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March 8, 2021
House Turns Down Effort To Rewrite Ala, Constitution
(APR - Alabama Public Radio ) - The Alabama House has turned down another effort to rewrite Alabama's 107-year-old constitution.

The House did not have enough votes Thursday to bring up for a vote a bill that would set up a statewide referendum for voters to decide if they want to call a convention to write a new constitution.

The House voted 46-44 for the measure, short of the three-fifths vote needed to bring a bill up for consideration.

The bill by Speaker Pro Tem Demetrius Newton would have also given voters approval of the final version of the new constitution.

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