173938-1:n:02/11/2016:PMG*/tj LRS2016-547




HB300
By Representatives Henry, Lee, Johnson (K), Harbison, Butler, Nordgren, Whorton (I), Williams (JW), Wilcox, Rich, Shedd, Whorton (R), Ledbetter, Pettus, Hanes, Farley, South, Rowe, Harper, Wood, Greer, Chesteen, Martin, Garrett, Crawford, Sessions, Carns, Drake, Brown, Holmes (M), Fincher, Wingo, Hubbard, Sells, Ainsworth, Mooney and Fridy
RFD Health
Rd 1 24-FEB-16


SYNOPSIS:This bill would propose an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, which would define the term "persons" to include all humans from the moment of fertilization.

A BILL
TO BE ENTITLED
AN ACT

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, providing that the term "persons" as used in the Code of Alabama 1975, shall include all humans from the moment of fertilization.

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 term "persons" as used in the Code of Alabama 1975, shall include any human being from the moment of fertilization or the functional equivalent thereof.

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, defining the term "persons" as used in the Code of Alabama 1975, to include any human being from the moment of fertilization or the functional equivalent thereof.

"Proposed by Act ________."

This description shall be followed by the following language:

"Yes ( ) No ( )."


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