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Georgia Multi-Year Rental Agreements, Amendment 2 (2012)

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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:On the ballot
The Georgia Multi-Year Rental Agreements Amendment is on the November 2012 ballot in Georgia as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. The measure would give the State Properties Commission the authority to enter into multiyear lease agreements.[1]

Election results

See also: 2012 ballot measure election results

LIVE election results will be posted when polls close on November 6, 2012 and when numbers start to roll in.

Georgia Amendment 2
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Results via the Georgia Secretary of State].

Text of measure

The official ballot text reads 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 has come out in support of the measure. Chris Clark, president of the chamber, says that the amendment will 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

Though there appears to be no organized opposition to the amendment, some media outlets have endorsed a 'no' vote on the measure.

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]

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