Constitutional Review Panel Makes No Major Changes

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ANNISTON, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama's Constitutional Revision Commission ended its rewrite of the state constitution on Wednesday with no major changes to provisions that give Montgomery broad control over the state's 67 counties.

The Anniston Star reports ( ) that the commission was created by the Alabama Legislature in 2011 to review and rewrite the entire 1901 constitution, piece by piece. The commission's revisions require approval by the Legislature, and passage by voters as amendments, before they could become part of the constitution.

Last year, voters passed two of the commission's amendments, which reworded the document's obsolete articles on corporations and banking.

Former Alabama Gov. Albert Brewer, who chaired the commission, said the group didn't make drastic changes to the constitution because it didn't feel that drastic changes are necessary.

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