2019 Alabama Senate Bills

Bill Title Sponsor Last Action Signed


Shelby Co., probate court, recording fees, additional, for probate office, Act 248, 1975 Reg. Sess. am'd. Cam Ward 05-30-2019


Health care, treatment guidelines relating to buprenorphine, review committee established to aid in rule drafting Larry Stutts 05-31-2019


Wrongful incarcerated, Committee on Compensation for Wrongful incarceration, Legislature authorized to negotiate and appropriate lump sum payout in lieu of certified amount, Secs. 29-2-159, 29-2-165 am'd. Greg Albritton 05-23-2019


Business entity law, authorizing the creation of benefit corporations, Secs. 10A-12-1.01, 10A-12-1.02, 10A-12-1.03, 10A-12-2.01, 10A-12-2.02, 10A-12-2.03, 10A-12-3.01, 10A-12-3.02, 10A-12-3.03, 10A-12-4.01, 10A-12-4.02, 10A-12-5.01 added; Sec. 10A-1-1.08 am'd. Cam Ward 05-23-2019


Abortion, legislative findings, criminal penalties for the performance of, Act 2019-189, 2019 Reg. Sess., repealed Vivian Davis Figures 05-21-2019


Macon Co., occupational privilege license fee, authorized, application of the fee further provided, Act 97-522, 1997 Reg. Sess., am'd; Sec. 45-44-244.31 am'd. William M. Beasley 05-29-2019


Morgan Co., T.V.A. distribution of designated portion under Act 2010-135, distrib to certain named mun, until fiscal year commencing October 1, 2020, use of any remaining funds further provided Arthur Orr 05-29-2019


Pell City, corp. limits, alt. Jim McClendon 05-29-2019


Macon Co., bingo, may be played on electronic machines authorized by the National Indian Gaming Commission, const. amend. William M. Beasley 05-29-2019


Water Works Bd, incorp. by mun. having assets in four or more counties or serving customers in four or more counties, reorganized, appt. of members, Secs. 11-50-301, 11-50-302, 11-50-303 am'd. J. T. Waggoner 05-21-2019


Shelby Co., churches, deadly physical force, use in self-defense or defense of others, const. amend. Cam Ward 05-21-2019


Grand jury, prohibit polygraph evidence before grand jury, Sec. 12-16-200 am'd. Greg Albritton 05-28-2019


Taxation, provide income tax deduction, military stationed out of state Donnie Chesteen 05-16-2019


Moundville, alcoholic beverages, authorize City Council to provide by local ordinance for the sale of keg or draft beer Bobby D. Singleton 05-31-2019


Talladega Superspeedway, International Speedway Corp., sales and use tax exemption for purchases of construction materials related to and ad valorem tax exemption on real and personal property, Sec. 40-9-25.23 added Jim McClendon 05-23-2019


Education, public K-12, buses, local boards of education authorized to sell advertising space on buses, prohibit certain types of advertising Greg J. Reed 05-28-2019


Governor's Office of Minority Affairs, name changed to Alabama Office of Minority Affairs, authorized to draft policy recommendations, merit and non-merit staff provided for, technical corrections re name change made to Historic Tax Credit Evaluating Committee, Secs. 36-13-50, 36-13-51, 36-13-53, 40-9F-38 am'd. Rodger Smitherman 05-23-2019


Military bases, counties and municipalities, formation of redevelopment authorities to finance projects contiguous to operating or closed bases, eminent domain powers Tom Butler 05-30-2019


Barbour Co., sheriff, service of process fee, deposit in sheriff's fund, Secs. 45-3-233.01, 45-3-233.02 am'd. William M. Beasley 05-23-2019


Barbour Co., law enforcement, authorized to take an individual with mental illness into protective custody under certain conditions, protection from civil and criminal liabilities William M. Beasley 05-31-2019


Baker Hill, corp. limits, alt. William M. Beasley 05-23-2019


Alcoholic beverages, small beer manufacturers, financial interest in brewpub authorized, transfer of alcoholic beverages to brewppub required to go through wholesaler, Sec. 28-4A-3 am'd. Rodger Smitherman 05-29-2019


Montgomery, mayor-council, salary of council-mayor, Act 618, 1973 Reg. Sess., am'd. David Burkette 05-14-2019


Motor vehicles, oversized vehicle permits, annual commercial wrecker emergency tow permit, provided, Sec. 32-9-29 am'd. Greg J. Reed 05-30-2019


Judges, vacancies, initial term of judges appt. to fill, further provided for, Amendment 328, Constitution of Alabama of 1901, am'd, const. amend. Sam Givhan 05-22-2019


Courts, circuit and district judges, qualifications, min times of state licensure to practice law, persons with certain professional disciplinary actions, prohibited from qualification, Secs. 12-11-1, 12-12-1 am'd. Sam Givhan 05-14-2019


Barbour Co., sheriff's pistol permit, deposit in Sheriff's Fund, use for law enforcement purposes, Sec. 45-3-232 am'd. William M. Beasley 05-23-2019


Macon Co., sales and use tax, co. commission to levy, distrib. of proceeds to fund ambulance service for citizens, penalties William M. Beasley 05-23-2019


Court Reporting, Board of, freelance, official, and supervising court reporter defined, board staff, investigations and hearings pursuant to APA, temporary licensure, lapsed and expired licenses, and fees, Secs. 34-8B-2, 34-8B-4, 34-8B-5, 34-8B-6, 34-8B-8, 34-8B-10, 34-8B-12, 34-8B-13, 34-8B-15, 34-8B-16, 34-8B-17 am'd. Steve Livingston 05-07-2019


Public contracts, competitive bids, further provided, local preference zone, further provided, Sec. 41-16-50 am'd. Bobby D. Singleton 05-21-2019


Code of Alabama 1975, Acts of 2018 Regular Session, supplements and certain replacement volumes, codified with certain corrections, local laws of certain counties codified, duties of Secretary of State Arthur Orr 05-30-2019


Alabama Athletic Commission, regulation of bare knuckle boxing added, membership of medical advisory panel revised, drug testing of competitors expanded, temporary license provided, Secs. 41-9-1021, 41-9-1023, 41-9-1024, 41-9-1027, 41-9-1028, 41-9-1029, 41-9-1030, 41-9-1031, 41-9-1032, 41-9-1033, 41-9-1034, 41-9-1035, 41-9-1036, 41-9-1037, 41-9-1038 am'd. Gerald H. Allen 05-31-2019


Public K-12 Education, State Board of Education renamed the Alabama Commission on Elementary and Secondary Education, members appointed by Governor, State Superintendent of Education renamed as the Secretary of Elementary and Secondary Education, secretary appointed by commission, Governor to appoint team to advise commission on functions and duties of St. Dept. of Edu., const. amend. Del Marsh 05-31-2019


Education, Alabama Commission on Elementary and Secondary Education, Governor required to consult with all minority caucuses when appointing members to the commission, contingent effective date Del Marsh 05-31-2019


Discrimination in wages, prohib. employer from paying employees of another sex or race for equal work less wage rates, except pursuant to seniority system, a merit system, and system that measures earnings by quantity or quality of production Vivian Davis Figures 05-09-2019


Drug paraphernalia, use to analyze or test controlled substances, excluded from criminal violations re use, possession, or sale for use to test or analyze controlled substance, Sec. 13A-12-260 am'd. Jim McClendon 05-15-2019


Firearms, Lifetime Carry Permit Randy Price 05-15-2019


Baldwin Co., Daphne, corp. limits alt. Chris Elliott 05-30-2019


Limestone Co., TVA in-lieu-of-taxes payments, distrib. to volunteer fire depts, further provided for when volunteer fire dept is decertified, Sec. 45-42-163 am'd. Tom Butler 05-21-2019


Crimes and offenses, to amend threshold amounts for theft and receiving stolen property offenses, drug offense, amend sentences for certain drug offenses, create add'l drug offenses, relating to sentencing, clarify community corrections programs, Secs. 13A-12-211.1, 13A-12-212.1, 15-10-3.1 added; Secs, 13A-5-9, 13A-5-10, 13A-5-10.1, 13A-8-4.1, 13A-8-8.1, 13A-8-10.25, 13A-8-18.1, 13A-12-215, 13A-12-232, 13A-12-250, 13A-12-270 repealed; Secs. 12-25-34, 12-25-34.2, 12-25-36, 13A-5-6, 3A-5-8.1, 13A-12-231, 15-22-54, 13A-4-1, 13A-4-2, 13A-4-3, 13A-8-1, 13A-8-3, 13A-8-4, 13A-8-5, 13A-8-7, 13A-8-8, 13A-8-9, 13A-8-10, 13A-8-10.1, 13A-8-10.2, 13A-8-10.3, 13A-8-16, 13A-8-17, 13A-8-18, 13A-8-19, 13A-8-144, 13A-8-194, 13A-12-211 to 13A-12-214, inclusive, 13A-12-218, 40-17A-9,15-10-1, 15-20A-7, 15-20A-9 to 15-20A-18, inclusive, 15-20A-20, 15-20A-23, 15-20A-24, 15-20A-25, 15-20A-29, 15-20A-30, 15-20A-31, 15-20A-32, 15-20A-34, 15-20A-36, 15-20A-37, 15-20A-39 am'd. Cam Ward 05-07-2019


