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AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF PAGE 6 PUBISDHED Oct. 12, Oct. 19, Oct. 26 ands Nov. 2, 2000 the same once a week for four suc- SB62 By Senator Sanders Enrolled, An Act, SYNOPSIS: Under existing law, elected public officials are prohibited from participating in the Employees' Retirement System. Because of the prohibi- tion, certain elected officials are" granted supernumerary status when they are retired from public office. This bill would propose an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, which would phase out the current supernu- merary program for sheriffs and certain other elected officials in Lowndes County and would allow them to participate in the State Employees' Retirement System. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to provide that certain elected public officials in Lowndes County may participate in the Employees' Retirement System in lieu of participating in a supernu- merary program or system. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEG- ISLATURE OF ALABAMA: Section I. The following amend- ment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, is proposed and shall become valid as a part of the Constitution when all require- ments of this act are fulfilled: PROPOSED AMENDMENT No person elected or appointed sheriff, or any elected or appoint- ed Lowndes County official, may assume a supernumerary office aRer the effective date of this amendment. Any person who, on the effective date of this amend- ment, is entitled to participate in a supernumerary program may continue to participate in that supernumerary program, which shall include the assumption of a supernumerary office according to the terms and conditions of the law which established that super- numerary program. Every sheriff and elected or appointed Lowndes County official may participate in the Employees' Retirement System of Alabama upon the same terms and conditions as may be specified by law for any other employee in the same retirement system. Lowndes County officials holding office at the time of the ratification of this amendment shall be eligible to purchase service credit in the Employees' Retirement System for the time the official has served in the current office; provided, however, the official shall forego the assumption of a supernumer- ary office. For the purposes of this amendment, the words ~elected or appointed county official" shall include any person appointed to serve the remaining term of an elected or appointed county offi- cial, but shall not include a judge, district attorney, legislator, con- stable, school beard member, or any official elected from a judicial circuit. Section 2. An election upon the proposed amendment shall be held in accordance with Amendment 555 to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, and the election laws of this state. Section 3. Th~ appropriate elec- tion official shall assign a ballot number for the proposed constitu- tional amendment on the election ballot and shall set forth the fol- lowing description of the sub- stance or subject matter of the proposed constitutional amend- ment: "Relating to Lowndes County, proposing an amendment to the Conmtitution of Alabama of 1901, to phase out the supernumerary system for certain elected public officials and allow them to partic- ipate in the Employees' Retirement System. Proposed by Act This description shall be followed by the following language: "Yes ( ) No ( )." I further direct and proclaim that notice of this election to be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2000, upon the above set forth propceed amendment to the Conmtitution of Alabama of 1901 of the State of Alabama, be given by publishing cessive weeks immediately pre- ceding Sunday, the 8th day of October, 2000, in a newspaper qualified to run legal notices in each county in the state. In every county in which no newspaper is published, a copy of the notice shall be posted at each court- house and post office in such county. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Alabama to be affixed by the Secretary of State, at the Capitol, in the City of Montgomery, Alabama, on this the 31st day of July 2000. DON SIEGELMAN GOVERNOR ATTEST: JIM BENNETT SECRETARY OF STATE WHEREAS, the Alabama Legislature at its Regular Session of 1999 ordered an election to be held on a certain proposed amendment to the Constitution of Alabama, set out herein as Act No. 99-393; and further ordered that such election be held at the next statewide general election in accordance with Amendment 555 to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901; and WHEREAS, the next statewide general election will be and occur on Tuesday, November 7, 2000; and WHEREAS, notice of this elec- tion, together with this proposed amendment, is required by law and by the provisions of Act No. 99-393 to be given by Proclamation of the Governor, which Proclamation shall be pub- lished once a week for four suc- cessive weeks immediately pre- ceding the day appointed for the election, in all newspapers quali- fied to run legal notices in the State of Alabama. NOW, THEREFORE, I, Don Siegelman, Governor of the State of Alabama by the power and authority vested in me as Governor, do hereby give notice, direct and proclaim that on Tuesday, November 7, 2000, an election will be held in the man- ner and form provided by law upon the following amendment to the Constitution of 1901 of the State of Alabama: On the ballots to be used at the election, the question shall be substantially as follows: AMENDMENT NUMBER 3 Proposing a statewide amend- ment to provide that counties and incorporated municipalities receive a minimum of 10 percent of the trust income from the Alabama Trust Fund when the trust income in the preceding fis- cal year exceeds sixty million dol- lars ($60,000,000); and to provide that the funds distributed to the counties and incorporated munic- ipalities shall be expended as pro- vided by general law. Proposed by Act No. 1999-393. YES ( ) NO ( ) The language on the proposed amendment as taken directly from the act is set out hereinafter as follows: Rep(s). By Representative Venable HB153 Enrolled, An Act, Under existing law, the counties and municipalities receive 10 per- cent of the trust income from the Alabama Trust Fund when the trust