I. Article III of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, and Amendment 582 of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, are repealed.
II. Article III is added to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to read as follows:
Article III. SEPARATION OF POWERS.
Section 42. (a) The powers of the government of the State of Alabama are legislative, executive, and judicial.
(b) The government of the State of Alabama shall be divided into three distinct branches: legislative, executive, and judicial.
(c) To the end that the government of the State of Alabama may be a government of laws and not of individuals, and except as expressly directed or permitted in this constitution, the legislative branch may not exercise the executive or judicial power, the executive branch may not exercise the legislative or judicial power, and the judicial branch may not exercise the legislative or executive power.
Section 43. No order of a state court which requires disbursement of state funds shall be binding on the state or any state official until the order has been approved by a simple majority of both houses of the Legislature. This section shall not apply to orders, judgments, or decrees requiring payment of compensation for the taking of property by eminent domain or arising out of challenges to taxation or to such other orders, judgments, or decrees as may be otherwise required by statute, or settled principles of Alabama common law as decided by the Alabama appellate courts, not inconsistent with other provisions of this Constitution. Nothing herein shall be construed to preclude a court from making findings of fact or conclusions of law and orders relating thereto, that standards required by the United States Constitution, the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, laws of this state or of the United States, or rules or regulations promulgated pursuant thereto, are not being met, and from ordering the responsible entity or entities to comply with such standards.