Election Information
2000 General Election
Ballot Measures
Last updated on November 17, 2000 at 04:05:09 PM
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CONSTITUTIONAL & INITIATIVE PETITIONS Last day to file petitions: July 6, 2000 at 5 p.m. ARGUMENTS FOR OR AGAINST BALLOT MEASURES Last day to file: July 14, 2000 at 5 p.m. ARGUMENTS FOR OR AGAINST DEPOSIT AMOUNT Pursuant to A.A.C. R2-12-701 (effective March 3, 2000) Argument filed on paper only - $100.00 Argument filed on paper and electronic format (computer disk) $75.00 If you have questions regarding this list please call 602/542-8683 or Toll Free in Arizona 1-877-843- 8683. (TBD means "To Be Determined")
Ballot Number Identifier Sponsor Date Filed Ballot Status Short Title Full Text
100 SCR 1001 Legislature February 17, 2000 Yes STATE LANDS
PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION OF ARIZONA; AMENDING ARTICLE X, SECTIONS 1 THROUGH 4, 7 AND 10, CONSTITUTION OF ARIZONA; AMENDING ARTICLE X, CONSTITUTION OF ARIZONA, BY ADDING SECTIONS 12, 13 AND 14; RELATING TO STATE LANDS.
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101 HCR 2004 Legislature March 22, 2000 Yes CONSTITUTIONAL TEXTUAL TERMINOLOGY
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF ARIZONA; AMENDING ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 2 AND 3, CONSTITUTION OF ARIZONA; AMENDING ARTICLE IX, SECTION 2.2, CONSTITUTION OF ARIZONA; AMENDING ARTICLE XI, SECTION 1, CONSTITUTION OF ARIZONA; AMENDING ARTICLE XVI, SECTION 1, CONSTITUTION OF ARIZONA; AMENDING ARTICLE XXII, SECTION 15, CONSTITUTION OF ARIZONA; RELATING TO CONSTITUTIONAL TEXTUAL TERMINOLOGY.
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102 SCR 1006 Legislature March 30, 2000 Yes WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF ARIZONA; AMENDING ARTICLE IV, PART 1, SECTION 1, CONSTITUTION OF ARIZONA; AMENDING ARTICLE XXI, SECTION 1, CONSTITUTION OF ARIZONA; AMENDING ARTICLE XXII, CONSTITUTION OF ARIZONA, BY ADDING SECTION 23; RELATING TO WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT.
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103 SCR 1005 Legislature April 6, 2000 Yes CORPORATION COMMISSION MEMBERSHIP
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF ARIZONA; AMENDING ARTICLE XV, SECTION 1, CONSTITUTION OF ARIZONA; RELATING TO CORPORATION COMMISSION MEMBERSHIP.
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104 HCR 2028 Legislature April 11, 2000 Yes RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY TAX VALUATION
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF ARIZONA; AMENDING ARTICLE IX, SECTIONS 1 AND 18, CONSTITUTION OF ARIZONA; RELATING TO RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY TAX VALUATION.
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105 SCR 1010 Legislature April 14, 2000 Yes PUBLIC DEBT, REVENUE AND TAXATION
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF ARIZONA; AMENDING ARTICLE IX, SECTION 2, CONSTITUTION OF ARIZONA; RELATING TO PUBLIC DEBT, REVENUE AND TAXATION.
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106 02-C-2000 Fair Districts, Fair Elections Jim Pederson, Chair 2800 North Central #1500 Phoenix, AZ 85007 602/776-1200 July 6, 2000 Yes Fair Districts, Fair Elections
This citizen-sponsored Arizona Constitutional amendment will create a new "citizens' independent redistricting commission" to draw new legislative and congressional district boundaries after each U.S. Census. This amendment takes the redistricting power away from the Arizona Legislature and puts it in the hands of a politically neutral commission of citizens who are not active in partisan politics and who will serve without pay to create fair districts that are not "gerrymandered" for any party's or incumbent's advantage.
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107 03-C-2000 Taxpayer Protection Alliance Richard D. Mahoney, Chair 3431 West Thunderbird, Suite 302 PMB Phoenix, AZ 85053 602/866-2394 July 6, 2000 No Taxpayer Protection Alliance
The Taxpayer Protection Act of 2000 will: (1) end all Arizona state and local income taxes over a four year phaseout period; (2) ensure that any new taxes be approved by a majority of voters; and (3) allow voluntary pledges in favor of elimination of the federal income tax and its replacement by a federal sales tax to be placed on election ballots next to the name of all candidates who take that pledge.
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108 04-C-2000 Yes on 108:Arizonans for Consumer Choice and Fair Competition (Qwest) John M. Duffy, Chair 3033 North Third Street, Room 1010 Phoenix, AZ 85012 602/630-1168 July 6, 2000 Yes Arizonans for Consumer Choice and Fair Competition
Consumer Choice and Fair Competition Telecomunications Amendment: -Updates century-old telephone regulations to encourage consumer choice and competition in telecommunication services and to assure that all consumers and companies are treated fairly; -Ends state government regulation of rates for local phone services in communities where two or more competing companies offer basic local service, and requires that consumers in those communities who have access to only one company receive the same competitive rates offered other consumers; -Maintains state authority to set rates in communities served by only one company and allows use of modern rate options, such as rate caps.
