This is a brief summary of the propositions Arizona voters have the opportunity to vote for in the November 2010 election.
1. Proposition 106
This proposition is an attempt to fight the federal public health care law. Prop 106 basically is an argument that citizens should not have to compelled by law to participate in any health care system. A vote “no” is for a federal health care system and a vote “yes” is to keep what we have now.
2. Proposition 107
Prop 107 is an attempt to ban affirmative action programs. Vote “no” if you want to keep affirmative action programs in Arizona. Vote “yes” if you are against affirmation action programs.
3. Proposition 109
Prop 109 is about hunting, fishing, and harvesting wildlife. Vote “yes” if you are for making hunting, fishing, and harvesting wildlife a constitutional right. The State Legislature will also be able to make laws regulating these activities. It will also establish hunting and fishing as a preferred means of managing and controlling wildlife. A vote “no” keeps current laws about hunting and fishing the same.
4. Proposition 110
Prop 110 is about state trust lands. A vote “yes” allows “the sale or lease of state trust land without auction to protect military installations and operations.” A vote “no” will keep current laws about state trust lands the same.
5. Proposition 111
Prop 111 is about changing the name of the title Secretary of State to Lieutenant Governor. It will also affect the election process. In a primary election a Lieutenant Governor would run separately from the office of Governor. Then in the general election the Lieutenant Governor would be on the same ticket as the Governor. Voters would cast a single vote for Governor and the Lieutenant Governor would be on the same ticket. A vote “yes” is for the changes. A vote “no” is to keep the Secretary of State name the same and keep current voting procedures in place.
6. Proposition 112
Prop 112 would change the law so that initiative petitions will be filed at least 6 months before the date it will voted on instead of the current 4 months time frame. This law would allow more time for signatures to be gathered, filed, processed, counted, and verified so that citizens can vote on changes in law. A vote “yes” is for the change. A vote “no” is if you want to keep the current four month filing deadline the same.
7. Proposition 113
Prop 113 is deceptively simple. It would allow the right to vote by secret “when a local, state, or federal law permits or requires an election, designation, or authorization for employee representation.” Corporations are for prop 113 because according to opponents it will limit workers ability to choose if and how they can organize into unions. Vote “yes” if you are for the change. Vote “no” if you want to keep current laws the same.
8. Proposition 203
Prop 203 is about voting for making the medical use of marijuana legal. Vote “yes” if you are for medical marijuana. Vote “no” if you are against medical marijuana.
9. Proposition 301
Prop 301 is about the Land Conservation Fund. A vote “yes” will transfer 123.5 million from the Land Conservation Fund to the state general fund. A vote “no” will keep the money in the Land Conservation Fund.
10. Proposition 302
Prop 302 is about the Arizona Early Childhood Development and Health Board and the First Things First Program. Prop 302 will terminate the Arizona Early Childhood Development and Health Initiative and money generated by the 80 cents per pack tax on tobacco products will go to the general fund. A vote “yes” is for this change. A vote “no” is to keep the early childhood program and keep the money in the fund.
References & Works Cited
“Ballot Propositions and Judicial Performance Review Publicity Pamphlet.” Issued by Ken Bennet, Arizona Secretary of State, State of Arizona Election, November 2, 2010.