ballot in Arizona as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. It was defeated.

This amendment to Article X of the Arizona Constitution was proposed to allow the state to exchange state trust land for public or private land of equal or greater value.[1]

Election results

Arizona Proposition 101 (1994)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No630,95559.33%
Yes 432,616 40.67%

Official results via: Arizona Secretary of State

Text of measure

The text of the ballot read:

OFFICIAL TITLE

Senate Concurrent Resolution 1009
A concurrent resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Arizona; amending Article X, Constitution of Arizona, by adding Section 12; relating to state lands.

DESCRIPTIVE TITLE

Amending Arizona Constitution to allow the state to exchange state trust land for public or private land for certain purposes, after public notice, provided the state receives land of equal or greater appraised value.[1][2]

Constitutional changes

Be it resolved by the Senate of the State of Arizona, the House of Representatives concurring:
1. Article X, Constitution of Arizona, is proposed to be amended as follows, by adding section 12, if approved by the voters and on proclamation of the Governor:
12. Land exchanges
SECTION 12. A. AFTER PUBLIC NOTICE, THIS STATE MAY EXCHANGE LANDS GRANTED OR CONFIRMED BY THE ENABLING ACT FOR OTHER PUBLIC OR PRIVATE LANDS UNDER SUCH RULES AS THE LEGISLATURE MAY BY LAW PRESCRIBE IF ALL OF THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS ARE MET:
1. THE EXCHANGE IS IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE STATE LAND TRUST.
2. THE TRUE VALUE, AS DETERMINED BY AT LEAST TWO INDEPENDENT APPRAISALS, OF ANY LANDS RECEIVED IN THE EXCHANGE EQUALS OR EXCEEDS THE TRUE VALUE OF THE LANDS THE STATE EXCHANGES.
3. THE EXCHANGE IS FOR THE PURPOSE OF EITHER:
(a) CONSOLIDATING STATE LAND HOLDINGS TO IMPROVE MANAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES OR TO INCREASE STATE LAND VALUES.
(b) TRANSFERRING STATE LANDS TO OTHER FEDERAL, STATE OR LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES FOR PUBLIC PURPOSES, INCLUDING PROTECTION OF ENVIRONMENTAL VALUES.
(c) ACQUIRING LAND THAT IS NEEDED BY THE STATE FOR PUBLIC PURPOSES, INCLUDING PROTECTION OF ENVIRONMENTAL VALUES.
B. LAND EXCHANGES ARE NOT CONSIDERED TO BE SALES FOR PURPOSES OF THIS ARTICLE.
C. LAND EXCHANGES INVOLVING FEDERAL LANDS MAY BE MADE ONLY AS AUTHORIZED BY ACTS OF CONGRESS AND FEDERAL REGULATIONS.
2. The Secretary of State shall submit this proposition to the voters at the next general election as provided by Article XXI, Constitution of Arizona.[1]

Note: Deleted language is crossed out, added language is capitalized.

Support

Supporters included:[1]

  • Arizona Education Association
  • Arizona School Boards Association
  • Arizona Cotton Growers
  • Arizona Mining Association
  • Arizona Farm Bureau
  • Arizona Cattle Growers' Association
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • Arizona Tax Research Association

Arguments in favor of the amendment included:[1]

  • The proposition will allow the flexibility to protect environmentally sensitive land.
  • If the State Land Department can trade for more valuable land, more money will go to the primary beneficiary of the eventual land sales, Arizona public schools.

Opposition

Those in opposition included:[1]

  • Former State Representative John Kromko

Arguments against the amendment included:[1]

  • The proposition would eliminate competition from state property transfers.

Path to the ballot

Proposition 101 was placed on the ballot by SCR 1009.[1] House votes:

  • Ayes - 58
  • Nays - 0
  • Not Voting - 2

Senate votes:

  • Ayes - 29
  • Nays - 0
  • Not Voting - 1

See also

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 State of Arizona 1994 ballot proposition guide
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.