Montana Public Lands Transfer, C-23 (1992)

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The Montana Transfer of Public Lands for Less than Full Market Value Amendment, also known as C-23, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the November 3, 1992 ballot in Montana, where it was approved.

C-23 concerned the transfer of public lands for less than full market value.[1]

Election results

C-22 (Transfer of Public Lands for Less than Full Market Value)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No205,48553.9%
Yes 176,082 46.1%

Official results via: The Montana Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

The Legislature submitted this proposal for a vote. The Montana Constitution prohibits the sale or transfer of public lands unless the state receives the full market value of the land sold. This measure would amend the Constitution to allow the transfer of state lands to a political subdivision of the state for less than full market value, unless prohibited by federal restrictions, and would allow the Legislature to enact laws providing for such disposition of public lands. All other transfers of public land would still require the payment of full market value to the State.
FISCAL NOTE: The proposed amendment's fiscal implications depend upon which land parcels the state transfers. Transferring income-producing parcels would result in some loss of income. However the state would realize some fiscal savings because it would not have to manage the parcels.[2]

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