Amendment Two

By  | 

A Republican state senator says he will introduce a new version of an amendment to remove segregationist language from the Alabama Constitution in the Alabama Legislature.

Senator Steve French of Birmingham says he will introduce his bill during next week's special session of the Legislature. He says his version will differ from one apparently defeated in a close vote Tuesday.

Critics said that language in Amendment Two would have cleared the way for judges to order tax increases for education.

In almost complete, but unofficial returns, Amendment Two was trailing by a little more than two thousand votes.

Election officials say the margin is so close, it apparently will trigger an automatic recount later this month to determine the official result.