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PROBATE COURT OF SUMTER COUNTY, ALABAMA CASE. NO.:6499
IN THE MATTER OF Andrew Bedford Whitcomb, an incapacitated person
CONSERVATOR’S
SETTLEMENT NOTICE
This day came James H. Patrenos, Jr., as Conservator of the Estate of Andrew
Bedford Whitcomb, and filed her account and bank statements for partial
settlement of this said Conservatorship.
It is ORDERED that the 10th day of December, 2014, at 9:00 o’clock a.m., be, and
the same hereby is, appointed as the day and time on which to make such
settlement, at which time all persons interested can appear and contest the said
settlement if they think proper.
WITNESS my hand this the 17th day of October, 2014.
Willie Pearl Rice, Probate Judge
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IN THE PROBATE COURT OF SUMTER COUNTY, ALABAMA
CASE # 6777
IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF JULIA MCKNIGHT KILLINGS, DECEASED
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
Notice of Administration having been granted to Aaron Killings, Jr., on October 23,
2013 by the Honorable Willie Pearl Rice, Probate Judge of Sumter County,
Alabama notice is hereby given that all persons having claims against said Estate
are hereby required to present same within the time allowed by law or the same
will be barred.
Aaron Killings, Jr.
Administrator of the Estate of Julia McKnight Killings
Denis Blue Poe,
Attorney for the Estate
1817 3rd Ave. No.
Bessemer, AL 35020
205-424-8703 office 205-424-9357 fax
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STATE OF ALABAMA
PROCLAMATION
BY THE GOVERNOR
WHEREAS, the Alabama Legislature at its Regular Sessions of 2013-2014
ordered an election to be held on certain proposed amendments to the
Constitution of Alabama of 1901, set out herein as Act Nos. 2013-269 (SB4); 2013-
266 (SB260); 2013-267 (HB8); 2014-185 (SB7); and 2014-286 (HB322); and in
accordance with the provisions of Sections 284, 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 these proposed amendments, is
required by law and by the provisions of the proposed amendments, 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, November 4, 2014, an
election will be held in the State of Alabama as provided by law upon the following
proposed amendments to the Constitution of 1901 of the State of Alabama:
SB4
ENROLLED, An Act,
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to prohibit the
application of foreign law in violation of rights guaranteed natural citizens by the
United States and Alabama Constitutions, and the laws and public policy of the
state, without application to business entities.
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 a 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) This amendment shall be known and may be cited as the American and
Alabama Laws for Alabama Courts Amendment.
(b) The law of Alabama provides:
(1) The State of Alabama has developed its unique public policy of laws based on
the United States Constitution, as protected by Amendment 10 to the United
States Constitution.
(2) Upon becoming a state in 1819, Alabama adopted its first constitutional and
statutory enactments, upon which it has built the rights, privileges, obligations,
and requirements of its government and citizens.
(3) Both the provisions of the Alabama Constitution and the statutes and
regulations of the State of Alabama, with interpreting opinions by its courts of
competent jurisdiction, have developed the state's public policy.
(4) The public policy of the State of Alabama protects the unique rights of its
citizens beginning with Article I, Section 1 of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901,
guaranteeing the equality and rights of men. Except as permitted by due process
of law and the right of the people to vote for self-determination, the rights,
privileges, and immunities of the citizens of the State of Alabama are inviolate.
(5) Different from the law of the State of Alabama is foreign law, which is any law,
rule, or legal code, or system established, used, or applied in a jurisdiction
outside of the states or territories of the United States, or which exist as a
separate body of law, legal code, or system adopted or used anywhere by any
people, group, or culture different from the Constitution and laws of the United
States or the State of Alabama.
(6) Alabama has a favorable business climate and has attracted many
international businesses. While Alabama business persons and companies may
decide to use foreign law in foreign courts, the public policy of Alabama is to
prohibit anyone from requiring Alabama courts to apply and enforce foreign laws.