Etowah Co., co. commission, add'l powers to levy local taxes and abate nuisances, referendums authorized Andrew Jones 05-09-2019


Etowah Co., levy lodging tax,, rentals or services excluded, Etowah County Mega Sports Complex/Little Canoe Creek Megasite Promotion Act Andrew Jones 05-09-2019


Etowah Co., tourism board, membership revised and board to perform studies relating to and provide, if feasible, for mega sports complex, Etowah Co. Mega Sports Complex Authority repealed, Sec. 45-28-91.06 added; Sec. 45-28-220.03 repealed; Secs. 45-28-91.01, 45-28-91.02, 45-28-91.05, 45-28-243.02, 45-28-244.01 am'd. Andrew Jones 05-09-2019


Prisoners, adopting federal procedures for use of restraints on pregnant women Rodger Smitherman 05-14-2019


Bail bonds, Alabama Bail Bond Regulatory Act, regulation of further provided for, Professional Bail Bonding Board created, licensure of bondsmen and recovery agents, continuing education, Phillip W. Williams 05-07-2019


State Board of Auctioneers, qualifications for licensure, annual single use auction license, inactive licenses, reciprocal licensing of apprentice auctioneer prohibited, conduct of auctions without a license, disciplinary actions pursuant to APA, board membership and meetings, Secs. 34-4-21, 34-4-23, 34-4-25, 34-4-27, 34-4-28, 34-4-29, 34-4-30, 34-4-31, 34-4-33, 34-4-50, 34-4-52 am'd. Garlan Gudger 05-14-2019


Entertainment, increase cap on film production tax credits, Sec. 41-7A-48 am'd. Garlan Gudger 05-07-2019


Taxation, sales and use taxes, Upper Sand Mountain United Methodist Larger Parish Incorporated exempt from state, county, and municipal taxes Steve Livingston 05-07-2019


Consumer Protection, Alabama State of Emergency Consumer Protection Act, enhanced criminal penalties provided under certain conditions, Secs. 13A-9-114, 34-8-6, 34-14A-14, 34-31-32, 34-36-16, 34-37-17 am'd. Randy Price 05-23-2019


Huntsville, ad valorem taxes, for public schools modified to apply citywide in Madison, Limestone, and Morgan Counties at same rate Sam Givhan 05-28-2019


Social Work Examiners, Board of, duties, board authorized to charge and collect fees to verify existence of current license, Sec. 34-30-57 am'd. Clyde Chambliss 05-14-2019


Supernumerary court reporters, death benefits for surviving spouse provided William M. Beasley 05-02-2019


Taxation, sale of land for unpaid tax delinquent after January 1, 2020, redemption, Secs. 40-10-75, 40-10-76, 40-10-77, 40-10-83, 40-10-121, 40-10-122 am'd. Cam Ward 05-02-2019


Permanent Joint Transportation Committee, membership, Sec. 29-2-2 am'd. Del Marsh 05-31-2019


Physicians, rural income tax credit under certain conditions, existing credit terminated, new credit provided, Secs. 40-18-130.1 to 40-18-132.1, inclusive, added. Steve Livingston 05-22-2019


Corporate Income Tax, allow taxpayer who is part of a controlled group to factor that controlled group in computing deduction limitations, Sec. 40-18-39.1 added. Dan Roberts 05-02-2019


Health care, hospitals, procedure for aftercare when discharged from hospital, designation of a family caregiver, Family Caregiver Act Vivian Davis Figures 05-02-2019


Juveniles, dependency hearing, allow statements to be entered into evidence in cases if they were made by a child under the age of 12 during a forensic interview and pertain to allegations of abuse against the child, Secs. 12-15-301, 12-15-310 am'd. Sam Givhan 05-15-2019


Taxation, Prince Hall Grand Lodge Free and Accepted Masons and Most Worshipful Grand Lodge F. and A.M., exempt from sales, county and municipal taxes Bobby D. Singleton 05-29-2019


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. Rodger Smitherman 05-14-2019


Teachers' Retirement System, UAB employees who served as postdoctoral fellow, allowed to purchase up to two years credit in the system Linda Coleman-Madison 05-02-2019


Alabama Job Creation and Military Stability Commission, membership, to include Commissioner of Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Sec. 31-14-3 am'd. Tom Whatley 05-23-2019


Baldwin Co., to provide for the formation of a city school system Chris Elliott 05-29-2019


Baldwin Co., lease tax, distrib of proceeds, Sec. 45-2-244.183 am'd. Greg Albritton 05-23-2019


Alcoholic beverages delivery service permit, authorizes delivery of alcoholic beverages from certain licensed retailers to adult residents in state, Sec. 28-3A-3.1 added; Sec. 28-1-4 am'd. Shay Shelnutt 05-02-2019


Agriculture, to provide that lab grown meat may not be labeled for sale as "meat" or a "meat product", Sec. 2-17-10 am'd. David Sessions 05-23-2019


Administrative procedures, minimum threshold for a proposed rule's economic impact set, measures to reduce cost of proposed rules, Secs. 41-22-5.1, 41-22-5.2, 41-22-23 am'd. J. T. Waggoner 05-02-2019


Beer suppliers and wholesalers, regulation of contracts governing, revised, Sec. 28-9-5.1 added; Sec. 28-9-4 am'd. Cam Ward 04-30-2019


Toll Roads and Bridges, notice to pay a toll, further provided, failure to pay toll citation, further provided, non-renewal of vehicle registration, provided, authority to enter in reciprocal agreements, further provided, Secs. 23-2-167, 23-2-168, 23-2-169, 23-2-172, 23-2-173, 23-2-175 am'd. David Sessions 05-30-2019


Motor vehicles, automated traffic enforcement systems, provides that State Law Enforcement Agency gives approval to a municipality before authorized to use, municipality issues notices of violations, civil fines, late fees, Automated Traffic Enforcement Safety Act Gerald H. Allen 05-23-2019


Tallapoosa Co., Willow Point Subdivision, estab. of road maint. district, referendum, fees, bd. of directors Clyde Chambliss 05-14-2019


Tallapoosa Co., platted subdivisions, local laws authorized to establish road maint. districts, referendums, assessments for road maint, const. amend. Clyde Chambliss 05-14-2019


Justices and judges, revise compensation received by retired justices and judges who are called to active duty, Secs. 12-18-10, 12-18-61 am'd. Clyde Chambliss 05-07-2019


Etowah Co., constable, office abolished Andrew Jones 05-07-2019


Etowah Co., Personnel Board of Office of Sheriff, abolished, effective upon ratification of const. amend., placing employees under county personnel bd., Secs. 45-28-234 to 45-28-234.18, inclusive, repealed Andrew Jones 05-07-2019


Etowah Co., sheriff, co. commission, provide add'l expense allowance Andrew Jones 05-30-2019


Colleges and universities, Alabama State University, tuition rates, board of trustees, authorized to extend resident tuition rates to qualified nonresident students of other schools Bobby D. Singleton 05-29-2019


Elder abuse, require redaction of contract information from court documents released to the public, to clarify that an elderly person of sound mind or body may hire legal counsel for representation, Sec. 38-9F-6 am'd. Rodger Smitherman 05-08-2019


Taxation, require Dept. of Revenue to enter into agreements with financial institutions to develop a financial institution data match program, Sec. 40-29-23.1 added. Rodger Smitherman 05-14-2019


Apprenticeships, completion of apprenticeship and fulfillment of other requirements to entitle applicant to receive occupational license Clay Scofield 05-28-2019


Notaries public; to create online Notary Public Act, to provide for electronic acknowledgement of instruments, Sec. of State to perform attestations and affixments in an electronic manner, Secs. 35-4-128, 36-20-85 to 36-20-96, inclusive, added; Secs. 36-14-1, 36-20-73 am'd. Clay Scofield 04-30-2019


Long Term Care Ombudsman Program, update provisions and delete outdated and absolete terms and provisions, Secs. 22-5A-1 to 22-5A-7, inclusive, am'd. Bobby D. Singleton 04-30-2019


Public Health, require Dept of Public Health to provide education to public regarding care for Alzheimer's and dementia patients, provide funding, Secs. 22-50-70, 22-50-71, 22-50-72, 22-50-73, 22-50-74 repealed Greg Albritton 05-30-2019


Baldwin Co., judge of probate authorized to exercise equity jurisdiction under certain conditions, const. amend. Greg Albritton 05-23-2019


