MONTGOMERY — Legislation subjecting the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) to a one-time state audit was approved by the Senate on Thursday.

State Sen. Lance Bell (R-Pell City) said on the Senate floor on Thursday, “The goal is to clear up a lot of miscommunication out there on what they do.”

“Hopefully, it clears up a lot of miscommunications not only in our body, the House body but the public with the high schools and parents of (athletes) and hopefully clean up a lot of talk out there that they have all this money, they don’t abide by their policies,” Bell said. “Hopefully, when the examination comes back, everything is clear.” 

Alvin Briggs, AHSAA executive director, said in a February committee meeting he wasn't an opponent or proponent of the bill but said “there is no need for the bill." 

The bill now goes to the House for their consideration.

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