2015 Alabama Legislative 1st Special Session

A list of all 2015 Alabama Legislative 1st Special Session. Click any bill to read the full text and get the current status.

BillTitleSponsorLast ActionSigned
SB59Gaming, regulation of Class II games in Greene, Houston, and Macon Counties; regulation of Class III games at certain sites; Alabama Education Lottery and Education Lottery Corporation estab.; Alabama Education Lottery and Gaming Commission established to license and regulate gaming; negotiation of gaming compact with Poarch Creek Indians required; const. amend.Steve Livingston08/11/2015
SB57Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, distribution of funds from BP settlement, road and bridge projects in Baldwin and Mobile Counties, insurance reformBill Hightower08/05/2015
SB58Health, suicide prevention, K-12, annual education training, Jason Flatt Act, establishedGerald H. Allen08/10/2015
SB55Alabama Recurring Revenue Fund, established, to receive certain percentages of recurring revenue sources of the Education Trust Fund and the State General FundPaul Sanford08/05/2015
SB56Open Meetings Act, certain meetings of certain boards of trustees of educational institutions exempt from serial meetings, include statutorily created boards of trustees of educational institutions, Sec. 36-25A-2 am'd.Vivian Davis Figures08/06/2015
SB53Alabama Legacy Trust Fund and Mobile and Baldwin County Settlement Trust Fund, created, distribution of payments and income, capital held in perpetual trust, const. amend.Bill Hightower08/05/2015
SB54University of North Alabama, Board of Trustees, reference to seventh and eighth congressional district residency requirement for four members of board changed to fifth congressional district, Sec. 16-51-3 am'd.Larry Stutts08/06/2015
SB51Corporate income tax, combined reporting of income required, Sec. 40-18-36 added; Secs. 40-18-1, 40-18-30, 40-18-31, 40-18-39 am'd.Linda Coleman-Madison08/05/2015
SB52Manufactured Housing Commission, storm shelters, inspection of, Sec. 24-6-4 am'd.Clyde Chambliss08/04/2015
SB49Terrorism, forfeiture of property derived from, authorization of claims by injured parties and law enforcement, allocation of proceeds from forfeiture, civil action for damages, limitationsGerald H. Allen08/04/2015
SB50Homewood, corp. limits alt.J.T. Waggoner08/11/2015Signed
SB47Legislature, Speaker of the House and President Pro Tempore of Senate, appointment of designees to serve on official's behalf on multi-member bodiesPaul Sanford08/11/2015Signed
SB48Legislative Council, functions relating to Legislative branch, transfer to be implemented at times determined by council, Act 2015-408, 2015 Reg. Sess., am'd.Paul Sanford08/11/2015Signed
SB45General Fund Budget, line item established for Navigable Waters Dredging FundBill Hightower08/06/2015
SB46Administrative Procedure Act, rules, review of disapprovals by joint committee further provided for, prospective application of Act 2015-291, Sec. 41-22-23 am'd; Act 2015-291, 2015 Reg. Sess., am'd.Paul Sanford08/11/2015Signed
SB43Taxation, individual and corporate tax structure revised, specific tax rate, reduction of rate under certain conditions, const. amend.Bill Hightower08/05/2015
SB44Crimes and offfenses, offering or accepting money or anything of value for an aborted fetus prohibited, criminal penaltiesBill Hightower08/06/2015
SB41Corrections Department, appropriation in 2014-2015 General Fund budget, earmarking for Wetumpka Women's Facility deleted, Act 2014-284, 2014 Reg. Sess., am'd.Arthur Orr08/11/2015Signed
SB42Open Meetings, members of governmental bodies may participate in meetings and deliberation electronically, exceptionsArthur Orr08/11/2015Signed
SB39Taxation, factor presence nexus standard based on business activity established for purpose of being subject to income taxation in the state, in state residence or domicile for individuals, businesses organized in state are subject to tax, nonresident individuals and businesses organized out of state that do business in the state are subject to state tax on income, Sec. 40-18-31.2 addedVivian Davis Figures08/04/2015
