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1 2012 General Election BALLOT MEASURES

2 Ballot Measure Numbering What do the Numbers Mean? 100's: Constitutional Amendments 100's: Constitutional Amendments 200's: Citizen Initiatives 200's: Citizen Initiatives 300's: Referred by Legislature 300's: Referred by Legislature 400's: County and Local Issues 400's: County and Local Issues

3 Proposition 114 “Crime Victim Protection From Liability For Damages” A “Yes” vote: It will have the effect of protecting crime victims from having to pay damages to a person who was injured while that person committed or attempted to commit a felony against the victim It will have the effect of protecting crime victims from having to pay damages to a person who was injured while that person committed or attempted to commit a felony against the victim

4 Proposition 114 “Crime Victim Protection From Liability for Damages” SUPPORTERS Include: Arizona Citizens Defense League, Inc. Arizona Citizens Defense League, Inc. Russell Pearce, former Senate President Russell Pearce, former Senate President

5 Proposition 114 “Crime Victim Protection From Liability For Damages” A “NO” vote: Will retain the current constitutional law related to liability for damages. Will retain the current constitutional law related to liability for damages. No arguments against Prop 114 were submitted. No arguments against Prop 114 were submitted.

6 Proposition 115 “The Judicial Department” A “YES” vote: Increase the term of AZ Supreme Court justices from 4 years to 8 years Increase the term of AZ Supreme Court justices from 4 years to 8 years Raise the retirement age for justices and judges from Raise the retirement age for justices and judges from 70-75

7 Proposition 115 “The Judicial Department” A “YES” vote: Change membership of commissions on appellate and trial court appointments and procedures for appointing justices and judges Change membership of commissions on appellate and trial court appointments and procedures for appointing justices and judges Require the Supreme, Appellate and Superior court to publish decisions online Require the Supreme, Appellate and Superior court to publish decisions online

8 Proposition 115 “The Judicial Department” A “YES” vote: Requiring the supreme court to send a copy of the judicial performance review of each justice and judge who is up for retention to the legislature Requiring the supreme court to send a copy of the judicial performance review of each justice and judge who is up for retention to the legislature Allowing a joint legislature committee to meet and take testimony on justices and judges up for retention Allowing a joint legislature committee to meet and take testimony on justices and judges up for retention

9 Proposition 115 “The Judicial Department” SUPPORTERS Include: State Bar of Arizona State Bar of Arizona AZ Judges Association AZ Judges Association Governor Jan Brewer Governor Jan Brewer AZ Judicial Council… AZ Judicial Council…

10 Proposition 115 “The Judicial Department” SUPPORTERS Include: AZ House of Representatives AZ House of Representatives AZ State Senate AZ State Senate Center for Arizona Policy Center for Arizona Policy

11 Proposition 115 “The Judicial Department” A “NO” vote: Shall have the effect of keeping current constitutional law related to the courts. Shall have the effect of keeping current constitutional law related to the courts.

12 Proposition 115 “The Judicial Department” OPPONENTS Include: AZ Center for Law in the Public Interest AZ Center for Law in the Public Interest League of Women Voter of Arizona League of Women Voter of Arizona Phoenix Law Enforcement Association Phoenix Law Enforcement Association Pima County Interfaith Council Pima County Interfaith Council Save the Family Foundation of AZ Save the Family Foundation of AZ AZ Supreme Court… AZ Supreme Court…

13 Proposition 115 “The Judicial Department” OPPONENTS Include (cont’d): 19 Former Presidents of the State Bar of Arizona 19 Former Presidents of the State Bar of Arizona Noel Fidel, former Chief Justice, Court of Appeals Noel Fidel, former Chief Justice, Court of Appeals AZ Association of Defense Counsel AZ Association of Defense Counsel Maricopa County Bar Association Maricopa County Bar Association The Tucson Community Development/Design Center, Inc The Tucson Community Development/Design Center, Inc

14 Proposition 116 “Property Tax Exemptions” A “YES” vote: Setting the amount exempt from annual taxes on business equipment and machinery purchase after 2012 to an amount equal to the combined earning of 50 average Arizona workers Setting the amount exempt from annual taxes on business equipment and machinery purchase after 2012 to an amount equal to the combined earning of 50 average Arizona workers

