Seven measures sent to the ballot by Arizona state legislature

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May 30, 2012

By Al Ortiz

PHOENIX, Arizona:
During 2012 state legislative session in Arizona, a whopping three ballot measures secured a spot on the ballot, leaving the state with a total of seven measures that are up for a public vote in the fall.

The three measures deal with various topics including government financing, property and taxes.

Proposals in Arizona included House Concurrent Resolution 2056, which would mandate that the annual distribution from the state Permanent Fund be 2.5 percent of the average monthly market values of the fund for the immediately preceding five calendar years. This would take effect from fiscal year 2013 to fiscal year 2021.

The next proposal, Senate Concurrent Resolution 1001, authorizes the Arizona Legislature to enact a process to exchange trust land if the exchange is related to protecting military installations and managing lands. The last measure, Senate Concurrent Resolution 1025, would limit the annual growth in the limited property value of locally assessed properties. The limit would begin in 2015.

All three proposals are legislatively-referred constitutional amendments. To see the rest of the seven measures on the ballot in Arizona, click here.

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.

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