2018 Alabama Senate Bills

Bill Title Sponsor Last Action Signed


Beneficiaries, permit Supernumerary Circuit Clerk or Register to change beneficiary, seek refund under certain circumstances, Secs. 12-17-142, 12-17-143 am'd. Bobby D. Singleton 03-06-2018


Forever Wild Land Trust, purchase of property in counties of 20,000 population or less, property may not exceed 11,000 acres, const. amend. Clyde Chambliss 03-06-2018


Jackson Co., co. commission, chair, compensation, Sec. 45-36-70 am'd. Steve Livingston 03-28-2018


Dallas Co., sales and use tax, co. commission authorized to levy, distrib. to co. bd of ed. and City bd of ed for Selma Hank Sanders 03-22-2018


Camden, corp. limits alt. Hank Sanders 03-06-2018


Retailers, refund policy, required to print on sales receipt Trip Pittman 03-08-2018


Taxation, individual and corporate tax structure revised, specific tax rate, reduction of rate under certain conditions, const. amend. Bill Hightower 03-08-2018


Firearms, Voluntary Alabama Firearms Do Not Sell List, created Trip Pittman 03-15-2018


Colbert Co., gasoline tax, three cents per gallon, distrib. to co. and mun. for road and bridge construction Larry Stutts 03-28-2018


Water authorities; regulation by Public Service Commission for certain authorities authorized. Tom Whatley 03-08-2018


Taxation, tax abatements, authorized for data processing centers, extended for five years, Sec. 40-9B-4.1 amd. J. T. Waggoner 03-15-2018


Administrative procedures, terminology updated, business impact analysis further specified when agency is required to prepare, revise the name of the Joint Committee on Administrative Regulation Review, Secs. 41-22-2, 41-22-3, 41-22-5, 41-22-5.1, 41-22-5.2, 41-22-6, 41-22-7, 41-22-8, 41-22-22, 41-22-22.1, 41-22-23, 41-22-27 am'd. Greg Albritton 03-13-2018


Motor vehicles, distinctive license plates, provide for "person with autism" motor vehicle plate Phillip W. Williams 03-20-2018


Appropriations, supplemental appropriations for fiscal year ending September 30, 2018, from Security Certification Fund to the Alabama Security Regulatory Board William M. Beasley 03-15-2018


Assault weapons, prohibit possession, sale or transfer of assault weapons and large-capacity ammunition Hank Sanders 03-13-2018


Birmingham, alcoholic beverage, Sunday sales, city council authorized to commence at 10:00 a.m. Linda Coleman-Madison 03-22-2018


Coosa Co., judge of probate, driver's license issuance fee, use for operation of office Clyde Chambliss 03-28-2018


Coosa Co., judge of probate, fees for scanning, faxing, and electronic transmittal of documents, authorized, disposition of funds Clyde Chambliss 03-22-2018


Coosa Co., judge of probate, fees for remote access of records, authorized, disposition of funds Clyde Chambliss 03-28-2018


Sexual Assault Survivors Bill of Rights, created, provide for victim notification, require submission and examination of kit within certain time, create task force Cam Ward 03-13-2018


Greene Co., bingo on electronic machines or devices authorized for licensed racetracks, Greene Co. Gaming Commission, established, const. amend. Bobby D. Singleton 03-21-2018


State income tax, federal deduction limited for individual taxpayers, state sales tax on food and over-the-counter drugs removed, Amendment 225 (Section 211.04, Recompiled Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended), repealed, const. amend. Hank Sanders 03-13-2018


Education, public schools, grades 6 to 12, allow elective courses on the study of the Bible and display artifacts, monuments, symbols, and text related to the study of the Bible, State Board of Education to implement rules and policies Tim Melson 03-21-2018


Baker Hill, alcoholic beverages, Sunday sales under certain conditions William M. Beasley 03-28-2018


Tuscaloosa Co., sales and use tax, city prohibited from levying add'l without vote, const. amend. Gerald H. Allen 03-22-2018


Firearms, subject any person who carries or possesses a weapon on public school premises to criminal penalties, Sec. 13A-11-61.4 added Harri Anne Smith 03-15-2018


Coastal areas, shoreline restoration, living shoreline techniques, use of sand and sediment by riparian property owners without fee or charge by Conservation and Natural Resources Dept. and Environmental Management Dept. Greg Albritton 03-20-2018


Macon Co., tobacco tax, distrib. of portion for recreational purpose, Sec. 45-44-246 am'd. William M. Beasley 03-29-2018


Coosa Co., graphite, severance tax, Sec. 45-19-244.07 repealed; Secs. 45-19-244, 45-19-244.01, 45-19-244.02, 45-19-244.03, 45-19-244.05 am'd. Clyde Chambliss 02-13-2018


Sales and use tax, Simplified Sellers Use Tax Remittance Program, out-of-state vendors, physical presence through acquisition of in-state company authorized, sales of tangible personal property subject to sales tax, marketplace facilitators, collection, Secs. 40-23-190, 40-23-191 am'd. Trip Pittman 03-06-2018


Hale Co., sheriff authorized to sell certain abandoned, unclaimed, or stolen property and firearms, notice, record keeping requirement, distribution of funds for law enforcement purposes Bobby D. Singleton 03-15-2018


Real estate, licenses, definitions, clarify and add requirements for brokerage agreements, continuing education, Secs. 34-27-2, 34-27-3, 34-27-6, 34-27-30, 34-27-32, 34-27-33, 34-27-34, 34-27-35 am'd. Bobby D. Singleton 03-13-2018


Jefferson Co., fire districts, exclusion of forest lands, Act 79, 1966 Sp. Sess., am'd; Sec. 45-37-140.02 am'd. J. T. Waggoner 02-22-2018


Jefferson Co., automobile rental tax, add'l tax levied, Act 2001-550, 2001 Reg. Sess., am'd; Sec. 45-37-244.01 am'd. J. T. Waggoner 03-21-2018


Military Family Jobs Opportunity Act, professional licensing boards required to issue licenses and certificates to military spouses who hold licenses and certificates from other states, required to issue temporary licenses and certificates in certain instances when other state has lesser requirements, Sec. 31-1-6 am'd. Gerald O. Dial 02-13-2018


Motor vehicles, administrative driver license, suspension, Sec. 32-5A-304 am'd. Tom Whatley 02-13-2018


Education Retirees' Trust Fund for Cost-of-Living Allowances, creation in State Treasury, investment of funds Tom Whatley 02-13-2018


Alcoholic beverages, governing bodies of wet counties and wet municipalities authorized to regulate and permit Sunday sales and draft beer, Secs. 28-3A-23, 28-3A-25 am'd. Tom Whatley 02-13-2018


Engineers and Land Surveyors Board, licensing of professional engineers and land surveyors, definitions, board duties, disciplinary actions, competitive bids based solely on price or fee prohibited, civil enforcement, Secs. 34-11-9.1, 34-11-11.1, 34-11-11.2 added; Sec. 34-11-16 repealed; Secs. 34-11-1 to 34-11-15, inclusive, 34-11-30, 34-11-31, 34-11-32, 34-11-34, 34-11-35, 34-11-35.1, 34-11-36, 34-11-37 am'd Clyde Chambliss 03-27-2018


Veterans, provide start up fee exemption for new veteran-owned businesses for two-year period, new language, Alabama Entrepreneurial Veteran Soldier Act Tom Whatley 02-22-2018


Consumer protection, Alabama Data Breach Notification Act Arthur Orr 03-27-2018


Retirement Systems, dependent child, to provide direct retirement benefits be paid to a special needs trust, authorized, Secs. 12-18-156, 16-25-14, 36-27-16 am'd. Cam Ward 02-22-2018


Corrections Dept., correctional officer retention, pilot program for bonuses, expiration Greg Albritton 02-22-2018


Examination of Bank Service Providers Act, created, authorize Superintendent of Banks to examine service providers that provide services to certain banks, Secs. 5-3A-30 to 5-3A-35, inclusive, added Linda Coleman-Madison 03-20-2018


Domestic violence, protection orders, definitions clarified, notice of hearing and service of process requirements clarified, fines and penalties for violations clarified, Sec. 13A-6-139.1 repealed; Secs. 13A-6-130, 13A-6-131, 13A-6-132, 13A-6-134, 13A-6-138, 13A-6-142, 15-10-3, 15-13-190, 15-23-68, 30-5-2, 30-5-3, 30-5-5, 30-5-8 am'd. Clay Scofield 03-15-2018


Education Trust Fund Rolling Reserve Act, Education Trust Fund Budget Stabilization Fund, authorize funds to be used for school security, Sec. 29-9-4 am'd. Trip Pittman 03-29-2018


Chambers Co., sheriff, compensation, increased, Sec. 45-9-230.01 am'd. Gerald O. Dial 03-13-2018


Fantasy contests, regulation of, consumer protection measures by operators required, audits, civil penalties, Fantasy Contests Act, established Paul Sanford 03-01-2018


Alabama Lottery estab., Alabama General Fund Lottery, participation in multi-state lottery games only, constitutional amendment Paul Sanford 03-01-2018


Pistol permits, sheriff authorized to issue to resident of another county, Sec.13A-11-75 am'd. Shay Shelnutt 02-20-2018


Insurance, self-service storage facilities, limited license provided for personal property related to rental agreement, Sec. 27-7-5.3 added; Sec. 27-7-1 am'd. Shay Shelnutt 03-01-2018


Volunteer Rescue Squad Tuition Reimbursement Act of 2018, tuition reimbursement program for emergency medical technician or paramedic certification established Gerald O. Dial 02-22-2018


Mental health, allowing for commitment of mentally ill persons 18 years old and older, Sec. 22-52-16 am'd. Tim Melson 03-15-2018


