Amendment 431 - Membership and Powers of Bullock County Development Authority. Amendment 641 - Phase-out of Supernumerary Programs in Lee County; Participation in Employees' Retirement System. Section 154 - Qualifications of chancellors and judges of courts of record. Section 215 - Limitation on county property tax rates; special county taxes for public buildings, bridges and roads. Amendment 241 - Compensation of Certain Officers of Lauderdale County. Amendment 125 - Use of Certain Special County Taxes for Hospital Care and Treatment of Indigent Residents. Amendment 734 - Amendment of Amendment No. Senators and Representatives shall be elected by the qualified electors on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November unless the legislature shall change the time of holding elections and in every fourth year thereafter. In the government of this State, except in the instances in this Constitution hereinafter expressly directed or permitted, the legislative department shall never exercise the executive and judicial powers, or either of them; the executive shall never exercise the legislative and judicial powers, or either of them; the judicial shall never exercise the legislative and executive powers, or either of them; to the end that it may be a government of laws and not of men. Amendment 417 - Abolition of Office of Constable in Fayette County. Amendment 474 - Effectiveness of Laws Providing for Expenditure of County Funds. Amendment 403 - Costs and Charges of Courts, and Compensation of Probate Judge of Henry County. That temporary absence from the State shall not cause a forfeiture of residence once obtained. CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF GEORGIA PREAMBLE To perpetuate the principles of free government, insure justice to all, preserve peace, promote the interest and happiness of the citizen and of the family, and transmit to posterity the enjoyment of liberty, we … Amendment 542 - Bingo Games in St. Clair County. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to authorize the Legislature to recompile the Alabama Constitution and submit it during the 2022 Regular Session, and provide a process for its ratification by the voters of this state. Section 156 - Time of holding election for supreme court justices; staggered terms of office for supreme court justices. Section 41 - Removal of courthouse or county site. Amendment 717 - Employees Subject to Authority of Sheriff's Personnel Board in Baldwin County. The legislature shall by law provide for purging the registration list of the names of those who die, become insane, or convicted of crime, or otherwise disqualified as electors under the provisions of this Constitution, and of any names which may have been fraudulently entered on such list by the registrars; provided, that a trial by jury may be had on the demand of any person whose name is proposed to be stricken from the list. Amendment 607 - Amendment of Amendment No. Alabama Democrats, also referred to as Bourbons, achieved their primary goals of lowering taxes and reducing government spending in the 1875 Constitution.They also forbade the state and municipalities from lending money for internal improvements, eliminated the State Board of Education created in 1868, segregated the state's public schools, and reduced spending for education. Amendment 153 - Special Tax for School Purposes in Winston County. Amendment 196 - Costs and Charges of Courts, and Compensation of Certain Officers, in St. Clair County. The legislature, in providing for the organization, equipment, and discipline of the militia, shall conform as nearly as practicable to the regulations for the government of the armies of the United States. Upon the ballots used at all elections provided for in section 284 of this Constitution the substance or subject matter of each proposed amendment shall be so printed that the nature thereof shall be clearly indicated. No foreign corporation shall do any business in this state without having at least one known place of business and an authorized agent or agents therein, and without filing with the secretary of state a certified copy of its articles of incorporation or association. Amendment 335 - Special District School Tax in Calhoun County. Section 249 - Bills or notes issued as money redeemable in gold or silver; laws not to sanction suspension of specie payments. Amendment 475 - Tax Increment Districts in Counties and Municipalities. Successors to those trustees whose terms expire in nineteen hundred and three shall hold office until nineteen hundred and eleven; successors to those whose terms expire in nineteen hundred and five shall hold office until nineteen hundred and fifteen; and successors to those whose terms expire in nineteen hundred and seven shall hold office until nineteen hundred and nineteen. Amendment 379 - Fire Fighting Districts in Montgomery County. Any person, firm, association, or corporation, who may construct or operate any public utility along or across the public streets of any city, town, or village, under any privilege or franchise permitting such construction or operation, shall be liable to abutting proprietors for the actual damage done to the abutting property on account of such construction or operation. Amendment 380 - Cost and Charges of Probate Court, and Compensation of Certain Officers, of Russell County. Amendment 749 - Board of Education in Russell County. Amendment 34 - Tax for Malaria Control in Limestone County. A sheriff shall be elected in each county by the qualified electors thereof, who shall hold office for a term of four years, unless sooner removed, and he shall be ineligible to such office as his own successor; provided, that the terms of all sheriffs expiring in the year nineteen hundred and four are hereby extended until the time of the expiration of the terms of the other executive officers of this state in the year nineteen hundred and seven, unless