Baldwin Co., judge of probate, employment of Chief Admin. of Motor Vehicle Tags and Licenses, appt, duties, compensation Greg Albritton 05-21-2019


Circuit clerks, qualifications for supernumerary status revised, Sec. 12-17-140 am'd. Randy Price 04-30-2019


Etowah Co., coroner, expense allowance and salary, appointment of a deputy coroner, Act 2000-651, 2000 Reg. Sess, repealed; Sec. 45-28-60 repealed Andrew Jones 05-14-2019


Taxation, gas tax proceeds, percentage distributed to counties with population greater than 600,000, distribution alt., Act 329 of 1969 Reg. Sess., amend. Linda Coleman-Madison 04-30-2019


Elections, political parties and independent candidates for statewide office, number of names required to gain ballot access, reduced, Secs. 17-6-22, 17-9-3 am'd. Cam Ward 04-30-2019


Parole, Board of Pardons and Paroles, violations, confinement period for parole violation reduced for time served in holding, Sec. 15-22-32 am'd. Linda Coleman-Madison 04-30-2019


Stolen property, to provide receiving a stolen firearm a felony, technical revisions, Secs. 13A-8-16, 13A-8-17, 13A-8-18, 13A-8-18.1, 13A-8-19 am'd. Linda Coleman-Madison 04-30-2019


Real Estate Appraisers Board, evaluations of property for financial institutions authorized by federal financial institutions regulatory agencies, excluded from regulation by the board, investigators employed by board authorized to be licensees, Secs. 34-27A-2, 34-27A-3, 34-27A-5, 34-27A-23 am'd. Linda Coleman-Madison 04-30-2019


Health care employees, requiring employees to receive human trafficking training Linda Coleman-Madison 04-30-2019


Law enforcement officers, Alabama Peace Officers' Standards and Training Commission (APOSTC) provide mandatory training, human trafficking, state and local agencies, human trafficking training Linda Coleman-Madison 04-30-2019


Employment discrimination, prohibited based on race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or age Linda Coleman-Madison 04-30-2019


Real estate sold for payment of taxes, recovery actions by owner and actions for possession by tax purchaser, further provided for, tax lien by tax purchaser, authorized, Act 2018-494, 2018 Reg. Sess., repealed; Secs. 40-10-82, 40-10-120 am'd. Tom Whatley 04-30-2019


Morgan Co., co. commission, county portion of proceeds from simplified seller use tax (SSUT), distrib. to local bds of ed. Arthur Orr 05-21-2019


Drug screenings, sale or marketing of human or synthetic urine to defraud a drug or alcohol screening test prohibited, possession, sale, or advertising of adultrants designed to defeat a screening test prohibited, criminal penalties Cam Ward 04-30-2019


Coal, excise and privilege tax, proceeds distribution further provided, termination of tax on October 1, 2033, Secs. 40-13-6, 40-13-8 am'd. Garlan Gudger 04-25-2019


Crimes and offenses, to amend the threshold amounts for theft of property offenses and receiving stolen property offenses, Secs. 13A-8-1, 13A-8-3, 13A-8-4, 13A-8-4.1, 13A-8-5, 13A-8-7, 13A-8-8, 13A-8-8.1, 13A-8-9, 13A-8-10, 13A-8-10.1, 13A-8-10.2, 13A-8-10.25, 13A-8-10.3, 13A-8-16, 13A-8-17, 13A-8-18, 13A-8-18.1, 13A-8-19 am'd. Bobby D. Singleton 04-25-2019


Coosa Co., judge of probate, fees for remote access of records, authorized, disposition of funds Clyde Chambliss 05-15-2019


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 05-15-2019


Storage facilities, self-service, Self-Service Storage Facilities Act, created, definitions, operator's liens, authorized, Secs. 8-15-40 to 8-15-49, inclusive, added; Secs. 8-15-30 to 8-15-38, inclusive, repealed Tim Melson 05-29-2019


Macon Co., bingo, may be played on electronic machines authorized by the National Indian Gaming Commission, const. amend. William M. Beasley 05-16-2019


Alexander City, corp. limits alt. Clyde Chambliss 05-14-2019


Soil and water conservation districts, extend limited civil liability immunity to district supervisors and employees for rental or lending of equipment, Sec. 9-8-25 am'd. Donnie Chesteen 05-15-2019


Alabama School Choice and Student Opportunity Act, local revenue projections provided for charter school applicants, terms for amt of local revenue following child from non-charter public to public charter school provided, Sec. 16-6F-10 am'd. Del Marsh 05-02-2019


Shared micromobility device systems, operation provided for, Sec. 32-19-2 added; Secs. 32-1-1.1, 40-12-240 am'd. Rodger Smitherman 05-30-2019


Constitution of Alabama of 1901, proposed state and local constitutional amendment, and state and local referendums shall be held at statewide primary or general election, const. amend. Del Marsh 05-30-2019


Conservation and Natural Resources, wildlife, possession for public exhibition purposes, importing of cervidae, prohibited, Sec. 9-11-328 am'd. Bobby D. Singleton 05-28-2019


Underground utilities, one-call notification system, notification further provided for, Underground Damage Prevention Fund, created, Secs. 37-15-10.1, 37-15-10.2 added; Secs. 37-15-2, 37-15-4, 37-15-4.1, 37-15-5, 37-15-6, 37-15-9, 37-15-10 am'd. Dan Roberts 05-29-2019


Electricity utility services, to remove sunset provision from Energy Security Act of 2015, Sec. 37-4-150 am'd. Cam Ward 05-22-2019


Governor's Mansion Authority, Secs. 41-9-541, 41-9-542, 41-9-544, 41-9-545 am'd. Clyde Chambliss 05-29-2019


Transportation, Class A restricted CDL, issued to applicants aged 18 years but under 21 years, restriction limits, operation of commerical vehicles within state lines Donnie Chesteen 04-25-2019


Retirement, RSA, ERS, Tier III Retirement plan created, plan benefits defined, Secs. 36-26-36.1, 36-27-1, 36-27-16, 36-27-24, 36-27-59 am'd. Will Barfoot 04-18-2019


Sexual offenses, redefined certain sexual offenses, sex offender registration, community notification act, add foster parent engaging in sex act, technical revisions, Secs. 13A-5-6, 13A-6-60 to 13A-6-65, inclusive, 13A-6-65.1, 13A-6-66, 13A-6-67, 13A-6-68, 13A-6-70, 13A-6-71, 13A-6-81,13A-6-82, 13A-6-122, 13A-6-241, 13A-6-243, 13A-11-9, 13A-11-32.1, 13A-12-120, 13A-12-121, 13A-12-190, 13A-12-192, 15-3-5, 15-20A-5, 15-20A-44, 15-23-101, 15-23-102 am'd. Vivian Davis Figures 05-29-2019


Greene Co., bingo on electronic machines or devices authorized for licensed racetracks, Greene Co. Gaming Commission, established, const. amend. Bobby D. Singleton 05-14-2019


Jefferson Co., Retirement System, definitions, pension board, qualification, elections of members, duties, Secs. 45-37-123.01, 45-37-123.21, 45-37-123.22, 45-37-123.24, 45-37-123.53, 45-37-123.54, 45-37-123.82, 45-37-123.101, 45-37-123.103, 45-37-123.104, 45-37-123.151, 45-37-123.195 am'd. J. T. Waggoner 05-16-2019


Barbour Co., elected officials authorized to participate in Employees' Retirement System, supernumerary program phased out, const. amend. William M. Beasley 05-14-2019


Transient occupancy tax (lodging tax), not applicable to tent camping, marine ships, and recreational vehicles, Sec. 40-26-1 am'd. Gerald H. Allen 05-30-2019


Motor vehicle dealer licensing, master regulatory dealer license, provided, wholesale motor vehicle auction license provided, Secs. 40-12-445 to 40-12-450, inclusive, added; Secs. 40-12-264, 40-12-390 to 40-12-393, incl., 40-12-395, 40-12-398 am'd. Steve Livingston 04-25-2019


Autauga Co., supt. of ed., appointment by co. bd. of ed., referendum Clyde Chambliss 05-21-2019


Teachers' Retirement System, retirees, one-time lump sum retirement payment in December 2017, approp. from Edu. Trust Fund in Oct. 2016. Rodger Smitherman 05-21-2019


Fireworks, State Fire Marshal, fees for manufacturing, sale, display, increased, common fireworks, redesignated consumer fireworks, authorized to be sold at retail, preemption of co. and mun ordinances or laws, fees increased based on increases in Consumer Price Index (CPI), transfer of funds to Firefighter Annunity and Benefit Fund, Secs. 8-17-210, 8-17-211, 8-17-216.1, 8-17-217, 8-17-218, 8-17-219, 8-17-220, 8-17-225, 8-17-226, 8-17-255, 34-33-11 am'd. Tim Melson 05-23-2019


Taxation, inspection fees, penalties, transfer distribution responsibilities from State Treasurer to the Dept. of Revenue Garlan Gudger 05-15-2019


