Alabama Healthcare Amendment, Amendment 6 (2012)
|Referred by:||Alabama Legislature|
- See also: 2012 ballot measure election results
The following are official election results:
|Alabama Amendment 6|
Results via the Alabama Secretary of State's website.
Text of measure
- "This bill would propose an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to prohibit any person, employer, or health care provider from being compelled to participate in any health care system."
The ballot language of the proposal reads:
|“||Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to prohibit any person, employer, or health care provider from being compelled to participate in any health care system.
Changes to the Alabama Constitution
- State Representative Phil Williams commented: “We want the people of Alabama to know that if we're going to join a program like that we're going to have it on a ballot and you and me and everyone will be able to vote and decide if we want to join a national health plan or not."
No formal opposition has been identified yet.
No campaign contributions were made in favor or opposition of the measure, according to state election websites.
Path to the ballot
Article XVIII of the Alabama Constitution said that it took a three-fifths (60%) vote of the Alabama State Legislature to qualify an amendment for the ballot. The measure was passed during the last day of 2011 state legislative session, officially sending it to the ballot in 2012 for public vote.
- Alabama Legislature, "House Bill 60," accessed March 4, 2011
- Go Erie.com, "11 constitutional amendments on Alabama ballot," October 17, 2012
- Alabama Legislature, "Text of HB60," accessed March 11, 2011
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Alabama Secretary of State, "FCPA Reports," accessed November 26, 2012
- Montgomery Advertiser, "Flurry of bills pass on final day of session," June 10, 2011