(7) The public policy of this state is to protect its citizens from the application of
foreign laws when the application of a foreign law will result in the violation of a
right guaranteed by the Alabama Constitution or of the United States Constitution,
including, but not limited to, due process, freedom of religion, speech, assembly,
or press, or any right of privacy or marriage.
(8) Article IV, Section 1, of the United States Constitution provides that full faith and
credit shall be given by each state to the public acts, records, and judicial
proceedings of other states. Provided, however, when any such public acts,
records, and judicial proceedings of another state violate the public policy of the
State of Alabama, the State of Alabama is not and shall not be required to give full
faith and credit thereto.
(c) A court, arbitrator, administrative agency, or other adjudicative, arbitrative, or
enforcement authority shall not apply or enforce a foreign law if doing so would
violate any state law or a right guaranteed by the Constitution of this state or of the
United States.
(d) If any contractual provision or agreement provides for the choice of a foreign
law to govern its interpretation or the resolution of any dispute between the
parties, and if the enforcement or interpretation of the contractual provision or
agreement would result in a violation of a right guaranteed by the Constitution of
this state or of the United States, the agreement or contractual provision shall be
modified or amended to the extent necessary to preserve the constitutional rights
of the parties.
(e) If any contractual provision or agreement provides for the choice of venue or
forum outside of the states or territories of the United States, and if the
enforcement or interpretation of the contract or agreement applying that choice of
venue or forum provision would result in a violation of any right guaranteed by the
Constitution of this state or of the United States, that contractual provision or
agreement shall be interpreted or construed to preserve the constitutional rights
of the person against whom enforcement is sought. If a natural person subject to
personal jurisdiction in this state seeks to maintain litigation, arbitration, an
administrative proceeding, or a similarly binding proceeding in this state, and if a
court of this state finds that granting a claim of forum non conveniens or a related
claim violates or would likely lead to the violation of the constitutional rights of the
nonclaimant in the foreign forum with respect to the matter in dispute, the claim
shall be denied.
(f) Any contractual provision or agreement incapable of being modified or
amended in order to preserve the constitutional rights of the parties pursuant to
the provisions of this amendment shall be null and void.
(g) Nothing in this amendment shall be interpreted to limit the right of a natural
person or entity of this state to voluntarily restrict or limit his, her, or its own
constitutional rights by contract or specific waiver consistent with constitutional
principles. However, the language of any such contract or other waiver shall be
strictly construed in favor of preserving the constitutional rights of the natural
person in this state. Further, no Alabama court shall be required by any contract or
other obligation entered into by a person or entity to apply or enforce any foreign
law.
(h) Except as limited by subsection (g), without prejudice to any legal right, this
amendment shall not apply to a corporation, partnership, limited liability company,
business association, or other legal entity that contracts to subject itself to foreign
law in a jurisdiction other than this state or the United States.
(i) Where the public acts, records, or judicial proceedings of another state violate
the public policy of the State of Alabama, the State of Alabama shall not give full
faith and credit thereto.
Section 2. An election upon the proposed amendment shall be held in
accordance with Sections 284 and 285 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 the
State of Alabama from giving full faith and credit to public acts, records, or judicial
proceedings of another state that violate the public policy of the State of Alabama
and to prohibit the application of foreign law in violation of rights guaranteed
natural citizens by the United States and Alabama Constitutions, and the statutes,
laws, and public policy thereof, but without application to business entities.
"Proposed by Act ________."
This description shall be followed by the following language:
"Yes ( ) No ( )."
SB260
ENROLLED, An Act,
To propose an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to increase
the total amount of bonding authority granted under Amendment 666 to the
Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended; to provide for additional payments
from the Alabama Trust Fund to fund any bond issued; to provide for competitive
bidding of the bonds; to require the Bond Commission to contract with
businesses or individuals which reflect the racial and ethnic diversity of the state;
and to provide for the use of the proceeds for plans, construction, and
maintenance of Alabama National Guard armories.