sooner removed. The term “corporation,” as used in this article shall be construed to include all joint stock companies, and all associations having any of the powers or privileges of corporations, not possessed by individuals or partnerships. Amendment 426 - Amendment to Amendment No. Amendment 681 - Phase-out of Supernumerary Programs in Clay County; Participation in Employees' Retirement System. The legislature shall, by general law, provide for the payment to the state of Alabama of a franchise tax by such corporation, but such franchise tax shall be based on the actual amount of capital employed in this state. Amendment 585 - Collection and Levying of Fees for Fire Protection and Safety Services in Clay County. Amendment 543 - Acquisition, Maintenance and Protection of Unique Lands and Water Areas. Amendment 432 - Fire Protection Districts in Etowah County. Amendment 69 - Special Tax for Hospital Purposes in Marion County. The Legislature shall meet quadrennially at the Capitol in the Senate chamber, and in the Hall of the House of Representatives, on the second Tuesday in January next succeeding their election, or on such other day as may be prescribed by law; and shall not remain in session longer than sixty days at the first session held under the Constitution, nor longer than fifty days at any subsequent session. Amendment 522 - Taxation of Costs in Pickens County. No corporation shall issue stocks or bonds except for money, labor done, or property actually received; and all fictitious increase of stock or indebtedness shall be void. The State shall not engage in works of internal improvement, nor lend money or its credit in aid of such; nor shall the State be interested in any private or corporate enterprise, or lend money or its credit to any individual, association, or corporation. Free Newsletters No special, private, or local law, except a law fixing the time of holding courts, shall be enacted in any case which is provided for by a general law, or when the relief sought can be given by any court of this State; and the courts, and not the Legislature, shall judge as to whether the matter of said law is provided for by a general law, and as to whether the relief sought can be given by any court; nor shall the Legislature indirectly enact any such special, private, or local law by the partial repeal of a general law. Amendment 758 - Jurisdiction of Judge of Probate in Shelby County. The justices of the supreme court, chancellors, and the judges of the circuit courts and other courts of record, except probate courts, shall, at stated times, receive for their services a compensation which shall not be diminished during their official terms; they shall receive no fees or perquisites, nor hold any office, except judicial offices, of profit or trust under this state or the United States, or any other government, during the term for which they have been elected or appointed. Amendment 360 - Costs and Charges of Courts, and Compensation of County Officials, of Coffee County. The Legislature shall not pass a special, private, or local law in any of the following cases: Relieving any minor of the disabilities of nonage; Changing the name of any corporation, association, or individual; Providing for the adoption or legitimizing of any child; Granting a charter to any corporation, association, or individual; Establishing rules of descent or distribution; Regulating the time within which a civil or criminal action may be begun; Exempting any individual, private corporation, or association from the operation of any general law; Providing for the sale of the property of any individual or estate; Providing for a change of venue in any case; Regulating either the assessment or collection of taxes, except in connection with the readjustment, renewal, or extension of existing municipal indebtedness created prior to the ratification of the Constitution of eighteen hundred and seventy-five; Giving effect to an invalid will, deed, or other instrument; Authorizing any county, city, town, village, district, or other political subdivision of a county, to issue bonds or other securities unless the issuance of said bonds or other securities shall have been authorized before the enactment of such local or special law, by a vote of the duly qualified electors of such county, township, city, town, village, district, or other political subdivision of a county, at an election held for such purpose, in the manner that may be prescribed by law; provided, the Legislature may, without such election, pass special laws to refund bonds issued before the date of the ratification of this Constitution; Amending, confirming, or extending the charter of any private or municipal corporation, or remitting the forfeiture thereof; provided, this shall not prohibit the Legislature from altering or rearranging the boundaries of the city, town, or village; Creating, extending, or impairing any lien; Chartering or licensing any ferry, road, or bridge; Increasing the jurisdiction and fees of justices of the peace or the fees of constables; Creating, increasing, or decreasing fees, percentages, or allowances of public officers; Exempting property from taxation or from levy or sale; Exempting any person from jury, road, or other civil duty; Donating any lands owned by or under control of the State to any person or corporation; Remitting fines, penalties, or forfeitures; Providing for the conduct of elections or designating places of voting, or changing the boundaries of wards, precincts, or districts, except in the event of the organization of new counties, or the changing of the lines of old counties; Restoring the right to vote to persons convicted of infamous crimes, or crimes involving moral turpitude; Declaring who shall be liners between precincts or between counties. Amendment 76 - Special County Tax for Public Hospital Purposes. The several counties in this state shall have power to levy and collect a