This proposed Arizona Constitutional Amendment has two votes to go, then to the voters in November.
HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 2004
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF ARIZONA; AMENDING THE CONSTITUTION OF ARIZONA BY ADDING ARTICLE II.I; RELATING TO STATE SOVEREIGNTY.
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Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the State of Arizona, the Senate concurring:
1. Article II.I, Constitution of Arizona, is proposed to be added as follows if approved by the voters and on proclamation of the Governor:
ARTICLE II.I. DECLARATION OF STATE SOVEREIGNTY
1. Declaration of sovereignty
SECTION 1. A. EACH STATE OF THE UNION POSSESSES FULL ATTRIBUTES OF SOVEREIGNTY ON AN EQUAL FOOTING WITH ALL OTHER STATES, THE RETENTION OF WHICH IS RECOGNIZED, ACKNOWLEDGED AND GUARANTEED BY THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES.
B. STATE SOVEREIGNTY IS FUNDAMENTAL TO THE SECURITY OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS, THE PERPETUITY OF FREE GOVERNMENT AND THE INHERENT POLITICAL POWER OF THE PEOPLE.
C. THE STATE OF ARIZONA DECLARES ITS SOVEREIGN AND EXCLUSIVE AUTHORITY AND JURISDICTION OVER THE AIR, WATER, PUBLIC LANDS, MINERALS, WILDLIFE AND OTHER NATURAL RESOURCES WITHIN ITS BOUNDARIES EXCEPT FOR:
1. TERRITORY ESTABLISHED AS INDIAN RESERVATIONS BY THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES.
2. SUCH LANDS OF THE UNITED STATES OR OVER WHICH JURISDICTION HAS BEEN CEDED, IN A MANNER PRESCRIBED BY LAW, TO THE UNITED STATES PURSUANT TO ARTICLE I, SECTION 8, CLAUSE 17, CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES.
2. The Secretary of State shall submit this proposition to the voters at the next general election as provided by article XXI, Constitution of Arizona.