public funds; political candidates; ban
Our Position: oppose
Bill Number: SCR1025
Sponsor: S. Pierce, Bungaard
Legislative Session: 2011 Legislative Session
SCR 1025 would effectively end Clean Elections in Arizona by constitutionally barring the use of public funds for candidate campaigns. In order to achieve this, the amendment slated for the 2012 ballot redefines public funds to include the ten percent surcharge on lawbreakers that comprises the Citizens Clean Elections Fund. When voters passed Clean Elections they provided a funding mechanism separate from the general fund. The Clean Elections Fund regularly contributes excess money to the general fund, so passage would result in more cuts to the general fund.
To view the final bill status, click on SCR1025.
To see contact information for Arizona Representatives, click on Arizona House.