Ratification of Levy and Collection of Certain Sales and Use Taxes in School District No. 1 in Madison County.

Any provision of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended, to the contrary notwithstanding, all sales and use taxes for public school or education purposes imposed pursuant to Act No. 82-525 in School District One in Madison County which have been approved by a majority vote of the qualified electors of School District One in Madison County prior to January 1, 1996, and the levy and collection thereof from the date of the initial levy thereof, are hereby authorized, ratified, and confirmed regardless of any statutory or constitutional defects, mistakes, errors, or ambiguities, including without limitation, with respect to the authorization, adoption, or levy thereof or the election thereon, any failure to publish any required notice, or any act of or failure to act by the Legislature with respect thereto; provided, however, that the authorization, ratification, and confirmation effected by this amendment shall not be applicable to any sales and use tax which is being challenged in appropriate judicial proceedings in any proper court on the date the act proposing this amendment is adopted.