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11 amendments will be on Tuesday’s ballot

Published 3:14pm Monday, November 5, 2012

Amendment 5 approves the transfer of assets and liabilities from the Prichard Water Works to the Mobile Area Water and Sewer System. This amendment is specific to Mobile County.

Amendment 6 seeks to undercut the Affordable Care Act, referred to as Obamacare, by prohibiting anyone from being compelled to participate in any health care plan.

Amendment 7 provides that unions can only be organized by secret ballot, rather than by employees signing a card.

Amendment 8 revises the Legislature’s pay plan to base compensation on Alabama’s median household income.

Amendment 9 updates the Constitution’s 1901 article on corporations to reflect the many types of corporations that exist today.

Amendment 10 rewrites the Constitution’s 1901 article on banks to modernize the language, including removing the gold standard.

Amendment 11 prohibits any town located entirely outside Lawrence County from imposing any municipal ordinance on its police jurisdiction that extends into Lawrence County, such as Decatur. This amendment is specific to Lawrence County and does not directly affect Chilton County.

To read the amendments as they will appear on the ballot, visit alabamavotes.gov and review the Nov. 6 general election sample ballot.

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