Taxation, tax credits, Railroad Modernization Act, state income tax credit authorized for qualified railroad reconstruction or replacement expenditures Bobby D. Singleton 04-16-2019


Hoover, alcoholic beverage, Sunday sales, city council authorized to commence at 10:00 a.m. J. T. Waggoner 05-22-2019


Health care, requires health care practitioners to include information about licensure in advertising and in other communications with patients Tim Melson 04-25-2019


Public assistance, certain eligibility requirements for TANF and SNAP revised, fraud detection measures required Arthur Orr 04-25-2019


Alabama Industry Recognized and Registered Apprenticeship Program Act, Alabama Office of Apprenticeship created to administer state programs in lieu of federal office, apprenticeship tax credit and aggregate apprenticeship tax credit increases, Secs. 40-18-422, 40-18-423, 40-18-424 am'd. Arthur Orr 05-30-2019


Taxation, Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, sales and use tax exemption, to include construction materials, ad valorem tax exemption, further provided for, Sec. 40-9-25.14 am'd. Dan Roberts 05-21-2019


Courts, circuit and district, to further provide for the jurisdiction of the circuit and district courts, Secs. 12-11-30, 12-12-30 am'd. Sam Givhan 05-31-2019


Lee Co., boards of registrars, increase maximum number of days board may meet each year, Sec. 17-3-8 am'd. Tom Whatley 05-02-2019


State Treasury, Education Retirees' Trust Fund, created, cost-of-living adjustments, to provide funding by lottery if one is authorized Tom Whatley 04-16-2019


Taxation, sales and use taxes, lodging taxes, provide those taxpayers option to file reports on quarterly, semiannual, or annual basis, Secs. 40-23-7, 40-23-68, 40-26-3 am'd. William M. Beasley 05-16-2019


Absentee voting, procedures revised, circumstances when authorized expanded, photo identification for application required, Secs. 17-9-51 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, 17-11-19 am'd. Rodger Smitherman 05-30-2019


Public assistance, administration of Lifeline qualifying public assistance programs, Sec. 37-2A-7 am'd. Rodger Smitherman 05-30-2019


Corrections Dept., two-step salary increase for certain employees, to receive payment for any accrued and unused annual leave, bonuses, Sec. 14-1-20 am'd. Cam Ward 04-23-2019


Teachers, provisional teaching certificates, length of time for which emergency certificate is valid is extended from one year to two years, Secs. 16-3-16, 16-23-3, 16-23-16.1, 16-24C-3 am'd. Clyde Chambliss 05-23-2019


Municipal occupational taxes, prohibited if not already in effect unless authorized by local law Jimmy Holley 05-22-2019


Crimes and offenses, criminal surveillance, crime further provided to include the commission of the crime using a unmanned aircraft system, Secs. 13A-11-30, 13A-11-32 am'd. Gerald H. Allen 04-16-2019


Municipalities, business license tax on gross receipts, gross receipts not to include any other taxes on gasoline or motor fuels, Sec. 11-51-90.1 am'd. Gerald H. Allen 04-25-2019


Boards and commissions, Alabama Small Business Commission, appointing authority further provided, Sec. 41-29-240 am'd. Garlan Gudger 05-31-2019


Elections, courts, supreme court and courts of appeal, judicial seats further provided for Rodger Smitherman 05-30-2019


Motor vehicles, seat belt use required for each occupant while vehicle is in motion, Secs. 32-5B-4 am'd. Bobby D. Singleton 04-16-2019


Alabama State University, board of trustees, Governor, serve as an ex officio member, selection of president and president pro tempore by membership of the board, Secs. 16-50-20, 16-50-26 am'd. Bobby D. Singleton 05-30-2019


Fire districts, exempting timber lands from fire district service charges, responsibility for fire services under the Alabama Forestry Commission Greg Albritton 05-29-2019


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 05-16-2019


DeKalb Co., sheriff, pistol permits, fee reduced for persons age 62 or older, Sec. 45-25-232 am'd. Steve Livingston 05-14-2019


Motor vehicles, unclaimed motor vehicles, title hold, further provided, bond requirement, provided, Secs. 32-8-84, 32-13-2, 32-13-3 am'd. Steve Livingston 04-25-2019


Abortion, prohibits issuance of public funding to abortion providers or affiliates, with exceptions Gerald H. Allen 04-11-2019


Bicycles, to allow a person riding a bicycle to treat a stop sign as a yield sign, Sec. 32-5A-267 added; Sec. 32-5A-260 am'd. Gerald H. Allen 04-11-2019


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. Bobby D. Singleton 04-25-2019


Constitution, Legislature authorized to recompile constitution and submit at 2022 Reg. Sess., and provide for its ratification, const. amend. Rodger Smitherman 04-23-2019


Entertainment districts, allow wineries, distilleries, and breweries to sell alcohol for consumption within districts, revise qualifications for certain municipalities to establish, Sec. 28-3A-17.1 am'd. Rodger Smitherman 05-30-2019


Criminal history background checks, require background check for only adult working in a child care institution, group home, maternity center, or transitional living facility, Secs. 38-13-2, 38-13-4 am'd. Rodger Smitherman 05-23-2019


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 05-02-2019


Motor vehicles, authorized emergency vehicles, volunteer firefighters may use personal vehicles as emergency vehicles with purple emergency lights, Secs. 32-1-1.1, 32-5A-115 am'd. Larry Stutts 05-29-2019


Ports, inland facilities, $10 million of add'l. motor fuel tax levied by Act 2019-2 transfered from Rebuild Alabama Fund to Economic and Community Affairs Dept., Inland Port and Intermodal Fund created, use for inland ports and intermodal facilities to interconnect with other modes of transportation Arthur Orr 05-08-2019


Wine and beer festivals authorized, licensed by ABC Board, allow retail sale of wine and beer by manufacturers, Sec. 28-3A-20.3 added. Andrew Jones 05-02-2019


Etowah Co., sheriff, feeding of prisoners further provided for, and for exoense allowance for sheriff, Prisoner Food Fund established, const. amend. Andrew Jones 05-14-2019


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. Andrew Jones 04-18-2019


Reapportionment, redistricting or reapportionment plan, Permanent Legislative Committee on Reapportionment to intervene in any legal action that contests the validity of, Sec. 29-1-2.5 am'd. Jim McClendon 04-16-2019


Taxation, adaptive equipment, exempt from sales and use taxes, Sec. 40-23-4 am'd. Jim McClendon 05-21-2019


Entertainment events, limiting the circumstances in which a ticket vendor or entertainment venue can place restrictions on the resale or transfer of tickets Bobby D. Singleton 04-16-2019


Baldwin Co., schools, impact certain new subdivisions or multi-family devleopment have on student capacity Chris Elliott 05-09-2019


Law enforcement, to require law enforcement officers to undergo sensitivity training, require law enforcement to recruit social workers Rodger Smitherman 05-02-2019


Mines and Mining, revise qualification guidelines for coal mine personnel, Secs. 25-9-11, 25-9-12, 25-9-17 am'd. Gerald H. Allen 05-15-2019


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 05-08-2019


Motor vehicles, Roderick Scott Safety Belt Use Act of 2019, safety belt use further provided, Secs. 32-5B-1, 32-5B-4 am'd. David Burkette 05-30-2019


Education, school resource officers, qualifications further provided for, Sec. 16-1-44.1 am'd. Tim Melson 05-22-2019


Health, St. Bd. of, immunization registry, reports re immunization vaccines, review by providers, Sec. 22-11B-2 am'd. Tim Melson 05-15-2019


Shelby Co., privately owned sewer systems using public rights-of-way of public roads, required to be regulated and certified by PSC, const. amend. J. T. Waggoner 04-09-2019


Edcuation, schools, pledge of allegiance, be conducted at the beginning of each school day, Sec. 16-43-5 am'd. Steve Livingston 05-02-2019


DeKalb Co., City of Fort Payne, city council, election of members further provided for, vacancies, Sec. 45-25A-40 am'd. Steve Livingston 05-14-2019


Jackson Co., gasoline and motor fuel tax, distrib. for roads and bridges, Act 88-291, 1988 Reg. Sess., am'd; Sec. 45-36-243.12 am'd. Steve Livingston 05-15-2019


Tax exemption, Long Ranch Steve Livingston 04-09-2019


Motor vehicles, animals, crime to leave an animal in an unattended motor vehicle, immunity to a public safety official who rescues an animal under certain circumstances, Sec. 13A-11-241 am'd. Jimmy Holley 05-15-2019


Education, K-3 grades, Alabama Literacy Act, established, steps to improve reading proficiency Arthur Orr 04-09-2019


Telecommunications, installation and deployment of small wireless facilities and associated poles, towers, and base stations on the public rights-of-way, authorized, Secs. 37-3A-1 to 37-3A-12, inclusive, added. Arthur Orr 05-09-2019


