Alabama Secretary of State Wes Allen said he was "especially proud" of a new ballot harvesting law and four other bills passed by the legislature during the 2024 session.

The legislative session wrapped up last week after meeting for about three months. Allen listed bans on ballot harvesting and ranked-choice voting as two accomplishments he supported.

"There are five bills that I am especially proud to see signed into Alabama law at the close of this Session," Allen said. "Because of these legislative updates, Alabama citizens, voters, and business owners are better off today than they were before the 2024 Legislative Session."

Other bills Allen listed as accomplishments include:

  • HB 156, sponsored by State Rep. Chad Robertson (R-Heflin), exempts certain filing requirements for municipal candidates if they do not raise or spend more than one thousand dollars in campaign funds. 

  • HB 230, sponsored by State Rep. Margie Wilcox (R-Mobile) and State Sen. David Sessions (R-Grand Bay), eliminates the requirement for Alabama businesses to file an annual report with the Secretary of State's office.

  • HB 100, sponsored by Representative Adline Clarke (D-Mobile), expanded the list of crimes of moral turpitude (crimes that revoke an individual's right to vote) to include aggravated stalking, domestic violence crimes, gang-related crimes, elder abuse, crimes against poll workers, and any attempt, conspiracy, or solicitation of an existing crime of moral turpitude. 

"The 2024 Legislative Session brought victories for Alabama voters and business owners alike. The hard work of the Alabama Legislature and of our team at the Secretary of State's office is deeply appreciated," Allen said. "While I am proud to know that this Office's 2024 legislative agenda is complete, there is still more work to do for the citizens of Alabama."

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