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Tag: LEGISLATIVE SESSION

Fentanyl, drugs Alabama News
Ivey signs wrong version of fentanyl bill, putting law on hold

A bill passed this session to allow prosecutors to charge fentanyl distributors with felony manslaughter in connection to overdose deaths is on hold after Gov. Kay Ivey signed the wrong version of the bill.

Elliott Alabama News
State Sen. Elliott files bill to 'streamline' occupational licensing in Alabama; Secretary of State not fully on board

A bipartisan bill to reform occupational licensing in the state has been filed by State Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Josephine), who says the way Alabama has been handling licensing has cost people entry into the labor force.

Daphne Police Department. Photo: Erica Thomas. Alabama News
State Rep. Simpson introduces bill to protect grandparents in response to Daphne quadruple murder

State Rep. Matt Simpson (R-Daphne) introduced House Bill 76 to add protection to grandparents by adding them to existing domestic violence laws.

Car Exhibition Shooting Birmingham. Alabama News
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.”