Rural Hospital Transformation and Stability Act, Ala. Rural Hospital Global Budget Board established, funding for rural hospitals accepted into program through global payment from certain insurers Tim Melson 02-22-2018


Adult Protective Services Act, revise definition of protected person, to persons with Alzheimers disease or dementia and remove reference to senile, Sec. 38-9-2 am'd. Bobby D. Singleton 02-22-2018


Missing persons, persons with Alzheimer's or dementia eligible for Senior Citizen's Alert regardless of age, law enforcement personnel required to undergo training in searching for dementia patients, Secs. 26-19A-2, 26-19A-4 am'd. Bobby D. Singleton 02-22-2018


Alcoholic beverages, beer manufacturers sell on Sundays in limited circumstances, Sec. 28-3A-25 am'd. Bill Holtzclaw 03-20-2018


Law enforcement, to require law enforcement officers to undergo sensitivity training, require law enforcement to recruit social workers Rodger Smitherman 03-13-2018


Grandparent visitation, action in circuit court, assignment to domestic relation division or judge, Sec. 30-3-4.2 am'd. Rodger Smitherman 03-08-2018


Property, Uniform Condo Act, rights to developers and owners, specified, procedures for creation and management, Title 35, Chapter 8A, am'd. Rodger Smitherman 03-22-2018


Constitution, Legislature authorized to recompile constitution and submit at 2022 Reg. Sess., and provide for its ratification, const. amend. Rodger Smitherman 02-22-2018


Entertainment districts, revise qualifications for certain municipalities to establish, Sec. 28-3A-17.1 am'd. Rodger Smitherman 03-15-2018


Adult Protective Services Act, revise definition of protected person, to persons with Alzheimers disease or dementia and remove reference to senile, Sec. 38-9-2 am'd. Rodger Smitherman 03-06-2018


Missing persons, persons with Alzheimer's or dementia eligible for Silver Alert regardless of age, law enforcement personnel required to undergo training in searching for dementia patients, Secs. 26-19A-2, 26-19A-4 am'd. Rodger Smitherman 03-15-2018


Income tax credit only offset tax liability derived from non-Alabama sources, Sec. 40-18-21 am'd. Rodger Smitherman 03-01-2018


Ethics, Alabama Ethics Act, Secs. 36-25-3.1, 36-25-3.2, 36-25-3.3, 36-25-4.4, 36-25-7.1, 36-25-7.2 added; Secs. 36-25-1, 36-25-2, 36-25-3, 36-25-4, 36-25-4.2, 36-25-5, 36-25-5.1, 36-25-7, 36-25-8, 36-25-9, 36-25-10, 36-25-11, 36-25-12, 36-25-13, 36-25-14, 36-25-15, 36-25-17, 36-25-18, 36-25-19, 36-25-23, 36-25-24, 36-25-26, 36-25-27am'd; Sections 36-25-1.1 and 36-25-6 repealed Del Marsh 02-22-2018


Calhoun Co., Alexandria, license commissioner and revenue commissioner, branch office, funding by co. gen. fund, other branch office authorized Del Marsh 03-15-2018


General Fund Appropriation Act, max. amount of annual approp, General Fund Reserve Fund and Capital Fund estab., unspent approps transfer to fund, General Fund Budget Reform Act Clyde Chambliss 03-01-2018


Registrars of voters, paid personal leave day and per diem for official travel granted, office business hours clarified, duties etc., Secs. 17-3-5, 17-3-8, 17-3-11, 17-4-3 am'd. Jimmy Holley 03-06-2018


Jackson Co., T.V.A. in lieu of tax payments, redistribution to Jackson County Legislative Delegation Critical Needs Fund, fund closed thereafter, Sec. 45-36-162 am'd. Steve Livingston 03-13-2018


Pharmacies, pharmacy records, auditing procedures, further provided for, recoupment limited under certain conditions, Secs. 34-23-181, 34-23-184, 34-23-185, 34-23-186 am'd. William M. Beasley 03-08-2018


Drugs, prescription, exempt from business license tax based on gross receipts, Sec. 40-23-4.1 am'd. William M. Beasley 03-08-2018


Education Retirees, COLA Trust Fund for TRS, created, permanent trust and investment account to fund cost-of-living adjustments to retirees, established, powers and duties of trustees, provided for Rodger Smitherman 02-27-2018


Health care, Alabama Rural Hospital Resource Center, created, within Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham, staffing and reporting requirements, rural administrative residency program, created Greg J. Reed 03-21-2018


Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, manufacturer licenses, sale of liquor produced on site for off-premises consumption, amount increased, Sec. 28-3A-6 am'd. Jimmy Holley 03-21-2018


Medicaid, funding through General Fund, additional 5 mill statewide levy in ad valorem tax distributed for Medicaid purposes, const. amend. Vivian Davis Figures 03-01-2018


Sexual offenses, redefined certain sexual offenses, sex offender registration, community notification act, add foster parent engaging in sex act, technical revisions, Secs. 13A-6-60 to 13A-6-67, inclusive, 13A-6-70, 13A-6-71, 13A-6-81 to 13A-6-83, inclusive, 13A-6-122, 13A-6-241, 13A-6-243, 13A-11-9, 13A-12-120, 13A-12-121, 15-20A-5, 15-20A-6, 15-20A-44, 15-23-101, 15-23-102 am'd. Vivian Davis Figures 03-21-2018


Sex crimes, require testing of all sexual assault kit evidence within 90 days Vivian Davis Figures 03-01-2018


Taxation, businessess, income tax credit to a business that loses an employee to another business receiving any economic tax incentive from state government Paul Sanford 03-08-2018


Education, Alabama Commitment Scholarship program, created, Alabama Commission on Higher Education to administer, Alabama Commitment Scholarship Fund created Linda Coleman-Madison 03-01-2018


Alabama Private Investigation Regulatory Act, private investigator, fees clarified, qualifications, licensing, procedure and fee to reinstate inactive licenses, increase number of hours for continuing education, Secs. 34-25B-4, 34-25B-7, 34-25B-11, 34-25B-12, 34-25B-13, 34-25B-17, 34-25B-18, 34-25B-21, 34-25B-22, 34-25B-26 am'd. Cam Ward 03-01-2018


Motor vehicles, mandatory liability insurance, second or subsequent violation, time period decreased for increased penalty, min. suspension period removed, Sec. 32-7A-12 am'd. Clyde Chambliss 03-15-2018


Conecuh Co., county commission authorized to create voting centers, existing county voting center validated Greg Albritton 03-22-2018


Colbert Co., gas tax proceeds required to pay off debt obligations for Shoals Economic Development Project, Sec. 45-17-90.52 am'd. Larry Stutts 03-15-2018


Medicaid services, provision through regional care organizations repealed, Secs. 22-6-150 to 22-6-165, inclusive, repealed; Secs. 22-6-220, 22-6-221,27-1-17.1, 40-26B-70, 40-26B-77.1, 40-26B-79, 40-26B-80, 40-26B-81, 40-26B-82 am'd. Paul Sanford 03-01-2018


Portable benefit plans established for contractors of market place platforms. Arthur Orr 03-13-2018


Local governments, bond financing review forms, bond financing agreement documents to include a schedule of all of the debt obligations of the county under certain conditions, signed acknowledgement required, municipalities and local school boards required to follow the same procedures required of a county before entering into a bond financing agreement and required to complete a government bond financing review form developed by the Department of Examiners of Public Accounts, Secs. 11-8A-3 & 11-8A-4 am'd. Arthur Orr 03-20-2018


Rosa Parks Day, first day of December of each year, designated holiday, allow co. and municipality to observe, Sec. 1-3-8 am'd. Vivian Davis Figures 03-27-2018


Courts, grand jury proceedings, disclosure of certain evidence and testimony relating to officer-involved shootings, Sec. 12-16-216 am'd. Vivian Davis Figures 03-15-2018


Relating to state owned lands; to further provide for sale of state owned land and surplus state-owned land; to provide for inventory of state-owned lands, Secs. 9-15-70, 9-15-74, 9-15-75, 9-15-76, 9-15-80, 9-15-82, 9-15-83, 9-15-84, 41-4-18 am'd. Bill Hightower 03-21-2018


Anniston, council-manager, city council, transfer of appropriations, Act 404, 1953 Reg. Sess., am'd; Sec. 45-8A-23.176 am'd. Del Marsh 03-22-2018


Driving under the influence, pretrial diversion programs, fee to Ala. Head and Spinal Cord Trust Fund, payment provided for, Sec. 32-5A-191 am'd. Cam Ward 03-08-2018


Electronic Security Board of Licensure, alarm system installer changed to system installer, bd. authorized to meet via video conference, provide further for persons of bd and exemptions, criminal penalties provided for certain activities, Secs. 34-1A-1 to 34-1A-8, inclusive, am'd. Cam Ward 03-27-2018


Taxation, sales and use tax, Alabama Wildlife Center, exempt from payment of all state, county, and municipal taxes, Sec. 40-23-5 am'd. J. T. Waggoner 03-15-2018


Ethics Commission, enforcement provisions revised, Secs. 36-25-1, 36-25-4, 36-25-27 am'd. Cam Ward 03-28-2018


Gas, natural gas, conversion of motor vehicles for operating on compressed natural or liquefied gas, extended weight allowances, Sec. 32-9-20 am'd. Gerald H. Allen 02-08-2018


Sex education, public K-12 school, content and course materials revised, Sec. 16-40A-2 am'd. Tom Whatley 02-15-2018


Education, Kyle Graddy Act, administration of single dose autoinjectable epinephrine on K-12 school campuses by students and pursuant to anaphylaxis preparedness program provided, Secs. 16-1-39, 16-1-48 am'd Tom Whatley 02-27-2018


