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
Text of the measure
The summary of the measure reads as follows:
||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.
The following is information obtained from the supporting side of the measure:
- State Senator John Nelson is a supporter of the measure.
- League of Arizona Cities and Towns are also supporters.
- 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.”
- According to reports, no formal opposition has been formed against the measure.
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.
- ↑ Arizona Legislature, "SCR 1001", Retrieved May 14, 2012
- ↑ Arizona Secretary of State, "Ballot Measures", September 17, 2012
- ↑ Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 East Valley Tribune, "Prop 119: Public lands ballot measure returns, with support", September 15, 2012