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Measure Details

Statewide Amendment 7

Alabama Ballot Measure - HB459

Election: Nov. 8, 2016 (General)
Outcome: Passed

Categories:
Crime
Infrastructure
Constitution

Yes
704,567
(59.38%)

No
482,042
(40.62%)

Summary

Amendment 7 will require all Etowah County Sheriff’s employees, except the chief deputy, chief of detention, chief of administration, chief of investigation, director of communications, and food service manager to be under the authority of the Personnel Board of the Office of Sheriff of Etowah County. The Personnel Board of the Office of Etowah County was created during the 2015 Regular Session of the Alabama Legislature by Act No. 2015-351 but will not be officially established unless Amendment 7 is ratified. Amendment 7 will only relate to Etowah County.

If a majority of voters locally and statewide vote “Yes” on Amendment 7, all Etowah County Sheriff’s employees, except the chief deputy, chief of detention, chief of administration, chief of investigation, director of communications, and food service manager, will be under the authority of the Personnel Board of the Office of Sheriff of Etowah County beginning June 1, 2017.

If a majority of voters either locally or statewide vote “No” on Amendment 7, no Etowah County Sheriff’s employees will be under the authority of the Personnel Board of the Office of Sheriff of Etowah County, and the Board will not be officially established.

Measure Text

Relating to Etowah County, proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to provide that the employees of the Office of Sheriff of Etowah County, except for the chief deputy, chief of detention, chief of administration, chief of investigation, director of communications, and food service manager, shall be under the authority of the of the Personnel Board of the Office of the Sheriff of Etowah County.

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