Division of Conservation and Natural Resources, created, Ag. and Industries Dept., Secs. 2-2-8, 9-2-14, 9-2-15 am'd. Tom Whatley 03-01-2018


Capital defendant, execution of, elect to be executed by nitrogen hypoxia if lethal injection is unavailable, Secs. 15-18-82, 15-18-82.1 am'd. Trip Pittman 03-21-2018


Environmental Management Commission, membership, certified ground water member further provided for, may be a licensed geologist, Sec. 22-22A-6 am'd. Clay Scofield 03-15-2018


Local Government Health Insurance Board, optional health coverages or services including on-the-job injuries, coverage authorized, Sec. 11-91A-7 am'd. Steve Livingston 02-15-2018


Tax Exemption Reform Act, united appeal fund entities and supported charities, grace period to obtain or renew certificate of exemption from Dept. of Revenue provided through Sept. 30, 2018, Sec. 40-9-12.1added Shay Shelnutt 02-01-2018


Motor vehicles, vehicle registration, to require parking tickets be paid prior to registration, fees Linda Coleman-Madison 02-01-2018


Taxation, income tax credit, created for businesses involved with construction relating to national border security Tom Whatley 02-01-2018


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. Jim McClendon 03-15-2018


Union Springs, alcoholic beverages, Sunday sales authorized, referendum required William M. Beasley 03-06-2018


County Superintendent of Education, required to be appointed unless provided otherwise by constitution Dick Brewbaker 03-15-2018


Prattville, corp. limits, alt. Clyde Chambliss 03-06-2018


Vending machines, sale of corn in, authorized, inspection by Agriculture and Industries Dept, required Tom Whatley 02-06-2018


Insurance companies, unsolvenices, Alabama Insurance Guaranty Association Act, provisions conformed to most recent model act, obligation of assoc. to pay covered claims before order of liquidation of insolvent insurer, statutory cap for benefits and aggregate cap provided, Secs. 27-42-3, 27-42-5, 27-42-8, 27-42-11, 27-42-12 am'd. Mark Slade Blackwell 03-27-2018


Appropriation, for fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, from State General Fund to the Governor's Office of Minority Affairs Rodger Smitherman 02-06-2018


Elected state officials, prohibited from placing his or her likeness on materials printed with federal, state, or local funds Greg Albritton 02-20-2018


Revenue Department, prosecutions for tax law violations, reimbursement of to Attorney General or district attorney for costs, Sec. 40-2-11 am'd. Greg Albritton 03-01-2018


Sewer systems, solid waste, septic tank sewage-systems, regulated by Dept. of Public Health, rules limiting systems based on types of materials used in treatment superseded Greg Albritton 02-08-2018


Courts Judicial Resources Allocation, Chief Justice of Supreme Court of Alabama, require to reassign judges for prompt administration of justice, presiding circuit judge, authorized to reassign judges within circuit, Secs. 12-9A-7, 12-9A-8 added Greg Albritton 02-08-2018


Electric lines, high voltage overhead lines, operation of equipment, etc, near prohibited under certain conditions, distance increased, warning signs on certain equipment required, Secs. 37-8-52, 37-8-53 am'd. Cam Ward 03-22-2018


Clay Co., tobacco tax, distrib. further provided for, Act 2017-65, 2017 Reg. Sess., am'd; Sec. 45-14-244.07 am'd. Gerald O. Dial 03-21-2018


Insurance, title insurers authorized to form rating bureau for purposes of filing rates on behalf of members, Secs. 27-13-140 to 27-13-146, inclusive, 27-25-6.1 added; Secs. 27-13-2, 27-25-6 am'd. Gerald O. Dial 02-08-2018


General appropriations bill to include expenses for public postsecondary education and public institutions of higher education, const. amend. Bill Hightower 02-08-2018


Trailers, manufacturers and dealers, including boat trailers, add'l authorization to provide temporary license plates and registration certificates when sold out of state, Sec. 32-6-212 am'd. Bill Hightower 03-20-2018


Taxation, Josh Willingham Foundation, exempt from sales and use taxes Tim Melson 03-15-2018


Madison Co., noise ordinances outside municipality, co. commission authorized to enact criminal penalties Bill Holtzclaw 03-06-2018


State government, public funds, jurisdiction of Board of Adjustment further provided for, use of state or public funds being paid toward any claim alleging sexual harassment or sexual assault prohibited, Sec. 41-9-62 am'd. Bill Hightower 02-20-2018


Cottage food production operations, baked goods and roasted coffees, exempt from obtaining food service permit from health department, labeling of baked goods, other food items, food safety course required, Sec. 22-20-5.1 am'd. Rusty Glover 03-20-2018


Alcoholic beverages, retail sale by state phased out, privilege granted to Class A and Class B licensees, inventory bailment system, tax, displaced employees benefits, leases, market zones established, Secs. 28-1-4, 28-2-22, 28-3-40, 28-3-43, 28-3-53.1, 28-3-53.2, 28-3-202, 28-3-205, 28-3-207, 28-3-241, 28-3A-11, 28-3A-12, 28-3A-19, 28-3A-21, 28-3A-22, 28-7-16 am'd.; Secs. 28-3-74, 28-3-280 to 28-3-286, inclusive, repealed on October 1, 2012 Arthur Orr 02-08-2018


State sales and use tax increased, phase-in period, sales and use tax on food phased out, exempt by 2021, counties and municipalities prohibited from increasing sales tax on food, Secs. 40-23-2, 40-23-61 am'd. Gerald O. Dial 02-08-2018


Credit Unions, regulation of; voting and notice requirements for board meetings, provided for, conversion of credit unions chartered in other states to Alabama state chartered credit union, provided for, access provided to certain third-party examination reports, executive session of boards, provided for, certain public disclosures, provided for, Secs. 5-17-22, 5-17-40, 5-17-45, 5-17-56, 5-17-60, am'd. Mark Slade Blackwell 03-01-2018


Driving under the influence, ignition interlock devices, further provided, blood alcohol content (BAC) for enhancement lowered, distrib of court fees, use for bond and pretrial diversion, indigent further provided for and funded, Sec. 32-5A-191, 32-5A-191.4 am'd. Paul Bussman 03-28-2018


Immigration, crime to aid or enable violation of immigration law, state, municipalities, or counties, Class C felony, Sec. 31-13-5 am'd. Bill Hightower 03-08-2018


Taxation, corporate income tax rate reduction trigger, Amendment 212, Constitution of Alabama of 1901, am'd, const. amend. Bill Hightower 02-13-2018


Alabama Justice Information Center, duties and responsibilities, ratify Crime Prevention Act compact, authorize commission to adopt rules and set fees for ALEA to do background checks for noncriminal purposes, Secs. 41-9-650 to 41-9-652, inclusive, added; Secs. 41-9-597, 41-9-622, 41-9-629 repealed; Secs. 41-9-590 to 41-9-595, inclusive, 41-9-621, 41-9-623, 41-9-625, 41-9-637 am'd. Phillip W. Williams 03-20-2018


Community development districts, add'l type authorized, marina on lake, sale of alcoholic beverages for on-premises and off-premises consumption, Secs. 35-8B-1, 35-8B-2, 35-8B-3 am'd. Tim Melson 03-08-2018


Lee Co., additional circuit judge, conditioned on funding for compensation and benefits by county commission, election Tom Whatley 01-11-2018


Public education employees, salary increase, including K-12 and certain other designated education institutions Arthur Orr 01-11-2018


Appropriations, supplemental appropriations for fiscal year 2018, from Education Trust Fund Arthur Orr 03-15-2018


Open Primary elections, system created, qualifications to participate in general election, revised, Sec. 17-13-8.2 added; Secs. 17-13-7.1, 17-13-19, 17-13-20, 17-13-21, 17-13-23, 17-13-41, 17-13-101 repealed; Secs. 17-5-2, 17-5-7, 17-5-8, 17-6-21, 17-6-22, 17-9-3, 17-11-12, 17-13-1, 17-13-2, 17-13-3, 17-13-5, 17-13-6, 17-13-7, 17-13-8, 17-13-16, 17-13-18, 17-13-22, 17-13-50, 17-16-45, 17-16-46, 21-4-21am'd. Bobby D. Singleton 01-11-2018


Education budget, appropriations for the support, maintenance, and development of public education Arthur Orr 01-11-2018


Courts, fines and fees, Fairness in Enforcement of Fines and Fees Act, required to comply with basic constitutional principles of due process, equal protection, and right to counsel when enforcing fines and fees Hank Sanders 01-11-2018


Drivers license, suspension, prohibited for failure to pay fines, fees, or court costs, Sec. 32-5A-195 am'd. Hank Sanders 03-13-2018


Income, business privilege tax credit, for sales/rent of agricultural assets to beginning farmers Tom Whatley 03-08-2018


Injection-Associated infectious disease elimination, pilot programs by Dept. of Public Health and local health authorities authorized, limited criminal immunity granted Bobby D. Singleton 02-22-2018


Poarch Creek Indians, granted police powers under certain conditions, employment of police officers , Secs. 36-21-120 to 36-21-124, inclusive, am'd. Greg Albritton 01-18-2018


Probate judge, appointment of special judge by Chief Justice upon suspension, removal, or disqualification of sitting judge, Sec. 12-13-37 am'd. Tom Whatley 01-25-2018


Motor vehicles, law enforcement agency, driver's licenses, suspension of, time frame for specified, Secs. 13A-12-290, 32-5A-195 am'd. Tom Whatley 01-16-2018


Dogs, used for agricultural work, exempt from local leash laws, exception Tom Whatley 03-21-2018


Inmates, counties, jails, to provide certain items including health care, fees set, Sec. 14-6-19 am'd. Greg J. Reed 01-25-2018