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 a 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) The authority granted to the State of Alabama to become indebted and to sell
and issue its interest-bearing General Obligation bonds, in addition to all other
bonds of the state, under Amendment 666 to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901,
as amended, is hereby increased by an additional amount of fifty million dollars
($50,000,000).
(b) All of the bonds shall be sold only at public sale or sales, either on sealed bids
or at public auction, after such advertisement as may be prescribed by the Bond
Commission, to the bidder whose bid reflects the lowest true interest cost to the
state computed to the respective maturities of the bonds sold; provided, that if no
bid deemed acceptable by the commission is received all bids may be rejected.
(c) Relative to issuance expenses, contracts, and appointments incurred in
connection with the issuance of bonds, the Bond Commission created in Section
IX of Amendment  666 to the Constitution of 1901, shall contract with businesses
or individuals which reflect the racial and ethnic diversity of the state.
(d) Bonds issued pursuant to this amendment shall be issued for a maturity of 20
years or less.
(e) All of the proceeds from the bonds shall be distributed to the Armory
Commission of Alabama for plans, construction, and maintenance of Alabama
National Guard armories.
(f) In addition to any Oil and Gas Capital Payments received by the Alabama Trust
Fund paid into the Alabama Capital Improvement Trust Fund pursuant to
Amendment 666, so much as shall be necessary of all Oil and Gas Capital
Payments received by the Alabama Trust Fund during any fiscal year shall be paid
into the Alabama Capital Improvement Trust Fund to pay the principal and interest
on the bonds authorized by this amendment.
(g) In all other respects regarding the Alabama Trust Fund, the terms and
provisions of Amendment 666 and Amendment 856 to the Constitution of
Alabama of 1901, as amended, are unchanged and remain in full force and effect.
Section 2. An election upon the proposed amendment shall be held in
accordance with Sections 284 and 285 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, as amended,
relating to the Capital Improvement Trust Fund, to increase the amount of the
General Obligation Bonds authorized herein; to provide for additional payments
from the Alabama Trust Fund to fund any bond issued; to provide for competitive
bidding of the bonds; and to provide for the distribution of the proceeds for plans,
construction, and maintenance of Alabama National Guard armories.
"Proposed by Act ________."
This description shall be followed by the following language:
"Yes ( ) No ( )."
HB8
ENROLLED, An Act,
Proposing an amendment to Article I, Section 26 of the Constitution of Alabama of
1901; to provide that every citizen has a fundamental right to bear arms and that
any restriction on this right would be subject to strict scrutiny; and to provide that
no international treaty or law shall prohibit, limit, or otherwise interfere with a
citizen's fundamental right to bear arms.
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 a 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
"Article I, Section 26
"(a) That every Every citizen has a fundamental right to bear arms in defense of
himself or herself and the state. Any restriction on this right shall be subject to
strict scrutiny.
(b) No citizen shall be compelled by any international treaty or international law to
take an action that prohibits, limits, or otherwise interferes with his or her
fundamental right to keep and bear arms in defense of himself or herself and the
state, if such treaty or law, or its adoption, violates the United States Constitution."
Section 2. The provisions of this act are severable. If any part of this act is
declared invalid or unconstitutional, that declaration shall not affect the part which
remains.
Section 3. An election upon the proposed amendment shall be held in
accordance with Sections 284 and 285 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 4. 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 provide that
every citizen has a fundamental right to bear arms and that any restriction on this
right would be subject to strict scrutiny; and to provide that no international treaty or
law shall prohibit, limit, or otherwise interfere with a citizen's fundamental right to
bear arms.
"Proposed by Act ________."
This description shall be followed by the following language:
"Yes ( ) No ( )."
SB7
ENROLLED, An Act,
Proposing an amendment to Amendment 621 to the Constitution of Alabama of
1901, now appearing as Section 111.05 of the Official Recompilation of the
Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended, relating to unfunded mandates for
municipalities; to remove the exception for expenditures by a local board of
education.
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 a 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
"Amendment 621.
