Alabama Healthcare Amendment (2010)
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will not appear on a ballot
The measure was also known as Senate Bill 233 and was being sponsored by Senator Scott Beason. Beason stated that the bill faced a huge hurdle in the House vote. "They will bury it in the House and pretend there is not enough time."
Path to the ballot
The measure was one of many ballot questions that deal with the free choice of health care. The bill was passed by the Alabama State Senate on April 1, 2010 by a vote of 23-8. The measure headed to the Alabama House of Representatives, where it had to have gained similar approval before being sent to the ballot. However, as of April 21, 2010, the bill was not discussed by the House Health Committee. April 21 was the last day proposed bills could have been voted on by committees, and the last day of legislative session was April 22, 2010.
- Healthcare issue being fought by ballot measures
- Alabama health care bill passes Senate, but unlikely to survive House
- Examiner.com, "Alabama SB233 could be healthcare referendum's saving grace," March 22, 2010 (dead link)
- Forbes.com, "Alabama Senate votes for health care opt out bill," April 2, 2010 (dead link)
- Alabama Legislature, "Bill Status for SB233"
- Southeast Sun, "Bill to opt out of health care appears to be no go," April 21, 2010 (timed out)