Supplemental appropriations for fiscal year 2018, approp. to Corrections Dept., Departmental Emergency Fund, and Forensic Sciences Dept. Trip Pittman 03-13-2018


Coalition Against Domestic Violence, appropriation, operations plan and audited financial statement required, quarterly and end-of-year reports required Trip Pittman 03-13-2018


Children First Trust Fund, appropriations from for fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, use of allocation pursuant to Section 41-15B-2.2 and this act, tobacco settlement revenues deposited in fund within 30 days of receipt, Finance Director to notify each agency of allocation, appropriations conditional on tobacco revenues, appropriation of additional tobacco settlement funds, audit, Children's Affairs Department to report to Legislature and Children's Policy Council, appropriations from General Fund to various entities Trip Pittman 03-13-2018


General Fund budget, appropriations for other functions of government, debt service, and capital outlay for fiscal year ending September 30, 2019. Trip Pittman 03-21-2018


Human trafficking, increase criminal penalties for obstructing enforcement of, Secs. 13A-6-152, 13A-6-153 am'd. Cam Ward 03-21-2018


Public water systems, notification to State Health Officer required when changes made to fluoride levels Paul Bussman 03-27-2018


Religious freedom provided for, right to worship, display of Ten Commandments on state property and at public schools, authorized, const. amend. Gerald O. Dial 03-27-2018


Ad valorem tax, evidence of comparable sales or leases inadmissible in taxpayer appeals from rulings of boards of equalization fixing value of commercial property, Sec. 40-3-27 added Phillip W. Williams 03-13-2018


Cherokee Co., sheriff authorized to sell certain abandoned, unclaimed, or stolen property, and firearms, notice, record keeping requirement, distribution of funds for law enforcement purposes Phillip W. Williams 02-06-2018


Contracts, public-private agreements, requirements provided for certain contracts, Sec. 8-29-9 am'd. Arthur Orr 01-30-2018


State employees, cost-of-living increase for fiscal year beginning October 1, 2018. Clyde Chambliss 03-15-2018


Court reporters, state salary tied to pay scale of Alabama Personnel Dept. Pay Plan for state employees, subject to cost-of-living and merit raises, provide pay for court reporter returning to state service, provide salary of supernumerary court reporters, Secs. 12-17-274, 12-17-292 am'd. Clyde Chambliss 02-01-2018


Tax credits, exemptions, deductions, enacted in 2019 Reg. Sess., or thereafter, expiration within seven years from effective date, const. amend. Bill Hightower 01-16-2018


Marriage and Family Therapy Board, practice of marriage and family therapy further defined to include diagnosis of mental and emotional problems, certain limitations deleted, Sec. 34-17A-3 am'd. Cam Ward 01-16-2018


Wallace-Folsom Savings Investment Plan, certain contributions to savings accounts by guardians and conservators, authorized, Secs. 16-33C-1, 16-33C-3, 16-33C-10,16-33C-25 am'd. Dick Brewbaker 03-08-2018


Code of Alabama 1975, Acts of 2016 First Special Session, 2017 Regular Session, supplements and certain replacement volumes, codified with certain corrections, local laws of certain counties codified, duties of Secretary of State Paul Sanford 03-22-2018


Sales and use taxes, exemption for sale of fruit and agricultural products further provided for, all sales tax exemptions incorporated in use tax, Secs. 40-23-4, 40-23-62 am'd. Tom Whatley 03-01-2018


Agriculture and Conservation Development Commission, allocation of funds to soil and water conservation districts, minimum deleted, Sec. 9-8A-5 am'd. Gerald O. Dial 03-08-2018


Psychology Professional Wellness Committee, established within Psychology Examiners board to provide intervention services to impaired licensed professionals, duties, immunity provided, Sec. 34-26-4 added Greg J. Reed 01-18-2018


University of Alabama, Board of Trustees, congressional districts for membership as constituted on 1/1/2018, State Superintendent of Education removed from membership, age restriction of 70 deleted, Section 264 of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, am'd, const. amend. Greg J. Reed 02-27-2018


Sex offenders, public notice, Sec. 15-20A-21 am'd. Cam Ward 01-18-2018


Crimes and offenses, criminal code chapters 1-4 and technical revisions, corporate entities, criminal liability, criminal facilitation offense created, entrapment defined, Secs. 13A-1-5.1, 13A-1-12, 13A-2-27, 13A-2-28, 13A-2-29, 13A-2-30, 13A-4-6 added; Secs. 13A-1-2, 13A-1-4, 13A-1-8, 13A-2-1, 13A-2-2, 13A-2-3, 13A-2-5, 13A-2-6, 13A-2-20 to 13A-2-24, inclusive, 13A-2-26, 13A-3-1, 13A-3-2, 13A-3-21, 13A-3-22, 13A-3-24, 13A-3-25, 13A-3-27, 13A-3-28, 13A-3-30, 13A-3-31, 13A-4-1, 13A-4-2, 13A-4-3 am'd. Cam Ward 01-18-2018


Ticket websites, prohibit unauthorized web developers from creating websites with web addresses containing name of venue, artist, or show Rodger Smitherman 02-22-2018


Employment practice, unlawful to inquire from job applicant information relating to arrests or conviction of crimes, criminal record, with exceptions Bobby D. Singleton 03-22-2018


Forestry Commission, authorized to adopt rules concerning state forests and other land it controls, penalties; Sec. 9-13-10.2 added Greg Albritton 03-13-2018


Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, revise definitions, create a review committee, Secs. 20-2-211, 20-2-212, 20-2-214, 20-2-215 am'd. Gerald O. Dial 02-27-2018


First-time home buyers, to establish ability to open first-time home buyer savings accounts to save funds for a down payment and closing costs and establish a tax deduction for contributions to the account Trip Pittman 01-23-2018


Education, school buses, 12-year depreciation schedule for, Sec. 16-13-233 am'd. Paul Bussman 03-08-2018


Securities, registration fees for agents and investment advisor representative increased, filing fees for certain management investment companies revised, Secs. 8-6-3, 8-6-10 am'd. Trip Pittman 03-13-2018


Municipality, council-manager form of gov., council-manager act of 1982, composition of council, alternate forms, Sec. 11-43A-1.1 added; Secs. 11-43A-8, 11-43A-9, 11-43A-14, 11-43A-16, 11-43A-32 am'd Mark Slade Blackwell 03-13-2018


Craft Training Board, members, terms and term limits, bd reappointed, Sec. 41-4-412 am'd. Mark Slade Blackwell 03-01-2018


Insurance Dept, licensure of producers and service representatives, continuing education for renewals, civil penalties, provisions for extension deleted, Secs. 27-8A-1, 27-8A-2 am'd. Mark Slade Blackwell 01-23-2018


Taxation, Victims of Crime and Leniency, Incorporated, exempt from state, county and municipal sales and use taxes William M. Beasley 03-08-2018


Elections, special elections to fill vacant state legislative seat, provided for, abbreviated process Jim McClendon 01-23-2018


Taxation, tax credit for private intrastate adoptions, applicable to any private adoptions, Secs. 40-18-360, 40-18-361 am'd. Dick Brewbaker 03-27-2018


Physician Initiative, phase in provision of 100 scholarships per year, scholarships for students who commit to practice family medicine in underserved areas of state, AL. Medical Education Consortium to administer, Dept. of Public Health to fund Larry Stutts 02-01-2018


Child custody, parenting plan required in all cases, court established plan in certain cases, remedies for violations of plan, Sec. 30-3-158 added; Secs. 30-3-150, 30-3-151, 30-3-152, 30-3-153 am'd. Larry Stutts 03-08-2018


Education, Alabama Cyber Engineering School established, bd of directors, programs and eligibility requirements, conditional appropriation of $1,500,000 from Education Trust Fund for fiscal year ending October 1, 2019. Arthur Orr 03-27-2018


Asset forfeitures, criminal procedure, Forfeiture Database and Reporting Act, created Arthur Orr 03-22-2018


Motor vehicles, distinctive license plate, owners may authorize release of personal information to sponsoring organization,including colleges, Secs. 32-6-64, 32--6-67 am'd. Gerald O. Dial 03-06-2018


Employees' Retirement System, retirees, one-time lump-sum additional payment Gerald O. Dial 03-15-2018


Morgan Co., sheriff, salary, use of funds for feeding prisoners, only for that purpose, const. amend. Arthur Orr 02-13-2018


State employees, certification by agency head required prior to certain travel in service of the state, Sec. 36-7-21 am'd. Clyde Chambliss 02-22-2018


Railroad authorities, add board members and amend certificate of incorporation, authorized, Secs. 37-13-1, 37-13-4, 37-13-5, 37-13-7 am'd. Arthur Orr 02-15-2018


Motor fuel taxes, single point of filing and payment system, Rev. Dept. to administer, taxes and exemptions standardized, Local Motor Fuel Tax Advisory Committee estab. Shay Shelnutt 02-01-2018


Priceville, alcoholic beverages, draft beer authorized Arthur Orr 02-13-2018


Ethics, legislators engaged in professional services, opinion of Ethics Commission required, Sec. 36-25-7.1 added Trip Pittman 02-15-2018


Pilotage Commission, State, Sunset Law Review, continued until October 1, 2020, add'l nonvoting member appt. by Governor, Sec. 33-4-1 am'd. Trip Pittman 03-28-2018


Firearms, prohibited for a person convicted to add'l penalty for committing a felony, misdemeanor crime against protected persons, Sec. 13A-11-72 am'd. Hank Sanders 01-25-2018


Historic Chattahoochee Commission and Compact, participation terminated, Sec. 41-9-311 repealed William M. Beasley 02-27-2018


