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Arizona Mine Inspector Term Limit Amendment, Proposition 101 (1992)

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The Arizona Mine Inspector Term Limit Amendment, also known as Proposition 101 and House Concurrent Resolution 2002, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the statewide ballot in Arizona, which was approved in the statewide election on November 3, 1992.

  • This proposed amendment to Article XIX extends the term limit of the State Mine Inspector from two years to four years beginning with the inspector elected at the November, 1994 general election.[1]

Election results

Arizona Proposition 101 (1992)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 745,091 54.77%
No615,30645.23%

Official results via: State of Arizona Official Canvass

Text of measure

The text of the ballot read:

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

OFFICIAL TITLE

House Concurrent Resolution 2002
A concurrent resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Arizona; amending Article XIX, Constitution of Arizona; relating to the State Mine Inspector.

DESCRIPTIVE TITLE

Amending Arizona Constitution to increase the State Mine Inspector's term of office from two years to four years beginning with the term for the State Mine Inspector elected at the November, 1994 general election.[1]

Constitutional changes

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the State of Arizona, the Senate concurring:
1. The following amendment of article XIX, Constitution of Arizona, is proposed to become valid when approved by a majority of the qualified electors voting thereon and on proclamation of the Governor:
ARTICLE XIX
MINES
The office of mine inspector is hereby established. The legislature, at its first session, shall enact laws so regulating the operation and equipment of all mines in the state as to provide for the health and safety of workers therein and in connection therewith, and fixing the duties of said office. Upon approval of such laws by the governor, the governor, with the advice and consent of the senate, shall forthwith appoint a mine inspector, who shall serve until his successor shall have been elected at the first general election thereafter and shall qualify. Said successor and all subsequent incumbents of said office shall be elected at general elections, and shall serve for two FOUR years. THE INITIAL FOUR YEAR TERM SHALL BE SERVED BY THE MINE INSPECTOR ELECTED IN THE GENERAL ELECTION HELD IN NOVEMBER, 1994.
2. The proposed amendment (approved by a majority of the members elected to each house of the Legislature, and entered upon the respective journals thereof, together with the ayes and nays thereon) shall be submitted to the qualified electors by the Secretary of State at the next regular general election, or at a special election called for that purpose, as provided by article XXI, Constitution of Arizona. [1]

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

Path to the ballot

Proposition 101 was placed on the ballot by HCR 2002.[1]
House votes:

  • Ayes - 54
  • Nays - 0
  • Not Voting - 3
  • Vacancy - 3

Senate votes:

  • Ayes - 19
  • Nays - 8
  • Not Voting - 3

House concurs:

  • Ayes - 33
  • Nays - 21
  • Not Voting - 6

Support

Arguments in favor of the amendment include:[1]

  • In 1968, Arizonans decided to elect many elected officials to four year terms so that they may concentrate more on governing than campaigning. This proposition would extend that to the State Mine Inspector.

Opposition

Arguments in opposition of the amendment include:[1]

  • Shorter term limits maintain responsibility and accountability in elected officials.

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