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Monday, October 25, 2010

Amendments on the Statewide Ballot November 2, 2010

I've been studying the Amendments on the Alabama Ballot, November 2, 2010.

I am trying to give an impartial impression of the bills, who sponsored them, who is behind them,etc.

My intent is not to tell you how to vote on them, but to give you as much information as I can, so you will have yet one more point of view to consider before you vote.

Amendment 1: HB242, Act: 2009-286
Education Appropriations by Representative Newton (C)
This bill has been proposed since 2009 and is not on the Alison Website. I do not know why it was proposed by Representative Newton. It appears to try to hold the ad valorem taxes to a minimum, though I need an expert to confirm this opinion.

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of 1901, to provide that the prohibition in Amendment 778, now appearing as section 269.08 of the Official Recompilation of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended, against the payment of any fees,charges or commissions against assessment of collection of any new taxes levied in order to comply with the provision of 778 applies only to the levy and collection of additional ad valorem taxes levied specifically under the provisions of Amendment 778 and shall not apply to any prior or future levy set by or renewed under the laws or constitution of the state, and to provide for an election to be held on the proposed amendment.

You can read Amendment 778 of the Alabama Constitution Here:
http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/acas/ACASLoginFire.asp
you may have to copy and paste this address into your browser to read.

WILL SOMEONE WHO UNDERSTANDS WHAT THIS MEANS LET ME KNOW WHAT THIS MEANS???

Amendment 2 coming up when I've had time to read and try to understand that language.

Donna Dawson

1 comment:

  1. I don't typically comment on my own posts.
    As of today I still haven't heard from a lawyer or any other expert on the wording of this amendment.
    I do have several highly intelligent friends working on this one.
    I'm working on Amendment 2. These amendments can also be found on this by clicking on either site under the heading Alabama Legislature on the right hand side of this page.

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