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Last updated 3 months ago 11 South Union Street, Suite 729 Montgomery, AL 36130-4600 334-261-0789 Email: [email protected] OD, University of Houston, 1967 BS, Birmingham-Southern College, 1965 Candidate, Alabama State Senate, District 11, 2018 Senator, Alabama State Senate, District 11, 2014-present Representative, Alabama State House of Representatives, 2002-2014 Optometrist, Private Practice, 1971-2002 Assistant Professor of Optometry, University of Alabama, Birmingham, 1971-1978 Lieutenant, Optometrist, Medical Service Corps, United States Navy, Vietnam, 1968-1971 Congressional Information Chair, Hospital Committee, State Health Coordinating Council Former Chair, Ethics Committee Former Chair, Health and Human Services Committee, Alabama State Senate Former House Chair, Redistricting Committee Former House Chair, Health Insurance Exchange Study Commission Former Member, Shelby County Legislation Committee, Alabama State House of Representatives Former Member, Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Development Committee, Alabama State Senate Former Member, Health and Human Services Committee, Alabama State Senate Former Member, Education & Youth Affairs Committee, Alabama State Senate Former Member, Joint Prison Oversight Committee Former Member, Transportation and Energy Committee, Alabama State Senate Former Member, Subcommittee on Energy and Green Technology Former Member, Subcommittee on Government Regulations (State Government) Former Member, Technology and Research Committee, Alabama State House of Representatives Former Member, State Government Committee, Alabama State House of Representatives Member, Jefferson County Health Planning Commission Organizations Information Trustee/Finance Committee, Springville First United Methodist Church, present Chair, Alabama Optometric Association Government Relations, 1990-1994, 1998-2002 Former Board Member, Saint Anne's Home Former President, Alabama Optometric Association Founder Director, Davis Lake Fire Department
SB193 Calhoun Co., license commissioner, motor vehicle registration and renewals, add'l fee, distribution for operation of office, Act 2017-265, 2017 Reg. Sess., am'd. SB 122 Gaming industry, campaign contributions to state and legislative candidates and officials prohibited SB 118 Senior Service Dept., Advisory Bd. of Director, ex. officio members may appt designee, Sec. 38-3-1 am'd. SB 115 Drug paraphernalia, use to analyze or test controlled substances, excluded from criminal violations re use, possession, or sale for use to test or analyze controlled substance, Sec. 13A-12-260 am'd. SB 114 Nurses, certified register nurse practioner and nurse midwife, collaboration agreements, ratio of physician to nurses, delete patient auth. to select provided, Sec. 34-21-87 am'd. SB 104 Physical therapy, eliminate requirement for referral from physician or other health care practitioner to perform physical therapy, Secs. 34-24-191, 34-24-210.1, 34-24-217 am'd. SB 420 Pell City, corp. limits, alt. SB 416 Talladega Superspeedway, International Speedway Corp., sales and use tax exemption for purchases of construction materials related to and ad valorem tax exemption on real and personal property, Sec. 40-9-25.23 added SB 391 Drug paraphernalia, use to analyze or test controlled substances, excluded from criminal violations re use, possession, or sale for use to test or analyze controlled substance, Sec. 13A-12-260 am'd. SB 248 Taxation, adaptive equipment, exempt from sales and use taxes, Sec. 40-23-4 am'd. SB 247 Reapportionment, redistricting or reapportionment plan, Permanent Legislative Committee on Reapportionment to intervene in any legal action that contests the validity of, Sec. 29-1-2.5 am'd. SB 156 Nursing, Board of, scope of practice of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists revised, authorized to practice in coordination with a licensed physician, Sec. 34-21-81 am'd. SB 130 Lottery, authorized, Alabama Lottery Corporation, created, distrib. of revenues for college scholarships, Sec. 65, Constitution of Alabama of 1901 am'd., const. amend. SB 116 Lottery, authorized, Alabama Lottery Corporation, created, distrib. of revenues for college scholarships, Sec. 65, Constitution of Alabama of 1901 am'd., const. amend. SB 115 Health, neonatal abstinence centers, provide for licensure and regulation by State Board of Health SJR 81 Granger, John L., death mourned SJR 80 Adams, John Quincy, II., death mourned SB 63 Underwater Cultural Resources Act, definition of cultural resources, items eligible for, or listed in, the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Hertiage deleted, Sec. 41-9-291 am'd. SB 25 Physical therapy, eliminate requirement for referral from physician or other health care practitioner to perform physical therapy, Secs. 34-24-191, 34-24-210.1, 34-24-217 am'd. SJR 10 Lambert Lake, in St. Clair Co., named for Vaudie V. Lambert SJR 4 Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, March 2019, recognized SB 3 Legislative procedure, redistricting bills, exempt from requirement that bill must be read at length prior to final passage, const. amend. SB 2 Driving under the influence, pretrial diversion programs, ignition interlock devices required, provision repealing in July 2023 deleted, Act 2018-517, 2018 Reg. Sess., am'd; Sec. 32-5A-191 am'd. SB 1 Cell phones and other wireless telecommunication devices, use while holding or touching devise prohibited, penalties, exceptions, Sec. 32-5A-350 am'd. SB 278 Mayors, legislative functions in cities/towns with 12,000 or more but less than 25,000 inhabitants, authorized to continue operating as a city or town with less than 12,000 inhabitants by majority vote of council and mayor under certain conditions, veto power restricted, Secs. 11-43-2, 11-43-3, 11-43-40, 11-45-4, 11-45-5 am'd. SB 225 Alabama Cold War Victory Medal Act, established SB 208 Elections, special elections to fill vacant state legislative seat, provided for, abbreviated process SB 141 Education, State Dept. of Education and Alabama Dept. of Rehabilitation Services, to consult with Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind to select language developmental milestones and monitor and track progress of deaf and hard-of-hearing children SJR 145 Reidy, Charles A., commended SJR 141 Pierce, Samuel D., commended SB 46 Health care providers, nurse practitioners and nurse midwives authorized to sign forms which may be signed by a physician SJR 31 National Board Certified Teacher Day, January 18, 2018, recognized SJR 30 Goodson, Mary Lou, 90th birthday, commended SB 8 Treasures and artifacts, cultural resources that are eligible for or listed in National Register of Historic Places, not Al. Register of Landmarks and Heritage, Sec. 41-9-291 am'd. SB 1 Driving under the influence, ignition interlock devices, further provided, distrib of court fees, use for pretrial diversion, indigents further provided for and funded, Sec. 32-5A-191, 32-5A-191.4 am'd.