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Alabama Assets and Liabilities Transfer Amendment, Amendment 5 (2012)

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Amendment 5
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Type:Constitutional amendment
Constitution:Alabama Constitution
Referred by:Alabama Legislature
Topic:Natural resources
Status:Approved Approveda
An Alabama Assets and Liabilities Transfer Amendment, also known as Amendment 5, was on the November 6, 2012 ballot in the state of Alabama as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.

The measure dealt with transferring the assets and liabilities of the Water Works and Sewer Board of the City of Richard to the Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners of the City of Mobile. The measure was sent to the ballot during 2011 state legislative session.[1]

Election results

See also: 2012 ballot measure election results

The following are official election results:

Alabama Amendment 5
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 900,596 68.65%
No411,16731.35%

Results via the Alabama Secretary of State's website.

Text of measure

Ballot language

The ballot language that voters saw on the ballot read as follows:[2]

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to provide for the transfer of the assets and liabilities of the Water Works and Sewer Board of the City of Prichard to the Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners of the City of Mobile, presently known as the Mobile Area Water Sewer System.

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No ___

Changes to the Alabama Constitution

The passing of Alabama Assets and Liabilities Transfer Amendment, Amendment 5 added Amendment 863 to the Alabama Constitution.

Support

Opposition

No formal opposition was identified by Ballotpedia.

Campaign contributions

No campaign contributions were made in favor or opposition of the measure, according to state election websites.[4]

Path to the ballot

Article XVIII of the Alabama Constitution says that it takes a three-fifths (60%) vote of the Alabama State Legislature to qualify an amendment for the ballot.

See also

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