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 consistent with constitutional principles. However, the language of any such contract or other waiver shall be strictly
construed in favor of preserving the constitutional rights of the natural person in this state. Further, no Alabama court
shall be required by any contract or other obligation entered into by a person or entity to apply or enforce any foreign law.


(h) Except as limited by subsection (g), without prejudice to any legal right, this amendment shall not apply to a
corporation, partnership, limited liability company, business association, or other legal entity that contracts to subject
itself to foreign law in a jurisdiction other than this state or the United States.

(i) Where the public acts, records, or judicial proceedings of another state violate the public policy of the State of
Alabama, the State of Alabama shall not give full faith and credit thereto.


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 the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to prohibit the State of Alabama from giving full faith
and credit to public acts, records, or judicial proceedings of another state that violate the public policy of the State of
Alabama and to prohibit the application of foreign law in violation of rights guaranteed natural citizens by the United
States and Alabama Constitutions, and the statutes, laws, and public policy thereof, but without application to business
entities.


"Proposed by Act ________."


This description shall be followed by the following language:


"Yes ( ) No ( )."


SB260


ENROLLED, An Act,


To propose an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to increase the total amount of bonding authority
granted under Amendment 666 to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended; to provide for additional payments
from the Alabama Trust Fund to fund any bond issued; to provide for competitive bidding of the bonds; to require the
Bond Commission to contract with businesses or individuals which reflect the racial and ethnic diversity of the state; and
to provide for the use of the proceeds for plans, construction, and maintenance of Alabama National Guard armories.


BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF ALABAMA:


Section 1. The following amendment to 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


(a) The authority granted to the State of Alabama to become indebted and to sell and issue its interest-bearing General
Obligation bonds, in addition to all other bonds of the state, under Amendment 666 to the Constitution of Alabama of
1901, as amended, is hereby increased by an additional amount of fifty million dollars ($50,000,000).


(b) All of the bonds shall be sold only at public sale or sales, either on sealed bids or at public auction, after such
advertisement as may be prescribed by the Bond Commission, to the bidder whose bid reflects the lowest true interest
cost to the state computed to the respective maturities of the bonds sold; provided, that if no bid deemed acceptable by the
commission is received all bids may be rejected.


(c) Relative to issuance expenses, contracts, and appointments incurred in connection with the issuance of bonds, the
Bond Commission created in Section IX of Amendment  666 to the Constitution of 1901, shall contract with businesses
or individuals which reflect the racial and ethnic diversity of the state.


(d) Bonds issued pursuant to this amendment shall be issued for a maturity of 20 years or less.


(e) All of the proceeds from the bonds shall be distributed to the Armory Commission of Alabama for plans, construction,
and maintenance of Alabama National Guard armories.


(f) In addition to any Oil and Gas Capital Payments received by the Alabama Trust Fund paid into the Alabama Capital
Improvement Trust Fund pursuant to Amendment 666, so much as shall be necessary of all Oil and Gas Capital Payments
received by the Alabama Trust Fund during any fiscal year shall be paid into the Alabama Capital Improvement Trust
Fund to pay the principal and interest on the bonds authorized by this amendment.


(g) In all other respects regarding the Alabama Trust Fund, the terms and provisions of Amendment 666 and Amendment
856 to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended, are unchanged and remain in full force and effect.


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 the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended, relating to the Capital Improvement
Trust Fund, to increase the amount of the General Obligation Bonds authorized herein; to provide for additional payments
from the Alabama Trust Fund to fund any bond issued; to provide for competitive bidding of the bonds; and to provide
for the distribution of the proceeds for plans, construction, and maintenance of Alabama National Guard armories.


"Proposed by Act ________."


This description shall be followed by the following language:


"Yes ( ) No ( )."


HB8


ENROLLED, An Act,


Proposing an amendment to Article I, Section 26 of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901; to provide that every citizen has
a fundamental right to bear arms and that any restriction on this right would be subject to strict scrutiny; and to provide
that no international treaty or law shall prohibit, limit, or otherwise interfere with a citizen's fundamental right to bear
arms.


BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF ALABAMA:


Section 1. The following amendment to 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


"Article I, Section 26


"(a) That every Every citizen has a fundamental right to bear arms in defense of himself or herself and the state. Any
restriction on this right shall be subject to strict scrutiny.


(b) No citizen shall be compelled by any international treaty or international law to take an action that prohibits, limits, or
otherwise interferes with his or her fundamental right to keep and bear arms in defense of himself or herself and the state,
if such treaty or law, or its adoption, violates the United States Constitution."


Section 2. The provisions of this act are severable. If any part of this act is declared invalid or unconstitutional, that
declaration shall not affect the part which remains.


Section 3. 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 4. 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 the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to provide that every citizen has a fundamental right
to bear arms and that any restriction on this right would be subject to strict scrutiny; and to provide that no international
treaty or law shall prohibit, limit, or otherwise interfere with a citizen's fundamental right to bear arms.


"Proposed by Act ________."


This description shall be followed by the following language:


"Yes ( ) No ( )."


SB7


ENROLLED, An Act,


Proposing an amendment to Amendment 621 to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, now appearing as Section 111.05
of the Official Recompilation of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended, relating to unfunded mandates for
municipalities; to remove the exception for expenditures by a local board of education.


BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF ALABAMA:


Section 1. The following amendment to 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


"Amendment 621.


"(a) No general law, or state executive order whose purpose or effect is to require a new or increased expenditure of funds
held or disbursed by the governing body of a municipality or county, or an instrumentality thereof,
or a city or county
board of education
shall become effective as to any municipality or county, or an instrumentality thereof, or a city or
county board of education
until approved by an ordinance enacted, or a resolution adopted, by the governing authority of
the affected municipality, county, or instrumentality,
or board of education or until, and only as long as, the Legislature
appropriates funds for the purpose to the affected municipality, county,
or instrumentality, or board and only to the extent
and amount that the funds are provided, or until a law provides for a local source of revenue within the municipality,
county,
or instrumentality, or board for the stated purpose and the affected municipality, county, or instrumentality, or
board
 is authorized by ordinance or resolution to levy and collect the revenue and only to the extent and amount of the
revenue.


"(b) This amendment shall not apply to:


"(1) A local law as defined in Article IV, Section 110, Constitution of Alabama 1901.


"(2) An act, state executive order requiring expenditures by a school board.


"(2) (3) An act defining a new crime or amending the definition of an existing crime.


"(3) (4) An act, statute, executive order enacted, promulgated, or adopted and effective prior to the ratification of this
amendment
January 6, 1999, which by its provisions requires expenditures by the county or municipality at any time after
the effective date of this amendment that date.

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