|STATE OF ALABAMA PROCLAMATION BY THE GOVERNOR WHEREAS, the Alabama Legislature at its Regular Session of 2011 ordered an election to be held on a certain proposed amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, set out herein as Act No. 2011-617; and in accordance with the provisions of Section 284, as amended by Amendment No. 24, Sections 285 and 287 of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended, and the election laws of this state; and WHEREAS, notice of this election, together with this proposed amendment, is required by law and by the provisions of Act No. 2011-617 to be given by Proclamation of the Governor, which Proclamation shall be published once a week for four successive weeks immediately preceding the day appointed for the election in a newspaper qualified to run legal notices in each county of the state. NOW, THEREFORE, I, Robert Bentley, as Governor of the State of Alabama, do hereby give notice, direct and proclaim that on Tuesday, the 6th day of November, 2012, an election will be held in the State of Alabama in the manner and form provided by law upon the following proposed amendment to the Constitution of 1901 of the State of Alabama: HB60 ENROLLED, An Act, To propose an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to prohibit mandatory participation in any heath care system. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF ALABAMA: Section 1. The following amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended, is proposed and shall become valid as part thereof when approved by a majority of the qualified electors voting thereon and in accordance with Sections 284, 285, and 287 of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended: PROPOSED AMENDMENT (a) In order to preserve the freedom of all residents of Alabama to provide for their own health care, a law or rule shall not compel, directly or indirectly, any person, employer, or health care provider to participate in any health care system. (b) A person or employer may pay directly for health care services and shall not be required to pay penalties or fines for paying directly for lawful health care services. A health care provider may accept direct payment for lawful health care services and shall not be required to pay penalties or fines for accepting direct payment from a person or employer for lawful health care services. (c) The purchase or sale of health insurance in private health care systems shall not be prohibited by law or rule. Section 2. An election upon the proposed amendment shall be held in accordance with Sections 284 and 2825 of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, now appearing as Sections 284 and 285 of the Official Recompilation of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended, and the election laws of this state. Section 3. The appropriate election official shall assign a ballot number for the proposed constitutional amendment on the election ballot and shall set forth the following description of the substance or subject matter of the proposed constitutional amendment: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to prohibit any person, employer, or health care provider from being compelled to participate in any health care system. Proposed by Act ______. This description shall be followed by the following language: Yes ( ) No ( ).