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Transgender athletics Alabama News
Transgender college athletics ban passes Senate

Legislation banning college athletes from participating in sports that do not correspond to their biological sex passed the Alabama Senate on Wednesday.

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State Rep. Paschal's parental rights bill stalls in House, carried over at House Speaker's discretion

Legislation that would codify parental rights as "fundamental” was postponed on the House floor after lengthy protests from Democratic lawmakers.   

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Retirement Systems of Alabama releases request for proposal for architectural services for new state house

The Retirement Systems of Alabama (RSA) released a request for proposal (RFP) Monday seeking architectural services to investigate a 2.5-acre site in Montgomery and design a new state house for the Alabama Legislature.

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Bill filed to ban the use of certain Chinese-made drones for Alabama agencies and government bodies

A bill that would prohibit state agencies from using certain Chinese aerial drones has been filed in the Alabama House of Representatives.

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'What is a Woman Act' filed in legislature — State Rep. Dubose bill would define biological sex language for use in Alabama law

State Rep. Susan Dubose (R-Hoover) has filed the “What is a Woman Act,” throwing a wink to the controversial Matt Walsh documentary, to concretely define gender-based language used in Alabama code.

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Foley law enforcement, business owners support proposed bill addressing retail theft crime in Alabama

Baldwin County is known for tourism with its beautiful beaches and condos along the Gulf Coast. But it is also the highest contributor of sales tax revenue for the state, per capita.

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Auburn basketball's Pearl 'grateful' for Alabama's support of Israel — 'It means we're all family'

Thursday on the Senate floor, Auburn basketball head coach Bruce Pearl, an outspoken proponent of Israel given his Jewish heritage, praised the Alabama leadership for its support of Israel.

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Anti-shoplifting bill passes Senate committee

Legislation that creates new crime categories and penalties specifically for retail theft and organized retail theft passed the Senate Judiciary committee on Wednesday. 

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Birmingham City Council passes resolution to disapprove bill in Alabama Legislature to overhaul the BWWB — ‘Totally unfair how they bully Birmingham'

The Birmingham City Council passed a resolution on Tuesday to express its disapproval of a bill in the Alabama House of Representatives that would overhaul the Birmingham Water Works Board and reorganize the appointment structure of its members.

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House Speaker Ledbetter: Movement on grocery tax cuts 'very possible'

Since Gov Kay Ivey suggested a $200 tax rebate for Alabamians, debate has raged on the benefits of tax rebates over against tax cuts, specifically cuts on the state’s grocery tax.

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Bill to add criminal penalties to Alabama's permitless carry law fails in House committee

A bill proposing criminal penalties for failing to inform an officer if you carry a concealed weapon fails in House Committee.

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Proposed legislation would increase funds allocated to sheriff's offices for lost pistol permit revenue

A bill to increase funds for local sheriff’s offices for lost revenue from selling pistol permits has been filed in the Alabama House of Representatives.

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Widely lauded fentanyl bill passes Alabama Senate, goes to Gov. Kay Ivey's desk for signature

House Bill 1 by State Rep. Matt Simpson (R-Daphne), which adds trafficking fentanyl to the list of substances subject to mandatory minimum sentences in Alabama, has passed the Alabama Senate and will go to Gov. Kay Ivey who plans to speedily sign it.

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House Speaker Ledbetter skeptical of full school choice in Alabama — 'We've got to be mindful of the budgeting process'

Full school choice in 2023 seems to be a shaky option for Alabama lawmakers, according to House Speaker Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Rainsville) and Senate Pro Tem. Greg Reed (R-Jasper).

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Two bills to cut state taxes at lowest and highest brackets pass House committee

Two bills offering tax cuts to Alabamians passed through the House Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday.

Health care visitation bill passes House committee

Legislation by State Sen. Garlan Gudger (R-Cullman) and State Rep. Debbie Wood (R-Valley) to establish certain visitation policies of friends and family for hospitals and nursing homes passed a House committee unanimously on Tuesday.

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Partial grocery tax repeal bill filed

The state sales tax on some groceries would be gradually eliminated under legislation filed on Tuesday.

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Senate committee passes local government retiree bonus deadline extension

Legislation that would extend a deadline for localities to pay a one-time lump sum bonus with local funds for retirees passed the Senate County and Municipal Government Committee unanimously on Tuesday.

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Alabama Policy Institute backs Democrat-led bill to remove state income tax on overtime pay

The Alabama Policy Institute (API) is backing a bill by House Minority Leader Anthony Daniels (D-Huntsville) to remove the state tax on overtime pay.

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House Majority Leader Scott Stadthagen launches podcast to highlight GOP lawmakers

House Majority Leader Scott Stadthagen (R-Hartselle) recently started a podcast in which he interviews Republican members of the House of Representatives.

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DeSantis expands school choice as Alabamians await action by the legislature

Students in Florida this week gained virtually unlimited access to school choice.

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State Rep. Chip Brown files anti-ESG legislation

State Rep. Chip Brown (R-Mobile) filed legislation last week that would prohibit local and state agencies from considering environmental, social, and governance criteria when awarding some public contracts.

Ledbetter Alabama News
'Just wheels in a machine': Lawmakers describe bullying, intimidation from House leadership — Ainsworth aide Connie Rowe said to have given belittling speech

Some of Alabama’s freshmen legislators are describing bullying and intimidation from leadership as they were welcomed into the state house, having been discouraged from disagreeing with GOP leadership.

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State Rep. Simpson: It’s time to put fentanyl dealers behind bars

I’m certain that many of you have heard about the drug fentanyl in the news these last few years, the powerful opioid similar to morphine or oxycodone but 100 times more powerful than both of those drugs and much more addictive and deadly.

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Amended $1 billion ARPA funding legislation passes Senate committee

Amended legislation appropriating $1.06 billion in federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding passed the Senate Finance and Taxation General Fund committee on Wednesday.

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Lawmakers aim to put brakes on racing, donuts and burnouts with stricter penalties

Some Alabama lawmakers hope to put into place stricter penalties for those convicted of exhibition driving offenses, including burnouts, donuts, stunts, speed exhibition, racing and other “reckless driving maneuvers.”

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Alabama Senate recesses for two weeks in anticipation of special session

Then Alabama legislature gaveled in Tuesday to begin what is shaping up to be a long session but swiftly scheduled a lengthy two-week recess for the as-of-yet unscheduled special legislative session.

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