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200 11-I-2000 Healthy Children Healthy Families Carol Kamin, Chair 3507 North Central Avenue, Suite 408 Phoenix, AZ 85012 602/7760624 April 18, 2000 Yes Healthy Children Healthy Families
The Healthy Children Healthy Families initiative uses Arizona's tobacco settlement money to: Provide health insurance for uninsured working parents; Strengthen KidsCare, Arizona's program for uninsured children; Help children start school ready to learn through new efforts for child abuse prevention, prenatal outreach, family mentoring and expanding preschool opportunities; Promote early detection and prevention of cancer, heart and lung disease and strokes; Assist older Arizonans with their health care needs; Protect Arizona's programs for preventing and reducing tobacco use. Let's use tobacco industry payments for health care and prevention for Arizona families.
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201 09-I-2000 The People Have Spoken -- 1998-02166 John Norton, Chair P.O. Box 34506 Phoenix, AZ 85067 602/222-6639 FILED BY: Plants Are Medicine; W. Michael Walz, Chairman 45 West Jefferson, Ste 412 Phoenix, AZ 85003 June 20, 2000 No The People Have Spoken -- 1998-02166
The Drug Medicalization, Prevention, and Control Act of 2000 will: (1) ensure that assets forfeited by criminals will be used for drug treatment and gang prevention; (2) mandate harsher punishments for serious drug felons and remove minimum sentences for non-violent drug users; (3) change the punishment for possession of two ounces or less of marijuana from a potential jail term to a fine; (4) make non-violent drug offenders convicted only of simple possession eligible for parole; and (5) establish a system run by the Attorney General for legal distribution of medical marijuana to qualifying patients.
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202 04-I-2000 Citizens for Growth Management Lila J. Schwartz, Chair P O Box 22 Phoenix, AZ 85001-0022 602/254-8581 June 26, 2000 Yes Citizens Growth Management Initiative
Citizens Growth Management Initiative. This initiative would require cities and counties to adopt growth management plans to limit urban sprawl. The plans would have to set urban growth boundaries, limit development and new city services outside the boundaries, require developers to pay for roads and schools to serve new subdivisions, and protect air and water quality. Plans could not be substantially changed without voter approval, and citizens could adopt plans and amendments by initiative. The initiative would also limit wildcat subdivisions, provide for public access to state conservation lands, and amend existing laws to conform them to the initiative.
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203 01-I-2000 English for the Children - Arizona Mary Mendoza, Chair 733 West Ohio Street Tucson, AZ 85714 520/294-7212 June 27, 2000 Yes English Language Education for Children in Public Schools
Requires that all public school instruction be conducted in English. Children not fluent in English shall normally be placed in an intensive one-year English immersion program to teach them the language as quickly as possible while also learning academic subjects. Parent may request a waiver of these requirements for children who already know English, are ten years or older, or have special needs best suited to a different educational approach. Normal foreign language programs are completely unaffected. Enforcement law suits by parent and guardian are permitted.
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204 07-I-2000 Healthy Arizona Initiative Political Action Committee Mark Osterloh, Chair 1240 North Third Avenue Tucson, AZ 85705 520/622-3339 July 6, 2000 Yes Healthy Arizona Initiative Political Action Committee
In 1996 voters overwhelmingly passed the first Healthy Arizona Initiative to provide healthcare for Arizona's working poor at the federal poverty level and fund six preventative health programs. Politicians have again failed to carry out the will of the people. This initiative requires that our recent settlement with the tobacco industry - which will bring Arizona several billion dollars - be spent on the health of Arizonans, starting with funding 1996's Healthy Arizona Initiative. It circumvents the politicians, returning power to the voters, because three years is too long to wait to see the doctor.
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300 N/A Commission on Salaries for Elective State Officers December 10, 1999 Yes STATE LEGISLATORS' SALARIES
THE COMMISSION ON SALARIES FOR ELECTIVE STATE OFFICERS RECOMMENDS THE SALARIES OF LEGISLATORS BE INCREASED TO $30,000.