SB40Elections, procedure for conducting federal instant runoff primary election and special federal ballot for primary elections and second primary elections for voters voting absentee ballot, where nomination for a federal office other than President is contested by three or more candidates, Sec. 17-13-8.1 addedGerald O. Dial08/05/2015
SB37Tallapoosa Co., age for retirement of probate judge extended to 72, const. amend.Tom Whatley08/04/2015
SB38Forever Wild Trust Fund, monies paid annually from Alabama Trust Fund to be appropriated to Conservation and Natural Resources Department for benefit of state parks, new acquistion of lands prohibited, const. amend.Clay Scofield08/05/2015
SB35General appropriations bill to include expenses for public education, Alabama Medicaid Agency appropriation limited to 15 percent of total of state funds under Legislature's control, Department of Corrections appropriation limited to four and one half percent, limits exceeded under certain conditions, Education Trust Fund Rolling Reserve Act, repealed, Section 71, Constitution of Alabama of 1901, am'd.; Secs 29-9-1 to 29-9-6, inclusive, repealed, const. amend.Paul Bussman08/03/2015
SB36Medicaid, expanded to include persons for whom matching funds are available under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Alabama Medicaid Agency to implement, appropriationWilliam “Bill” M. Beasley08/03/2015
SB33Courts, judges, Judicial Resources Allocation Commission, established, membership, duties, authority to increase or decrease judgeships under certain criteriaArthur Orr08/11/2015
SB34General fund budget, appropriations for ordinary expenses of executive, legislative, and judicial departmentsArthur Orr08/04/2015
SB31Economic Settlement Authority, created, issuance of bonds by authority payable from revenue from settlement of BP Oil Spill for capital improvements and deposit into certain funds, BP Settlement Fund createdArthur Orr08/04/2015
SB32Alabama Trust Fund, General Fund Rainy Day Account repayment, bond issue, $800,000,000, authorized, const. amend.Arthur Orr08/03/2015
SB29Sales tax transactions, possession or use of automated sales suppression devices or phantom-ware to delete sales from cash register records, prohibited, criminal penalties, Sec. 40-29-121added; Sec. 40-29-119 am'd.Steve Livingston08/11/2015
SB30Motor vehicle, remote sales, sales and use tax, distribution to General Fund, Secs. 40-23-61, 40-23-85, 40-23-174 am'd.Del Marsh08/04/2015
SB27Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Disaster Settlement, distribution of funds to relieve certain debt of the state and remaining funds transferred to the State General FundQuinton Ross08/03/2015
SB28DeKalb Co., co. offices, vacancies, special election under certain conditions, Amendment 845 (Section 1.50, Local Amendments, DeKalb County, Recompiled Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended), am'd., const. amend.Steve Livingston08/07/2015Signed
SB25Grocery items, tobacco products, beer, sales not taxed at time of sale reported to Department of RevenueTrip Pittman08/05/2015
SB26Abortion, definition of person, removing provision that a person may not be prosecuted for conduct relating to an abortion, Sec. 13A-6-1 am'd.Gerald O. Dial08/03/2015
SB23Motor vehicles, National Guard tags, exemption applicable to other plates, insurance, evidence by electronic format, Revenue Department authorized to send notices in electronic format, Sec. 32-7A-26 added; Secs. 31-2-12, 32-6-110, 32-7A-6, 40-12-244 am'd.Gerald O. Dial08/07/2015Signed
SB24Taxation, sales and lodging, certificate of exemption required, report to Revenue Department requiredTrip Pittman08/11/2015Signed
SB21Alabama Tax Delinquency Amnesty Act of 2015, Dept. of Revenue required to establish tax amnesty program, except for fuel tax, for tax years 2015, 2016, and 2017Tim Melson08/11/2015
SB22Firearms, pistol permits, valid military id has same effect for purposes authorizing of carrying concealedGerald O. Dial08/03/2015
