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Alabama Bill #HB 42   View text of Bill | Go to Bill Online
Bill Name:House Bill 42
Type:Health Care Freedom
Requested Patriot Action: This bill was introduced 01/12/2010 and was referred to the Health Committee. We are waiting for the committee to pass this bill. Please contact every Legislator on this committee and ask them to support this bill.
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Committees: Referred to the Health Committee 01/12/2010
Sponsors: House Sponsor:
Robert Bentley (205) 345-1090
Session Schedule: Meets 2nd Tuesday in January for a 10 day organizational session.

Regular Session begins 3rd Tuesday in April and extends until 30 legislative days have been spent.
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Date Introduced: 1/12/2010
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Status:Awaiting a Hearing in the Health Committee
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Bill History: Referred to the Health Committee 01/12/2010. Awaiting a Hearing in the Health Committee
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State constitution: ALABAMA STATE CONSTITUTION

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.

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.

Religious freedom.
That no religion shall be established by law; that no preference shall be given by law to any religious sect, society, denomination, or mode of worship; that no one shall be compelled by law to attend any place of worship; nor to pay any tithes, taxes, or other rate for building or repairing any place of worship, or for maintaining any minister or ministry; that no religious test shall be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under this state; and that the civil rights, privileges, and capacities of any citizen shall not be in any manner affected by his religious principles.

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.
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Ex post facto laws; impairment of obligations of contracts; irrevocable or exclusive grants of special privileges or immunities.
That no ex post facto law, nor any law, impairing the obligations of contracts, or making any irrevocable or exclusive grants of special privileges or immunities, shall be passed by the legislature; and every grant or franchise, privilege, or immunity shall forever remain subject to revocation, alteration, or amendment.

Eminent domain.
That the exercise of the right of eminent domain shall never be abridged nor so construed as to prevent the legislature from taking the property and franchises of incorporated companies, and subjecting them to public use in the same manner in which the property and franchises of individuals are taken and subjected; but private property shall not be taken for, or applied to public use, unless just compensation be first made therefor; nor shall private property be taken for private use, or for the use of corporations, other than municipal, without the consent of the owner; provided, however, the legislature may by law secure to persons or corporations the right of way over the lands of other persons or corporations, and by general laws provide for and regulate the exercise by persons and corporations of the rights herein reserved; but just compensation shall, in all cases, be first made to the owner; and, provided, that the right of eminent domain shall not be so construed as to allow taxation or forced subscription for the benefit of railroads or any other kind of corporations, other than municipal, or for the benefit of any individual or association.
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Right to peaceably assemble and petition for redress of grievances, etc.
That the citizens have a right, in a peaceable manner, to assemble together for the common good, and to apply to those invested with the power of government for redress of grievances or other purposes, by petition, address, or remonstrance.

Right to bear arms.
That every citizen has a right to bear arms in defense of himself and the state.
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Objective of government.
That the sole object and only legitimate end of government is to protect the citizen in the enjoyment of life, liberty, and property, and when the government assumes other functions it is usurpation and oppression.

Construction of Declaration of Rights.
That this enumeration of certain rights shall not impair or deny others retained by the people; and, to guard against any encroachments on the rights herein retained, we declare that everything in this Declaration of Rights is excepted out of the general powers of government, and shall forever remain inviolate.

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