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{{tnr}}The '''Alabama General Officer 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 do not increased 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 potential 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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{{tnr}}The '''Alabama General Officer 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 increased 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 potential 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 15:48, 3 March 2011

The Alabama General Officer Amendment may appear on the November 2012 ballot in the state of Alabama as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. If sent to the ballot and enacted, the measure would provide that the compensation paid to legislators does not increased 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 potential 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.

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