income in the preceding fis- cal year exceeds sixty million dol- ($60,000,000).Thls hill pro- poses an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to provide that counties and incorporated municipalities receive a minimum of 10 percent of the trust income from the Alabamit Trust Fund when the trust income in the preceding fis- cal year exceeds sixty million dol- lars ($60,000,000); to authorize the Legislature to appropriate more than 10 percent of the trust income to counties and incorpo- rated municipalities; and to pro- vide that the funds distributed to the counties and incorporated municipalities shall be expended as provided by general law. To propose an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901 to provide that counties and incorporated municipalities receive a minimum of 10 percent of the trust income from the Alabama Trust Fund when the trust income in the preceding fis- cal year exceeds sixty million dol- lars ($60,000,000); and to provide that the funds distributed to the counties and incorporated munic- ipalities shall be expended as pro- vided by general law. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEG- ISLATURE OF ALABAMA: Section I. The following amend- ment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, is proposed and shall become valid as a part of the Constitution 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 (a) For the purposes of this amendment, the following terms shall have the following mean- ings: i. Fiscal Year. The fmcal year of the state as may from time to time be provided by law. 2. County Government Capital Improvement Fund. The fund cre- ated in Section 11-29-4, Cede of Alabama 1975. 3. Municipal Government Capital Improvement Fund. The fund created in Section 11-66-4, Code of Alabama 1975. 4. The Alabama Trust Fund or Trust Fund. The fund created by Amendment 450 of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901. 5. Trust Income. The net income received by the state, subsequent to the transfer of the initial trust capital by the State Treasurer to the beard of trustees of the trust fund, from the investment and reinvestment of all assets of the trust fund, determined in accor- dance with the provisions of Amendment 450 of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901. Trust income does not include income which become part of the trust capital of the trust fund, but for the purpose of this amend- ment shall include the amounts allocated to the Forever Wild Land Trust Fund as provided in Section 7(cXd) of Amendment 543 of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901. (b) Beginning October 1 of the fm- cal year immediately following ratification of this amendment, in addition to all other appropria- tions heretofore or hereafter made, there is hereby annually appropriated from the State General Fund to the county gov- eminent capital improvement fund and to the municipal govern- ment capital improvement fund each an amount equal to at least 10 percent of the trust income from the Alabama Trust Fund at the time as the trust income received by the state in the pre- ceding fiscal year equals or exceeds sixty million dollars ($60,000,000) as calculated pur- suant to Amendment 450 and Section 7(cXd) of Amendment 543 of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901; provided, however, that the Legislature may increase the appropriation to the county gov- ernment capital improvement fund and to the municipal govern- ment capital improvement fund for any fiscal year. No funds shah be appropriated in any fiscal year for which in the previous fiscal year trust income received by the state was less than sixty million dollars ($60,000,000). (c) The county government capi- tal improvement fund appropria- tion shall be distributed to the several counties of the state and shall be paid on April 15 of the fro. cal year for which each annual appropriation is made as follows: Part of the funds to be paid to counties that is equal to 45.45 percent of the total of that portion shall be allocated equally among the 67 counties of the state; and the entire residue of the portion to be paid to counties, being an amount equal to 54.55 percent of that portion, shall be allocated among the 67 counties of the state on the basis of the ratio of the population of each county to the total population of the state according to the then next preced- ing federal decennial census. (d) The municipal government capital improvement fund appro- priation shall be distributed to the incorporated municipalities of the state and shall be paid on April 15 of the fiscal year for which each annual appropriation is made as follows: (I) Each incorporated municipal- ity in the state with a population of less than 1,000 shall receive one thousand dollars ($1,000); each incorporated municipality in the state with a population of 1,000 or more shall receive two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500). (2) The residue of the portion to be paid to the incorporated municipalities in the state shall be distributed among the incorpo- rated municipalities in the state on the basis of the ratio of the population of each municipality incorporated to the total popula- tion of all the incorporated munic- ipalities in the state according to the then next preceding federal decennial census. (e) The county government capi- tal improvement fund and the municipal county government capital improvement fund shall continue in existence until and unless extinguished by an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901. (f) The State Comptroller shall make all allocations of funds and shall make the distribution and payments thereof pursuant to the allocations provided for in this amendment. All funds allocated to the county government capital improvement fund and to the municipal government capital improvement fund shall only be expended for any purposes as are now or hereafter authorized by general act of the Legislature. Section 2. An election upon the proposed amendment shall be held in accordance with Amendment 555 to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, and the election laws of this state. Section 3. The appropriate elec- tion official shall assign a ballot number for the proposed constitu- tional amendment on the election ballot and shall set forth the fol- lowing description of the