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HB 45 - Authorizes Display of the Ten Commandments on State Property - Alabama Key Vote

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NOTE: AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION REQUIRES THREE-FIFTHS APPROVAL IN EACH CHAMBER FOR PASSAGE. IT MUST THEN BE APPROVED BY A MAJORITY OF CITIZENS VOTING IN THE NEXT ELECTION TO BECOME EFFECTIVE.

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Constitutional Amendment - Referred to Committee (Senate) -

Title: Authorizes Display of the Ten Commandments on State Property

Constitutional Amendment - Amendment Adopted (House) (77-19) - (Key vote)
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Title: Authorizes Display of the Ten Commandments on State Property

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that submits a constitutional amendment to the voters that authorizes the display of the Ten Commandments on certain state property.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes the display of the Ten Commandments on state property and property owned or administered by a public school or public body (Sec. 1). 
  • Requires the Ten Commandments be displayed in accordance with constitutional requirements, including, but not limited to, along with historical or educational items (Sec. 1).
  • Requires the following description of the proposed constitutional amendment to appear on the ballot at the next election (Sec. 3):
    • “Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, providing for certain religious rights and liberties; authorizing the display of the Ten Commandments on state property and property owned or administrated by a public school or public body; and prohibiting the expenditure of public funds in defense of of the constitutionality of this amendment.”
Note:

NOTE: AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION REQUIRES THREE-FIFTHS APPROVAL IN EACH CHAMBER FOR PASSAGE. IT MUST THEN BE APPROVED BY A MAJORITY OF CITIZENS VOTING IN THE NEXT ELECTION TO BECOME EFFECTIVE.

Constitutional Amendment - Introduced (House) -

Title: Authorizes Display of the Ten Commandments on State Property

Sponsors

  • DuWayne H. Bridges (AL - R) (Out Of Office)
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