Historical Commission, monuments for Rosa Parks and Helen Keller, public and private funds, including in-kind services used to commission monuments Linda Coleman-Madison 04-16-2019


Municipalities, zoning in police jurisdiction, in counties where another municipality has zoning authority in police jurisdiction, authorized David Burkette 05-16-2019


Occupational licensing, providing for waiver of licensing fees for certain applicants, requiring licensing authorities to clarify crimes for which a conviction could result in a denial of an application, providing for a denial review process and an avenue to challenge denials, Sec. 31-1-6 am'd. Greg Albritton 04-04-2019


Small farm wineries, authorize to sell to consumers or distribute to retailers Tom Whatley 04-25-2019


Health, Alabama Injection-Associated Infectious Disease Elimination Act, authorizing the establishment of local and state programs to combat spread of such diseases Bobby D. Singleton 05-08-2019


Medical Marijuana, program established to allow use of for certain conditions, defense against prosecution for marijuana possession established, Secs. 2-33-1 to 2-33-8, incl., 2-33-20 to 2-33-23, incl., 2-33-40 to 2-33-49, incl., added; Secs. 13A-12-213, 13A-12-214, 3A-12-214.2, 13A-12-214.3 am'd. Tim Melson 05-31-2019


Open Records Act, est., process for access to public records, provided for, fees, Office of Public Access Counselor in Dept. of Examiners of Public Accounts, est., appointment, duties, appeals process and admin, and judicial remedies, provided for, civil penalties, Sec. 36-12-40 repealed Cam Ward 04-04-2019


Appellate procedure, certain legislative entities and officers authorized to file amicus briefs in certain proceedings Cam Ward 05-15-2019


Insurance, Dept. of Insurance, Strengthen Alabama Homes Program, to maintain confidential documents, materials, and other information submitted by property owners, Sec. 27-31E-3 am'd. Phillip W. Williams 04-16-2019


Elections, authorize student interns to assist, program created Donnie Chesteen 05-30-2019


Prescriptions, practitioner, electronic prescription specify whether a generic may be dispensed, Sec. 34-23-8 am'd. Larry Stutts 04-16-2019


Education, Construction Trade Academy Funding Act, created, Alabama Energy and Residential Codes Board, required to develop program, ADECA, required to administer program Sam Givhan 05-30-2019


Motor vehicles, ad valorem tax, tax collector, revenue commissioner, or other tax collecting official, final settlement required by Nov. 1 of each year with State Comptroller's office, civil penalties, Sec. 40-5-44 am'd. Randy Price 05-30-2019


Plastic bag bans, prohibiting local governments from banning plastic bags Steve Livingston 04-09-2019


Pharmacists, biological drug products, substitution with interchangeable biological products as defined, Sec. 34-23-8.1 added; Sec. 34-23-1 am'd. Tom Butler 05-29-2019


Health, mentally ill persons, probate court, authorized to issue a renewal of an involuntary commitment order for treatment, after a hearing, Sec. 22-52-10.10 added; Secs. 22-52-10.2, 22-52-10.3 am'd. Garlan Gudger 05-28-2019


Motor vehicle rentals, private motor vehicle rentals, subject to all insurance, taxation, and licensing laws and rules relating to rental of J. T. Waggoner 04-03-2019


Hemp, require state to seek federal approval of state program regulating hemp production, deschedule THC derived from hemp as a controlled substance, Secs. 2-8-381, 2-8-383, 20-2-2, 20-2-23 am'd. Tim Melson 05-30-2019


Taxation, High Socks for Hope, Inc., exempt from state, county, and municipal sales and use taxes Tim Melson 05-29-2019


University of North Alabama, technical correction removing reference to State Superintendent of Edu., at-large member from within or without state added, Secs. 16-51-1, 16-51-3 am'd. Larry Stutts 04-03-2019


Sheriffs, co. jails, feeding or prisoners, fee increased, deposit in Prisoner Feeding Fund, increases provided every two years, continuous approp. from St. Gen Fund for emergency costs overruns, Secs. 14-6-40, 14-6-42, 14-6-47, 14-6-48, 36-22-17 am'd; Sec. 14-6-43 repealed Arthur Orr 05-02-2019


Elections, Boards of Registrars, Chambers Co., working days increased to 180 days, Sec. 17-3-8 am'd. Randy Price 05-31-2019


Ethics, thing of value definition revised, lobbyists required to report the gifts to the Ethics Commission, penalties, Secs. 13A-10-61.1, 13A-10-61.2, 36-25-1.3, 36-25B-1 to 36-25B-25, inclusive, added; Secs. 36-25-1 to 36-25-30, inclusive, repealed; Secs. 13A-10-60,13A-10-61 am'd. Greg Albritton 04-04-2019


Etowah Co., office of Sheriff, nonexempt employees, under authority of co. personnel bd., Amendment 899 (Section 7.50, Local Amendments, Etowah County, Recompiled Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended) am'd., const. amend. Andrew Jones 05-23-2019


Pet stores, regulation of, prohibit from providing false information on certifications, civil penalities, Dept. of Agriculture and Industries provided rulemaking authority, Agricultural Fund, created David Sessions 04-03-2019


Peace officers and firefighters, injury or death benefits, certain wildland firefighters eligible, Peace Officers' and Firefighters' Death Benefit Fund, created, conditional appropriation, Sec. 36-30-6.1 added; Secs. 36-30-1, 36-30-6 am'd. Greg Albritton 05-08-2019


Taxation, tax credits, Railroad Modernization Act, state income tax credit authorized for qualified railroad reconstruction or replacement expenditures Bobby D. Singleton 04-02-2019


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 04-02-2019


Unemployment benefits, maximum amount paid to an individual revised contingent on the state's average unemployment rate, maximum weekly benefits revised, terms of losing benefits due to disqualification, Secs. 25-4-72, 25-4-74, 25-4-78 am'd. Arthur Orr 05-14-2019


Appropriations, supplemental appropriations for fiscal year 2018, from Education Trust Fund Arthur Orr 05-29-2019


Talladega College, appropriation Hank Sanders 05-29-2019


Courts, Administrative Director of Courts, appointment by the Supreme Court of Alabama, procedure established Arthur Orr 05-30-2019


Education budget, appropriations for the support, maintenance, and development of public education Arthur Orr 05-31-2019


Tuskegee University, appropriation William M. Beasley 05-30-2019


Taxation, Victims of Crime and Leniency, Incorporated, exempt from state, county and municipal sales and use taxes William M. Beasley 05-23-2019


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 04-23-2019


Lyman Ward Military Academy, appropriation Tom Whatley 05-30-2019


Home Builders Licensure Board, salary, executive director and deputy director, board required to obtain approval of Governor and the State Personnel Board when setting salary for, Sec. 34-14A-4 am'd. Steve Livingston 04-30-2019


Motor vehicles, removal of child or incapacitated person from locked vehicle, immunity under certain conditions Jimmy Holley 05-30-2019


Association of Realtors, distinctive license plates, redirect distribution of proceeds of sales from Alabama Children's Trust Fund to the Alabama Realtors Foundation, Sec. 32-6-523 am'd. Jimmy Holley 05-07-2019


Contract Review Permanent Legislative Oversight Committee, membership altered to include chairs of House Ways and Means General Fund and Education and Senate Finance and Taxation General Fund and Education Committees, provide further for the length of terms on the committee, Sec. 29-2-40 am'd. Jimmy Holley 04-23-2019


Abortion, make abortion a Class A felony and attempted abortion a Class C felony Greg Albritton 04-02-2019


Montgomery Co., rental tax, co. commission authorized to levy and collect, exemptions, administration and enforcement of rental tax David Burkette 05-14-2019


Motor vehicles, school and church buses, special stops required when approaching, criminal penalties for violations, further penalties for causing death or bodily injury, Sec. 32-5A-154 am'd. Gerald H. Allen 04-16-2019


Courts, Alabama Court Cost Commission, established, const. amend. Greg Albritton 05-14-2019