301 SB 1007 Legislature June 30, 2000 Yes RELATING TO EDUCATION
AN ACT AMENDING TITLE 15, CHAPTER 1, ARTICLE 5, ARIZONA REVISED STATUTES, BY ADDING SECTION 15-154.01; AMENDING SECTION 15-185, ARIZONA REVISED STATUTES; AMENDING TITLE 15, CHAPTER 2, ARTICLE 2, ARIZONA REVISED STATUTES, BY ADDING SECTION 15-241; AMENDING SECTION 15-271, ARIZONA REVISED STATUTES; AMENDING TITLE 15, CHAPTER 3, ARTICLE 3, ARIZONA REVISED STATUTES, BY ADDING SECTION 15-341.01; AMENDING SECTIONS 15-342, 15-502 AND 15-741 ARIZONA REVISED STATUTES; REPEALING SECTION 15-901, ARIZONA REVISED STATUTES, AS AMENDED BY LAWS 2000, CHAPTER 342, SECTION 4; AMENDING SECTION 15-901, ARIZONA REVISED STATUTES, AS AMENDED BY LAWS 2000, CHAPTER 236, SECTION 19; AMENDING TITLE 15, CHAPTER 9, ARTICLE 1, ARIZONA REVISED STATUTES, BY ADDING SECTION 15-901.01; AMENDING SECTIONS 15- 903 AND 15-910, ARIZONA REVISED STATUTES; AMENDING SECTION 15-947, ARIZONA REVISED STATUTES, AS AMENDED BY LAWS 2000, CHAPTER 236, SECTION 22; AMENDING SECTION 15-971, ARIZONA REVISED STATUTES, AS AMENDED BY LAWS 2000, CHAPTER 236, SECTION 24; AMENDING TITLE 15, CHAPTER 9, ARTICLE 5, ARIZONA REVISED STATUTES, BY ADDING SECTION 15-977; AMENDING TITLE 15, CHAPTER 9, ARIZONA REVISED STATUES, BY ADDING ARTICLE 8; AMENDING TITLE 15, CHAPTER 12, ARTICLE 4, ARIZONA REVISED STATUTES, BY ADDING SECTION 15-1472; AMENDING TITLE 15, CHAPTER 13, ARTICLE 2, ARIZONA REVISED STATUTES, BY ADDING SECTION 15- 1648; AMENDING SECTIONS 15-2051, 15-2052, 15-2053, 15-2054, 15-2055 AND 15-2056, ARIZONA REVISED STATUTES; REPEALING SECTION 15-2058, ARIZONA REVISED STATUTES; AMENDING SECTIONS 15-2059, 15-2060, 15-2061, 15-2062 AND 15-2063, ARIZONA REVISED STATUTES; AMENDING TITLE 15, CHAPTER 16, ARIZONA REVISED STATUTES, BY ADDING ARTICLE 7; AMENDING TITLE 15, ARIZONA REVISED STATUTES, BY ADDING CHAPTER 17; AMENDING SECTION 37-521, ARIZONA REVISED STATUTES; AMENDING SECTION 41-1276, ARIZONA REVISED STATUTES, AS AMENDED BY LAWS 2000, CHAPTER 187, SECTION 8; AMENDING SECTIONS 41-1279.03 AND 42-5010, ARIZONA REVISED STATUTES; AMENDING SECTION 42-5029, ARIZONA REVISED STATUTES, AS AMENDED BY LAWS 2000, CHAPTER 167, SECTION 2; AMENDING SECTIONS 42-5030.01, 42-5155 AND 42-6103 ARIZONA REVISED STATUTES; AMENDING SECTION 42-6104, ARIZONA REVISED STATUTES, AS AMENDED BY LAWS 2000, CHAPTER 53, SECTION 20; AMENDING SECTION 42-6106, ARIZONA REVISED STATUTES, AS AMENDED BY LAWS 2000, CHAPTER 53, SECTION 21; AMENDING SECTION 42-6107, ARIZONA REVISED STATUTES, AS AMENDED BY LAWS 2000, CHAPTER 53, SECTION 22; AMENDING SECTION 42-6109, ARIZONA REVISED STATUTES, AS AMENDED BY LAWS 2000, CHAPTER 53, SECTION 23; AMENDING SECTION 42-6111, ARIZONA REVISED STATUTES, AS AMENDED BY LAWS 2000, CHAPTER 53, SECTION 24; AMENDING SECTION 43-323, ARIZONA REVISED STATUTES; AMENDING TITLE 43, CHAPTER 10, ARTICLE 5, ARIZONA REVISED STATUTES, BY ADDING SECTION 43-1072.01; AMENDING SECTIONS 43-1089 AND 43- 1089.01, ARIZONA REVISED STATUTES; AMENDING SECTION 48-4022, ARIZONA REVISED STATUTES, AS AMENDED BY LAWS 2000, CHAPTER 53, SECTION 26; AMENDING SECTIONS 48-4236 AND 48-4237, ARIZONA REVISED STATUTES; AMENDING LAWS 2000, CHAPTER 48, SECTION 8; AMENDING LAWS 2000, CHAPTER 48, SECTION 9; PROVIDING FOR THE DELAYED REPEAL OF TITLE 15, CHAPTER 16, ARTICLE 7, ARIZONA REVISED STATUTES, AS ADDED BY THIS ACT; MAKING AN APPROPRIATION; PROVIDING FOR REFERENDUM; RELATING TO EDUCATION; PROVIDING FOR CONDITIONAL ENACTMENT.
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