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SB255

ENROLLED, An Act,

Proposing an amendment to Amendment 388 of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, now appearing as Section 93.06 of
the official recompilation of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended; relating specifically to the assessments
authorized for cotton producers to support a program for the promotion of the production, distribution, improvement,
marketing, use, and sale of cotton; to delete the requirement

that assessments on cotton producers would be subject to refund.


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


“The legislature may hereafter, by general law, provide for the promotion of the production, distribution, improvement,
marketing, use, and sale of peanuts, milk, and cotton. The legislature may provide for the promotion of peanuts, milk, and
cotton and peanut, milk, and cotton products by research, education, advertising, and other methods, and the legislature is
further authorized to provide means and methods for the financing of any such promotional activity by prescribing a
procedure whereby growers of peanuts, and producers of milk and cotton may by referendum among such growers and
producers levy upon themselves and collect assessments, fees, or charges upon the sale of peanuts, milk, and cotton for the
financing of any such promotional program or activity in cooperation with buyers, processors, dealers, and handlers of
peanuts, milk, and cotton. The legislature may make provisions for the nonpayment of assessments by peanut growers and
milk and cotton producers, and shall make provisions for the refund of assessments to any peanut growers and milk and
cotton producers who do not desire to participate in an assessment program. The legislature shall provide for the collection,
disbursement, distribution, or expenditure of assessments or charges authorized hereunder and to provide penalties for
failure to make collection and distribution of assessments. The legislature shall provide for the designation of a nonprofit
association or organization for the promotion and betterment of peanuts, milk, and cotton and peanut, milk, and cotton
products to administer and carry out such promotional program which shall include the conducting of elections or
referendums among growers of peanuts and producers of milk and cotton. The legislature may provide the manner by

which such referendum is held, including the procedure for application for approval to conduct the referendum, the
appropriate action to be taken by the state board of agriculture and industries on such application, the requirements and
eligibility of the association or organization which will conduct such referendum, the procedures for voting and eligibility
to vote in such referendum, the details of the conduct of such referendum. The legislature shall further provide for the
deposit, withdrawal, disbursement, and expenditure by the designated association of any funds received subject to the
supervision and control of the activities as authorized herein by the department of agriculture and industries and the state
board of agriculture and industries. The legislature shall further provide a procedure whereby
said the association or
organization is bonded, for the examination and auditing of said association or organization, and for reasonably necessary
rules and regulations to be adopted by the state board of agriculture and industries to effectively carry out the intent and
purposes herein enumerated.


“The legislature shall provide, by enabling legislation, the definition of peanut growers and producers.


“Assessments, fees or other charges collected as authorized by any legislative act adopted under authority hereof shall not
be considered as a tax within the meaning of this Constitution or any provision thereof.


“Any uniformity requirements of this Constitution shall be satisfied by the application of the program upon peanuts, milk,
and cotton.”


Section 2. An election upon the proposed amendment shall be held on the date of the run-off primary in July 2014 if that
date is not less than three months after the adjournment of this session of the Legislature or, if not, at the general election in
2014, 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 Amendment 388 to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, now appearing as Section 93.06 of
the official recompilation of the Constitution of

Alabama of 1901, as amended, relating specifically to the assessments authorized for cotton producers to support a
program for the promotion of the production, distribution, improvement, marketing, use, and sale of cotton; to delete the
requirement that assessments on cotton producers would be subject to refund.

“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, July 15, 2014, upon the above set forth
proposed amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, be, given, by publishing the same in a newspaper published
within each county authorized to publish legal advertisements.


IN TESTIMONY 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 State Capitol in the City of Montgomery on 20 day of May, 2014.

/s/Robert Bentley

Robert Bentley

Governor

ATTEST:

/s/Jim Bennett

Jim Bennett

Secretary of State


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF FAYETTE COUNTY, ALABAMA


DEBBIE TUCKER LANIER WIDEMAN, PLAINTIFF,  VS.ANTHONY BERTON LANIER, DEFENDANT.    

CASE NUMBER DR-2006-028.01


NOTICE OF SALE


Notice is hereby given that under the terms of a decree rendered in this cause on the 9th day of June, 2014, I Samantha
Howard, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Fayette County, Alabama, will sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, in
front of the East door of the Fayette County Courthouse in Fayette, Alabama, on the 18th day of July, 2014, during the
legal hours of sale, at 12:00 noon, the following described real estate, to-wit:


A parcel or fraction of land lying in the SW 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of Section 10, Township 14, Range 10 West in Fayette
County, Alabama, described as follows: Begin at the NE corner of said SW 1/4 of NW 1/4 and run South along the East
boundary line 239 feet for a point of beginning of land to be conveyed; thence

continue South 250 feet; thence West 210 feet; thence North 250 feet; thence East 210 feet to the East boundary line and
the point of beginning. Surface only.


Done this the 12th day of June, 2014.


/s/Samantha W. Howard

Circuit Clerk of Fayette County,

Alabama


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