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{{tnr}}The '''Alabama Legislative Compensation Amendment''' may appear on the [[Alabama 2012 ballot measures|November 2012]] ballot in the state of [[Alabama]] as a {{lrcafull}}. If sent to the ballot and enacted, the measure would provide that the compensation paid to legislators does not increase during term of office. Compensation, according to the proposal, includes pay, travel allowance, expense allowance and per diem.  The measure's text also includes a requirement of a recorded vote by members of the legislature on each proposed bill that would increase compensation. Also a two-thirds vote in each chamber would be required to approve such future bills. The formal title of the proposal is [http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/acas/ACASLoginFire.asp Senate Bill 156]<ref> [http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/acas/ACASLoginFire.asp ''Alabama Legislature'', "Senate Bill 156", Retrieved March 3, 2011]</ref>
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{{Ballot measure information |
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name        =  Amendment 8 |
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image  = [[File:Flag of Alabama.png|link=List of Alabama ballot measures|120px]] |
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type  = [[Constitutional amendment]] |
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constitution  =  [[Alabama Constitution]] |
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statute  =  |
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referred  = [[Alabama Legislature]]|
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topic = [[:Category:Certified, administration of government, 2012|Administration of government]]|
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status = On the ballot |
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}}{{tnr}}The '''Alabama Legislative Compensation Amendment''', also known as '''Amendment 8''', is on the [[Alabama 2012 ballot measures|November 2012]] ballot in the state of [[Alabama]] as a {{lrcafull}}. The measure would provide that the compensation paid to legislators would not increase during term of office. Compensation, according to the proposal, includes pay, travel allowance, expense allowance and per diem.  The measure's text also includes a requirement of a recorded vote by members of the legislature on each proposed bill that would increase compensation. Also a two-thirds vote in each chamber would be required to approve such future bills. The formal title of the proposal is [http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/acas/ACASLoginFire.asp Senate Bill 156]<ref> [http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/acas/ACASLoginFire.asp ''Alabama Legislature'', "Senate Bill 156", Retrieved March 3, 2011]</ref>
 
==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.
 
[[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.

Revision as of 12:11, 9 August 2012

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Type:Constitutional amendment
Constitution:Alabama Constitution
Referred by:Alabama Legislature
Topic:Administration of government
Status:On the ballot
The Alabama Legislative Compensation Amendment, also known as Amendment 8, is on the November 2012 ballot in the state of Alabama as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. The measure would provide that the compensation paid to legislators would not increase during term of office. Compensation, according to the proposal, includes pay, travel allowance, expense allowance and per diem. The measure's text also includes a requirement of a recorded vote by members of the legislature on each proposed bill that would increase compensation. Also a two-thirds vote in each chamber would be required to approve such future bills. The formal title of the proposal is Senate Bill 156[1]

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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