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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:Approveda
The Georgia Multi-Year Rental Agreements Amendment is on the November 2012 ballot in Georgia as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment where it was approved. The measure gives 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 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

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]

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