Business entities, revising the Alabama Business Corporation Law, to reflect national standards set by the Model Business Corporation Act, Secs. 10A-2A-1.01 to 10A-2A-17.06, inclusive added; Secs. 10A-1-1.02, 10A-1-1.03, 10A-1-1.08, 10A-1-1.12, 10A-1-3.05, 10A-1-3.06, 10A-1-3.32, 10A-1-3.42, 10A-1-4.01, 10A-1-4.02, 10A-1-4.04, 10A-1-4.06, 10A-1-4.11, 10A-1-4.13, 10A-1-4.15, 10A-1-4.21, 10A-1-4.23, 10A-1-4.24, 10A-1-4.25, 10A-1-4.26, 10A-1-4.31, 10A-1-5.01, 10A-1-5.08, 10A-1-6.01, 10A-1-6.02, 10A-1-7.01, 10A-1-7.04, 10A-1-7.11, 10A-1-7.21, 10A-1-7.31, 10A-1-8.01, 10A-1-8.02, 10A-1-8.04, 10A-1-9.01, 10A-4-2.02, 10A-4-4.01, 10A-4-4.02, 10A-4-5.01, 10A-4-5.04, 10A-5A-10.01, 10A-5A-10.03, 10A-5A-10.04, 10A-5A-10.05, 10A-5A-10.07, 10A-5A-10.08, 10A-8A-9.02, 10A-8A-9.04, 10A-8A-9.05, 10A-8A-9.06, 10A-8A-9.08, 10A-8A-9.09, 10A-9A-10.02, 10A-9A-10.04, 10A-9A-10.05, 10A-9A-10.06, 10A-9A-10.08, 10A-9A-10.09, 10A-10-1.09, 10A-10-1.12, 10A-10-1.15, 10A-10-1.16, 10A-11-1.01, 10A-11-1.03, 10A-11-1.04, 10A-11-1.06, 10A-11-1.12, 10A-30-2.01, 10A-30-2.03, 10A-30-2.04, 10A-30-2.05, 10A-30-2.06, 10A-30-2.09, 10A-30-2.12, 10A-30-2.13, am'd; Secs. 10A-2-1.01 to 10A-2-17.02, inclusive, repealed Sam Givhan 04-18-2019


Municipalities, council-manager form of government, procedures and timing further provided for, petition and election required, ballot, Secs. 11-43A-1.1, 11-43A-7, 11-43A-8 am'd. J. T. Waggoner 05-15-2019


Hoover, ad valorem tax for public schools, increase by 2.4 mills, referendum J. T. Waggoner 05-14-2019


Jefferson Co., judges, circuit or district, temporary assignment, prohibiting Chief Justice of the Supreme Court from assigning circuit or district judge to serve within another judicial circuit, Secs. 12-9A-7, 12-9A-8 am'd. Rodger Smitherman 05-22-2019


Teachers' Retirement System, retirees and beneficiaries of deceased retirees, cost-of-living increase, provided for Rodger Smitherman 04-02-2019


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 05-30-2019


Employees' Retirement System, retirees and beneficiaries, one-time lump-sum additional payment Cam Ward 05-22-2019


Saltwater fishing licenses, military veterans appreciation saltwater fishing license, authorized, 3-day saltwater fishing event licenses for disabled persons, authorized, Sec. 9-11-56.5 added; Sec. 9-11-53.1 am'd. Jimmy Holley 05-02-2019


Alabama Genetic Counselor Act, Board of Genetic Counseling created to license genetic counselors, powers of board, qualifications for licensure, exemptions from licensure provided, funding, and penalties for violations J. T. Waggoner 05-15-2019


Environment, dredging regulated, exempt certain construction projects David Sessions 04-18-2019


Constitutional amendment, Judicial Article revised, vacancies in the office of a judge, procedure further provided, age restriction on judicial office, increased, judicial discipline further provided, Judicial Inquiry Commission, membership further provided, impeachment of justices of supreme court deleted, Administrative Director of Courts, appointed further provided, const. amend. Arthur Orr 05-15-2019


Relating to simplified sellers use tax; to modify certain definitions; to clarify when certian taxes can or cannot be remitted; and to provide for adjustments to simplified sellers use tax. Amended code sections: 40-23-191, 40-23-192, 40-23-193, 40-23-195, 40-23-199.2 Greg Albritton 04-02-2019


Education, National Guard, to limit amount of private tuition reimbursed to eligible guard members, Secs. 31-10-20 to 31-10-25, inclusive, repealed; Secs. 31-10-2, 31-10-3, 31-10-4.1 am'd. Tom Whatley 05-30-2019


Alabama Lottery estab., Alabama General Fund Lottery, participation in multi-state lottery games only, constitutional amendment Greg Albritton 05-15-2019


Judicial circuits and districts, reallocate the number of circuit judges and district judges every 20 years based on population, Secs. 12-11-2, 12-12-1 am'd. Tom Whatley 04-11-2019


County Superintendent of Education, required to be appointed unless provided otherwise by constitution Tom Butler 05-31-2019


Elmore Co., county engineer or chief engineer, duties, surpervison of employees, Sec. 45-36-130 am'd. Clyde Chambliss 05-14-2019


Mountain Brook, ad valorem tax for schools, city council authorized to levy, referendum J. T. Waggoner 05-14-2019


Corporations, name of Alabama Limited Liability Company Law revised, duty of partner not to compete before dissolution of partnership, clarified, Secs. 10A-5A-1.01, 10A-8A-1.01, 10A-8A-4.11 am'd. Rodger Smitherman 05-23-2019


Real Estate Appraisers Board, evaluations of property for financial institutions authorized by federal financial institutions regulatory agencies, excluded from regulation by the board, investigators employed by board authorized to be licensees, Secs. 34-27A-2, 34-27A-3, 34-27A-5, 34-27A-23 am'd. Shay Shelnutt 04-16-2019


Public water utilities, regulation of certain private water system utilities in Class 8 municipalities, Sec. 37-4-2.1 am'd. Clyde Chambliss 05-15-2019


Railroads, Class II or Class III, corporate income tax credit for railroad reconstruction and replacements expenditures, transfer to taxpayers subject to corporate or indiv. income tax Bobby D. Singleton 04-04-2019


State income tax credits, to extend rural practice tax credit to certified registered nurse practitioners and certified registered nurse anesthetists, Secs. 40-18-130, 40-18-131, 40-18-132 am'd. Bobby D. Singleton 04-04-2019


Motor fuel taxes, to authorize Revenue Commissioner to temporarily waive licensing requirements for fuel importers, exporters, and transporters during a state of emergency, Sec. 40-2-11 am'd. Gerald H. Allen 04-02-2019


Courts, magistrates and clerks of circuit, and district courts, absolute judicial immunity granted under certain conditions Linda Coleman-Madison 05-15-2019


Asset forfeitures, Alabama Forfeiture Accountability and Integrity Reform Act, established, Secs. 13A-8-117, 13A-11-37, 15-5-60 to 15-5-65, inclusive, 20-2-93 repealed Arthur Orr 05-30-2019


Public education employees, salary increase, including K-12 and certain other designated education institutions Arthur Orr 05-29-2019


Nurse Anesthetists, certified registered (CRNA's), insurance and health benefit plans, direct payments for services, definition of CRNA for purposes of law updated, Sec. 27-46-3 am'd. Bobby D. Singleton 05-16-2019


Appropriations, supplemental appropriations for fiscal year ending September 30, 2018, from the Education Trust Fund Advancement and Technology Fund to various school systems and colleges and universities, and other entities Arthur Orr 05-30-2019


Legislative Oversight Committee, distinctive tag program, private two-year colleges, Sec. 32-6-67 am'd. Garlan Gudger 05-08-2019


Manufactured homes, distribution of certificate of title transaction fees clarified; years for requirement for certificate of title updated. Section amnd 32-20-4, 32-20-20, and 32-20-21 Garlan Gudger 04-16-2019


Lodging tax, rooms and spaces not used for overnight accommodations, exemption, consistent with rule of Revenue Dept., Sec. 40-26-1 am'd. Garlan Gudger 05-31-2019


Mountain Brook, ad valorem tax for schools, city council authorized to levy, referendum J. T. Waggoner 03-21-2019


Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Contractors, Board of, replace definition, qualifications, and registration requirements for positions of an apprentice with the positions of Technician I and Technician II, Secs. 34-31-18, 34-31-24, 34-31-25, 34-31-28 am'd. Clay Scofield 05-08-2019


Conservation and Natural Resources Dept., sensitive personally identifying information, removed from fishing equipment and trapping equipment, Secs. 9-11-22, 9-11-59 am'd. Randy Price 05-23-2019


State Board for Registration of Architects, exemption from registration as architect expanded to include townhomes, duplexes, and buildings containing single family residence units, Sec. 34-2-32 am'd. Steve Livingston 03-21-2019


Beer suppliers and wholesalers, regulation of contracts governing, revised, Sec. 28-9-5.1 added; Sec. 28-9-4 am'd. Cam Ward 03-21-2019


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 Tom Whatley 03-21-2019


Juveniles, authorize juvenile court judges to extend jurisdiction of a community mental health officer in his or her county to juveniles, Secs. 22-52-90, 22-52-91, 22-52-92, 22-52-93 am'd.Unknown 03-21-2019


Occupational licensees, process created to allow persons convicted of crime to apply for if granted relief by court Cam Ward 05-29-2019


Motor fuel taxes, to authorize Revenue Commissioner to temporarily waive licensing requirements for fuel importers, exporters, and transporters during a state of emergency, Sec. 40-2-11 am'd. Vivian Davis Figures 05-02-2019


