An Alabama Assets and Liabilities Transfer Amendment
, also known as Amendment 5
, will appear on the November 6, 2012 ballot
in the state of Alabama
as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment
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 2011 state legislative session.
Text of measure
The ballot language that voters will see on the ballot reads as follows:
|| 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.
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.
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