Voters to Decide on Rewritten Constitution Parts

Oct 2, 2012

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.

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. 6 ballot.

It's a similar process that was used in the early 1970s to rewrite the state's judicial articles.

The rewritten articles bring the language up-to-date and reflect changes in business practices over the past 111 years.

The House sponsor of the proposed amendments, Republican Rep. Paul DeMarco of Homewood, said the new articles remove antiquated language.

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