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Tag: 2022 REGULAR LEGISLATIVE SESSION

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House votes to legalize operation of autocycles on roads

  The Alabama House of Representatives voted last week to allow autocycles to be legally operated on the streets of Alabama.  House...

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House passes bill to fund mental health coordinators at every public school system

The Alabama House of Representatives passed legislation that would authorize the state to pay for 142 mental health coordinators for...

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House votes to ban female genital mutilation

The Alabama House of Representatives on Wednesday voted to ban female genital mutilation (FGM). FGM involves the partial or total removal...

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Senate passes law establishing boat titles in Alabama

The Alabama Senate passed legislation that would establish titles for new boats in the state of Alabama. Senate Bill 211 (SB211) is...

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House passes bill to give recently released prisoners a grace period on fines

Being recently released from prison is stressful. A newly released inmate must find a place to live, reconnect with family and friends,...

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Legislature sends underground gas storage bill to the governor

The Alabama House of Representatives on Tuesday gave final approval to a Senate bill that would expand the types of gases that can...

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Proponents of School Choice Rally at AL State House

Roughly 200 students, teachers and policymakers gathered outside the entrance to the Alabama State House on Tuesday in support of school...

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House to consider underground gas storage facilities on Tuesday

The Alabama House of Representatives will consider legislation on Tuesday allowing chemical companies to store more gases in naturally...

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Legislative term limits bill introduced

A proposed amendment to the Alabama Constitution of 1901 that would impose term limits on state legislators has been introduced in...

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The Alabama Farmers Federation announces another round of Legislative endorsements

The Alabama Farmers Federation has released its latest rounds of endorsements for the Alabama Legislature. The Alabama Farmers Federation...

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Bill legalizing fentanyl test strips passes Senate

The Alabama Senate passed a bill that would legalize strips for testing fentanyl. Senate Bill 168, sponsored by Jim McClendon (R-Springville),...

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Permitless carry debated in packed public hearing

The House Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee held a packed public hearing on Wednesday to discuss the permitless carry...

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House approves bill to allow Alabama law enforcement to wiretap during drug investigations

The Alabama House of Representatives passed legislation on Thursday which would allow state and local law enforcement to conduct drug...

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Brent Woodall kicks off campaign for PSC

Florence attorney Brent Woodall (R) has announced his candidacy for the Alabama Public Service Commission (PSC) Place 1 seat. Woodall...

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House passes legislation clarifying EMA provides public safety services

The Alabama House of Representatives on Thursday passed legislation clarifying that Emergency Management Agencies across Alabama do...

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Bill to give military families school choice held over

The Alabama House of Representatives held over a school choice bill for military families who live on Alabama’s military bases until...

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House Democrats lay out agenda, some upset over lack of media coverage

  The Alabama House Democrats held a press conference on Wednesday to highlight legislation that their members are sponsoring and to...

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Alabama House of Representatives votes to legalize antique slot machines

The Alabama House of Representatives passed a bill that would allow Alabamians to collect antique slot machines without violating the...

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State Senate advances bills to increase the penalties for destroying or damaging a public monument

Alabama’s historical monuments, particularly Confederate monuments, have come under attack in recent years. On Tuesday, the Senate...

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House passes bill to give tax breaks to commercial fishermen

The Alabama House of Representatives on Thursday passed legislation to give ad valorem tax breaks for commercial fishermen. House Bill...

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National anthem bill creates fireworks in Alabama Senate

The Alabama Senate Education Policy Committee on Wednesday passed a controversial piece of legislation that would require Alabama’s...

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House passes bill to allow 30-year retirement for Tier 2 education employees

The Alabama House of Representatives on Thursday passed legislation to allow Tier 2 education employees to receive their retirement...

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House passes tax cuts for small businesses

The Alabama House of Representatives on Thursday passed a package of legislation that is designed to cut the tax burden on small businesses...

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Senate passes bill that would guarantee the right to fly the Alabama flag

The Alabama State Senate passed legislation on Tuesday that would bar homeowners’ associations (HOAs) from prohibiting the display...

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Senate passes bill restricting the use of facial recognition technology by law enforcement

The Alabama Senate on Tuesday passed a bill that would forbid law enforcement from prosecuting an Alabamian solely on the basis of...

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Senate passes bill to increase the use of caverns to store gases

The Alabama State Senate on Tuesday passed a bill allowing chemical companies to store more gases in naturally occurring underground...

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Legislature passes ARPA bill

On Thursday, the Alabama Legislature passed legislation to appropriate the American Rescue Plan Act funding. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey...

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