Alabama Cold War Victory Medal Act, established Jim McClendon 03-06-2018


Lodging tax, rooms and spaces not used for overnight accomodations, exemption, consistent with rule of Revenue Dept., Sec. 40-26-1 am'd. Paul Sanford 03-08-2018


Trusts, Uniform Trust Decanting Act, enacted, decanting power of fiduciaries of certain trusts to distribute assets of the trusts to other trusts, fiduciary duties, procedures, notice, limitations, trusts for the care of animals, authorized Greg Albritton 01-25-2018


Absentee voting, procedures revised, circumstances when authorized expanded, photo identification for application required, Secs. 17-9-51, 17-11-19 repealed; Secs. 17-9-30, 17-10-1, 17-10-2, 17-11-3, 17-11-4, 17-11-5, 17-11-7, 17-11-18 am'd. Rodger Smitherman 03-21-2018


Home Inspectors Licensure Board, established to license and regulate the practice of home inspections, penalty for unlawful practice, Secs. 34-14D-1 to 34-14D-9, inclusive, added; Secs. 34-14B-1 to 34-14B-10, inclusive, repealed Steve Livingston 01-25-2018


Community development districts, add'l type provided for, including resort areas, marinas, and restaurants meeting certain conditions, Secs. 35-8B-1, 35-8B-2, 35-8B-3 am'd. Steve Livingston 03-21-2018


Forests, appropriation to the Emergency Forest Fire, Insect and Disease Fund from state General Fund and max amount of accumulation, increased, Sec. 9-3-10.1 am'd. Steve Livingston 03-13-2018


Dogs, dangerous defined, procedure and hearing provided to determine if dangerous, registration, penalties, liability of owner, Emily's Law Steve Livingston 03-01-2018


Income tax, filing requirement threshold to be sum of standard deduction and personal exemptions, Sec. 40-18-27 am'd. Steve Livingston 03-20-2018


Chiropractors, chiropractic agreements with patients, not considered insurance, license to sell or market not required, requirements for agreement established, discontinuance of services under the agreement, Ala. Chiropractors Direct Pay Act Priscilla Dunn 03-20-2018


Insurance contracts, homeowners, discounts for wind mitigation, evidence of certification in lieu of construction records, Secs. 27-31D-1, 27-31D-2 am'd. Rusty Glover 02-20-2018


Alabama State University, authority and responsibilities of the board of trustees and president of university, further provided for, Secs. 16-50-20, 16-50-23, 16-50-27 am'd. Bobby D. Singleton 03-28-2018


Taxation, Alabama Tax Delinquency Amnesty Act, Revenue Dept. require to establish a tax amnesty program Tim Melson 01-30-2018


Conservation and Natural Resources Dept., deputy game and fish wardens, positions abolished, Sec. 9-11-17 repealed; Secs. 9-2-28, 9-2-64, 9-11-1 amd. Tim Melson 02-06-2018


Lauderdale Co., gas tax proceeds required to pay off debt obligations for Shoals Economic Development Project, Sec. 45-39-92.52 am'd. Tim Melson 02-20-2018


Louisville, alcoholic beverages, Sunday sales under certain conditions William M. Beasley 03-06-2018


Clio, alcoholic beverages, Sunday sales under certain conditions William M. Beasley 03-06-2018


Mortgages, fee increase for recording of mortgages, deeds of trust, distribution of proceeds to Alabama Housing Trust Fund, Sec. 40-22-2 am'd. Linda Coleman-Madison 01-30-2018


Alcoholic beverages, wine, direct shipment to consumer, authorized under certain conditions, wine direct shipper license required by Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, penalties, Sec. 28-3A-6.1 added; Sec. 28-1-4 am'd. Bill Holtzclaw 03-22-2018


Bridgeport, alcoholic beverages, Sunday sales Steve Livingston 03-06-2018


Governor, strategic four-year plan, transmit to legislators in electronic format, posting on Governor's website, Sec. 41-19-3 am'd. J. T. Waggoner 03-22-2018


EMS personel, revise licensing process to authorize criminal background checks, revise licensing fees, etc., Secs. 22-18-4, 22-18-6 am'd. Gerald O. Dial 02-22-2018


Custodial sexual misconduct, crimes further defined, community corrections program, alcohol or drug abuse court referral and treatment program included, Secs. 14-11-30, 14-11-31 am'd. Phillip W. Williams 03-21-2018


Indigent Defense Advisory Boards, immunity for board members, annual meetings required, governing rules to be adopted by the Office of Indigent Defense Services, Sec. 15-12-4 am'd. Phillip W. Williams 03-01-2018


Advisory Board to the State Health Officer, authorize to meet by electronic means and establish rules of procedures for meetings, Sec. 22-21-27 am'd. Tim Melson 03-08-2018


Kinship guardianship, to remove certain requirements for appointment of guardians by the juvenile court, Sec. 12-15-314 am'd. Dick Brewbaker 02-22-2018


Marijuana, possession of, penalties revised, quantities included, possession of marijuana in third degree created, Secs. 13A-12-214.4, 13A-12-214.5 added; Secs. 13A-12-213, 13A-12-214 am'd. Dick Brewbaker 02-22-2018


Grove Hill, corp. limits alt. Greg Albritton 03-13-2018


Sales tax, licenses from Revenue Dept., two-year surety bond required with new or renewal sales tax license registration under certain conditions and certain non-compliant licenses, Sec. 40-23-6 am'd. Clyde Chambliss 02-22-2018


Alcoholic beverages, retail licensees, making of infusions using distilled spirits authorized, Sec. 28-3A-20.3 added; Sec. 28-3A-25 am'd. Paul Sanford 03-15-2018


Hotels and motels, adoption of health rules relating to operation of facilities, reserved to St. Board of Health Vivian Davis Figures 01-30-2018


Income tax, credit for certain qualified clean-burning motor fuel property including motor vehicles propelled by compressed natural gas, liquified natural gas, or liquified petroleum gas, limitation, Revenue Dept. authorized to make rules Cam Ward 01-30-2018


Taxation, sale of land for unpaid tax delinquent after January 1, 2018, redemption, interest rate lowered Secs. 40-10-75, 40-10-76, 40-10-77, 40-10-83, 40-10-121, 40-10-122 am'd. Hank Sanders 03-28-2018


Food service establishments, grease traps required to be secured and locked, civil fines Tom Whatley 03-13-2018


Controlled substances; controlled substances schedules; statutory schedules repealed; schedules of the State Board of Health to be the official controlled substances list; Secs. 20-2-23, 20-2-25, 20-2-27, 20-2-29, 20-2-31 repealed; Secs. 20-2-20, 20-2-32 am'd. Tom Whatley 01-30-2018


Corrections Dept., Dept. of Finance, Purchasing Division, to provide exemptions from purchasing requirements, Sec. 14-7-8 am'd. Greg Albritton 02-06-2018


Taxation, sale of tax liens, tax liens authorized to be sold at auction to the bidder with the lowest interest rate, Secs. 40-10-199, 40-10-200 added; Secs. 40-10-180 to 40-10-198, inclusive, am'd. Gerald O. Dial 03-28-2018


Courts, magistrates, fees and costs, authorized to assess, duties, use of electronic communication for notification purposes authorized, Secs. 12-14-51, 12-19-150 am'd. Rodger Smitherman 03-20-2018


Crimes and offenses, J.K. Elrod Act, murder, knowingly selling or distributing a controlled substance that causes the death of another, exemption for physicians and pharmacists Cam Ward 01-30-2018


Local Government Insurance Program, Care Assurance System for the Aging and Homebound authorized to participate, Sec. 11-91A-2 am'd. Clay Scofield 01-30-2018


Co. commissions, bank depository, requirement to select in December of each year deleted, Sec. 11-4-41 am'd. Clay Scofield 02-22-2018


Hunting, authorize the taking of whitetail deer or feral swine by means of bait, Secs. 9-11-244, 9-11-245 am'd. Gerald O. Dial 01-09-2018


State income tax, credits, rural physicians and dentists, extension of credit for residing and practicing in areas of critical need, Sec. 40-18-132 am'd. Gerald O. Dial 01-09-2018


Taxation, sales and use taxes, eliminate jointly filed petition for refund by taxpayer and the consumer/purchaser, definitions, Secs. 40-2A-3, 40-2A-7 am'd. Steve Livingston 03-01-2018


Home Builders Licensure Board, authorized to collect hearing costs, increase fines for violations, and revoke certain licenses, Secs. 34-14A-1 to 34-14A-8, inclusive, 34-14A-14, 34-14A-15 am'd. Steve Livingston 01-09-2018


Transportation network companies, Public Service Commission permit required to operate, minimum requirements imposed Bobby D. Singleton 01-09-2018


Peace Officers' Standards and Training Commission, education requirement to become a law enforcement officer amended to include nonpublic education, Sec. 36-21-46 am'd. Paul Bussman 03-01-2018


Pharmaceutical Services Providers, supplemental privilege tax, authorized to petition Dept. of Revenue for direct refund of certain overpayments, Sec. 40-26B-9 am'd. Paul Bussman 02-08-2018


Anthony Ray Hinton, approp., wrongful incarceration Paul Bussman 01-09-2018


Home Medical Equipment, Board of, Sunset Law review, continued until October 1, 2022. Paul Bussman 02-01-2018


Foresters, Board of Registration for, Sunset Law review, continued until October 1, 2022. Paul Bussman 02-01-2018


Construction Recruitment Institute, Sunset Law review, continued until October 1, 2022. Paul Bussman 02-20-2018


Sickle Cell Oversight and Regulatory Commission, Sunset Law review, continued until October 1, 2022. Paul Bussman 02-01-2018


Prosthetists and Orthotists, Alabama State Board of, Sunset Law review, continued until October 1, 2022. Paul Bussman 02-01-2018