"(a) No general law, or state executive order whose purpose or effect is to require
a new or increased expenditure of funds held or disbursed by the governing body
of a municipality or county, or an instrumentality thereof, or a city or county board of
education shall become effective as to any municipality or county, or an
instrumentality thereof, or a city or county board of education until approved by an
ordinance enacted, or a resolution adopted, by the governing authority of the
affected municipality, county, or instrumentality, or board of education or until, and
only as long as, the Legislature appropriates funds for the purpose to the affected
municipality, county, or instrumentality, or board and only to the extent and amount
that the funds are provided, or until a law provides for a local source of revenue
within the municipality, county, or instrumentality, or board for the stated purpose
and the affected municipality, county, or instrumentality, or board is authorized by
ordinance or resolution to levy and collect the revenue and only to the extent and
amount of the revenue.
"(b) This amendment shall not apply to:
"(1) A local law as defined in Article IV, Section 110, Constitution of Alabama 1901.
"(2) An act, state executive order requiring expenditures by a school board.
"(2) (3) An act defining a new crime or amending the definition of an existing crime.
"(3) (4) An act, statute, executive order enacted, promulgated, or adopted and
effective prior to the ratification of this amendment January 6, 1999, which by its
provisions requires expenditures by the county or municipality at any time after the
effective date of this amendment that date.
"(4) (5) An act enacted, or state executive order promulgated or adopted to comply
with a federal mandate, only to the extent of the federal mandate.
"(5) (6) An act adopted or enacted by two-thirds of those voting in each house of
the Legislature and any rule or regulation adopted to implement that act or
adopted pursuant thereto.
"(6) (7) An act determined by the Legislative Fiscal Office to have an aggregate
insignificant fiscal impact on affected municipalities, counties, or
instrumentalities, or boards. For purposes of this subsection, the phrase
"aggregate insignificant fiscal impact" shall mean any impact less than $50,000
annually.
"(7) (8) An act of general application prescribing the minimum compensation for
public officials.
"(8) An act, statute, administrative rule, or other provision or portion thereof
addressing compensation, benefits, or due process of any employee of a board
education.
"(c) For the purposes of this amendment, the phrase board of education shall
include the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind, the Alabama School of Fine Arts,
and the Alabama High School of Mathematics and Science."
Section 2. An election upon the proposed amendment shall be held in
accordance with Sections 284 and 285 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 a
general law, whose purpose or effect is to require a new or increased expenditure
of at least $50,000 of local funds annually, from becoming effective with regard to
a city or county board of education without enactment by a 2/3 vote.
"Proposed by Act ________."
This description shall be followed by the following language:
"Yes ( ) No ( )."
HB322
ENROLLED, An Act,
To propose an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, amending
Amendment 597, now appearing as Section 36.02 of the Official Recompilation of
the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended, to clarify that the people have
the right to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife subject to reasonable regulations that
promote conservation and management of fish and wildlife and preserve the
future of hunting and fishing.
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 a 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
"Amendment 597.
"(a) All persons shall have the right to hunt and fish in this state in accordance
with law and regulations. The people have a right to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife,
including by the use of traditional methods, subject to reasonable regulations, to
promote wildlife conservation and management, and to preserve the future of
hunting and fishing. Public hunting and fishing Hunting by the public and fishing
by the public shall be the preferred means of managing and controlling wildlife.
This amendment shall not be construed to modify any provision of law relating to
eminent domain, trespass, or property rights.
"(b) This amendment shall be known as the "Sportsperson's Bill of Rights.""
Section 2. An election upon the proposed amendment shall be held in
accordance with Sections 284 and 285 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 amend
Amendment 597, now appearing as Section 36.02 of the Official Recompilation of
the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended, to clarify that the people have
the right to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife subject to reasonable regulations that
promote conservation and management of fish and wildlife and preserve the
future of hunting and fishing.
"Proposed by Act ________."
This description shall be followed by the following language:
"Yes ( ) No ( )."
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