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Monday, March 7, 2011

Senate panel to consider term limits, military voting and removing racist language

Term limits, military voting on the web, and removing racist language from the state constitution are at the top of the agenda for the Senate Committee on Constitution, Campaign Finance, Ethics and Elections, according to the chairman.
Sen. Bryan Taylor, R-Prattville, said those are among the bills that will be considered during a meeting at 11 a.m. Tuesday in room 609A of the State House.
Sen. Trip Pittman, R-Montrose, has introduced a bill that would implement term limits for lawmakers.
Sen. Arthur Orr, R-Decatur, has proposed allowing voters to decide if they want to remove racist language from the state constitution.
Their colleague, Gerald Dial of Lineville, has introduced a bill that would provide for members of the military to vote electronically.
The committee will consider several other issues including requiring a supermajority of the Legislature to override a veto by the governor, a bill related to displaying the Ten Commandments, and requiring robo-calls to include a disclosure of who is paying for it.

-- posted by Sebastian Kitchen

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