Alabama Business Privilege Tax Amendment, Amendment 9 (2012)

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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, 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.[1]

Text of measure

Ballot language

The ballot language that voters will see on the ballot reads 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 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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