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Alabama Political, Helpful, and Interesting Sites

Spend 10 minutes and watch John Lennon and Yoko's WAR IS OVER! (If You Want It) video about peace about the globe and people being responsible for their actions, not "father, government." Honestly, little has changed, if any, since these statements and his campaign. Though I somewhat disagree with his solution to world peace I strongly support his position of taking responsibility for ourselves an helping others.

  • Activist Groups & Individuals
  • Frederick Douglas
  • African Americans
  • Agenda 21/Sustainable Development - The overarching goal of Agenda 21 is to establish international norms of personal behavior that are dictated by a group of the world's so-called 'enlightened elite' who believe they know best how people ought to live therefore they should be allowed to tell the how they should live. - Congressional Candidate Nathan Tabor (R-NC CD13).
  • Alabama Associations
  • Alabama Government
    • Alabama Debt Clock effecting every man, woman, and child. The below debt by citizen is very conservative compared to the $14,000 finding by truthinaccounting.org. See pages 13 and 14 of this link.
    • Alabama County government types by county - interesting.
    • Apportionment and crime stats - policymaker.alabama.gov
    • Agencies
    • Aint losing money. Here is a easy to read and understand array of tables from PoliticsAlabama.org showing facts and what we are being told is false.
    • Alabama Constitution
      • Constitution of 1901 and the Constitutional Revision Commission and Re-Codificatin of Alabama Constitution April, 2002
      • Section 1 Equality and rights of men. That all men are equally free and independent; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
      • Section 2 People source of power. That all political power is inherent in the people, and all free governments are founded on their authority, and instituted for their benefit; and that, therefore, they have at all times an inalienable and indefeasible right to change their form of government in such manner as they may deem expedient.
      • Section 4 Freedom of speech and press. That no law shall ever be passed to curtail or restrain the liberty of speech or of the press; and any person may speak, write, and publish his sentiments on all subjects, being responsible for the abuse of that liberty.
      • Amendment 448 (c) in summary states the budget for the next fiscal year must be completed and signed by the governor before bills for expenditures are "signed by the presiding officer of the house or senate and transmitted to the other house" and presented to the governor. Wow, maybe those 140 making laws should know and follow the law!
      • Article IV Legislative Department
        • Section 46 - Election and terms of office of senators and representatives; vacancies in office. In part the section reads "Whenever a vacancy shall occur in either house, the governor shall issue a writ of election to fill such vacancy for the remainder of the term."
        • Section 94 - Municipalities not to grant public money or lend credit to private persons or corporations. The legislature shall not have power to authorize any county, city, town, or other subdivision of this state to lend its credit, or to grant public money or thing of value in aid of, or to any individual, association, or corporation whatsoever, or to become a stockholder in any such corporation, association, or company, by issuing bonds or otherwise.
    • Federal Law
    • Alabama Code, 1975
      • Title 3 Animals
      • Title 11- Counties and Municipal Corporations
        • §11-1-11 Payment of membership fees in state organizations, etc., for sheriffs, tax assessors, tax collectors, circuit clerks and registers, license commissioners, etc.
        • §11-1-13 Alteration, etc., of precinct or beat lines or creation of new precincts or beats.
        • §justice for all11-1-15 Authority to join national and state association of county commissions.
        • §11-1-2 Bonds Requirements of all County Officials - All county officials of all counties in this state shall be required to execute official bonds payable to the state of Alabama for the faithful performance of their duties and such additional official bonds as from time to time the public interest may demand and as may be required by the provisions of law.
        • §11-2-1 through 11-2-7 Filing and Recordation of Bonds of County Officers and Employees. The bonds of all county officers and county employees required by the provisions of this Code, with the exception of the bond of the judge of probate, shall be filed and recorded in the office of the judge of probate, and the bond of the judge of probate shall be filed and recorded in the office of the clerk of the circuit court, and duplicate copies of the bonds of the probate judge and tax assessor and tax collector shall be filed with the comptroller.
        • §11-2A-1 Categorization of counties. Macon County with a 2010 population of 21,500 is in Category 5, population from 19,000 to 50,000.
        • §11-2A-2 Annual compensation of certain local officials. Amendments to this article: Act2000-108, Act2001-344, and Act2001-697. Based on general law of September 30, 2000 plus a 17 percent increase.
        • §11-2A-3 Additional compensation. For full-time county commission chairperson in Macon County shall receive an extra $5,000 annually.
        • §11-2A-4 Compensation increases for counties only
        • §11-3A ALABAMA LIMITED SELF-GOVERNANCE ACT 2005-SB129, 2005-SB129mycopy and and HB193. Act 2015-220 and ballot issue #4 Nov 8, 2016, HB193-mycopy. Comparison of 2005-SB129 and 2015-HB193. ACCA explanation. Section 11-3A. Counties with LSGA are Autauga, Baldwin, Barbour, Bullock, Cherokee, Colbert, Coosa, Dallas, DeKalb, Escambia, Geneva, Jackson, Lee, Macon, Madison, Mobile, Monroe, Shelby, Tuscaloosa, Winston per a good reference selfgov.net
        • 11-3A-1 The Alabama Limited Self Governance Act - Producedures for Referendum on General Election Ballot written by the ACCA.