special tax not exceeding ten cents on each one hundred dollars of taxable property in such counties, for the support of public schools; provided, that the rate of such tax, the time it is to continue, and the purpose thereof, shall have been first submitted to a vote of the qualified electors of the county, and voted for by three-fifths of those voting at such election; but the rate of such special tax shall not increase the rate of taxation, state and county combined, in any one year, to more than one dollar and twenty-five cents on each one hundred dollars of taxable property; excluding, however, all special county taxes for public buildings, roads, bridges, and the payment of debts existing at the ratification of the Constitution of eighteen hundred and seventy-five. Amendment 567 - Collection and Levying of Fees for Fire Protection Services and Emergency Medical Care in Elmore County. Amendment 206 - Additional Taxes for School Purposes in Coffee County. Amendment 445 - Amendment of Amendment No. Amendment 555 - Amendment of Amendment No. Section 283 - Validation of certain acts relating to bonded debt of state; governor authorized to act thereunder. No city, town, village, or other municipal corporation, other than as provided in this article, shall levy or collect a higher rate of taxation in any one year on the property situated therein than one-half of one per centum of the value of such property as assessed for state taxation during the preceding year; provided, that for the purpose of paying debts existing on the sixth day of December, eighteen hundred and seventy-five, and the interest thereon, a tax of one per centum may be levied and collected, to be appropriated exclusively to the payment of such indebtedness; and provided further, that this section shall not apply to the city of Mobile, which city may from and after the ratification of this Constitution, levy a tax not to exceed the rate of three-fourths of one per centum to pay the expenses of the city government, and may also levy a tax not to exceed three-fourths of one per centum to pay the debt existing on the sixth day of December, eighteen hundred and seventy-five, with interest thereon, or any renewal of such debt; and, provided further, that this section shall not apply to the cities of Birmingham, Huntsville, and Bessemer, and the town of Andalusia, which cities and town may levy and collect a tax not to exceed one-half of one per centum in addition to the tax of one-half of one per centum as hereinbefore allowed to be levied and collected, such special tax to be applied exclusively to the payment of interest on bonds of said cities of Birmingham, Huntsville, and Bessemer, and town of Andalusia, respectively, heretofore issued in pursuance of law, or now authorized by law to be issued and for a sinking fund to pay off said bonds at the maturity thereof; and, provided further, that this section shall not apply to the city of Montgomery, which city shall have the right to levy and collect a tax of not exceeding one-half of one per centum per annum upon the value of the taxable property therein, as fixed for state taxation, for general purposes, and an additional tax of not exceeding three-fourths of one per centum per annum upon the value of the property therein, as fixed for state taxation, to be devoted exclusively to the payment of its public debt, interest thereon, and renewals thereof, and to the maintenance of its public schools, and public conveniences; and, provided further, that this section shall not apply to Troy, Attalla, Gadsden, Woodlawn, Brewton, Pratt City, Ensley, Wylam, and Avondale, which cities and towns may from and after the ratification of this Constitution, levy and collect an additional tax of not exceeding one-half of one per centum; and, provided further, that this section shall not apply to the cities of Decatur, New Decatur, and Cullman, which cities may from and after the ratification of this Constitution, levy and collect an additional tax of not exceeding three-tenths of one per centum per annum; such special tax of said city of Decatur to be applied exclusively for the public schools, public school buildings, and public improvements; and such special tax of New Decatur and Cullman to be applied exclusively for educational purposes, and to be expended under their respective boards of public school trustees; but this additional tax shall not be levied by Troy, Attalla, Gadsden, Woodlawn, Brewton, Pratt City, Ensley, Wylam, Avondale, Decatur, New Decatur, or Cullman unless authorized by a majority vote of the qualified electors voting at a special election held for the purpose of ascertaining whether or not said tax shall be levied; and, provided further, that the purposes for which such special tax is sought to be levied shall be stated in such election call, and, if authorized, the revenue derived from such special tax shall be used for no other purpose than that stated; and, provided further, that the additional tax authorized to be levied by the city of Troy, when so levied and collected, shall be used exclusively in the payment of the bonds and interest coupons thereon, hereafter issued in the adjustment of the present bonded indebtedness of said city; and, provided further, that the additional tax authorized to be levied and collected by the city of Attalla shall, when so levied and collected, be used exclusively in the payment of bonds to the amount of not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars and the interest coupons thereon, hereafter to be issued in the adjustment of the present indebtedness of said city; provided further that the governing boards of said cities, which are authorized to levy an additional tax after the holding of an election as aforesaid, are hereby authorized to provide by ordinance the necessary machinery for the holding of said election and declaring the result thereof. 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