Pilotage Commission, State, Sunset Law Review, continued until October 1, 2020. Paul Bussman 02-20-2018


Surface Mining Commission, Sunset Law review, continued until October 1, 2022. Paul Bussman 02-01-2018


Income tax, individuals, standard deduction increased based on certain adjusted gross income for, Sec. 40-18-15 am'd. Del Marsh 03-08-2018


Securities Commission, directors salary to be fixed by commission with approval of State Personnel Board, Sec. 8-6-56 am'd. J. T. Waggoner 03-06-2018


Motor vehicles, overtaking and passing, vehicles to be driven in right lane, with exceptions, Sec. 32-5A-80 am'd. J. T. Waggoner 01-30-2018


Income tax credits, increase for rural physicians and dentists, Secs. 40-18-130 to 40-18-132, inclusive, am'd. Gerald O. Dial 01-30-2018


Competitive bids on public contracts by state agencies and institutions, preference for vendors owned by veterans of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, joint purchasing agreements further provided for, cities and counties authorized to use fleet fuel cards, Secs. 41-16-20, 41-16-21.1, 41-16-27, 41-4-110 am'd. Gerald O. Dial 01-09-2018


Clay Co., co. courthouse, removal of state courts from historical Clay Co. Courthouse prohibited, const. amend. Gerald O. Dial 02-13-2018


Courts, Judicial retirement fund, probate judges, purchase of creditable service provided for, Sec.12-18-84.2 added Gerald O. Dial 01-09-2018


Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Patient Safety Act, Alabama Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Bd created, licensing of limited x-ray machine operators, magnetic resonance technologist, nuclear medicine technologist, radiation therapist, radiographer, and radiologist assistants, provided Gerald O. Dial 01-09-2018


Traffic stops, racial profiling by law enforcement officers, prohibited, written policies, forms for statistics, and reports to Attorney General required, provision for complaints Rodger Smitherman 03-15-2018


Alabama Public Transportation Trust Fund, established, ADECA required to administer trust fund; Public Transportation Trust Fund Advisory Committee, created. Rodger Smitherman 02-27-2018


Alabama Road and Bridge Rehabilitation and Improvement Authority established to finance road and bridge improvements, authority to issue bonds, etc. Gerald O. Dial 03-27-2018


Eminent domain proceedings, costs, condemnation proceedings filed by Dept. of Transportation, the department pays condemnee's reasonable attorney fees, appraisal and engineering costs if final award is 20 percent or higher than department's offer, Sec. 18-1A-293 am'd. Cam Ward 03-08-2018


Lieutenant Governor, duties and powers over Senate, removed, salary established, const. amend. Gerald O. Dial 03-20-2018


Gasoline and motor fuel tax, county commission authorized to levy up to five cents, referendum, distributed on transportation projects Arthur Orr 02-01-2018


Driving under the influence, second offense, penalty further provided for based on defendant's DUI history, Sec. 32-5A-191 am'd. Arthur Orr 03-27-2018


Workers' compensation, additional penalties for fraud, restitution, termination of benefits, repayment, Dept. of Labor to preserve certain information under certain conditions, Sec. 13A-11-124 am'd. Arthur Orr 01-09-2018


Compensation, unemployment, to increase the possible weekly benefit, to lower weeks of unemployment benefits from 26 to 14 to 20 based on the unemployment rate in the recipient's county of residence, and to provide for additional benefits for persons undertaking job training or certification, Secs. 25-4-72, 25-4-74 am'd. Arthur Orr 03-15-2018


Medicaid, liens and claims against recipient and recipient's estate authorized Arthur Orr 02-08-2018


Education, National Guard, a person does not have to be a resident for Alabama Commission on Higher Education to reimburse if in National Guard, include high school students simultaneously enrolled, Federal funds paid to the student may not be considered to determine benefits under Education Trust Fund Appropriation Act, Secs. 16-64-2, 31-10-3 am'd. Gerald O. Dial 03-13-2018


Nursing, Board of, loan repayment program for advanced-practice nurses, loan program authorized for certain currently certified nurses, Sec. 34-21-96 am'd. Gerald O. Dial 02-06-2018


Nursing, Board of, investigators granted power of peace officers, Act 2017-46, 2017 Reg. Sess.; Sec. 34-21-2 am'd. Gerald O. Dial 03-21-2018


Nursing, Board of, anti-competitive rule making, immunity provided, Sec. 34-21-2.1 added Gerald O. Dial 03-21-2018


Ad valorem taxes, co. commission authorized to abate taxes for Class III property taxed at current use when converted to other taxable use for projects under Ala. Jobs Act, consent of municipality if in corporate limits, Sec. 40-7-25.4 added Arthur Orr 01-30-2018


Transportation Dept., Ala. Federal Fund Exchange Program, political subdivisions or public corporation authorized to puchase fed. transportation funds at a discount, work to be performed by state residents, reports to Jt. Transportation Committee, Ala. Fed. Fund Exchange Program Arthur Orr 01-09-2018


Transportation Infrastructure Bank, funding to capitalize and pledge toward bonds, add road and bridge funds authorized to be pledged, operation of bank further provided for, Secs. 23-7-2, 23-7-29, 23-7-30, 23-7-31 added; Secs. 23-7-6, 23-7-7, 23-7-9, 23-7-15, 23-7-17, 23-7-18, 23-7-19, 23-7-20, 23-7-21am'd. Arthur Orr 03-15-2018


Education, gifted or talented children, grants by St. Dept. of Ed. to public schools for educational programs, local bd. of ed. required to match Arthur Orr 03-22-2018


Colleges and universities, local boards of education, schools prohibited from using public funds to advocate for or against ballot measures Arthur Orr 02-08-2018


Death penalty, moratorium on imposition and execution not to exceed three years, procedure for administering Hank Sanders 01-09-2018


Death penalty repealed, Secs. 13A-5-39, 13A-5-43, 13A-5-44, 15-18-100 am'd; Secs. 13A-5-45 to 13A-5-53, inclusive, 13A-5-55, 13A-5-59, 15-18-80 to 15-18-86, inclusive, repealed Hank Sanders 01-09-2018


State income tax, federal deduction limited for individual taxpayers, state sales tax on food and over-the-counter drugs removed, Amendment 225 (Section 211.04, Recompiled Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended), repealed, const. amend. Hank Sanders 01-09-2018


Capital cases, judge not to override jury verdict of life without parole, Act 2017-131 made retroactive, Act 2017-131, 2017 Reg. Sess., am'd. Hank Sanders 01-09-2018


Lowndes Co., coroner, expense allowance, Act 91-327, 1991 Reg. Sess., am'd; Act 91-273, 1991 Reg. Sess., repealed Hank Sanders 02-08-2018


Lowdes Co., sheriff, comp. increases validated, retroactive, expenses allowance and comp. Hank Sanders 02-20-2018


Law Enforcement Agency, drivers' license office, operational in each county a minimum of one day each week Hank Sanders 01-09-2018


Association of Former Members of the Alabama Legislature, created, board of directors, executive director, and staff provided for, participation of employees in SEHIP and ERS Greg J. Reed 01-09-2018


Revenue Department, local governments regarding tax levies revised, certain collection notification requirement services authorized at no cost, Sec. 11-51-210.1 added; Secs. 11-3-11.3, 11-51-183, 11-51-208, 11-51-210, 40-12-4, 40-12-7 am'd. Paul Sanford 02-22-2018


Conservation and Natural Resources, game breeder's licenses, issuance, further provided for, penalties, criminal penalties applicable only for intentional violations, Secs. 9-11-30, 9-11-31.1 am'd. Paul Sanford 02-27-2018


Pistol permits, sheriff, prohibited from imposing time constraints on applicant taking possession of, Sec. 13A-11-75 am'd. Paul Sanford 03-22-2018


Taxation, sale of land for unpaid tax interest on tax, abolished, Sec. 40-10-121 am'd. Hank Sanders 01-09-2018


Elections, qualification of electors, not serving court-ordered sentence of imprisonment, eligible to register and vote, Sec. 17-3-30 am'd. Hank Sanders 01-09-2018


Crimes and offenses, Rape 1st degree, parental rights of defendant of child, terminated, Sec. 13A-6-61 am'd. Hank Sanders 02-22-2018


Election, voter registration, allowed any day board of registrars has office hours, Sec. 17-3-50 am'd. Hank Sanders 03-06-2018


Capital punishment, intellectual disability defendant, procedures for court to determine, established, Sec. 13A-5-60 added Hank Sanders 01-09-2018


Death penalty, persons under certain age exempt Hank Sanders 01-09-2018


Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, markup set, increases limited based on act of Legislature Bill Holtzclaw 02-22-2018


Motor vehicles, distinctive license plates, parent or guardian of a disabled person authorized to apply for a disability access license plate, Sec. 40-12-300 am'd. Bill Holtzclaw 03-13-2018


Environment, Alabama Legacy for Environmental Research Trust, use of hazardous waste fees for environmental research and education at public colleges and universities abolished, reversion of funds to Public Health Dept., Sec. 22-30B-19 repealed Paul Sanford 02-15-2018


Dental Examiners, Board of, patient abandonment defined, exemption of mobile facilities expanded to all state and local health dept. mobile dental facilities, exemptions for limited pracitce clarified, cont. education providers, time for taking licensing exam extended, display of license and reproduction of registration cert., fees, disciplinary action, approval of specialty status by board, membership ballot procedure, succession on bd., technical corrections, Secs. 34-9-1, 34-9-4, 34-9-6, 34-9-6.1, 34-9-7, 34-9-7.1, 34-9-7.2, 34-9-8, 34-9-9, 34-9-10, 34-9-12, 34-9-13, 34-9-14, 34-9-15, 34-9-16, 34-9-18, 34-9-19, 34-9-22, 34-9-26, 34-9-27, 34-9-28, 34-9-40, 34-9-41, 34-9-43.2, 34-9-88, 34-38-2 am'd. Paul Bussman 03-13-2018


