Alaska Limitation on State Budget Appropriations, Measure 4 (1982)
The Alaska Limitation on State Budget Appropriations Amendment ballot question was on the November 2, 1982 statewide general election ballot in Alaska as a proposed legislatively-referred constitutional amendment to the Alaska Constitution.
The ballot summary said, "This amendment adds a new section to article IX of the Alaska Constitution. The section limits appropriations for a fiscal year to $2.5 billion, adjusted annually for changes in population and inflation since 1981. At least one-third of the limitation amount is reserved for appropriations for capital projects and state loan programs. The remainder (up to two-thirds) may be spent for governmental operations. Appropriations to the Alaska Permanent Fund and appropriations or bond authorizations for capital projects may exceed this limit if they are not vetoed by the governor and are approved by the voters. The limit could also be exceeded to meet a state of disaster declared by the governor. The limit would not apply to appropriations for Permanent Fund dividends, general obligation bond payments, appropriations from revenue bonds proceeds, or for costs associated with relocation of the capital (if Ballot Measure No. 8 "Relocation of the State Capital" is passed). The amendment provides for reconsideration of the limit by the voters at the 1986 general election."
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