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Tag: ALABAMA LEGISLATURE

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Alabama Legislature passes bill requiring certain judges to report involuntarily committed patients to 'firearms prohibited persons' database

On Thursday, the Alabama Legislature approved a bill requiring additional reporting from judges to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) “firearms prohibited persons” database for persons involuntarily committed to either inpatient or outpatient treatment.

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Gov. Ivey signs education trust fund and general fund budgets along with supplemental appropriations

Gov. Kay Ivey has approved the State General Fund and Education Trust Fund budgets and supplemental appropriations for the 2024 fiscal year.

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Legislature passes bill increasing penalties for gang-related felonies; Will go to Ivey for signature

The bill adding enhanced penalties for offenders involved in "criminal enterprises" passed the Alabama legislature on Thursday.

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Alabama House passes anti-ESG legislation — No Democratic debate, one Republican 'no' vote; Heads to Ivey for signature

Legislation by State Sen. Dan Roberts (R-Mountain Brook) prohibiting state contracts with businesses that boycott specific sectors of the economy based on environmental, social and governance policies passed the Alabama House of Representatives unamended and with no debate.

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State Sen. Barfoot: 'About 84% of all the education supplemental budget went Birmingham-north'

One of the bigger fights in the Alabama Legislature this session was over an appropriation for the proposed Maxwell Gateway project, which includes some aesthetic elements welcoming visitors to Montgomery and a water park.

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Justin Bogie: Largest state budgets in history poised for final passage

The overarching theme of the two budgets is that the size and scope of Alabama’s government is growing to new record levels. Neither does enough to provide permanent tax relief to Alabamians, and time is running out.

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Senate committee passes bill to require adult content filter automatically be activated on devices sold in state

A bill requiring manufacturers to automatically activate the adult content filter on phones and tablets sold in Alabama cleared Senate committee on Wednesday.  

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'What is a Woman Act' clears House committee, will go to House floor for a vote

The controversial What is a Woman Act, which defines man, woman, boy, girl, father, mother, male, female and sex in the Code of Alabama, passed the House Health Committee on Wednesday, moving it one more step to final passage as the session winds down.

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Grocery tax cut legislation clears House committee

Members of the Alabama House Ways and Means Education Committee passed legislation that would cut the state’s sales tax on groceries by 2% on Wednesday.

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House Speaker Ledbetter on Redstone Arsenal snub: 'It’s a problem for our country when we make decisions like that based on politics'

A report surfaced Monday revealing the Biden administration's plans to reverse course on moving U.S. Space Command headquarters to Alabama due to the state's abortion law.

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Legislation limiting foreign farm and forest land passes Senate

Legislation that bars certain foreign citizens and entities from owning farm and forest land in Alabama passed the Senate on Thursday.

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Justin Bogie: The clock is ticking on a grocery tax repeal

The grocery tax repeal is one of few issues that has widespread bipartisan support. It’s time for the legislature to make it a reality.

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Bill requiring fingerprinting, DNA samples of illegal aliens in custody passes committee

Legislation that would require law enforcement in Alabama to collect fingerprints and DNA of illegal immigrants in custody passed the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

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Grocery tax cut bill to start advancing in House this week

Legislation that would cut the state’s portion of the sales tax on groceries in half is expected to start in the House this week.

World Games Alabama News
Senate Minority Leader Singleton: State still getting ‘requests for funding’ for World Games

After a $5 million bailout of Birmingham’s World Games 2022 was left out of the educational budget supplemental passed by the Senate last week, state legislators are still getting requests to put the funding back in elsewhere. 

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School choice legislation passes Senate committee with amendment capping expenditures

The Parental Rights in Children’s Education Act passed committee on Wednesday after receiving its second public hearing in a Senate committee.

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Joey Clark: Blame it on the mold

If the lackluster decision-making prowess and hampered cognitive ability of legislators can be shown as a side-effect of mold exposure in the current Alabama State House, not only would it be a major breakthrough for medical science, it would prove crucial to explaining Alabama’s sorry political situation. 

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Amie Beth Shaver: The castration of today's men

We can't count on our leaders. So it's a good thing we can count on the husbands and fathers and good men beyond the halls of the legislature.

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Baldwin County commissioners not on board with State Sen. Elliott’s plan to add commission chair

Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Josephine), who previously served as a Baldwin County Commissioner, hopes to add a fifth commissioner seat, in the shape of a full-time chairman who would be elected in 2024. But not everyone is in favor of that plan.

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State Rep. Givan doubles down on racist Tuesday Jay-Z tirade — Not the first time, 'may not be' the last time

State Rep. Juandalynn Givan (D-Birmingham) is not backing down from her racist Tuesday tirade in which she referred to the only black Alabama GOP lawmaker as an "N-word."

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Legislation adjusting 2017 Memorial Preservation Act to save I-65 Welcome Center Saturn 1B rocket stalls in Senate committee

The Alabama Senate State Governmental Affairs Committee delayed a bill on Wednesday that would’ve helped replace the Saturn 1B rocket at the Alabama rest stop off of Interstate 65 while making changes to the laws governing the removal of monuments. 

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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.

Drone Alabama News
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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