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: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

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