Cumberland to host an Alabama Constitutional Revision Commission Meeting

Posted: Fri, 09/20/2013 - 11:17

On Wed., September 25, at 1:30 p.m., the Alabama Constitutional Revision Commission meets in the John L. Carroll Moot Courtroom. The Constitutional Revision Commission was formed in 2011 through a Senate Joint Resolution passed by the Alabama Legislature. The charge of the Commission was to propose revisions to eleven of the articles of the Alabama Constitution. The first two articles addressed by the Commission were passed by the legislature and ratified by the citizens of Alabama in 2012.

Over the course of the past three years, the Commission has met more than two dozen times. The Commission is nearing completion of its charge and it is likely that the meeting on September 25th will the final meeting of the Commission. The agenda will include consideration of proposals dealing with local government ranging from notice requirements for local legislation to what authority county government has to act independently.

Governor Albert Brewer chairs the Commission and Professors Howard Walthall and Bob McCurley serve as advisers.

The event is free and open to the public.