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Alabama Lawrence County Amendment, Amendment 11 (2012)

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Amendment 11
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Type:Constitutional amendment
Constitution:Alabama Constitution
Referred by:Alabama Legislature
Topic:Administration of government
Status:Approved Approveda
An Alabama Lawrence County Amendment, also known as Amendment 11, was on the November 6, 2012 ballot in the state of Alabama as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment where it was approved. The measure prohibited a municipality from outside of Lawrence County from imposing any municipal ordinance or regulation.[1]

Election results

See also: 2012 ballot measure election results

The following are official election results:

Alabama Amendment 11
Approveda Yes 830,067 66.11%

1255568 32 out of 67 precincts reporting

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.

Relating to Lawrence County, proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to prohibit any municipality located entirely outside of Lawrence County from imposing any municipal ordinance or regulation, including, but not limited to, any tax, zoning, planning, or sanitation regulations, and any inspection service in its police jurisdiction located in Lawrence County and to provide that a municipality prohibited from imposing any tax or regulation under this amendment shall not provide any regulatory function or police or fire protection services in its police jurisdiction located in Lawrence County, other than public safety mutual aid. (Proposed by Act No. 2012-308)

Statewide Amendment No. 11-Yes ___

Statewide Amendment No. 11-No ___

Changes to the Alabama Constitution

The passing of Alabama Lawrence County Amendment, Amendment 11 added Amendment 875 to the Alabama Constitution.

Campaign contributions

No campaign contributions were made in favor or opposition of the measure, according to state election websites.[3]

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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