15 Senator Andy Biggs, Majority Leader, AZ Senate Senator Andy Biggs, Majority Leader, AZ Senate Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce National Federation of Independent Business… National Federation of Independent Business… SUPPORTERS Include: Proposition 116 “Property Tax Exemptions” SUPPORTERS Include:

16 Fred DuVal, Former Commissioner, AZ Commerce & Economic Devp. Board Fred DuVal, Former Commissioner, AZ Commerce & Economic Devp. Board AZ Chamber of Commerce and Industry AZ Chamber of Commerce and Industry Ranching Families Ranching Families AMIGOS PAC AMIGOS PAC SUPPORTERS Include: Proposition 116 “Property Tax Exemptions” SUPPORTERS Include:

17 Proposition 116 “Property Tax Exemptions” A “NO” vote: Would retain current laws regarding annual taxes on business equipment and machinery Would retain current laws regarding annual taxes on business equipment and machinery No arguments against Prop 116 were submitted. No arguments against Prop 116 were submitted.

18 Proposition 117 “Property Tax Assessed Valuation” A “YES” vote: Shall set a limit on the annual percentage in property values used to determine property taxes to no more than 5% about the pervious year Shall set a limit on the annual percentage in property values used to determine property taxes to no more than 5% about the pervious year

19 Proposition 117 “Property Tax Assessed Valuation” A “YES” vote: Establish a single limited property value as the basis for determining all property taxes on real property, beginning Establish a single limited property value as the basis for determining all property taxes on real property, beginning 2014.

20 Proposition 117 “Property Tax Assessed Valuation” SUPPORTERS Include: Senator Steve Yarbrough Senator Steve Yarbrough Joe Wehrle, Yuma County Assessor Joe Wehrle, Yuma County Assessor AZ Tax Research Association AZ Tax Research Association AZ Farm Bureau AZ Farm Bureau AZ Chapter of NAIOP AZ Chapter of NAIOP Judge Lester Pearce… Judge Lester Pearce…

21 Proposition 117 “Property Tax Assessed Valuation” SUPPORTERS Include: Home Builders Association of Central AZ Home Builders Association of Central AZ AZ Chamber of Commerce and Industry AZ Chamber of Commerce and Industry Sal DiCiccio, Phoenix City Coucilman Sal DiCiccio, Phoenix City Coucilman Ranching Families Ranching Families Senator Sylvia Allen Senator Sylvia Allen

22 Proposition 117 “Property Tax Assessed Valuation” A “NO” vote: Maintains the current law related to calculating property values and taxes.

23 Proposition 117 “Property Tax Assessed Valuation” OPPONENTS Include: Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Daniel T. Garrett, Former AZ Department of Revenue General Counsel Daniel T. Garrett, Former AZ Department of Revenue General Counsel

24 Proposition 118: “Establishment of Permanent Funds” A “YES” vote: Would change the distribution formula for the State Land Permanent Endowment Fund, Would change the distribution formula for the State Land Permanent Endowment Fund,

25 Proposition 118: “Establishment of Permanent Funds” A “YES” vote: Which funds various public institutions, including schools, to be 2.5% of the average monthly market value of the fund for immediate preceding five calendar years. Which funds various public institutions, including schools, to be 2.5% of the average monthly market value of the fund for immediate preceding five calendar years. The change would affect fiscal years The change would affect fiscal years

26 AZ Board of Investment AZ Board of Investment Doug Ducey, AZ State Treasurer Doug Ducey, AZ State Treasurer Beth Ford, Pima County Treasurer Beth Ford, Pima County Treasurer Lauren W. Kingry, AZ Superintendent of Financial Institutions Lauren W. Kingry, AZ Superintendent of Financial Institutions Maria Baier, AZ State Land Commissioner… Maria Baier, AZ State Land Commissioner… Proposition 118: “Establishment of Permanent Funds” SUPPORTERS Include:

27 AZ School Board Association AZ School Board Association Governor Jan Brewer Governor Jan Brewer AZ Chamber of Commerce and Industry AZ Chamber of Commerce and Industry John Huppenthal, Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal, Superintendent of Public Instruction AZ Education Association AZ Education Association Proposition 118: “Establishment of Permanent Funds” SUPPORTERS Include:

28 Retains the current law of keeping the distribution formula of the State Land Trust Permanent Endowment Fund. Retains the current law of keeping the distribution formula of the State Land Trust Permanent Endowment Fund. No arguments against Prop 118 were submitted. No arguments against Prop 118 were submitted. Proposition 118: “Establishment of Permanent Funds” A “NO” vote:

29 Proposition 119 “State Trust Lands” A “YES” vote: Would authorize the exchange of state trust lands if the exchange is related to either protecting military bases or improving the management of state trust lands and prescribes the process for such exchanges. Would authorize the exchange of state trust lands if the exchange is related to either protecting military bases or improving the management of state trust lands and prescribes the process for such exchanges.