SB19Taxation, factor presence nexus standard based on business activity established for purpose of being subject to income taxation in the state, in state residence or domicile for individuals, businesses organized in state are subject to tax, nonresident individuals and businesses organized out of state that do business in the state are subject to state tax on income, Sec. 40-18-31.2 addedGreg Albritton08/03/2015
SB20Income tax withholdings, exemption for no tax liability for prior year or no anticipated tax liability, repealed, Sec. 40-18-73 am'd.Tim Melson08/05/2015
SB18Lincoln, corp. limits alt., police jurisdiction not to be extended by any annexationJim McClendon08/07/2015Signed
SB16Gambling, constitutional amendments in Jefferson, Madison, Montgomery, Mobile, Etowah Calhoun, St. Clair, Walker, Covington, Macon, Houston, Morgan, Russell, Lowndes, Limestone, and Greene Counties and City of Jasper, authorizing bingo to be conducted by or on behalf of nonprofit organizations repealed, const. amend.Del Marsh08/03/2015
SB17Jacksonville, corp. limits alt. description clarified, Act 2015-332, 2015 Reg. Sess., am'd.Del Marsh08/07/2015Signed
SB15State parks, Gulf State Park Improvements Financing Authority, incorporation, issuance of bonds for capital improvements assignment of certain sales and use tax, revenue allocated to Conservationa nd Natural Resources Dept., Sec 9-14E-9 am'd.Trip Pittman08/03/2015
SB13Legacy Trust Fund, created, board of trustees, settlement proceeds, assets repay Alabama Trust Fund Rainy Day Account, assets held in trust, interest paid to General Fund, Alabama Capital Improvement Trust Fund, and to Legacy Trust Fund, creation of authority to issue bonds using Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Disaster Settlement required, const. amend.Gerald H. Allen07/13/2015
SB14Firearms, possession of does not constitute disorderly conduct, possession of in a vehicle or on certain property authorized under certain conditions, exception, Secs. 13A-11-7, 13A-11-73, 13A-11-74, 13A-11-75 am'd.Gerald H. Allen08/03/2015
SB11Russell Co. volunteer fire departments, fire protection service fees authorized for certain property outside corp. limits of Phenix City, exemptions, collection, purposes, uses, distribution of funds, provided for, referendumWilliam “Bill” M. Beasley08/07/2015Signed
SB12Monuments, Alabama Heritage Protection Act, prohibit removal, alteration, or other disturbance of any statue or monument located on public property, exempt Transportation DepartmentGerald H. Allen08/03/2015
SB9Elba, alcoholic beverages, draft beer, city council may authorize saleJimmy Holley08/07/2015Signed
SB10Russell Co., board of registrars, working days increased, Sec. 17-3-8 am'd.William “Bill” M. Beasley08/07/2015Signed
SB6Motor vehicle, remote sales, sales and use tax, distribution to General Fund, Secs. 40-23-61, 40-23-85, 40-23-174 am'd.Trip Pittman07/13/2015
SB7State employees, review of dismissal decisions under State Merit System revised, venue for review of action by State Personnel Board specified, Sec. 36-26-27 am'd.Trip Pittman07/13/2015
SB8Alabama Lottery and Alabama Lottery Corporation estab., gaming regulated at racetracks where pari-mutuel wagering currently legal, state gross receipts tax and local gross receipts tax levied, tax on vendors of gaming equipment levied, disposition of proceeds provided, Alabama Lottery and Gaming Commission created to regulate and administer gaming, Governor authorized to negotiate a compact with Poarch Band of Indians, constitutional amendmentDel Marsh08/04/2015
SB4Marriage, contract for, recording by judge of probate, transmission to Vital Statistics office, content of contract, Secs. 30-1-9, 30-1-10, 30-1-11, 30-1-14 repealed; Secs. 22-9A-17, 30-1-5, 30-1-12, 30-1-13, 30-1-16 am'd.Greg Albritton08/03/2015
SB5Education Trust Fund, Rolling Reserve, to provide further for appropriation cap; ETF Budget Stabilization Fund authorizes further uses of revenues, including payments to the PACT Fund; to prohibit appropriations from holding or clearing accounts; Secs. 29-9-3, 29-9-4, 29-9-5, 29-9-6 am'd.Trip Pittman08/03/2015
