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Arizona Wildlife Management, Proposition 102 (2000)

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Arizona Proposition 102, also known as the Constitutional Amendment Relating to Wildlife Management, was on the November 7, 2000 election ballot in Arizona, where it was defeated.[1]

Election results

Wildlife Management
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No896,50062.5%
Yes 538,104 37.5%

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

(summary from Arizona Legislative Council) Proposition 102 directs the State to manage wildlife in the public trust to assure the continued existence of wildlife populations. Public trust is a legal concept relating to the ownership, protection and use of natural resources. Under the public trust, the State must manage wildlife for the public benefit, which includes both present and future generations.

Proposition 102 would also amend the Arizona Constitution to require that any initiative measure relating to the taking of wildlife does not go into effect unless it is approved by at least two-thirds of the voters who vote on the measure. Currently, the Arizona Constitution requires a simple majority vote for initiative measures. The two-thirds requirement would also apply to measures authorizing or restricting (1) the methods of taking wildlife (2) the seasons when wildlife may be taken. The two-thirds requirement would not apply to legislative enactments or to measures that the Legislature refers to the voters.

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