Election Information
2008 General Election
Ballot Measures
Last updated on August 25, 2008 at 11:47:28 AM
Janice K. Brewer
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CONSTITUTIONAL & INITIATIVE PETITIONS Last day to file petitions: July 3, 2008 at 5 p.m. ARGUMENTS FOR OR AGAINST BALLOT MEASURES Last day to file: July 11, 2008 at 5 p.m. All signatures appearing with the argument must be originals and must be notarized. 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.
Ballot Number Identifier Sponsor Date Filed Ballot Status Short Title Full Text
100 C-18-2008 No New Home Tax (AAR) 255 East Osborn Road Phoenix, AZ 85012 (602) 351-2471 Bettina Nava, Applicant (602) 266-5112 Frank Dickens, Chairman (602) 351-2471 June 24, 2008 Yes Protect Our Homes
This Initiative prohibits the government from charging any new tax on the sale or transfer of real property in Arizona. Currently, there are no real property sales or transfer taxes in Arizona. However, the government could enact a real property sale or transfer tax at any time. This Initiative would prohibit the enactment of any new real property sales or transfer tax by a constitutional amendment.
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101 C-15-2008 Medical Choice for Arizona 3655 W. Anthem Way, Ste. A109 - PMB 212 Anthem, AZ 85086 623-271-9576 Lori Klein, Applicant 623-218-6090 Dr. Eric Novack, Chairman 602-298-8888 Dr. Jeffrey A. Singer, Treasurer 602-996-4747 June 26, 2008 Yes Medical Choice for Arizona
The "Freedom of Choice in Health Care Act" will preserve and protect the rights of individuals to make their own health care and health insurance choices. Currently, many lobbyists and special interest groups in Arizona and around the country are promoting policies that would limit or even eliminate the ability of people to have choices when seeking out health care for themselves and their families. This initiative will guarantee the right of Arizonans to make their own health care choices. Lobbyists and special interests will see their power to control and dictate your health care limited.
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102 SCR 1042 Legislature June 30, 2008 Yes Marriage
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF ARIZONA; AMENDING THE CONSTITUTION OF ARIZONA BY ADDING ARTICLE XXX; RELATING TO MARRIAGE.
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103 C-20-2008 Conserving Arizona's Water and Land 7600 North 15th Street, Suite 100 Phoenix, Arizona 85020-4330 602-712-0048 Patrick Graham, Applicant & Chairman July 2, 2008 No Conserving Arizona's Water and Land
This measure will permanently conserve and protect approximately 580,000 acres of some of the most important natural areas in Arizona and provide an opportunity for conserving additional lands. State trust lands throughout Arizona will be conserved protecting more of Arizona's land and water for future generations. The initiative will also enhance an essential classroom funding stream through improved planning and management of state trust lands, require local communities to cooperate in the planning and development of trust lands, and provide new tools for the more effective management of trust lands.
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104 C-17-2008 Arizona Civil Rights Initiative C-17-2008 P.O. Box 50813 Phoenix, AZ 85076 480-306-4743 Andrew Thomas, Applicant & Chairman July 3, 2008 No Arizona Civil Rights Initiative
A PROPOSAL TO AMEND THE STATE CONSTITUTION TO PROHIBIT PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT OR DISCRIMINATION BY STATE GOVERNMENT The proposal would amend the state constitution to prohibit preferential treatment or discrimination by state government, state universities, colleges, community colleges, school districts, counties and local governments to any individual or group based on race, sex, color, ethnicity or national origin in the operation of public employment, public education or public contracting. The amendment will not prohibit bone fide qualifications based on sex that are reasonably necessary to the normal operation of government.
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105 C-19-2008 Majority Rules - Let the People Decide P.O. Box 2935 Tempe, AZ 85281 (480) 303-7175 Christina Bryngelson, Applicant & Chairman July 3, 2008 Yes Majority Rules - Let the People Decide
To protect the will of the people of Arizona for fiscal responsibility through true majority rule, any initiative that imposes additional taxes or spending must have support from a majority of qualified electors in Arizona. Currently, initiatives that increase taxes or spending can pass with approval from only a minority of qualified electors. In the past, big money, special interest groups have pushed higher spending and taxes. Arizona now faces one of the largest deficits of any state in the country. We must protect the will of the people and let a true majority of the voters decide.
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200 I-16-2008 Arizonans for Financial Reform 2525 East Biltmore Circle, Suite A-117 Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-224-0212 Lisa Urias, Applicant & Chairman June 23, 2008 Yes Payday Loan Reform Act
Arizonans use payday lending services everyday to meet unforeseen expenses and financial emergencies. The payday lending industry is set to be eliminated and the Arizona Legislature refuses to enact reforms to benefit borrowers while preserving this important financial option. This measure will bring dramatic pro-consumer reform to payday lending and preserve consumer choice. It includes a substantial rate cut, eliminates rolling-over principal to extend a loan, creates a repayment plan at no cost to customers that can't meet their obligations, and inhibits a borrower's ability to obtain more than one loan at a time.
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201 I-14-2008 Homeowners' Bill of Rights Committee 2604 East Addams Street Phoenix, AZ 85034 602-273-1388 Dion Abril, Applicant & Chairman June 30, 2008 Yes Homeowners' Bill of Rights Committee
HOMEOWNERS' BILL OF RIGHTS. Ten-year warranty on new homes. Right to demand correction of construction defects or compensation. Homeowners participate in selecting contractors to do repair work. They can sue if no agreement with the builder. No liability for builders' attorney and expert fees but homeowner can recover these costs. Homeowners can sometimes recover compensatory and consequential damages. Disclosure of builders' relationships with financial institutions. Model homes must reflect what is actually for sale. Right to cancel within 100 days and get back most of the deposit. Prohibiting sellers' agents from participating in false mortgage applications.
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202 I-12-2008 Stop Illegal Hiring P.O. Box 3217 Tempe, AZ 85280 480-388-1642 Andrew Pacheco, Applicant & Chairman July 1, 2008 Yes Stop Illegal Hiring
"Stop Illegal Hiring" Act is an initiative designed to crack down on unethical businesses who hire illegal immigrants. This initiative targets employers who hire workers and pay under-the-table in cash, which fuels illegal immigration in Arizona. It revokes the business license of employers who knowingly or intentionally hire illegal immigrants. This initiative increases penalties for identity theft, as illegal immigrants often use stolen identities to conceal their undocumented status. Fines collected as a result of this initiative will be distributed to schools and hospitals to help deal with the financial burden placed on Arizona because of illegal immigration.
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203 I-24-2008 T.I.M.E. Initiative 1001 North 1st Street Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-256-9109 Martin L. Shultz, Applicant 602-250-2866 J. D Pruitt, Chairman 480-293-3000 July 2, 2008 No Transportation and Infrastructure Moving Arizona's Economy ("TIME") Act
The T.I.M.E. Initiative will reduce congestion, offer modern transportation choices and preserve our spectacular open spaces by upgrading Arizona's statewide transportation system. The Initiative builds needed highways, freeways and roads; creates rail options for commuters and travelers; and protects our enviroment by creating better bike paths, walkways, and safer school routes. The plan imposes strict performance and accountability measures to ensure that money is being used efficiently and that the projects improve quality of life in tangible ways. These improvements to our transportation system are funded through a one cent adjustment to our statewide sales tax over 30 years.
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300 N/A Commission on Salaries for Elective State Officers June 30, 2008 Yes State Legislator's Salaries
THE COMMISSION ON SALARIES FOR ELECTIVE STATE OFFICERS RECOMMENDS THE SALARIES OF LEGISLATORS BE INCREASED TO $30,000.