SB3Office of Regulatory Oversight created, regulation of boards and agencies, clearly articulated state policy objectives, review by office of board policiesGerald O. Dial08/03/2015
SB1Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Disaster Settlement, distribution of funds to relieve certain debt of the state and remaining funds transferred to the State General FundArthur Orr07/13/2015
SB2Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill disaster Settlement, distribution of funds to relieve certain debt of the state and remaining funds transferred to the Alabama Trust FundGerald O. Dial07/13/2015
HB58Forever Wild Trust Fund, monies paid annually from Alabama Trust Fund to be appropriated to Conservation and Natural Resources Department for benefit of state parks, new acquistion of lands prohibited, const. amend.Phil Williams08/05/2015
HB59General Fund Budget, line item established for Navigable Waters Dredging FundDavid Sessions08/06/2015
HB56Conservation and Natural Resources Department, commercial fishing, net and seine permits, transfers for physical hardship authorized, renewal without regard to certain income requirements for certain license years, Sec. 9-12-113 am'd.Tommy Hanes08/11/2015
HB57Property, real property owned by state managed by Department of Finance, exemption for certain prefabricated storm shelters, Act 2015-435, 2015 Reg. Sess., am'd.Jimmy Martin08/05/2015
HB54Lincoln, corp. limits alt., police jurisdiction not to be extended by any annexationRon Johnson08/05/2015
HB55Elections, prohibit gambling interest or person or agent on behalf of a gambling interest from contributing money or a thing of value to any candidate for public office in this state, Sec. 17-5-15.2 addedDanny Garrett08/05/2015
HB52Schools, enrollment date, age 6, allow enrollment in first grade in the enrolling school district, Sec. 16-28-4 am'd.Pebblin W. Warren08/04/2015
HB53Class 5 municipalities, tax sale properties acquired from State Land Commissioner, expedited procedure to quiet title in lieu of procedures in Title 40, Chapter 10, Code of Alabama 1975Barbara Bigsby Boyd08/07/2015
HB51Morgan Co., court costs, add'l distrib. to circuit clerk and district attorneyMicky Hammon08/11/2015Signed
HB50Taxation, levy of index gasoline tax and index diesel tax, authorized, Secs. 40-17-370 to 40-17-373, inclusive, added; Sec. 40-17-325 am'd.Mac McCutcheon08/04/2015
HB49Income tax, factor presence nexus standard based on business activity established for purpose of being subject to income tax in the state, tax applicable to in-state residents and businesses, and to nonresidents that do business in the state, Sec. 40-18-31.2 addedRod Scott08/10/2015Signed
HB46Tax revenue, various taxes redistributed to General Fund, Secs. 2-21-24, 2-22-9, 2-23-5, 2-26-15, 2-27-9, 2-27-10, 2-27-11, 2-27-53, 8-17-91, 9-13-84, 10A-1-4.31, 22-9A-23, 22-21-24, 22-21-46, 22-27-17, 22-40A-15, 27-4-2, 27-4A-3, 28-3-74, 28-3-184, 28-3-200, 28-3-201, 28-3-202, 28-3-203, 28-3-204, 28-7-16, 32-2-8, 32-6-5, 32-6-6.1, 32-6-49.19, 32-8-6, 33-5-10, 38-4-12, 38-4-12.1, 38-4-13, 40-1-31, 40-8-3, 40-21-51, 40-21-87, 40-23-35, 40-23-50, 40-23-77, 40-25-23, 40-26-20 am'dAllen Farley08/05/2015
HB47Education Trust Fund, Rolling Reserve, to provide further for appropriation cap; ETF Budget Stabilization Fund authorizes further uses of revenues, including payments to the PACT Fund; to prohibit appropriations from holding or clearing accounts; Secs. 29-9-3, 29-9-4, 29-9-5, 29-9-6 am'd.Bill Poole08/11/2015
HB48Open Meetings Act, serial meetings exemption for trustees of constitutionally created institutions of higher education deleted, Sec. 36-25A-2 am'd.Randy Davis08/04/2015
HB45Briarwood Presbyterian Church, law enforcement officers with state police powers, employment authorizedArnold Mooney08/10/2015
HB43Use tax, revenue redistributed, portions earmarked for various agencies, Secs. 40-23-61, 40-23-85, 40-23-174 am'd.Bill Poole08/11/2015
HB44Income tax, factor presence nexus standard based on business activity established for purpose of being subject to income tax in the state, tax applicable to in-state residents and businesses, and to nonresidents that do business in the state, Sec. 40-18-31.2 addedDavid Faulkner08/03/2015
