Arizona State Trust Land Amendment, Proposition 102 (1992)
The Arizona State Trust Land Amendment, also known as Proposition 102 and House Concurrent Resolution 2029, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the statewide ballot in Arizona, which was defeated in the statewide election on November 3, 1992.
- This proposed amendment to Article X allows the state to exchange State Trust Land for other public or private land of equal or higher value.
|Arizona Proposition 102 (1992)|
Official results via: State of Arizona Official Canvass
Text of measure
The text of the ballot read:
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House Concurrent Resolution 2029
Amending Arizona Constitution to authorize the state to exchange State Trust Lands for other public or private lands for certain purposes and after public notice if the exchange is in the best interest of the State Land Trust and the state receives land of equal or greater appraised value.
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the State of Arizona, the Senate concurring:
Note: Deleted language is crossed out, added language is capitalized.
Path to the ballot
Proposition 102 was placed on the ballot by HCR 2029.
- Ayes - 56
- Nays - 2
- Not Voting - 2
- Ayes - 29
- Nays - 0
- Not Voting - 1
Those in favor of the amendment include:
- Arizona Tax Research Association
- Arizona Schools Boards Association
- Arizona Heritage Alliance
- Arizona Audubon Council
- The Nature Conservancy
- Arizona Farm Bureau
- Arizona Cattlemen's Association
- Arizona Mining Association
- Arizona Citizens Coalition on Resource Decisions
Arguments in favor of the amendment include:
- In order to get the maximum benefit of the State Trust Lands, the state government must have many options available to the for its use.
- Many plots of land are located in national parks, recreation areas and wilderness areas and should be exchanged for other land instead of sold at auction.
Arguments in opposition of the amendment include:
- The proposition would allow the state to trade for land that may be appraised incorrectly, hence potentially losing money for the beneficiary of the land sales, public education and institutions.