MONTGOMERY — Members of the Alabama Senate Judiciary Committee didn’t vote on legislation that would change some of the state's ethics laws on Tuesday.

The move kills the bill for the 2024 session.

House Bill 227 (HB227), sponsored by State Rep. Matt Simpson (R-Daphne), passed the House by a 79-9 margin on April 2. The Senate Judiciary Committee held a public hearing on the bill on Tuesday. 

Simpson has said the bill was needed to provide clarity around the state’s ethics laws.

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall and the Alabama Ethics Commission opposed the bill.

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