Alabama Banking Amendment, Amendment 10 (2012)

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Amendment 10
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Type:Constitutional amendment
Constitution:Alabama Constitution
Referred by:Alabama Legislature
Topic:Administration of government
Status:Approved Approveda
An Alabama Banking Amendment, also known as Amendment 10, was on the November 6, 2012 ballot in the state of Alabama as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure related to the authority of state legislature and banking in the state. According to the text of the measure, the proposal was sent to the ballot during the 2012 state legislative session.[1]

Election results

See also: 2012 ballot measure election results

The following are official election results:

Alabama Amendment 10
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 778,966 54.04%
No662,37245.96%

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.

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, effective January 1, 2014, to amend Section 247 relating to the authority of the Legislature concerning banks and banking, to repeal various other provisions of Article XIII concerning banks and banking; and to repeal Amendment 154 to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, now appearing as Section 255.01 of the Official Recompilation of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended, subject to the contingency that a new Article XII of the state constitution is adopted that repeals existing Section 232 of the state constitution, and subject to the contingency that Sections 10A-2-15.01 and 10A-2-15.02, Code of Alabama 1975, are repealed.

Yes ___

No ___

Changes to the Alabama Constitution

The passing of Alabama Banking Amendment, Amendment 10 added Amendment 873 to the Alabama Constitution.

Support

  • The main sponsor of the measure during legislative session was Paul DeMarco.[2]

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.[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.

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