An Alabama Business Privilege Amendment
, also known as Amendment 9
, will appear on the November 6, 2012 ballot
in the state of Alabama
as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment
. The measure would allow 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
Text of measure
The ballot language that voters will see on the ballot reads as follows:
||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.
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.
This statewide ballot measure article needs to be expanded.