Removal of racist language
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HB342 - Sponsored
by Representatives Carns, Albritton, DeMarco, Payne, Humphryes, Allen, McClurkin, Beason and Galliher
About the legislation
Synopsis: "This bill proposes an amendment to deletethose remaining "Jim Crow"* provisions of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, which have not been expressly repealed by vote of the people.
* "Poll taxes and separation of schools by race, constitutional provisions re deleted..."
A principle of the League of Women Voters states,
"The League of Women Voters believes that every citizen should be protected in the right to vote; that every person should have access to free public education which provides equal opportunity for all; and that no person or group should suffer legal, economic or administrative discrimination."
The LWVAL position on Education states (in part),
"The League of Women Voters of Alabama supports maintaining and improving a system of free public schools in Alabama based on the belief that a free public education which provides equal opportunity for all its citizens is an investment in the future.... "
HB342 was referred to the House Committee on Constitution and Elections (House C & E) on 1/12/06. The committee did not vote on the bill.