Arizona State Trust Land Amendment, Proposition 119 (2012)

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Proposition 119
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Type:Constitutional amendment
Constitution:Arizona Constitution
Referred by:Arizona State Legislature
Topic:Property
Status:On the ballot
The Arizona State Trust Land Amendment, also known as Proposition 119, will be on the November 6, 2012 general election ballot in the state of Arizona as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. The measure would authorizes the Arizona Legislature to enact a process to exchange trust land if the exchange is related to protecting military installations and managing lands. The formal title of the bill was Senate Concurrent Resolution 1001.[1]

Text of the measure

Summary

The summary of the measure reads as follows:[2]

A Concurrent Resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Arizona; Amending Article X, Constitution of Arizona, by adding Section 12; Relating to state trust lands.[3]

Support

The following is information obtained from the supporting side of the measure:

  • State Senator John Nelson is a supporter of the measure.[4]
  • Sandy Bahr, director of the Grand Canyon Chapter of the Sierra Club, stated, "The bottom line is the voters have the last say on these land exchanges. This isn't open-ended, broad authority for the state Land Department to go out and do a deal.”[4]

Opposition

  • According to reports, no formal opposition has been formed against the measure.[4]

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.

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