Alabama Security Regulatory Board, bd. auth. to hold hearings and issue subpoenas, fees set by rule of board, classroom training requirements provided and modified by rule of board, practice without license a Class A misdemeanor, Secs. 34-27C-1 to 34-27C-5, inclusive, 34-27C-7 to 34-27C-13, inclusive, 34-27C-16, 34-27C-17, 34-27C-18 am'd. J. T. Waggoner 05-15-2019


Mandatory Liability Insurance Law, definitions updated, eliminate four-month suspension of registration for second and subsequent violations, allow voluntary surrender of vehicle registration and license plate under certain conditions, Secs. 32-7A-2, 32-7A-5, 32-7A-8, 32-7A-11, 32-7A-12 am'd. Clyde Chambliss 05-28-2019


Animals, required rabies vaccines for certain canidae and felidae, further provided for, possession of certain large felidae, wolves, or bears, prohibited under certain conditions, minimum caging requirements, penalties, Secs. 3-8-1 am'd; Sec. 3-8-2 added. Chris Elliott 03-20-2019


Telecommunications, broadband services, deployment of broadband infrastructure and telecommunication services near the right-of-way of railroads, procedure established Donnie Chesteen 03-20-2019


Nursing, Board of, scope of practice of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists revised, authorized to practice in coordination with a licensed physician, Sec. 34-21-81 am'd. Jim McClendon 03-20-2019


Taxation, tax credit, authorized for the cost of acquisition and construction of a qualified storm shelter Tom Whatley 05-21-2019


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, 12-15-119, 12-15-120, 12-15-126, 12-15-127, 12-15-128, 12-15-132, 12-15-207, 12-15-209, 12-15-211, 12-15-215, 12-15-221, 12-15-701, 12-25-9, 15-20A-5, 16-28-2.2, 16-28-8, 16-28-13, 16-28-14, 16-28-16, 16-28-17, 16-28-18, 44-1-24, 44-1-36 am'd. Cam Ward 03-20-2019


Toll roads and bridges, Toll Road, Bridge and Tunnel Authority, state and local tax exemptions further provided, Secs. 23-2-142, 23-2-153 am'd. Chris Elliott 05-30-2019


Taxation, simplified sellers use tax, updates to the amnesty and class action provisions, collection of tax clarified, Sec. 40-23-199 am'd. Tim Melson 05-23-2019


Health care, requires health care practitioners to include information about licensure in advertising and in other communications with patients Tim Melson 03-20-2019


Vessels, certificate of title, uniform act, requirements, issuance by State Law Enforcement Agency, security agreement, perfection William M. Beasley 04-03-2019


Boxing, Wrestling, and Mixed Martial Arts Act, Athletic Commission, membership revised for the medical advisory panel, drug testing, licenses. Secs. 41-9-1023, 41-9-1027, 41-9-1030 am'd. Gerald H. Allen 03-20-2019


Retirement, Deferred Retirement Option Plan (DROP), open participation in Employees' Investment Retirement Plan (EIRP), 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 03-20-2019


Pharmacy Bd., appeals of decisions to circuit court, venue in county where bond is located, Sec. 34-23-94 am'd. J. T. Waggoner 03-20-2019


Mountain Brook, alcoholic beverage, Sunday sales, city council authorized to commence at 10:00 a.m. J. T. Waggoner 05-14-2019


Retirement, benefits for local employers participating in ERS, retirement benefits given to Tier I plan members authorized for Tier II plan members, Sec. 36-27-6.5 added J. T. Waggoner 05-02-2019


Civitan International, Inc., exempt from all sales and use taxes J. T. Waggoner 04-04-2019


Motor vehicles, Fleet vehicles, licensing and registration of, provided, Revenue Dept. required to establish a fleet online tax system, Secs. 40-12-305 to 40-12-309, inclusive, added; Sec. 40-12-240 am'd. Dan Roberts 04-02-2019


Dental Scholarship Awards Board, Alabama Dental Service Program, name revised from Council on Dental Education to Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association, Sec. 16-47-78 am'd. Garlan Gudger 05-02-2019


Taxation, Alabama Eye Bank, exempt from state, county, and municipal sales and use taxes J. T. Waggoner 05-30-2019


Motor vehicles, distracted driving, use of cell phone while operating a motor vehicle prohibited, exceptions J. T. Waggoner 05-31-2019


Sex education, public K-12 school, content and course materials revised, Sec. 16-40A-2 am'd. Tom Whatley 05-02-2019


Eminent domain, condemnation actions, land acquisitions of rights-of-way, waiver valuations authorized under certain conditions, Secs. 18-1A-3, 18-1A-22 am'd. William M. Beasley 04-18-2019


Lee Co., additional circuit judge, conditioned on funding for compensation and benefits by county commission, election Tom Whatley 03-19-2019


Statewide 911 Board, statewide voice and data system administered, fund grants, annual report published on status of 911 service, Sec. 11-98-4.1 am'd. Jimmy Holley 04-16-2019


Veterans, provide a waiver for a three year period of all regulatory fees associated with new veteran-owned businesses, Alabama Entrepreneurial Military Veteran Act Tom Whatley 04-16-2019


Expungement of criminal records, authorized for youthful offenders, Sec. 15-27-2.1 added Tom Whatley 04-25-2019


Lee Co., four-way stops, solicitation, prohibited, civil penalties for violations Tom Whatley 05-14-2019


Driving under the influence, ignition interlock devices, other alcohol monitoring device approved by the court, Secs. 32-5A-191, 32-5A-191.4 am'd. Tom Whatley 05-23-2019


Veterans, Emergency Missing Veteran Alert Program, created, ALEA to implement program, rulemaking authority, activation and deactivation of an alert procedures Tom Whatley 03-19-2019


Lottery, authorized, Alabama Lottery Corporation, created, distrib. of revenues for college scholarships, Sec. 65, Constitution of Alabama of 1901 am'd., const. amend. Jim McClendon 03-19-2019


National Guard benefits, increase survivor and education benefits, Secs. 31-3-2, 31-6-4, 31-12-1, 31-12-2 am'd. Tom Whatley 05-28-2019


Protect Alabama Small Businesses Act, regulation of franchisers and representatives in effort to prevent fraud, unfair business practices and abuses on franchisees, penalties Chris Elliott 05-16-2019


Elections, revealing the contents of another voter's ballot prohibited, violation a Class B misdemeanor, Sec. 17-9-50.1 added Chris Elliott 05-28-2019


Future Advance mortgages, provide that future indebtedness secures when mortgage created, Sec. 35-10-120 to 35-10-124, inclusive, added. Shay Shelnutt 04-03-2019


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, 12-15-119, 12-15-120, 12-15-126, 12-15-127, 12-15-128, 12-15-132, 12-15-207, 12-15-209, 12-15-211, 12-15-215, 12-15-221, 12-15-701, 12-25-9, 15-20A-5, 16-28-2.2, 16-28-8, 16-28-13, 16-28-14, 16-28-16, 16-28-17, 16-28-18, 44-1-24, 44-1-36 am'd. Cam Ward 03-19-2019


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 04-25-2019


American Lebanese Syrian Associated Charities, Inc., sales and use tax, exempt J. T. Waggoner 04-30-2019


Revenue Dept, income tax refunds, set off debt collection, sums collected on behalf of claimant agency by other authorized entities are considered debts, Sec. 40-18-100 am'd. Tim Melson 05-07-2019


ClasTran, Birmingham Regional Paratransit Consortium, exempt from all sales and use taxes J. T. Waggoner 05-30-2019


State employees, cost-of-living increase for fiscal year beginning October 1, 2018. Greg Albritton 03-19-2019


Common Core Curriculum Standards, terminated, prior courses of study to be implemented Del Marsh 03-21-2019


Crimes and offenses, theft of shoplifting, crime created Clyde Chambliss 05-21-2019


Homeowner's Insurance, companies writing to offer fortified bronze roof endorsement upgrading home to fortified standard when roof damage requires roof to be replaced, Sec. 27-31D-4 added. Phillip W. Williams 04-16-2019


Mental health, provide right of appeal for Dept. of Mental Health if court denies petition to release defendant adjudicated not guilty by reason of insanity, Secs. 15-16-41, 15-16-43, 15-16-60 to 15-16-71, inclusive, am'd. Cam Ward 05-22-2019


Lottery, authorized, Alabama Lottery Corporation, created, distrib. of revenues for college scholarships, Sec. 65, Constitution of Alabama of 1901 am'd., const. amend. Jim McClendon 03-19-2019


Optometrists, practice of optometry defined, Secs. 34-22-1, 34-22-42 am'd. Tom Whatley 03-19-2019


Health, neonatal abstinence centers, provide for licensure and regulation by State Board of Health Jim McClendon 03-19-2019


Expungement, to allow expungement of convictions if the person has received a pardon, Secs. 15-27-1, 15-27-2 am'd. Cam Ward 05-22-2019


