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}}{{tnr}}An '''Alabama Business Privilege Amendment''', also known as '''Amendment 9''', was on the [[Alabama 2012 ballot measures|November 6, 2012 ballot]] in the state of [[Alabama]] as a {{lrcafull}}. The measure would allow the [[Alabama Legislature|state legislature]] to implement a business privilege tax on corporations among other provisions. According to the text of the measure, the proposal was sent to the ballot during the [[Dates of 2012 state legislative sessions|2012 state legislative session]].<ref name="hb357">[http://arc-sos.state.al.us/PAC/SOSACPDF.001/A0009289.PDF ''Alabama Secretary of State'', "Act Number 2012-275 (House Bill 357)", Retrieved June 11, 2012]</ref>  
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}}{{tnr}}An '''Alabama Business Privilege Amendment''', also known as '''Amendment 9''', was on the [[Alabama 2012 ballot measures|November 6, 2012 ballot]] in the state of [[Alabama]] as a {{lrcafull}} where it was '''approved'''. The measure allowed the [[Alabama Legislature|state legislature]] to implement a business privilege tax on corporations among other provisions. According to the text of the measure, the proposal was sent to the ballot during the [[Dates of 2012 state legislative sessions|2012 state legislative session]].<ref name="hb357">[http://arc-sos.state.al.us/PAC/SOSACPDF.001/A0009289.PDF ''Alabama Secretary of State'', "Act Number 2012-275 (House Bill 357)", Retrieved June 11, 2012]</ref>  
 
==Election results==
 
==Election results==
 
:: ''See also: [[2012 ballot measure election results]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[2012 ballot measure election results]]''
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==Text of measure==
 
==Text of measure==
 
===Ballot language===
 
===Ballot language===
The ballot language that voters will see on the ballot reads 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'', "2012-275", Retrieved August 27, 2012]</ref>
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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'', "2012-275", Retrieved August 27, 2012]</ref>
  
 
{{quote|''Proposing an amendment to the private corporation provisions of Article 12 of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to become effective January 1, 2014, to continue the authority of the Legislature to pass general laws pertaining to corporations and other entities; to continue the authority of the Legislature to regulate and impose a business privilege tax on corporations and other entities; and to repeal various provisions concerning private corporations, railroads, and canals.''
 
{{quote|''Proposing an amendment to the private corporation provisions of Article 12 of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to become effective January 1, 2014, to continue the authority of the Legislature to pass general laws pertaining to corporations and other entities; to continue the authority of the Legislature to regulate and impose a business privilege tax on corporations and other entities; and to repeal various provisions concerning private corporations, railroads, and canals.''
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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.
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[[Article XVIII, Alabama Constitution|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.
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

Revision as of 10:25, 8 November 2012

Amendment 9
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Type:Constitutional amendment
Constitution:Alabama Constitution
Referred by:Alabama Legislature
Topic:Taxes
Status:On the ballot
An Alabama Business Privilege Amendment, also known as Amendment 9, was on the November 6, 2012 ballot in the state of Alabama as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment where it was approved. The measure allowed the state legislature to implement a business privilege tax on corporations among other provisions. 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 unofficial election results:

Alabama Amendment 9
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 616,996 58.72%
No433,75641.28%

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]

Proposing an amendment to the private corporation provisions of Article 12 of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to become effective January 1, 2014, to continue the authority of the Legislature to pass general laws pertaining to corporations and other entities; to continue the authority of the Legislature to regulate and impose a business privilege tax on corporations and other entities; and to repeal various provisions concerning private corporations, railroads, and canals.

Yes ___

No ___[3]

Support

Opposition

No formal opposition has been identified yet.

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.

See also

External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Alabama Secretary of State, "Act Number 2012-275 (House Bill 357)", Retrieved June 11, 2012
  2. Alabama Secretary of State, "2012-275", Retrieved August 27, 2012
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.