30 Proposition 119 “State Trust Lands” A “YES” vote: This process includes two independent appraisals and analysis, public hearings, and approval by public vote This process includes two independent appraisals and analysis, public hearings, and approval by public vote

31 Proposition 119 “State Trust Lands” SUPPORTERS Include: East Valley Partnership East Valley Partnership Senator John Nelson Senator John Nelson Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Maria Baier, AZ State Land Commissioner Maria Baier, AZ State Land Commissioner Valley Partnership… Valley Partnership…

32 Proposition 119 “State Trust Lands” SUPPORTERS Include: Representative Debbie Lesko Representative Debbie Lesko Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection The Wilderness Society The Wilderness Society McDowell Sonoran Conservancy McDowell Sonoran Conservancy Grand Canyon Trust Grand Canyon Trust Sierra Club- Grand Canyon Chapter Sierra Club- Grand Canyon Chapter Tucson Audubon Society… Tucson Audubon Society…

33 Proposition 119 “State Trust Lands” SUPPORTERS Include: AZ Chamber of Commerce and Industry AZ Chamber of Commerce and Industry Tucson Metro Chambers Tucson Metro Chambers Western Maricopa Coalition Western Maricopa Coalition The League of Arizona Cities and Towns The League of Arizona Cities and Towns AZ Education Association… AZ Education Association…

34 Proposition 119 “State Trust Lands” SUPPORTERS Include: Military Affairs Commission Military Affairs Commission Sonoran Institute Sonoran Institute Cochise County Cochise County City of Sierra Vista City of Sierra Vista Town of Huachuca City Town of Huachuca City Nature Conservancy in Arizona Nature Conservancy in Arizona Sierra Vista Area Chambers… Sierra Vista Area Chambers…

35 Proposition 119 “State Trust Lands” A “NO” vote: Retains the current law related to state trust lands. Retains the current law related to state trust lands. No arguments against Prop 119 were submitted. No arguments against Prop 119 were submitted.

36 Proposition 120 “State Sovereignty” A “YES” vote: Repealing Arizona’s disclaimer of all rights and title to federal public land within the state Repealing Arizona’s disclaimer of all rights and title to federal public land within the state Declaring Arizona’s sovereignty over public lands and all natural resources within its boundaries Declaring Arizona’s sovereignty over public lands and all natural resources within its boundaries

37 Proposition 120 “State Sovereignty” A “YES” vote: Excludes Indian reservations, lands of the United States, and lands over which jurisdiction has been ceded by the state of Arizona Excludes Indian reservations, lands of the United States, and lands over which jurisdiction has been ceded by the state of Arizona

38 Proposition 120 “State Sovereignty” SUPPORTERS Include: Senator Sylvia Allen Senator Sylvia Allen AZ Farm Bureau AZ Farm Bureau Representative Chester Crandell Representative Chester Crandell Ranching Families Ranching Families

39 Proposition 120 “State Sovereignty” A “NO” vote: Retains the current law regarding to public lands and natural resources within Arizona’s boundaries Retains the current law regarding to public lands and natural resources within Arizona’s boundaries

40 Proposition 120 “State Sovereignty” OPPONENTS Include: AZ Wilderness Coalition AZ Wilderness Coalition Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection The Wilderness Society The Wilderness Society Grand Canyon Trust Grand Canyon Trust Sierra Club- Grand Canyon Chapter… Sierra Club- Grand Canyon Chapter…

41 Proposition 120 “State Sovereignty” OPPONENTS Include: Tucson Audubon Society Tucson Audubon Society North Country Conservancy North Country Conservancy AZ League of Conservation Voters AZ League of Conservation Voters Sonoran Institute Sonoran Institute