        • 11-3A-3(a) “All ordinances adopted by the county commission pursuant to this chapter shall be kept in a separate book maintained in the county commission office and on a county maintained website if one is available, and shall be available at all times for public inspection.”
        • §11-3A-3(b) "Prior to the adoption of any ordinance...."
        • §11-3-1 Qualifications of candidates for county commissioner; vacancies; composition of commission; meetings.
        • §11-3-4.1 Compensation for commissioners.
        • §11-3-7 Quorum
        • §11-3-8 Scheduling of regular and special meetings.
          • §11-3-8 (b) Special meetings "The purpose for and agenda of the meeting shall be included in all public notices of the meeting, and no other items shall be considered at the special meeting. Upon scheduling, except in an emergency, at least five days prior to the special meeting, notice of the meeting time, place, and agenda shall be posted in a public and conspicuous location in the courthouse and in other public buildings determined appropriate by the county commission and shall be forwarded to all local news media who have on file with the county commission a written request for notification of special meetings of the county commission.
        • §11-3-11 Powers and duties generally.
        • §11-3-11.1 Authorization, adoption, levy, assessment, collection, or enforcement of excise, privilege, or license taxes ratified.
        • §11-3-18 County chief administrative officer
        • §11-3-20 Proceedings at meetings of county commission - Presiding officer.
        • §11-3-21 Statement of financial status - Required.
        • §11-3-23 REPEALED - where is it now? Semiannual publication of county receipts and expenditures - Penalty for failure to publish. "If any county commission fails to publish semiannual exhibits of the receipts and expenditures of moneys for and on account of the county as required by law, each member of such county commission must, on conviction, be fined not more than $100.00 for each offense. "
        • §11-3-24 Replacement of destroyed record books.
        • §11-5-3 Bond for coroner
        • §11-6-4 State participation in salary - for Engineer up to 70% of his salary
        • §11-10 MAKING OF LOANS IN ANTICIPATION OF TAXES.
        • §11-11 ISSUING OF WARRANTS IN ANTICIPATION OF GASOLINE TAXES of the Highway Gasoline Tax.
        • §11-18-1 Authorized land purchases "...are authorized with the approval of the governor..."
        • §11-23-1 Industrial Parks
        • §11-23-3 Public Hearing for designation and any change to boundaries of an industrial park
        • §11-26 SELF-INSURANCE FOR COMPENSATION, HOSPITALIZATION, ETC.; BENEFITS.
        • §11-30 LIABILITY SELF-INSURANCE FUNDS.
        • §11-43-141 Municipality response to fire and emergency. Key words "be sent".
        • §11-43-142 Municipality response to fire and emergency. Key words "at the discretion."
        • §11-44E-168 Recall of elected official. Petition to recall is at least 30 percent of "registered voters having voted in the lasts preceding election." (Acts 1988, No 88-445, p.660, §9.09) - chapter 44 concerning Mayor Commissioner form of government has been repealed by Act 2016-295, and therefore we have no right to recall anyone in the Great State of Alabama.
        • §11-45-1 Adoption and enforcement authorized. "Municipal corporations may from time to time adopt ordinances and resolutions not inconsistent with the law of the state......"
        • §11-45-8(c) procedures for the implementation of muniticipal and county ordinances.
        • §11-80 Condemnation of lands, rent regulations, and others
        • §11-81 Municipal and county bonds
        • §11-81-A Issuance of Securities in Anticipation of receipt of Grants
        • §11-82 Redemption of Securities
        • §11-83 Apportionment of Road and Bridge Taxes between counties and municipalities
        • §11-87 Ambulance service
        • §11-89-12 Establishment and revision of rates, fee, and charges for services rendered by district, such as water service, sewer service, and fire protection
        • 11-89A Solid Waste Disposal Authorities
        • §11-93-2 Tort Claims and judgements against local governmental entitites. Maximum amount of damanges recoverable against governmental entitities; settlement or compromise of claims not to exceed maximum amounts.
        • §11-93-3 Liability of governmental units not extended. This chapter is not intended and shall not be construed to subject any governmental entity to liability for tort claims where liability therefor does not already exist by law. It shall not authorize any governmental entity to be sued where such authorization does not already exist by law.
        • §11-98-4-h(i) Required county bonds - "In addition to the provisions of subdivision (5) of subsection (f), each member of the board of commissioners and each director of an emergency communication district shall be bonded in an amount equal to one-half of one percent of the total funds received by the district in the prior fiscal year except the amount of the bond for any persons required to be bonded, shall not be less than ten thousand dollars ($10,000) nor exceed fifty thousand dollars ($50,000). The board of commissioners may require other employees to be bonded in an amount set by the board and made payable to the district. The bonds shall be paid for by the district, and a copy shall be on file at the offices of the district and at the office of the judge of probate of the county in which the district is incorporated. In the event the governing body of the creating authority serves as the board of commissioners of the district, each member of the board may combine the bond required herein with the bond required for service on the creating authority provided both the creating authority and the emergency communication district are adequately protected in the event of forfeiture and the portion of the bond payment required pursuant to this section is paid by the district." emphasis applied.
        • Section 11-103-1 Authorization of payment by credit cards to coutny or municipal office....
          Section 11-103-1

