SUMMARIES OF GENERAL LAWS ENACTED AND
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS PROPOSED
BY THE LEGISLATURE OF ALABAMA
AT THE 2012 SPECIAL SESSION
May 17 to May 24, 2012

Prepared by:
Legislative Reference Service
613 Alabama State House
Montgomery, Alabama 36130


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INDEX TO SUMMARIES OF GENERAL LAWS ENACTED
AND CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS PROPOSED
BY THE LEGISLATURE OF ALABAMA AT THE 2012 SPECIAL SESSION

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ACTS
2012 SPECIAL SESSION

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2012-567 SB477 2012-600 HB25 2012-603 SB25
2012-599 HB13 2012-602 HB19

HOUSE BILLS
2012 SPECIAL SESSION
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HB13 2012-599 HB19 2012-602 HB25 2012-600

SENATE BILLS
2012 SPECIAL SESSION

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SB25 2012-603 SB477 2012-567

SUMMARIES OF GENERAL LAWS ENACTED
AND CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS PROPOSED
BY THE LEGISLATURE OF ALABAMA AT THE 2012 SPECIAL SESSION


Act 2012-567, HB12, proposes an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to allow the state to issue general obligation bonds under the authority of Sections 219.04 and 219.041, Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended, provided that the aggregate principal amount of bonds then outstanding, rather than issued, does not exceed $750 million. The proposed amendment also allows the state to issue general obligation refunding bonds under Sections 219.04 and 219.041, Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended, subject to certain minimum savings thresholds and limitations of maximum average maturity and provides that general obligation bonds for which refunding bonds have been issued would not be deemed outstanding.

EFFECTIVE DATE:  Contingent upon ratification.

Act 2012-599, HB13, amends Sections 40-23-60, 40-23-85, and 40-23-174, Code of Alabama 1975, to further provide for the definition and distribution of remote use tax funds. The act also repeals Section 40-23-150, Code of Alabama 1975, relating to distributions to the Education Trust Fund Rainy Day Account.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2012.

Act 2012-600, HB25, makes an appropriation of $35,990,322 from the Children First Trust Fund for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2013, to the entities delineated in Section 41-15B-2.2, Code of Alabama 1975. The act also provides for the deposit of tobacco settlement revenues in the Children First Trust Fund, requires written notification of anticipated agency allocations by the State Director of Finance, and conditions the allocations on the receipt of tobacco revenues. The act makes an appropriation of $48,523,192 from other tobacco settlement funds for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2013, to specified entities, including the Medicaid Agency. The act also makes conditional appropriations of additional tobacco revenues upon the recommendation of certain legislative committees.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2012.

Act 2012-602, HB19, provides for redistricting of the state into districts for the purpose of electing the members of the Alabama House of Representatives at the General Elections in 2014 and 2018. The act also places proper venue in Montgomery County Circuit Court for any challenge to the validity of all or any portion of the reapportionment and redistricting plan.

EFFECTIVE DATE: May 31, 2012.

Act 2012-603, SB25, provides for redistricting of the state into districts for the purpose of electing the members of the Alabama Senate at the General Elections in 2014 and 2018. The act also places proper venue in Montgomery County Circuit Court for any challenge to the validity of all or any portion of the reapportionment and redistricting plan.

EFFECTIVE DATE: May 31, 2012.