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{{tnr}}An '''Alabama Assets and Liabilities Transfer Amendment''' will appear on the [[Alabama 2012 ballot measures|November 6, 2012 ballot]] in the state of [[Alabama]] as a {{lrcafull}}. The measure deals 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 [[Dates of 2011 state legislative sessions|2011 state legislative session]].<ref> [https://docs.google.com/a/ballotpedia.org/viewer?a=v&pid=gmail&attid=0.1&thid=13098de6fef11df3&mt=application/pdf&url=https://mail.google.com/mail/?ui%3D2%26ik%3Df0bdd770f6%26view%3Datt%26th%3D13098de6fef11df3%26attid%3D0.1%26disp%3Dattd%26zw&sig=AHIEtbTqLxlV2BNfXwSg4rIN2svBWzHIpg&pli=1 ''Regular Session of 2011 State Legislature'' "Proposed Constitutional Amendments", Retrieved June 16, 2011]</ref>
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{{Ballot measure information |
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name        =  Amendment 5 |
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image  = [[File:Flag of Alabama.png|link=List of Alabama ballot measures|120px]] |
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type  = [[Constitutional amendment]] |
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constitution  =  [[Alabama Constitution]] |
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statute  =  |
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referred  = [[Alabama Legislature]]|
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topic = [[:Category:Certified, natural resources, 2012|Natural resources]]|
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status = Approved {{approved}}|
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}}{{tnr}}An '''Alabama Assets and Liabilities Transfer Amendment''', also known as '''Amendment 5''', was on the [[Alabama 2012 ballot measures|November 6, 2012 ballot]] in the state of [[Alabama]] as a {{lrcafull}}, where it was '''approved'''.  
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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 [[Dates of 2011 state legislative sessions|2011 state legislative session]].<ref> Information retrieved by Ballotpedia when obtaining documents from Alabama Secretary of State.</ref>
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==Election results==
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:: ''See also: [[2012 ballot measure election results]]''
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The following are '''official''' election results:
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{{Short outcome
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| title = Alabama Amendment 5
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| yes = 900,596
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| yespct = 68.65
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| no = 411,167
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| nopct = 31.35
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| image = {{approved}}
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| unresolved =
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}}
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[[Category:Approved, general, 2012]]
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Results via the [http://www.sos.state.al.us/downloads/election/2012/general/2012GeneralResults-AllStateAndFederalOfficesAndAmendments-WithWrite-inAppendix.pdf Alabama Secretary of State]'s website.
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==Text of measure==
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===Ballot language===
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The ballot language that voters saw on the ballot read as follows:<ref> [http://arc-sos.state.al.us/cgi/elactnum.mbr/output?s=1&order=act&hld=act&dir=descend&page=Y ''Alabama Secretary of State'', "2011-543", Retrieved August 27, 2012]</ref>
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{{quote|''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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''Yes ___''
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''No  ___''}}
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==Support==
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* The sponsors of the bill during session were [[Alabama Senate|State Senator]] [[Arthur Orr]], [[Rusty Glover]], [[Bill Holtzclaw]] and [[Paul Bussman]], among others.<ref> [http://arc-sos.state.al.us/PAC/SOSACPDF.001/A0008647.PDF ''Alabama Secretary of State'', "Senate Bill 112", Retrieved September 18, 2012]</ref>
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==Opposition==
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''No formal opposition was identified by Ballotpedia.''
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==Campaign contributions==
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''No campaign contributions were made in favor or opposition of the measure, according to state election websites.''<ref> [http://arc-sos.state.al.us/cgi/elcname.mbr/input ''Alabama Secretary of State'', "FCPA Reports", Retrieved November 26, 2012]</ref>
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==Path to the ballot==
 
==Path to the ballot==
 
[[Article XVIII, Alabama Constitution|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.
 
[[Article XVIII, Alabama Constitution|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.
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==See also==
 
==See also==
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* [[Alabama 2012 ballot measures]]
 
* [[Alabama 2012 ballot measures]]
 
* [[2012 ballot measures]]
 
* [[2012 ballot measures]]
 
* [[Alabama Legislature]]
 
* [[Alabama Legislature]]
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==External links==
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* [http://www.sos.state.al.us/Elections/2012/ElectionInfo2012.aspx 2012 election information]
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
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Revision as of 13:16, 20 February 2013

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]

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.

Yes ___

No ___[3]

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.[5]

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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References

  1. Information retrieved by Ballotpedia when obtaining documents from Alabama Secretary of State.
  2. Alabama Secretary of State, "2011-543", Retrieved August 27, 2012
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  4. Alabama Secretary of State, "Senate Bill 112", Retrieved September 18, 2012
  5. Alabama Secretary of State, "FCPA Reports", Retrieved November 26, 2012