Under existing law, the Constitution of Alabama of 1901 may be amended by the Legislature submitting a proposed constitutional amendment for ratification or rejection by the people which becomes effective upon ratification and proclamation. Laws must be enacted by the Legislature and generally become effective upon enactment or at a later date provided by the statute
This bill would propose an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901 to provide that the people also may propose the enactment of general laws and constitutional amendments by an initiative measure and ratify or reject statutes and resolutions by referendum subject to the same limitations imposed on the Legislature and that the Legislature may offer an alternate proposal
To propose an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to provide that the people may initiate the enactment of certain general laws or constitutional amendments by an initiative and may initiate referenda of statutes and resolutions and that the Legislature may offer an alternate proposal.
|April 20, 2017||H||Read for the first time and referred to the House of Representatives committee on Constitution, Campaigns and Elections|
|Bill Text||HB548 Alabama 2017 Session - Introduced|