|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. 2011-316; 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. 2011-316 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: HB588 ENROLLED, An Act, To propose an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, relating to Baldwin County, to define the Stockton Landmark District within the county and to prohibit the annexation by local law of any property within the district into any municipality. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF ALABAMA: Section 1. The following amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, is proposed and shall become valid as a part of the Constitution when all requirements of this act are fulfilled: PROPOSED AMENDMENT (a) For the purposes of this amendment, the "Stockton Landmark District" is defined as follows: Beginning at the point where I-65 intersects the line which divides R2E and R3E; thence, north to Little Halls Creek; thence, follow Little Halls Creek in a westwardly direction to Halls Creek; thence, follow Halls Creek to Tensaw Lake; thence, follow meanders of Tensaw Lake in a southerly direction until it meets the Tensaw River; thence, follow meanders of Tensaw River until it meets I-65; thence, follow I-65 in E/NE direction to point of beginning. (b) No property within the Stockton Landmark District may be annexed into any municipality by local law. (c) Subsection (b) shall not apply to any municipality incorporated after the ratification of this amendment which includes any part of the Stockton Landmark District. Section 2. An election upon the proposed amendment shall be held at the general election in November 2012 in accordance with Amendment 555 to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, now appearing as Section 284.01 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: "Relating to Baldwin County, proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to define the Stockton Landmark District within the county and to prohibit the annexation by local law of any property within the district into any municipality. "Proposed by Act _________." This description shall be followed by the following language: "Yes ( ) No ( )."