42 Replacing the current party primary election with a “top-two” primary election in which all voters, regardless of party affiliation, vote in a single, combined primary Replacing the current party primary election with a “top-two” primary election in which all voters, regardless of party affiliation, vote in a single, combined primary Proposition 121 “Open Elections/Open Government” A “YES” vote:

43 The top two vote-getters for each seat advance to the general election ballot. The top two vote-getters for each seat advance to the general election ballot. This “top-two” primary will not apply to the elections of the U.S. President or to elections in which no party affiliation appears on the ballot. This “top-two” primary will not apply to the elections of the U.S. President or to elections in which no party affiliation appears on the ballot.

44 Greater Phoenix Leadership Greater Phoenix Leadership Southern AZ Leadership Coucil Southern AZ Leadership Coucil Scottsdale City Councilman, Bob Littlefield Scottsdale City Councilman, Bob Littlefield Senator Carolyn S. Allen Senator Carolyn S. Allen Buckeye Valley Chamber of Commerce Buckeye Valley Chamber of Commerce Former City Council Members (8)… Former City Council Members (8)… Proposition 121 “Open Elections/Open Government” SUPPORTERS include:

45 Chicanos Por la Causa Chicanos Por la Causa Arrowhead Health Centers Arrowhead Health Centers Grand Canyon Institute Grand Canyon Institute Linda Binder, Former AZ State Senator Linda Binder, Former AZ State Senator Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits Fred DuVal, Former Chair of AZ Board of Regents… Fred DuVal, Former Chair of AZ Board of Regents… Proposition 121 “Open Elections/Open Government” SUPPORTERS (cont’d):

46 Professional Fire Fighters of AZ Professional Fire Fighters of AZ Phoenix Law Enforcement Association Phoenix Law Enforcement Association Advocates just for us Advocates just for us Tucson Metro Chambers Tucson Metro Chambers Protecting AZ’s Families Coalition Protecting AZ’s Families Coalition PAFCO Education Fund PAFCO Education Fund Proposition 121 “Open Elections/Open Government” SUPPORTERS (cont’d):

47 Retains the current law regarding party primary elections in which each recognized political party selects a candidate to appear on the general election ballot Retains the current law regarding party primary elections in which each recognized political party selects a candidate to appear on the general election ballot Proposition 121 “Open Elections/Open Government” A “NO” vote:

48 Maricopa County Republican Committee Maricopa County Republican Committee Governor Jan Brewer Governor Jan Brewer Fair Vote AZ Fair Vote AZ League of Women Voters of Arizona League of Women Voters of Arizona Representative Debbie Lesko Representative Debbie Lesko AZ Advocacy Network… AZ Advocacy Network… Proposition 121 “Open Elections/Open Government” OPPONENTS include:

49 Home Builders Assoc. of Central AZ Home Builders Assoc. of Central AZ Maricopa County Libertarian Party Maricopa County Libertarian Party The AZ Latino Republican Association The AZ Latino Republican Association Senator Andy Biggs Senator Andy Biggs Senator Steve Pierce Senator Steve Pierce Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery… Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery… Proposition 121 “Open Elections/Open Government” OPPONENTS (cont’d):

50 The AZ Green Party The AZ Green Party AZ Republican Party AZ Republican Party Russell Pearce, Former AZ Senate President Russell Pearce, Former AZ Senate President Senator Sylvia Allen Senator Sylvia Allen Senator Gail Griffin Senator Gail Griffin Representative Andy M. Tobin… Representative Andy M. Tobin… Proposition 121 “Open Elections/Open Government” OPPONENTS (cont’d):

51 Proposition 204 “Quality Education and Jobs Act” A “YES” vote: Would permanently increase the state sales tax by one cent per dollar, effective June 1, 2013, for the purpose of funding educational programs, public transportation infrastructure projects and human services Would permanently increase the state sales tax by one cent per dollar, effective June 1, 2013, for the purpose of funding educational programs, public transportation infrastructure projects and human services

52 Proposition 204 “Quality Education and Jobs Act” A “YES” vote: It forbids reductions to K-12 and university funding levels and forbids reductions to current state sales tax base. It forbids reductions to K-12 and university funding levels and forbids reductions to current state sales tax base.

