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HJR91-int

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HJR91
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105903-1
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By Representatives Newton (D), Salaam, Mitchell, Gipson, Hall,
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Irons, Faust, Dukes, Grantland, Dunn, Todd, Sherer, Coleman,
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Robinson (O), England, Fields, Black, Hilliard, Hinshaw,
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Harper, Warren, Hill, Fite, Guin, Robinson (J) and McLaughlin
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RFD: Rules
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First Read: 10-FEB-09
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105903-1:n:01/21/2009:MCS/tj LRS2009-281
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TO CALL FOR A SPECIAL ELECTION ON THE ISSUE OF
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CALLING A CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION TO REVISE AND AMEND THE
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CONSTITUTION OF ALABAMA OF 1901; IN THE EVENT A MAJORITY OF
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ELECTORS VOTING ON THE ISSUE IN THE SPECIAL ELECTION FAVOR A
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CONVENTION, TO PROVIDE FOR THE ELECTION OF DELEGATES TO THE
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CONVENTION; TO PROVIDE FOR THE HOLDING OF THE CONVENTION; AND
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TO PROVIDE FOR A SPECIAL ELECTION TO RATIFY THE PROPOSED
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CONSTITUTION OF ALABAMA PURSUANT TO AMENDMENT 714 OF THE
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CONSTITUTION OF ALABAMA OF 1901, NOW APPEARING AS SECTION
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286.01 OF THE OFFICIAL RECOMPLIATION OF THE CONSTITUTION OF
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ALABAMA OF 1901, AS AMENDED.
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BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF ALABAMA, BOTH
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HOUSES THEREOF CONCURRING:
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(1) That a special statewide election shall be held
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in June 2010 on the same date and in the same manner and by
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the same officers as the political party primary election
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provided for in Section 17-13-3 of the Code of Alabama of
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1975, as such section has been or may be from time to time
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amended, for the purpose of determining whether a convention
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shall be held to revise and amend the Constitution of Alabama
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of 1901. At the election, the question of whether to hold a
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convention shall be submitted to a vote of the qualified
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electors of this state. There shall be printed on the official
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ballots the question to be voted in the following form:
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"Do you favor the holding of a constitutional
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convention for the purpose of revising the Constitution of
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Alabama of 1901?
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"Yes ( ) No ( )"
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If a majority of the voters voting on the question
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at the special statewide election shall approve of the holding
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of a convention for the purpose stated, the election of the
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delegates for the convention and the holding of the convention
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shall be held in the manner hereinafter provided.
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(2) That in the same manner as for any other general
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election ballot, the election officials of each county shall
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ascertain the number of votes "Yes" and the number of votes
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"No" and shall certify the vote results to the Secretary of
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State. The Secretary of State, as quickly as practicable,
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shall certify the statewide results. If it appears that a
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majority of all persons voting on the question at the special
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election voted for the holding of the convention, the Governor
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shall give public notice, by proclamation, of the fact that a
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majority of the electors of the state voting on the question
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at the special election approved the call of the convention
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for the purpose of revising and amending the Constitution of
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Alabama of 1901. The proclamation shall be published in every
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