Fort Payne, alcoholic beverages, Sunday sales, city council may permit Steve Livingston 02-27-2018


Motor vehicles, following too closely, exemption provided for, truck platoons under certain conditions, Dept. of Transportation authorized to adopt rules, Secs. 32-1-1.1, 32-5A-89 am'd. Tom Whatley 03-21-2018


Courts, municipal, transfer of cases to district court, participation in pretrial diversion programs of district ct, conditions Tom Whatley 01-25-2018


Term limits, members of Senate and House of Representatives limited to three consecutive full terms, const. amend. Bill Hightower 01-25-2018


Capital defendant, execution of, elect to include by nitrogen hypoxia, capital defendant allowed to choose life without parole in-lieu-of a death sentence, Secs. 15-18-82, 15-18-82.1 am'd. Trip Pittman 01-09-2018


Vacancies, United States Senator, temporary appointment by Governor until next general election authorized, Sec. 36-9-7 repealed; Sec. 36-9-8 am'd Trip Pittman 01-09-2018


Taxation, Simplified Sellers Use Tax Program, affiliate restriction against participation eliminated, certain tangible personal property specified as subject to sales tax, Simplified Seller Use Tax Remittance Act, Secs. 40-23-191, 40-23-193 am'd. Trip Pittman 01-09-2018


Taxation, state tax revenues, distribution further provided for, Secs. 9-13-84, 22-9A-23, 22-21-24, 27-4A-3, 28-3-74, 28-3-184, 28-3-201, 28-3-202, 28-3-204, 28-7-16, 38-4-12, 38-4-12.1, 40-1-31, 40-8-3, 40-21-51, 40-21-87, 40-23-35, 40-23-50, 40-23-77, 40-25-23 am'd. Trip Pittman 01-09-2018


General Fund Rainy Day Account , established, re-establishing the Education Trust Fund Rainy Day Account, const. amend. Trip Pittman 01-09-2018


Alabama Partnership Act, repealed and replaced, procedures for formation and dissolution, conforming changes, Secs. 10A-1-5.10, 10A-1-9.01 added; Secs. 10A-1-5.07, 10A-1-7.33, 10A-8-1.01 to 10A-8-11.04, inclusive, repealed; numerous sections of Title 10A, am'd. Arthur Orr 02-01-2018


Oil and Gas Board, State, Sunset Law review, remove board from sunset review process Paul Bussman 02-01-2018


Elevator Safety Review Board, Sunset Law review, continued with certain modifications, Sec. 25-13-6 am'd. Paul Bussman 02-01-2018


University of North Alabama, Board of Trustees, revised to replace State Superintendent of Ed with at-large member, districts amended to reflect current congressional districts. Larry Stutts 02-20-2018


Franklin Co., sales and use tax, allocation of one-quarter of one cent tax for road and bridges in lieu of ATRIP, tax extended, referendum deleted, Amendment 881 (Section 9.50, Local Amendments, Franklin Co, Recompiled Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended) am'd, const. amend. Larry Stutts 02-20-2018


Deferred presentment transactions, term set at 30 days, Sec. 5-18A-13 amd. Arthur Orr 03-08-2018


Public assistance, certain eligibility requirements for TANF and SNAP revised, fraud detection measures required Arthur Orr 01-11-2018


Medicaid, eligibility verification requirements required, referral of fraud for prosecution, agency required to implement work requirements, exceptions Arthur Orr 03-08-2018


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 Jim McClendon 01-11-2018


Scholarships for programs relating to Automotive manufacturing, appropriation from the Education Trust Fund to the Alabama Community College System. Gerald H. Allen 01-23-2018


Transportation network companies, Public Service Commission permit required to operate, minimum requirements imposed Bobby D. Singleton 02-01-2018


Board of Pharmacy, employment of executive secretary and attorneys with specific experience and training qualifications authorized, Secs. 34-23-90, 34-23-93 am'd. Greg J. Reed 01-11-2018


Jackson Co., Cumberland Mountain Water and Fire Protection Authority, natural gas service, authorized to provide, const. amend. Steve Livingston 02-06-2018


Community development districts, alcoholic beverages, off-premises sales authorized under certain conditions, Sec. 35-8B-3 am'd. Steve Livingston 03-21-2018


Home Builders Licensure Board, hearing costs, collection, fines increased for violations, revocation of certain licenses, Secs. 34-14A-1 to 34-14A-8, inclusive, 34-14A-14, 34-14A-15 am'd. Steve Livingston 02-20-2018


Juvenile Justice, provisions relating to the juvenile justice system substantially revised, adoption of policies for absenteeism and school misconduct required, Juvenile Justice Reinvestment Fund, created, Secs, 12-15-102, 12-15-107, 12-15-110, 12-15-117, 12-15-119, 12-15-120, 12-15-121, 12-15-126, 12-15-127, 12-15-128, 12-15-132, 12-15-203, 12-15-204, 12-15-207, 12-15-209, 12-15-211, 12-15-215, 12-15-221, 12-15-701, 12-25-9, 16-28-2.2, 16-28-8, 16-28-12, 16-28-13, 16-28-14, 16-28-16, 16-28-17, 16-28-18, 44-1-1, 44-1-24, 44-1-36 am'd. Cam Ward 01-11-2018


Broadband internet access in rural areas, Economic and Community Affairs Dept., grant program, Fund and Legislative Oversight Committees, created, Ala. Broadband Accessibility Act Clay Scofield 03-21-2018


Income tax, check-off of contribution for the Alabama State Veterans Cemetery at Spanish Fort, Sec. 40-18-140 am'd. Greg Albritton 03-22-2018


Terrorist threats, crime further defined, specify that schools and churches are protected, Sec. 13A-10-15 am'd. Rodger Smitherman 03-28-2018


Alabama Uniform Voidable Transfers Act, adopted, creditors, procedures to reach assets transferred to prevent seizure established, Secs. 8-9B-1 to 8-9B-17, inclusive, added Rodger Smitherman 02-27-2018


County Superintendent of Education, prohibition against additional employment removed, Sec. 16-9-12 am'd. Tim Melson 03-15-2018


Municipalities, ordinances, summons and complaint in lieu of arrest, further provided for, exceptions, Sec. 11-45-9.1 am'd. Tim Melson 02-22-2018


Medical Marijuana, revise definition of cannabidiol, Leni's Law, Sec. 13A-12-214.3 am'd. Paul Sanford 01-11-2018


Sales and use taxes, exemption for sales of gold bullions, money, etc, Secs. 40-23-4, 40-23-62 am'd. Tim Melson 02-27-2018


Motor Vehicle Franchise Act, unfair and deceptive trade practices, coercion of dealer to change or modify premises when unreasonable, further provided for, Sec. 8-20-4 am'd. Clay Scofield 03-06-2018


Elmore Co., sheriff, compensation, Act 2003-174, 2003 Reg. Sess., repealed Dick Brewbaker 03-06-2018


Public schools, professional educators' associations granted same level of access to employees of public schools Shay Shelnutt 03-08-2018


Expungement of criminal records, authorized for youthful offenders, Sec. 15-27-2.1 added Tom Whatley 03-21-2018


Vessels, Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency, procedure for seizure and disposal of abandoned and derelict vessels, Alabama Abandoned and Derelict Vessel Fund, created, crimes and offenses, crime of refusing or failing to remove a derelict vessel from waters of this state, created Trip Pittman 03-01-2018


Crimes and offenses, trafficking, cannabis, minimum amount to constitute trafficking raised, Sec. 13A-12-231 am'd. Dick Brewbaker 01-09-2018


Motor vehicles, mandatory liability insurance, vehicle registration suspensions, reinstatement fees, percentage of fees county license plate issuing official authorized to retain, increased, Sec. 32-7A-12 am'd. Clyde Chambliss 02-06-2018


Appraisers and appraisal managerial companies, fees charged to be disclosed separately and distinctly, Alabama Real Estate Appraisers Board may adopt rules Clyde Chambliss 01-09-2018


Veterans, benefits, requiring dependent of a veteran with at least 20 percent but less than 40 percent disability rating to have been born on or before July 31, 2017, to be eligible for benefits under the Alabama G.I. and Dependent's Edu. Benefit Act, Secs. 31-6-4, 31-6-6 am'd. Clyde Chambliss 01-09-2018


Driver's licenses, restricted driver license authorized based on hardship, Sec. 32-6-12.1 am'd. Clyde Chambliss 03-15-2018


Competitive Bid law, purchase and installation of heating and air conditioning units for local boards of education, exempted when bid pursuant to purchasing cooperative and process approved by Dept. of Examiners of Public Accounts, Secs. 39-1-5, 39-2-2 am'd. Clyde Chambliss 02-15-2018


Voyeurism, crime created, criminalize the taking of a video or photo depicting intimate areas of a person without that person's consent, privacy, penalties Clyde Chambliss 02-22-2018


Crimes and offenses, theft of shoplifting, crime created Clyde Chambliss 01-09-2018


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. Jim McClendon 03-29-2018


Retirement, Deferred Retirement Option Plan (DROP), options for Tier I and Tier II members to participate, reopened, Secs. 16-25-150, 16-25-151, 36-27-170, 36-27-171 am'd. Shay Shelnutt 01-09-2018


Firearms, possession and carrying of, certain requirements for, repealed or deleted, Secs. 9-11-304, 13A-11-50, 13A-11-51, 13A-11-52, 13A-11-59, 13A-11-71, 13A-11-73, 13A-11-74, repealed; Sec. 13A-11-61.2 am'd. Gerald H. Allen 01-09-2018


