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Measure Details

Proposed Statewide Amendment Number 9

Alabama Ballot Measure - Statewide Amendment 9

Election: Nov. 6, 2012 (General)
Outcome: Passed

Categories:
Business and Consumers
Constitution
Taxes

Yes
880,606
(57.8%)

No
642,927
(42.2%)

Summary

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to become effective January 1, 2014, relating to corporations; to amend Section 229, as amended by Amendment 27 of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, now appearing as Section 229 of the Official Recompilation of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended, relating to the authority of the Legislature to pass general laws pertaining to corporations and other entities; to amend Section 239 of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, now appearing as Section 239 of the Official Recompilation of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended, relating to telephone and telegraph companies; to amend Section 240 of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, now appearing as Section 240 of the Official Recompilation of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended, relating to the ability of corporations to sue and be sued like natural persons; and to repeal Sections 230, 231, 232 as amended by Amendment 473, 233, 234, 236, 237, 243, 244, 245, and 246 of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, now appearing as Sections 230, 231, 232, 233, 234, 236, 237, 243, 244, 245, and 246, respectively, of the Official Recompilation of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended, relating to private corporations and railroads and canals.

Measure Text

Proposing an amendment to the private corporation provisions of Article 12 of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to become effective January 1, 2014, to continue the authority of the Legislature to pass general laws pertaining to corporations and other entities; to continue the authority of the Legislature to regulate and impose a business privilege tax on corporations and other entities; and to repeal various provisions concerning private corporations, railroads, and canals. (Proposed by Act 2012-275)

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