A Georgia Taxpayer Protection Amendment
did not make the November 2012 ballot
in Georgia as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment
. The measure would have limited how much the state can spend in a given year.
The limitations would have been based on the previous year budget adjusted for inflation and population.
The proposed measure was introduced by Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers.
Text of measure
Had it been certified for the ballot, voters would have been asked:
Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended so as to provide for limitations on state government expenditures and reduction in taxation?
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 February 24, 2011 the Georgia State Senate voted 42-7 in approval of the proposed measure. The measure did not make it through the State House.