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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 = Approved {{approved}}|
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}}{{tnr}}The '''Alabama Legislative Compensation Amendment''', also known as '''Amendment 8''', 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 provided that the compensation paid to legislators would not increase during term of office. The measure also established the basic compensation of the Legislature at the median household income in the state and required legislators to submit signed vouchers for reimbursement for expenses. The formal title of the proposal was [http://arc-sos.state.al.us/PAC/SOSACPDF.001/A0009283.PDF House Bill 276].
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==Election results==
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:: ''See also: [[2012 ballot measure election results]]''
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The following are '''official''' election results:
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{{Short outcome
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| title = Alabama Amendment 8
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| yes = 1102981
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| yespct = 68.5
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| no = 507123
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| nopct = 31.5
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| image = {{approved}}
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| unresolved =
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}}
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[[Category:Approved, general, 2012]]
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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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==Text of measure==
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===Ballot language===
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The ballot language that voters saw on the ballot read as follows:<ref> [http://arc-sos.state.al.us/cgi/elactnum.mbr/output?s=1&order=act&hld=act&dir=descend&page=Y ''Alabama Secretary of State'', "2012-269", Retrieved August 27, 2012]</ref>
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{{quote|''Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to repeal the existing provisions for legislative compensation and expenses and establish the basic compensation of the Legislature at the median household income in Alabama; to require legislators to submit signed vouchers for reimbursement for expenses; and to prohibit the Legislature from increasing the compensation or expenses payable to its members. (Proposed by Act 2012-269)''
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''Yes ( )''
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''No ( )''}}
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===Changes to the Alabama Constitution===
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The passing of ''Alabama Legislative Compensation Amendment, Amendment 8'' added [[Amendments 501 through 880, Alabama Constitution#Amendment 871|Amendment 871]] to the [[Alabama Constitution]].
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==Support==
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* The sponsor of the measure in legislative session was [[Mike Ball]].<ref> [http://arc-sos.state.al.us/PAC/SOSACPDF.001/A0009283.PDF ''Alabama Secretary of State'', "House Bill 276", September 17, 2012]</ref>
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==Opposition==
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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>
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==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.
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* [[Alabama Legislature]]
 
* [[Alabama Legislature]]
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==External links==
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* [http://www.sos.state.al.us/Elections/2012/ElectionInfo2012.aspx 2012 Alabama Secretary of State election information]
  
 
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Revision as of 13:40, 22 January 2014

Amendment 8
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Type:Constitutional amendment
Constitution:Alabama Constitution
Referred by:Alabama Legislature
Topic:Administration of government
Status:Approved Approveda
The Alabama Legislative Compensation Amendment, also known as Amendment 8, was on the November 6,2012 ballot in the state of Alabama as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure provided that the compensation paid to legislators would not increase during term of office. The measure also established the basic compensation of the Legislature at the median household income in the state and required legislators to submit signed vouchers for reimbursement for expenses. The formal title of the proposal was House Bill 276.

Election results

See also: 2012 ballot measure election results

The following are official election results:

Alabama Amendment 8
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 1102981 68.5%
No50712331.5%

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:[1]

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to repeal the existing provisions for legislative compensation and expenses and establish the basic compensation of the Legislature at the median household income in Alabama; to require legislators to submit signed vouchers for reimbursement for expenses; and to prohibit the Legislature from increasing the compensation or expenses payable to its members. (Proposed by Act 2012-269)

Yes ( )

No ( )[2]

Changes to the Alabama Constitution

The passing of Alabama Legislative Compensation Amendment, Amendment 8 added Amendment 871 to the Alabama Constitution.

Support

  • The sponsor of the measure in legislative session was Mike Ball.[3]

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