Fire Departments, non-volunteer, diesel exhaust system installed in the fire station building, required within certain time frame and under certain conditions Rusty Glover 01-09-2018


Administrative Procedure Act, rules, notice of intended action, required to contain information about litigation, Sec. 41-22-5 am'd. Paul Sanford 02-20-2018


Competitive bids on public contracts by public educational institutions, Alabama Fire College included in law provisions for joint purchasing agreements, Sec. 41-16-50 am'd. Gerald H. Allen 03-08-2018


Terrorism, forfeiture of property derived from, authorization of claims by injured parties and law enforcement, allocation of proceeds from forfeiture, civil action for damages, limitations Gerald H. Allen 03-22-2018


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. Jim McClendon 02-22-2018


Hunting, waterfowl stamps, lifetime stamps, cost adjustments under certain conditions, Sec. 9-11-433 am'd. Tim Melson 03-28-2018


Home Builders Licensure Board, residential home builders, proof of current licensure and liability insurance provided to homeowner before beginning construction Tim Melson 03-22-2018


Memorial Preservation Act, prohibition against renaming of certain schools and exempts all schools located on public property from act, Act 2017-354, 2017 Reg. Sess., am'd; Secs. 41-9-231, 41-9-232, 41-9-233, 41-9-235, 41-9-236 am'd. Dick Brewbaker 01-09-2018


Prosthetists and Orthotists Board, licensure, exemptions further provided for, Sec. 34-25A-5 am'd. William M. Beasley 02-27-2018


Marriage license, recording by judge of probate, transmission to Vital Statistics office, Secs. 30-1-9, 30-1-10, 30-1-11, 30-1-13, 30-1-14 repealed; Secs. 22-9A-17, 30-1-5, 30-1-12, 30-1-16 am'd. Greg Albritton 01-25-2018


Education, teachers, time increased for public K-12 teachers to give notice of terminating employment from 5 to 30 days, requirement for postsecondary education employees deleted, Sec. 16-24C-11 am'd. Gerald O. Dial 02-08-2018


Legislature, House or Senate, vacancies, after Oct 1 of third year, seat to remain vacant until next term, Sec. 46 repealed and replaced, const. amend. Rusty Glover 03-21-2018


Health, stem cells, availability of certain investigational treatments, record keeping requirements, penalties, Steve Bowman Act Gerald H. Allen 01-09-2018


Alabama Family Trust Corporation, compliance with federal Social Security law and rules, provisions for successor life beneficiary deleted, disbursement of remainder including reimbursement for medical assistance, trust not to affect Medicaid approps, Secs. 38-9B-2, 38-9B-3, 38-9B-5 am'd. Cam Ward 01-30-2018


Vacancies, United States Senator, temporary appointment by Governor until next general election authorized, Sec. 36-9-7 am'd; Sec. 36-9-8 repealed Gerald O. Dial 01-09-2018


State Parking Deck Authority, maturity date for bonds further provided for, specifications of state parking deck altered, transfer to General Fund from Authority's reserve fund, Sec. 41-10-515 repealed; Secs. 41-10-490, 41-10-497, 41-10-502, 41-10-513, 41-10-516 am'd. Gerald O. Dial 01-09-2018


Driver's licenses, drowsy driving, requirement that manual and State Dept. of Edu. driver's education courses include information on dangers Jimmy Holley 03-27-2018


Teachers' Retirement System, retirees and beneficiaries, one-time lump sum funded payment based on years of service, payment in Fiscal Year 2019 Gerald O. Dial 03-28-2018


Education, personnel vacancies, posting of on local bd. of ed. website, at a minimum, or at each school campus and worksite, time to post decreased from 14 to 7 days before position to be filled, Sec. 16-22-15 am'd. Dick Brewbaker 03-13-2018


Employee's Retirement System, active members, reopening of service credits for certain employees of local agencies or organizations, qualification that employee had to be employed prior to Oct. 1, 2000, removed, Sec. 36-27-70 am'd. Linda Coleman-Madison 03-22-2018


Education, State Bd. of Ed, appointed by State Superintendent of Education, St. Super of Ed. appointed by Governor with confirmation by Senate, terms of currently serving shorten, Amendment 284 (Section 262 of Recompiled Constutiton of Alabama of 1901, as amended) am'd., const. amend. Greg Albritton 01-09-2018


Education, membership of St. Bd of Ed. revised and changed from elected to appointed by State Super of Ed., State Super of Ed. changed from appointed by State Bd of Ed. to by Governor with confirmation by Senate, qualifications and terms of board members, Secs. 16-3-1.1, 16-4-1.1 repealed; Secs. 16-2-1, 16-2-2, 16-2-3, 16-3-1 to 16-3-5, inclusive, 16-3-7, 16-3-8, 16-3-9, 16-4-1am'd. Greg Albritton 01-09-2018


Juvenile sex offenders, notification provided to school of low-risk sex offender expanded to include local super of edu. and bd of edu., change in school required to be reported to local law enforcement by juvenile sex offender, state board of edu. required to develop and local boards to adopt, model policy for monitoring juvenile sex offenders in school, Secs. 15-20A-27, 15-20A-30 am'd. Clyde Chambliss 03-22-2018


Firearm, possession prohibited at certain places including by persons with a valid pistol permit, exception for qualified retired law enforcement officers, Sec. 13A-11-61.2 am'd. Jimmy Holley 03-27-2018


Schools, public K-12 teachers and employees, charged with certain sexual crimes against students, paid administrative leave and discipline of school employees charged removed, Sec. 13A-6-83 repealed Trip Pittman 02-20-2018


Public Accountancy Board, board composition and powers altered, Secs. 34-1-2, 34-1-3, 34-1-11, 34-1-12 am'd. Jimmy Holley 02-08-2018


Residential property, foreclosure, right-of-redemption, time period to redeem further provided for, notice requirement actions, affirmative defense, provided for, time frame for notice requirement actions, further provided for, Sec. 6-5-248 am'd. Clay Scofield 02-13-2018


Municipal courts, municipal judges, bail, to require defendants to be released as an unsecured appearance bond or on personal recognizance, with exceptions, Sec. 12-14-5 am'd. Greg Albritton 02-13-2018


Pharmacy, State Board of, outsourcing facilities, annual permit required, Secs. 34-23-1, 34-23-32 am'd William M. Beasley 02-13-2018


Energy Policy, Permanent Joint Legislative Committee on, membership and duties revised, limit reporting of committee, creation of office deleted, authorized to form advisory subcommittees, Secs. 29-2-270 to 29-2-275, inclusive, am'd. Cam Ward 03-21-2018


Municipal courts, mayors and municipal court judges, mayor authorized to remit court costs imposed by municipal court judge, municipal court judges authorized to remit certain costs upon a showing of indigency, mayor's authority to commute sentences removed, municipal court judges authorized to issue arrest warrants and hold certain persons in contempt of court, Secs. 12-14-15, 12-14-32 am'd. Cam Ward 02-01-2018


Sex offenders, obscene materials containing visual depiction of persons under 17 years, disseminating, publicly displaying, possessing, or possessing with intent to disseminate, term further defined, crime of possession, penalties, Alabama Sex Offender Registration and Community Notification Act on 1st or 2nd offense, Secs.13A-12-190, 13A-12-192 am'd. Cam Ward 01-09-2018


Court costs, docket fee, waiver for substantial hardship, verified statement required, time period to pay up denial of hardship petition, Sec. 12-19-70 am'd. Cam Ward 03-01-2018


Municipal courts, pretrial diversion program, voluntary transfer authorized Cam Ward 03-15-2018


Judges, private, types of cases expanded, Secs. 12-11A-2, 12-11A-4 am'd. Cam Ward 03-21-2018


Controlled substances, Fentanyl and Fentanyl analogues included in schedule I, criminal penalties for trafficking, Secs. 13A-12-211, 13A-12-231, 20-2-23 am'd. Cam Ward 03-28-2018


Eminent domain proceedings, costs, condemnation proceedings filed by Dept. of Transportation to reimburse condemnee's under certain conditions, Sec. 18-1A-293 am'd. Cam Ward 01-09-2018


Municipalities, ordinances, summons and complaint in lieu of arrest, further provided for, exceptions, Sec. 11-45-9.1 am'd. Cam Ward 01-09-2018


Class 8 municipalities, weeds, abatement, alternative procedures to declare a public nuisance after prior abatement Cam Ward 02-15-2018


Alabama Disaster Recovery Program, established to assist counties and municipalities with disaster recovery, committee to administer, Sec. 31-9-86 added; Secs. 31-9-10, 31-9-83 am'd. Greg Albritton 02-08-2018


Education, population requirement for city to establish a board of education increased from 5,000 to 25,000, determination of financial capability required, Sec. 16-11-1 am'd. Linda Coleman-Madison 01-09-2018


Day care centers, influenza vaccine, information to parents, required William M. Beasley 02-27-2018


Health care providers, nurse practitioners and nurse midwives authorized to sign forms which may be signed by a physician Jim McClendon 03-08-2018


Revenue Dept., sale of state land, employment of auction company, Sec. 40-10-134 am'd. Trip Pittman 03-15-2018


Environmental Management Dept., centralized waste treatment facilities, permits, bond or financial assurance further provided for, provisions for fees based on cost to treat repealed, Secs. 22-25C-1, 22-25C-2 am'd. Trip Pittman 03-01-2018


Neighborhood Infrastructure Authorities, municipalities, assessments for neighborhood infrastructure revitalization projects, income tax credits, expiration date deleted, tax credits extended until 2022, Secs. 11-71-11, 11-71-12 am'd. Trip Pittman 03-01-2018

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