In 2015, the Arkansas Legislature proposed three constitutional amendments to appear on the November 2016 ballot. The proposed amendments concern the terms, election and eligibility of elected officials; the governor's ability to retain powers and duties when absent from the state; and job creation, job expansion and economic development.
House Joint Resolution 1027 proposed an amendment to the Arkansas Constitution that increases from two years to four years the length of the terms of county judges, sheriffs and other county officials. Senate Joint Resolution 3 proposed an amendment allowing the governor to maintain his or her powers when he or she leaves the state rather than turning those duties over to the lieutenant governor. Senate Joint Resolution 16 proposed an amendment to remove the 5 percent cap on super project general obligation bonds.