Alabama 1901 Constitution http://apr.org en Constitution Revision Advocates Aren't Giving Up http://apr.org/post/constitution-revision-advocates-arent-giving <p></p><p>Advocates of rewriting Alabama's 113-year-old Constitution say they are not giving up even though the process has stalled.</p><p>The Legislature has been working since 2011 to rewrite the Constitution article by article. A Senate committee delayed action on four proposed articles after Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore and Justice Tom Parker issued advisory opinions questioning the legality of the process.</p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 22:18:11 +0000 The Associated Press 48586 at http://apr.org Constitution Revision Advocates Aren't Giving Up Constitutional Review Panel Makes No Major Changes http://apr.org/post/constitutional-review-panel-makes-no-major-changes <p></p><p>Alabama&#39;s Constitutional Revision Commission ended its rewrite of the state constitution on Wednesday with no major changes to provisions that give Montgomery broad control over the state&#39;s 67 counties.</p><p>The commission was created by the Alabama Legislature in 2011 to review and rewrite the entire 1901 constitution, piece by piece. The commission&#39;s revisions require approval by the Legislature, and passage by voters as amendments, before they could become part of the constitution.</p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 22:02:33 +0000 The Associated Press 38641 at http://apr.org Constitutional Review Panel Makes No Major Changes Group Votes to Change Wording in Ala. Constitution http://apr.org/post/group-votes-change-wording-ala-constitution <p>The Alabama Constitutional Revision Commission has voted to propose striking segregationist language from the Alabama's 1901 constitution mandating separate schools for "white and colored children."<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; The Anniston Star reports the commission voted 9-7 Monday (http://bit.ly/165Hc57 ) to propose that Section 256 of the document instead say the state will maintain a system of public schools and drop references to segregation.<br> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 13:39:05 +0000 The Associated Press 35946 at http://apr.org Group Votes to Change Wording in Ala. Constitution Commission Says Don't Change Governor's Veto Power http://apr.org/post/commission-says-dont-change-governors-veto-power <p>A commission established to study ways to revise the state Constitution has rejected a recommendation from Gov. Robert Bentley to expand the governor's power by making it harder for the Legislature to override his vetoes.</p><p>The commission is studying the 1901 Constitution and recommending proposed changes. Any changes would have to be approved by the Legislature and Alabama voters.</p><p>When the governor currently vetoes legislation, it takes a simple majority vote of the membership to override the veto. That's 53 votes in the House and 18 in the Senate.</p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 22:02:50 +0000 The Associated Press 33345 at http://apr.org Commission Says Don't Change Governor's Veto Power Ala. Voters to Decide on 11 Statewide Amendments http://apr.org/post/ala-voters-decide-11-statewide-amendments <DIV> <P>Voters in Alabama will do more Tuesday than elect a president and several state officials, they will vote on 11 proposed constitutional amendments.</P> <P>Arguably the most debated amendment is No. 4. It's the second time lawmakers have attempted to remove racist language from the 1901 Constitution that allowed separate schools and poll taxes. Tue, 06 Nov 2012 12:45:31 +0000 The Associated Press 20293 at http://apr.org Ala. Voters to Decide on 11 Statewide Amendments Voters to Decide on Rewritten Constitution Parts http://apr.org/post/voters-decide-rewritten-constitution-parts <P>Some members of the Alabama Legislature have been trying for more than 10 years to rewrite the Alabama Constitution by doing it one article at a time.</P> <P>Two of the rewritten articles are finally ready to go before voters. Proposed amendments rewriting two sections on the 1901 Constitution relating to banking and corporations passed the Alabama House and Senate earlier this year and will be on the Nov. Tue, 02 Oct 2012 13:12:04 +0000 The Associated Press 18690 at http://apr.org Voters to Decide on Rewritten Constitution Parts