OFFICIAL TITLE

 

AN INITIATIVE MEASURE

 

no Taxpayer Money For Politicians Act

 

PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF ARIZONA; AMENDING ARTICLE VII, CONSTITUTION OF ARIZONA, BY ADDING SECTION 19; RELATING TO ELECTIONS AND PROHIBITING THE USE OF TAXPAYER MONEY TO FUND POLITICAL CANDIDATES OR CAMPAIGNS FOR STATEWIDE OFFICE OR THE OFFICE OF MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATURE.

 

TEXT OF PROPOSED AMENDMENT

 

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Arizona:

The Constitution of Arizona is proposed to be amended as follows if approved by a majority of the votes cast thereon and on proclamation of the Governor.

 

Section 1. Article VII, Constitution of Arizona, is amended by adding Section 19:

 

Section 19. NO TAXPAYER MONEY TO ANY POLITICAL CANDIDATE OR CAMPAIGN FOR STATEWIDE OFFICE OR THE OFFICE OF MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATURE; DISPOSITION OF MONIES.

A. NO TAXPAYER MONEY SHALL BE USED TO FUND ANY POLITICAL CANDIDATE OR CAMPAIGN FOR STATEWIDE OFFICE OR THE OFFICE OF MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATURE.

B.  FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION:

1.  “STATEWIDE OFFICE” MEANS GOVERNOR, SECRETARY OF STATE, STATE TREASURER, ATTORNEY GENERAL, SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION, CORPORATION COMMISSIONER, MINE INSPECTOR OR ANY NON-FEDERAL OFFICE ELECTED BY A VOTE OF THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS OF THE STATE AS A WHOLE.

2.  “TAXPAYER MONEY” INCLUDES:

(a). ANY TAX, FEE, ASSESSMENT, SURCHARGE, FORFEITURE, PENALTY, FINE, OTHER REVENUE OR FUNDS COLLECTED BY THE STATE, A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION, DEPARTMENT, AGENCY OR INSTRUMENTALITY OF THE STATE, CITY OR TOWN.

(b). ANY CONTRIBUTION, DONATION OR EXPENDITURE THAT IS ELIGIBLE FOR A STATE TAX REDUCTION, DEDUCTION, EXEMPTION, EXCLUSION, CREDIT, DONATION, CHECK-OFF OR OTHER TAX FEATURE.

C.  ALL MONEY IN THE FUND ESTABLISHED BY ARIZONA REVISED STATUTES, TITLE 16, CHAPTER 6, ARTICLE 2, ON AND AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE DEPOSITED IN THE GENERAL FUND OF THE STATE.