SB 3

Sponsor
Session
Regular Session 2019
Title
Legislative procedure, redistricting bills, exempt from requirement that bill must be read at length prior to final passage, const. amend.
Description

Under existing law, every bill is required to be read at length before its final passage

This bill would propose an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to exempt redistricting bills from the requirement that every bill be read at length before final passage

To propose an amendment to Section 63 of Article IV of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, now appearing as Section 63 of the Official Recompilation of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended, to exempt redistricting bills from the requirement that every bill be read at length before final passage.

Subjects
Constitutional Amendments
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Under existing law, every bill is required to be read at length before its final passage

This bill would propose an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to exempt redistricting bills from the requirement that every bill be read at length before final passage

To propose an amendment to Section 63 of Article IV of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, now appearing as Section 63 of the Official Recompilation of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended, to exempt redistricting bills from the requirement that every bill be read at length before final passage.

Section 1

The following amendment to Section 63 of Article IV of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, now appearing as Section 63 of the Official Recompilation of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended, is proposed and shall become valid as a part thereof when approved by a majority of the qualified electors voting thereon and in accordance with Sections 284, 285, and 287 of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended: PROPOSED AMENDMENT

Section 63.

Every bill shall be read on three different days in each house, and no bill, unless specifically exempted by this amendment, shall become a law, unless on its final passage it be read at length, and the vote be taken by yeas and nays, the names of the members voting for and against the same be entered upon the journals, and a majority of each house be recorded thereon as voting in its favor, except as otherwise provided in this Constitution. No bill that provides for redistricting shall be required to be read at length before final passage."

Section 2

An election upon the proposed amendment shall be held in accordance with Sections 284 and 285 of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, now appearing as Sections 284 and 285 of the Official Recompilation of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended, and the election laws of this state.

Section 3

The appropriate election official shall assign a ballot number for the proposed constitutional amendment on the election ballot and shall set forth the following description of the substance or subject matter of the proposed constitutional amendment:

Proposing an amendment to Section 63 of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, relating to the legislative process, to exempt redistricting bills from the requirement that every bill be read at length before final passage.

Proposed by Act ________." This description shall be followed by the following language:

Yes ( ) No ( )."

No articles found.
Action Date Chamber Action
March 19, 2019SPending third reading on day 3 Favorable from Governmental Affairs
March 19, 2019SRead for the second time and placed on the calendar
March 5, 2019SRead for the first time and referred to the Senate committee on Governmental Affairs