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}}{{tnr}} The '''Georgia Multi-Year Rental Agreements Amendment''' is on the [[Georgia 2012 ballot measures|November 2012 ballot]] in Georgia as a {{lrcafull}}.  The measure would give the State Properties Commission the authority to enter into multiyear lease agreements.<ref name="status">[http://www.legis.ga.gov/legislation/en-US/Display/20112012/SB/37 SB 37 (status and summary)</ref>
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}}{{tnr}} The '''Georgia Multi-Year Rental Agreements Amendment''' was on the [[Georgia 2012 ballot measures|November 2012 ballot]] in Georgia as a {{lrcafull}}, where it was '''approved'''.  The measure gave the State Properties Commission the authority to enter into multiyear lease agreements.<ref name="status">[http://www.legis.ga.gov/legislation/en-US/Display/20112012/SB/37 SB 37 (status and summary)]</ref>
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==Election results==
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:: ''See also: [[2012 ballot measure election results]]''
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''Election results will be posted here throughout the day on November 7 and in the days to come as additional votes are counted.''
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{{Short outcome
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| title = Georgia Amendment 2
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| yes = 2,266,980
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| yespct = 63.77
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| no = 1,287,761
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| nopct = 36.23
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[[Category:Approved, general, 2012]]
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:''These results are from the [http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/GA/42277/110818/en/summary.html Georgia Secretary of State] and have been certified as final.''
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==Text of measure==
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The official ballot text read as follows:<ref>[http://www.sos.ga.gov/elections/ConstitutionalAmendmentsForNovember2012.pdf ''Georgia Secretary of State'',"Amendment 2," retrieved September 27, 2012]</ref>
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<blockquote>''Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended so as to provide for a reduction in the state's operating costs by allowing the General Assembly to authorize certain state agencies to enter into multiyear rental agreements?''<br/><br/>
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<b>( ) YES</b><br/>
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<b>( ) NO</b></blockquote>
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==Support==
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The Georgia Chamber of Commerce came out in support of the measure. Chris Clark, president of the chamber, said that the amendment would allow the government to save money on its lease agreements by being able to negotiate for the lower rental rates associated with long term agreements.<ref>[http://www.peachpundit.com/2012/10/18/georgia-chamber-supports-amendment-2/ ''PeachPundit.com'',"Georgia Chamber Supports Amendment 2," October 18, 2012]</ref>
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==Opposition==
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''No formal opposition was identified.''
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==Media editorial positions==
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:: ''See also: [[Endorsements of Georgia ballot measures, 2012]]''
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===Opposition===
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* The '''Courier Herald''' said, "Paying slightly higher rates for a few more years is a small price to pay to avoid giving away 20 year favors to today’s patronage class.  Vote no on this amendment.  That is the best way to save Georgians money."<ref>[http://www.peachpundit.com/2012/10/18/vote-no-on-amendment-2/ ''PeachPundit.com'',"Vote No On Amendment 2," October 18, 2012]</ref>
  
 
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==External links==
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* [http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/en-US/display/20112012/SR/84 SR 84 (status and text)]
  
 
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Revision as of 12:28, 21 February 2013

Multi-Year Rental Agreements Amendment
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Type:Constitutional amendment
Constitution:Georgia Constitution
Referred by:Georgia Legislature
Topic:Admin of gov't
Status:Approveda
The Georgia Multi-Year Rental Agreements Amendment was on the November 2012 ballot in Georgia as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure gave the State Properties Commission the authority to enter into multiyear lease agreements.[1]

Election results

See also: 2012 ballot measure election results

Election results will be posted here throughout the day on November 7 and in the days to come as additional votes are counted.

Georgia Amendment 2
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 2,266,980 63.77%
No1,287,76136.23%
These results are from the Georgia Secretary of State and have been certified as final.

Text of measure

The official ballot text read as follows:[2]

Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended so as to provide for a reduction in the state's operating costs by allowing the General Assembly to authorize certain state agencies to enter into multiyear rental agreements?

( ) YES

( ) NO

Support

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce came out in support of the measure. Chris Clark, president of the chamber, said that the amendment would allow the government to save money on its lease agreements by being able to negotiate for the lower rental rates associated with long term agreements.[3]

Opposition

No formal opposition was identified.

Media editorial positions

See also: Endorsements of Georgia ballot measures, 2012

Opposition

  • The Courier Herald said, "Paying slightly higher rates for a few more years is a small price to pay to avoid giving away 20 year favors to today’s patronage class. Vote no on this amendment. That is the best way to save Georgians money."[4]

Path to the ballot

See also: How the Georgia Constitution is amended

The amendment required approval on a two-thirds vote by both the State House and State Senate.

On March 29, 2012, the Georgia State Senate voted 50-0 in approval of the proposed measure. The measure was then signed by the governor and passed on to the ballot on May 2, 2012.[1]

See also

External links

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