HB41Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery at Spanish Fort Foundation, Inc., voluntary contributions, income tax refund check-off established, Sec. 40-18-140 am'd.Randy Davis08/03/2015
HB42Income tax withholding exemption repealed, Revenue Dept. to provide forms on-line, Taxpayer Fraud Prevention Act, Sec. 40-18-73 am'd.Ken Johnson08/10/2015Signed
HB39Sexually oriented material, defined, excise tax levied, collection by Revenue Department, deposit in General FundJack Williams08/03/2015
HB40Motor vehicles, National Guard tags, exemption applicable to other plates, insurance, evidence by electronic format, Revenue Department authorized to send notices in electronic format, Sec. 32-7A-26 added; Secs. 31-2-12, 32-6-110, 32-7A-6, 40-12-244 am'd.Randy Wood08/07/2015
HB38Crimes and offfenses, offering or accepting money or anything of value for an aborted fetus prohibited, criminal penaltiesJack Williams08/03/2015
HB36Colleges and Universities, ethics training for members of governing boards required, members required to file ethics compliance formJack Williams08/03/2015
HB37Human Trafficking Safe Harbor Act, crimes of prostitution, sexually exploited children, conviction or delinquency adjudication of prostitution prohibited under certain conditions, retention of jurisdiction by juvenile court, additional fines, counseling required, detention of foreign nationals under certain conditions, Sec. 13A-12-123 addedJack Williams08/03/2015
HB34Taxation, business privilege, maximum due increased, financial institution excise tax return due date revised, Secs. 10A-2-16.22, 40-14A-22, 40-14A-25 am'd.Elaine Beech08/03/2015
HB35Medical records, requests for, release to trial court or attorney of record, Secs. 12-21-5, 12-21-6, 12-21-7 am'd.Tim Wadsworth08/03/2015
HB32Conservation and Natural Resources Department, rule prohibiting transportation and release of feral swine, penalty increased, mandatory minimum fine, Sec. 9-11-72 addedReed Ingram08/10/2015Signed
HB33University of North Alabama, Board of Trustees, reference to seventh and eighth congressional district residency requirement for four members of board changed to fifth congressional district, Sec. 16-51-3 am'd.Lynn Greer08/03/2015
HB30Entertainment Industry Incentive Act, incentives, limitation on production expenditures, additional $10 million during fiscal year ending September 2016, Sec. 41-7A-43 am'd.Johnny Mack Morrow08/03/2015
HB31Manufactured Housing Commission, storm shelters, inspection of, Sec. 24-6-4 am'd.Jimmy Martin08/03/2015
HB28Sales and use tax on food, exempt from, beginning September 1, 2015John F. Knight Jr08/03/2015
HB29Elections, procedure for conducting federal instant runoff primary election and special federal ballot for primary elections and second primary elections for voters voting absentee ballot, where nomination for a federal office other than President is contested by three or more candidates, Sec. 17-13-8.1 addedRichard Lindsey08/10/2015Signed
HB26Cullman Co., co. commission, composition, chair, add commissioner, election from districts, compensationCorey Harbison08/05/2015
HB27Joint Legislative Committee on Government Oversight and Accountability, created, membership, powers and duties, Sec. 41-19-10 am'd.John F. Knight Jr08/06/2015
HB25Sales tax, motor vehicles, exemption when exported or removed from this state eliminated under certain conditions, Sec. 40-23-2 am'd.Ken Johnson08/10/2015Signed
HB23Monuments, Alabama Heritage Protection Act, prohibit removal, alteration, or other disturbance of any statue or monument located on public property, exempt Transportation DepartmentPaul Beckman08/03/2015
HB24Income tax, deductions for federal FICA taxes, tax on wages removed, self-employment taxes reduced, Sec. 40-18-15 am'd.Paul Beckman08/03/2015
HB21Walker County, Treasurers office abolished, duties transferred to co. commission, Act 404, 1966 Sp. Sess., Act 85-896, 1985 2nd. Sp. Sess., 89-634, 1989 Reg. Sess., repealedTim Wadsworth08/07/2015Signed
