Ala. Senators Restart Constitutional Rewrite

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Some state senators are trying to get an article-by-article revision of the Alabama Constitution moving again.

The process of rewriting a few articles of the Constitution each year came to a halt last week after two Alabama Supreme Court justices issued advisory opinions questioning the constitutionality of the process.

On Tuesday, the Senate Constitution and Elections Committee approved proposed constitutional amendments rewriting the articles on impeachment and homestead exemptions.

The committee did not consider two other proposed constitutional amendments rewriting the articles on the legislative and executive branches of government. The committee's chairman, Republican Bryan Taylor of Prattville, says the two that got approved had few changes compared to the two that weren't considered.

The two proposed constitutional amendments now go to the Senate for consideration.

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