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State Sen. Weaver cleared to attend Republican National Convention in Milwaukee days after being injured by vehicle

State Sen. April Weaver (R-Brierfield) will attend the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Milwaukee later this week after being struck by a vehicle and injured on Friday.

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State Sen. Weaver suffers ‘significant bruising and contusions’ after being hit by car in pedestrian crosswalk in Alabaster

State Sen. April Weaver (R - Brierfield) was transported by ambulance to Shelby Baptist Medical Center on Friday night after being struck by a car while in a pedestrian crosswalk at an Alabaster grocery store. 

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Senate approves Carlee Russell-inspired bill increasing penalty for false reporting of a crime

The Alabama Senate passed House Bill 82, a bill enhancing the penalties for falsely reporting a crime to law enforcement, on Wednesday.

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Senate committee passes Carlee Russell-inspired bill creating felony charges for faking an abduction

Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee passed legislation on Wednesday enhancing penalties for falsely reporting a crime alleging an individual or the public is in imminent danger.

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Pre-filed bill adds material produced with artificial intelligence to child porn statute

State Sen. April Weaver (R-Brierfield) pre-filed a bill Monday that would add material produced through artificial intelligence (AI) or "deepfake" technology to Alabama's existing statute prohibiting child pornography.

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State Sen. Weaver announces bill making 'porch piracy' a felony in Alabama

State Sen. April Weaver (R-Brierfield) will be taking on "porch pirates" next legislative session by making stealing packages or other items from someone else's porch a felony.

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State Sens. Weaver, Givhan, Kelley receive new committee roles for remaining 2023-2026 quadrennium

State Senate leadership announced new committee appointments for State Sens. April Weaver (R-Brierfield), Sam Givhan (R-Huntsville) and Keith Kelley (R-Anniston) on Thursday. 

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Hoover city councilman commends state lawmakers for drafting false reporting legislation after Carlee Russell incident

A Hoover city councilman thanked state lawmakers for working on legislation to increase penalties for false reporting following the staged kidnapping of Hoover’s Carlee Russell, which gained national attention earlier this year.

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State Sen. Weaver to drop Carlee Russell-inspired bill creating felony charges for faking an abduction

State Sen. April Weaver (R-Brierfield) announced on Monday that she will introduce legislation in the 2024 regular session that creates a new felony crime for faking an abduction.

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Bill that would end ignition interlock requirement for DUI offenders advances in Senate

Legislation that would end an ignition interlock installation requirement for those guilty of drunk driving and participating in a pretrial diversion program passed the Senate Transportation and Energy Committee unanimously on Wednesday. 

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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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County officials warn about state ‘take over’ of vehicle registration system

Legislation by State Sen. April Weaver (R-Brierfield) would confirm that state law prohibits centralized motor vehicle registration by any state agency.

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Bill to remove ability for 14-year-olds to consent to medical treatments filed in Alabama Senate

A bill to remove the current ability for minors over the age of 14 to legally consent to medical treatments and operations has been filed in the Alabama Senate.  

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$1 billion ARPA spending legislation passes House, Senate

Amended legislation appropriating $1.06 billion in federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding passed both the House and Senate on Thursday.

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State Sen. April Weaver seeks to prohibit inmates from training tracking dogs

State Sen. April Weaver (R-Brierfield) seeks to prohibit Alabama inmates from participating in any program that trains dogs to recognize scents or track humans.

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State Sen. April Weaver sets sights on state's 'good time laws' in upcoming legislative session

State Sen. April Weaver (R-Brierfield) is prioritizing Alabama's so-called "good time laws" in the upcoming legislative session to prevent the premature release of dangerous inmates from prison.