The Arizona State Education Aid Amendment
may appear on the November 6, 2012 ballot
in the state of Arizona
as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment
. The measure would change the Arizona Constitution
to allow state aid to private schools. The measure would also provide $5,500 worth of vouchers to pay tuition at private or parochial schools to students where class size is more than 35. The proposal was introduced by State Representative Jack Harper
during 2012 state legislative session.
Path to the ballot
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.