Ridiculous Amendments: #351, #361, #393

As you read these posts, keep in mind that each of these amendments required either unanimous vote of the state legislature or a majority in a state-wide popular vote.

The legislature may authorize the levy and collection of a one mill ad valorem tax in Mobile county on real and tangible personal property that is subject to such tax under the laws of this state for the purpose of controlling mosquitoes, rodents and other vectors of public health and welfare significance…

That was amendment 351. Amendment 361 revised amendment 351 to remove a single word (“tangible”). Amendment 393 further extended amendment 351 to include “other general health purposes”, but only if those “other general health purposes” didn’t comprise more than 50% of the tax collected under this amendment.

Should this truly require the state legislature’s attention?

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