          Authorization of payment by credit cards.

          (a) The use of credit cards for any payments made to a county or municipal office, department, agency, board, or commission may be authorized by the county commission or municipal governing body in which the office, department, agency, board, or commission is located as provided in Section 11-103-2, and if authorized, shall be accepted pursuant to rules and regulations promulgated by the county commission or municipal governing body in which the office, department, agency, board, or commission is located. The rules and regulations shall include specific procedures for the acceptance of credit card payments, including, but not limited to, provision for the payment of any discount or administrative fee charged by the credit card issuer or processor. The county or municipal governing body is authorized, but not required to impose the assessment of a surcharge or convenience fee from the person paying by credit card in an amount not greater than the transaction fee charged by the credit card issuer or processor. If no such election is made, the county or municipal governing body may withhold the cost of any discount or administrative fee charged by the credit card issuer or processor from each governmental entity entitled to the proceeds from the payment made by the credit card issuer. In this event, each governmental entity shall be assessed the percentage of the cost equivalent to its pro rata share of the payment.

          (b) Except as otherwise provided, this chapter shall be construed to allow acceptance of credit card payments of any types of amounts payable to a county or a municipality as authorized by the county commission or municipal governing body, including, but not limited to, taxes, license and registration fees, fines, and penalties. For purposes of this chapter, the term "credit card" shall include credit cards, charge cards, and debit cards issued by any bank, foreign lender, domestic lender, or credit card bank as defined in Section 5-20-3.

      • Title 13A Criminal Code
        • Littering, § 13A-7-29 (responsibilities, definitions, and fines), §23-5-7 (signs), 23-5-8 (enforcement), §23-5-9 (cumulative provisions), §23-5-13 (DOT rules) §23-5-14 (county responsibilities), §22-27-3 (county authority for methods of waste collections and disposal, household exemptions)ties). A Legislative opinion acknowledging "solid waste is a matter of grave concern to all citizens" in §11-89A-1. Additionally see Littering below for more information.
        • Tampering with Governmental Records §13A-10-12 - among others (3) provides "Knowing he lacks the authority to retain a governmental record he refuses to deliver up the record in his possession upon proper request of a person lawfully entitled to receive such record for examination or other purposes" is a Class A misdemeanor
      • Title 16 Education
        • §16-1 General Provisions
        • §16-8 County Boards of Education
          • §16-8-2 Terms of Office; oath of office - school board members' retained by probate judge
      • Title 17 Fair Campaign Practices Act
        • §17-5-12 Identification of paid advertisements
        • §17-5-13 Card, pamphlets ... name of candidate...
        • §17-17-5(a) "No person in the employment of the State of Alabama, a county, a city, a local school board, or any other governmental agency, whether classified or unclassified, shall use any state, county, city, local school board, or other governmental agency funds, property, or time, for any political activities.”
      • Title 18 Eminent Domain
      • Title 31 Military Affairs and Civil Defense
        • §31-2-17 - Unauthorized Wearing of Uniform of United States Armed Forces
      • Title 35 Property
      • Title 36 Public Officers and Employees
      • Title 38 Public Welfare
        • Filing Names of Recipient of Public Assistance with Probate Judge, Article 38-1-4
      • Title 41 - State Government. Chapter 22 - Administrative Procedure.
      • Title 45 Local Laws
    • Administrative Code