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HR431 192623-1 By Representative Williams (JD) RFD: Rules First Read: 15-MAR-18 192623-1:n:03/06/2018:DSM*/bm LSA2018-1192 REQUESTING CONGRESS TO PASS THE FIX IT AMERICA CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. WHEREAS, there is broad bipartisan support for fair elections and governance in Alabama and across the United States of America; and WHEREAS, there is agreement on the underlying principle that the role of money in elections and governance should be transparent, prevent corruption, and protect against the buying of, access to, or influence over representatives; and WHEREAS, the proposed Fix It America constitutional amendment provides that Congress and state legislatures shall regulate the role of money in elections and governance to ensure transparency, prevent corruption, and protect against the buying of, access to, or influence over representatives; pursuant to the proposal amendment, no such regulation shall be deemed in violation of freedom of speech rights in the Constitution of the United States or its Amendments; and WHEREAS, the proposed Fix It America constitutional amendment expressly empowers Congress and state legislatures to maintain fairness regarding this issue; now therefore, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE LEGISLATURE OF ALABAMA, That the Fix It America constitutional amendment be submitted to the United States Congress with a request that it be passed by the required two-thirds vote and submitted to the states for ratification. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that copies of this resolution be transmitted to the members of the Alabama Congressional Delegation so that the sentiments of this body may be known.