sub- stance or subject matter of the proposed constitutional amend- ment: "Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to provide that Counties and incorporated municipalities in Alabama receive a minimum of 10 percent of the trust income from the Alabam~ Trust Fund when the trust income in the pre- ceding fmcal year exceeds sixty million dollars ($60,000,000); to authorize the Legislature to appropriate more than 10 percent of the trust income to counties and incorporated municipalities; and to provide that the funds dis- tributed to the counties and incor- porated municipalities shall be expended as provided by general law. Proposed by Act This description shall be followed by the following language: ~/'es ( ) No ( )." I further direct and proclaim that notice of this election to be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2000, upon the above set forth proposed amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901 of the State of Alabama, be given by publishing the same once a week for four suc- cessive weeks immediately pre- ceding Sunday, the 8th day of October, 2000, in a newspaper qualified to run legal notices in each county in the state. In every county in which no newspaper is published, a copy of the notice shall be posted at each court- house and post office in such county. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Alabama to be affixed by the Secretary of State, at the Capitol, in the City of Montgomery, Alabama, on this the 31st day of July 2000. DON SIEGELMAN GOVERNOR ATTEST: JIM BENNETT SECRETARY OF STATE \WHEREAS, the Alabama Legislature at its Regular Session of 1999 ordered an election to be held on a certain proposed amendment to the Constitution of Alabama, set out herein as Act No. 99-192; and further ordered that such election be held at the next statewide general election in accordance with Amendment 555 to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901; and WHEREAS, the next statewide general election will be and occur on Tuesday, November 7, 2000; and WHEREAS, notice of this elec- tion, together with this proposed amendment, is required by law and by the provisions of Act No. 99-192 to be given by Proclamation of the Governor, which Proclamation shall be pub- lished once a week for four suc- cessive weeks immediately pre- ceding the day appointed for the .election, in a newspaper qualified to run legal notices in Macon County in the State of Alabama. NOW, THEREFORE, I, Don Siegehnan, Governor of the State of Alabama by the power and authority vested in me as Governor, do hereby give notice, direct and proclaim that on Tuesday, November 7, 2000, an election will be held in the man- ner and form provided by law upon the following amendment to the Constitution of 1901 of the State of Alabama: On the ballots to be used at the election, the question shall be substantially as follows: AMENDMENT NUMBER I Relating to Bullock County, proposing an amendn~ent to pro- vide that certain elected officials in Macon County may participate in the Employees" Retirement System and to terminate partici- pation in supernumerary pro- grams for certain elected officials. Proposed by Act No. 1999-192 YES ( ) NO ( ) The language on the proposed amendment as taken directly from the act is set out hereinafter as follows: HB128 by Rep. Ford (J) Enrolled, An Act, SYNOPSIS: Under existing law, Macon County officials are restricted from participating in the Employees' Retirement System and have elected to par- ticipate in a supernumerary pro- gram. This bill would propose an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to allow certain elected officials in Macon County to participate in the Employees' Retirement System and to prohib- it future participation by the offi- cials in a supernumerary pro- gram. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to provide that certain elected officials in Macon County may participate in the Employees' Retirement System and to termi- nate participation in supernu- merary programs for certain elected officials. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEG- ISLATURE OF ALABAMA= Section 1. The following amend- ment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, is proposed and shall become valid as a part of the Constitution when all require- ments of this act are fulfilled: An elected or appointed County official not ing as such an official elected or appointed effective date of this may not assume a ary office. Any person wh0,( ratification of this entitled to participate in s! numerary program to participate in that merary program, whiCh include the assumptio~ supernumerary office to the terms and conditio~ law which established that! numerary program. EverY s or appointed Macon cial may participate Employees' Alabama upon the and conditions as may fled by law for other ee in the same Macon County officials office at the time of the tion of this amendment eligible to purchase service in the Employees' System for the time the has served as a county For the purposes of this ment, the words appointed county include any person serve the remaining elected or appointed cial, including the but shall not include a trict attorney, legislator, ble, school board member, official elected from a cult. Section 2. An election proposed amendment held in accordance Amendment 555 to Constitution of and the election Section 3. The tion official shall assi number for the tional amendment on the J ballot and shall set forth lowing description of stance or subject matter proposed constitutional ment: "Relating to Macon proposing an Constitution of Alabama to eliminate the system for certain future public officials and to to participate in the Retirement System. Proposed by Act This description by the following language: ~Yes ( ) No ( )." I further direct and notice of this election to on Tuesday, November upon the above set forth amendment to the Alabama of 1901 of the Alabama, be given the same once a cessive weeks ceding Sunday, the 8th October, 2000, in a qualified to run legal each county in the state. county in which no published, a copy of the shall be posted at each house and post office county. IN WITNESS hereunto set my hand a~d the Great Seal of the Alabama to be affixed Secretary of State, at the in the City of Alabama, on this the of July 2000. DON SIEGELMAN GOVERNOR ATTESt. JIM SECRETARY