53 Proposition 204 “Quality Education and Jobs Act” SUPPORTERS Include: AZ Child Care Association AZ Child Care Association Greater Phoenix Leadership Greater Phoenix Leadership League of Women Voters of AZ League of Women Voters of AZ Southern AZ Leadership Council Southern AZ Leadership Council Alliance of AZ nonprofits Alliance of AZ nonprofits Sundt Construction Sundt Construction AZ Education Parent Network… AZ Education Parent Network…

54 Proposition 204 “Quality Education and Jobs Act” SUPPORTERS Include: AZ Student Association’ AZ Student Association’ Chicanos Por La Causa Chicanos Por La Causa Protecting AZ’s Family Coalition Protecting AZ’s Family Coalition PAFCO Education Fund PAFCO Education Fund Literacy Connects Literacy Connects Grand Canyon Institute Grand Canyon Institute AZ Coalition Associated General Contractors… AZ Coalition Associated General Contractors…

55 Proposition 204 “Quality Education and Jobs Act” SUPPORTERS Include: AZ School Board Association AZ School Board Association Mayor of Tucson, Jonathan Rothschild Mayor of Tucson, Jonathan Rothschild Phoenix Mayor, Greg Stanton Phoenix Mayor, Greg Stanton Valley of the Sun United Way Valley of the Sun United Way Valley Interfaith Project Valley Interfaith Project Dignity Health AZ Dignity Health AZ Association for Supportive Child Care… Association for Supportive Child Care…

56 Proposition 204 “Quality Education and Jobs Act” SUPPORTERS Include: Tucson Utility Contractors Association Tucson Utility Contractors Association Mark Naufel, ASU Undergraduate Student Body President Mark Naufel, ASU Undergraduate Student Body President Kathleen Murray, U of A Student Body President Kathleen Murray, U of A Student Body President Rhian Stotts, ASU Graduate Student Body President Rhian Stotts, ASU Graduate Student Body President Southwest Human Development Southwest Human Development

57 Proposition 204 “Quality Education and Jobs Act” A “NO” vote: Will not increase the state sales tax by one cent per dollar, beginning June 1, 2013.

58 Proposition 204 “Quality Education and Jobs Act” OPPONENTS Include: AZ Farm Bureau AZ Farm Bureau Governor Jan Brewer Governor Jan Brewer Representative Debbie Lesko Representative Debbie Lesko Home Builders Association of Central Arizona Home Builders Association of Central Arizona Senator Steve Pierce… Senator Steve Pierce…

59 Proposition 204 “Quality Education and Jobs Act” OPPONENTS Include: AZ Chamber of Commerce and Industry AZ Chamber of Commerce and Industry AZ Tax Research Association AZ Tax Research Association League of AZ Cities and Towns League of AZ Cities and Towns Russell Pearce, Former Senate President Russell Pearce, Former Senate President

60 What About the Judges? Check out the: Judicial Performance Review at the back of the Publicity Pamphlet!

61 VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE Tue., October 9 th, 2012 servicearizona.com

62 And Now some Trivia: Question 1 of 4 TRUE OR FALSE: “Voting will make you get called for jury duty”

63 And Now some Trivia: Answer: True AND False (Trick Question!) Voter registration is only one of MANY ways they find jurors. Not registering doesn’t get you off the hook!

64 And Now some Trivia: Question 2 of 4 TRUE OR FALSE: “If you leave anything blank on the ballot, it won’t be counted”

65 And Now some Trivia: FALSE! You can skip anything on the ballot if you so choose.

66 And Now some Trivia: Question 3 of 4 TRUE OR FALSE: “Voting by mail is for suckers!”

67 And Now some Trivia: Answer: You decide. Voters concerned about mailing the ballot may drop it off at any polling place* on election day without having to wait in line.

68 And Now some Trivia: *As long as it is within the county in which you are registered to vote.

69 And Now some Trivia: LAST Question TRUE OR FALSE: “You can take your kid brother or sister to the polls with you”

70 And Now some Trivia: TRUE! Voters can take anyone of their choice into the poll with them, but it’s an especially important experience for kids!

71 …and a final pitch Be a POLL WORKER!! (602)

72 For More Information log on to: /general/BallotMeasurePage.htm /general/BallotMeasurePage.htm


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