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Arizona Budget Completion Amendment (2010)

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The Arizona Budget Completion Amendment did not appear on the November 2, 2010 ballot in the state of Arizona. The measure would have mandated that a state budget be enacted by state legislature and approved by the Governor of Arizona by June 30 each year. If the budget was not finalized by that date, the salaries of the governor and each legislative member would have been temporarily withheld until a budget was implemented.[1][2]

Constitutional changes

If enacted by Arizona voters, the measure would have amended Article IV, Part 2, Constitution of Arizona by adding Section 26 to read as follows:[2]

A. On or before June 30 of each year, the legislature shall enact and the governor shall approve or allow to become law as provided in this constitution a budget for the support and maintenance of departments of this state and state institutions for the subsequent fiscal year.
B. If the requirements of subsection A of this section are not met, notwithstanding article V, section 12, the salaries of the governor and each legislator shall be withheld temporarily until a budget for the support and maintenance of departments of this state and state institutions for the subsequent fiscal year has been enacted by the legislature and approved by the governor or allowed to become law as provided in this constitution.

Path to the ballot

A majority vote was required in the Arizona State Legislature to refer a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment measure to the ballot. Arizona is one of ten states that allows a referred amendment to go on the ballot after a majority vote in one session of the state's legislature.

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