HB22Prescriptions, privilege tax on pharmaceutical service providers, minimum amount requirement removed, Sec. 40-26B-2 am'd.Tim Wadsworth08/03/2015
HB20Driver's licenses, Stage II, 16 year olds, minimum of behind-the-wheel driving practice hours increased from 30 to 50 hours, Sec. 32-6-7.2 am'd.Tommy Hanes08/10/2015Signed
HB18Sales tax transactions, possession or use of automated sales suppression devices or phantom-ware to delete sales from cash register records, prohibited, criminal penalties, Sec. 40-29-121 added; Sec. 40-29-119 am'd.Steve McMillan08/10/2015Signed
HB19State parks, Gulf State Park Improvements Financing Authority, incorporation, issuance of bonds for capital improvements assignment of certain sales and use tax, revenue allocated to Conservationa nd Natural Resources Dept., Sec 9-14E-9 am'd.Steve McMillan08/03/2015
HB16Elba, alcoholic beverages, draft beer, city council may authorize saleBarry Moore08/03/2015
HB17Cosmetology and Barbering, Alabama Board of, schools of cosmetology and barbering, provide training programs above secondary level, Secs. 34-7B-1, 34-7B-26 am'd.Will Ainsworth08/03/2015
HB14Talladega Co., sales and use tax in unincorporated areas, distrib. of revenue from shooting ranges for resurfacing co. roads, Act 91-533, 1991 Reg. Sess., am'd.Steve Hurst08/10/2015Signed
HB15Lincoln, certain property deannexedRon Johnson08/05/2015
HB12DeKalb Co., co. offices, vacancies, special election under certain conditions, Amendment 845 (Section 1.50, Local Amendments, DeKalb County, Recompiled Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended), am'd., const. amend.Nathaniel Ledbetter08/10/2015Signed
HB13Alabama Recurring Revenue Fund, established, to receive certain percentages of recurring revenue sources of the Education Trust Fund and the State General FundWill Ainsworth08/03/2015
HB11Jacksonville, corp. limits alt. description clarified, Act 2015-332, 2015 Reg. Sess., am'd.K.L. Brown08/07/2015Signed
HB9Tobacco tax, increased, discount on stamps adjusted, privilege license tax on consumable nicotine vapor products, Secs. 40-12-72, 40-12-73, 40-25-2, 40-25-2.1, 40-25-5, 40-25-23, 40-25-40, 40-25-41 am'd.Mike Hill08/03/2015
HB10Cigarettes, tax increased, discount on tobacco tax stamps lowered, Indian tribal refunds, further provided for, tax on vapor products, distrib. for Medicaid, Sec. 40-25-2.2 added; Secs. 40-23-1, 40-23-35, 40-25-2, 40-25-5 am'd.Connie C. Rowe08/03/2015
HB7Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, distribution of funds from BP settlement, road and bridge projects in Baldwin and Mobile Counties, insurance reformMargie Wilcox08/03/2015
HB8Marriage, contract for, recording by judge of probate, transmission to Vital Statistics office, content of contract, Secs. 30-1-9, 30-1-10, 30-1-11, 30-1-14 repealed; Secs. 22-9A-17, 30-1-5, 30-1-12, 30-1-13, 30-1-16 am'd.Jim Hill08/03/2015
HB5Russell Co., board of registrars, working days increased, Sec. 17-3-8 am'd.Berry Forte08/03/2015
HB6Cosmetology and Barbering, Alabama Board of, schools of cosmetology and barbering, provide training programs above secondary level, Secs. 34-7B-1, 34-7B-26 am'd.Thomas Jackson08/11/2015
HB3Franklin Co., volunteer fire districts and the City of Russellville, existing districts recognized, referendum for funding, collection and distribution of feesJohnny Mack Morrow08/10/2015Signed
HB4Russell Co. volunteer fire departments, fire protection service fees authorized for certain property outside corp. limits of City of Phenix City, exemptions, collection, purposes, uses, distribution of funds provided for, referendumBerry Forte08/03/2015
HB2Lauderdale Co., sheriff's officers, uniforms and uniform allowance, provided for by Lauderdale Co. Community Development Commission from TVA in-lieu of tax payments, retroactive to Oct. 1, 2006, Act 791, 1969 Reg. Sess., am'd.Johnny Mack Morrow08/03/2015
HB1General fund budget, appropriations for ordinary expenses of executive, legislative, and judicial departmentsSteve Clouse08/11/2015
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