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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>  
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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]]''
The following are unofficial election results:  
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The following are '''official''' election results:  
  
 
{{Short outcome
 
{{Short outcome
 
| title = Alabama Amendment 9
 
| title = Alabama Amendment 9
| yes = 616,996
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| yes = 880,606
| yespct = 58.72
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| yespct = 57.8
| no = 433,756
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| no = 642,927
| nopct = 41.28
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| nopct = 42.2
 
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| image = {{approved}}
 
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[[Category:Approved, general, 2012]]
  
'''32 out of 67 precincts reporting'''
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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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Results via the [http://www.sos.alabama.gov/elections/electionResults.aspx Alabama Secretary of State]'s website.
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==Text of measure==
 
==Text of measure==
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===Changes to the Alabama Constitution===
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The passing of ''Alabama Business Privilege Tax Amendment, Amendment 9'' added [[Amendments 501 through 880, Alabama Constitution#Amendment 872|Amendment 872]] to the [[Alabama Constitution]].
 
==Support==
 
==Support==
 
* The sponsor of the measure in legislative session was [[Alabama House of Representatives|State Representative]] [[Paul DeMarco]].<ref name="hb357"/>
 
* The sponsor of the measure in legislative session was [[Alabama House of Representatives|State Representative]] [[Paul DeMarco]].<ref name="hb357"/>
 
==Opposition==
 
==Opposition==
''No formal opposition has been identified yet.''
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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>
  
 
==Path to the ballot==
 
==Path to the ballot==
[[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.
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[[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.
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

Revision as of 13:52, 22 January 2014

Amendment 9
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Type:Constitutional amendment
Constitution:Alabama Constitution
Referred by:Alabama Legislature
Topic:Taxes
Status:Approved Approveda
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 official election results:

Alabama Amendment 9
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 880,606 57.8%
No642,92742.2%

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]

Changes to the Alabama Constitution

The passing of Alabama Business Privilege Tax Amendment, Amendment 9 added Amendment 872 to the Alabama Constitution.

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.[4]

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

External links

References