Class 2 municipalities, business improvement districts, levy on class of businesses for promotion of tourism, including for room levy, procedures for establishment, expansion or reduction of other business improvement districts, Secs. 11-54B-40, 11-54B-41, 11-54B-43 to 11-54B-50, inclusive, 11-54B-57, 11-54B-58 am'd. Vivian Davis Figures 05-14-2019


Capital offenses, requiring juvenile defendant convicted of capital murder to be eligible for parole after serving 25 years, Secs. 13A-5-2, 13A-5-43, 13A-6-2, 15-22-27.3 am'd. Cam Ward 03-19-2019


Elections, tampering with an electronic voting machine, voter fraud, Election Integrity Act, Secs. 17-17-23, 17-17-24 am'd. Cam Ward 05-07-2019


Commerce, recapture benefit extended to call centers that relocate out of state Cam Ward 05-29-2019


Pharmacy, St. Board, pharmacy technicians, reinstatement of license, lapsed fees limited to five years, Sec. 34-23-131am'd. Tom Butler 04-30-2019


Pharmacists, collaborative practice agreements with a physician, agreements to be submitted to Bd. of Pharmacy and St. Bd. of Medical Examiners, Sec. 34-23-77 added Tom Butler 03-19-2019


Age of majority, members of Armed Forces, may open checking or savings account, Sec. 26-1-5 am'd. Andrew Jones 05-15-2019


Taxpayers Bill of Rights, revised to eliminate prohibition against entering into installment payment agreement with certain taxpayers, Secs. 40-2A-4, 40-2A-10 am'd. Bobby D. Singleton 03-19-2019


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. Greg J. Reed 04-18-2019


Vending machines, sale of corn in, authorized, inspection by Agriculture and Industries Dept, required Tom Whatley 03-19-2019


Dogs, used for agricultural work, exempt from local leash laws, exception Tom Whatley 05-31-2019


Alabama Council of Chapters - Military Officers Association of America, and its affiliated local chapters located in Alabama, exempt from state, county, and municipal sales and use tax Tom Whatley 04-16-2019


Supplemental appropriations, Corrections Dept., Departmental Emergency Fund, and Forensic Sciences, supp. approp. for fiscal year 2018 Greg Albritton 03-19-2019


Prosthetic and orthotic devices, health benefit plans, coverage the same as Medicare, coverage under health care service plans and health maint. organizations, Secs. 10A-20-6.16, 27-21A-23 am'd. William M. Beasley 03-19-2019


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. Bobby D. Singleton 04-18-2019


Conservation and Natural Resources Dept., wildlife management areas, penalties for violating laws and rules, classification of offense, Sec. 9-11-307 am'd. David Sessions 05-28-2019


Alcoholic beverages, Sunday sales, authorize the governing body of a wet municipality, by ordinance, permit and regulate the sale of, under certain conditions, Sec. 28-3A-25 am'd. Tom Whatley 03-19-2019


Telemarketers and telephone solicitations, knowing display of misleading caller identification information prohibited, Sec. 8-19C-2.1 added; Secs. 8-19A-3, 8-19A-20, 8-19C-2, 8-19C-3, 8-19C-5, 8-19C-6, 8-19C-7, 8-19C-11 am'd. Andrew Jones 03-19-2019


Hurtsboro, alcoholic beverages, Sunday sales under certain conditions William M. Beasley 05-14-2019


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 Bobby D. Singleton 03-19-2019


Dept. of Corrections, inmate escapes, expand notification requirement, Sec. 14-3-58 am'd. Clyde Chambliss 05-31-2019


EMS personel, revise licensing process to authorize criminal background checks, revise licensing fees, etc., Sec. 22-18-9 added; Secs. 22-18-4, 22-18-6 am'd. Steve Livingston 04-09-2019


Broadband accessibility, grant program to provide broadband in unserved areas revised, Secs. 41-23-212, 41-23-213, 41-23-214 am'd. Clay Scofield 05-30-2019


Prescriptions, practitioner, electronic prescription specify whether a generic may be dispensed, Sec. 34-23-8 am'd. Larry Stutts 03-19-2019


Lease tax, state and local levies payment and collection based on either seller's place of business or where delivered, automotive vehicles paid where vehicle registered after first payment, Sec. 40-12-222 am'd. Clay Scofield 04-18-2019


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 Greg Albritton 03-19-2019


Coalition Against Domestic Violence, appropriation, operations plan and audited financial statement required, quarterly and end-of-year reports required Greg Albritton 03-19-2019


General Fund budget, appropriations for other functions of government, debt service, and capital outlay for fiscal year ending September 30, 2019. Greg Albritton 03-19-2019


Education, boards of trustees, four-year institutions of higher education, newly appointed trustee or commissioner required to complete eight hours of professional development during first two years Tim Melson 04-18-2019


Commission on Higher Education, convening deans of all public and private institutions of higher education at least twice a year, discuss improving student access and student success, annual report to Legislature and Governor Tim Melson 05-28-2019


Landscape Architects, Board of Examiners of, increase maximum fine from $250 to $2,500 per violation against a licensee, license application fee increased, Secs. 34-17-5, 34-17-25 am'd. Clyde Chambliss 04-16-2019


Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, provide for phase out of retail sales of alcohol by board, Secs. 28-3-280 to 28-3-286, inclusive, repealed; Secs. 28-3-43, 28-3-53.1, 28-3-53.2, am'd. Arthur Orr 03-05-2019


Estates, probate court proceedings, notice requirements to Alabama Medicaid Agency, provided, probate proceedings, further provided Arthur Orr 05-31-2019


Pharmacy benefit managers, prohibited from restricting pharmacies and pharmacists from disclosing costs information to patients on alternative drugs or other services and costs, enforcement by Insurance Commissioner, audits further regulated including penalties and assessments against pharmacist, Sec. 34-23-184 am'd. Arthur Orr 05-30-2019


Drinking water, to set safety and cleanliness requirements for the design, construction, permitting, and operation of certain water distribution facilities, Sec. 22-23-55 added Cam Ward 03-05-2019


Conservation and Natural Resources Dept., illegal parking on department property, fine established, Sec. 9-2-30 added. Chris Elliott 05-15-2019


County housing authorities, bonds, electronic posting of notices to potential purchasers of bonds, eliminate bids from being advertised for three weeks, Secs. 24-1-71, 24-1-83, 41-4-16 am'd. Jimmy Holley 04-30-2019


Contract Review Permanent Legislative Oversight Committee, membership altered to include chairs of House Ways and Means General Fund and Education and Senate Finance and Taxation General Fund and Education Committees, provide further for the length of terms on the committee, Sec. 29-2-40 am'd. Arthur Orr 04-23-2019


Deferred presentment transactions, term set at 30 days, Sec. 5-18A-13 amd. Arthur Orr 03-05-2019


Innovation Act, established, tax credits for qualified research expenses, authorized under certain conditions, tax credits authorized to offset certain taxes under certain conditions, to further provide for the allocation and transferability of certain tax credits under certain conditions, Sec. 40-18-390 added Arthur Orr 05-31-2019


State employees, lump sum merit reward payments for full-time employees at top of pay ranges authorized, Sec. 36-26-48 added Arthur Orr 05-28-2019


Off-road vehicles, all-terrain vehicles (ATV's) and recreational off-road vehicles, registration with Ala. State Law Enforcement Agency, width and weight restrictions increased, Sec. 32-12A-1 am'd. Arthur Orr 04-30-2019


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 05-28-2019


Aggravated fraud, provide for the crime of, commercial law and consumer protection, securities, crimes and offenses, theft, Sec. 13A-8-220 added Greg Albritton 04-02-2019


Immigration, requiring applicants for business licenses and occupational tax certificates to prove enrollment in and use of E-Verify, exceptions, penalties, Sec. 31-13-15.1 added Arthur Orr 04-02-2019


Woodville, corp. limits alt. Steve Livingston 04-09-2019


Hale Co., Akron, corp. limits, alt. Bobby D. Singleton 04-09-2019


Elected officials, oath of office taken on religious holy book or U.S. or state constitution, const. amend. Shay Shelnutt 03-05-2019


Hunting, authorize the taking of whitetail deer or feral swine by means of bait, when baiting privilege license is purchased, under certain conditions, Sec. 9-11-244 am'd. Phillip W. Williams 04-30-2019


Consumer protection, roofing, contracts, cancellation of roofing contract further provided, Sec. 8-36-2 am'd. Rodger Smitherman 04-25-2019


Underwater Cultural Resources Act, definition of cultural resources, items eligible for, or listed in, the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Hertiage deleted, Sec. 41-9-291 am'd. Jim McClendon 05-31-2019


Conservation and Natural Resources Dept., provide legislative findings, prohibiting commissioner and Advisory Board of from limiting use of any species of rattlesnake used in certain hosted events by municipalities Jimmy Holley 03-05-2019


Motor vehicles, reduced speed school zones, to include schools in a municipality, Secs. 32-5A-181, 32-5A-182, 32-5A-183 am'd. Cam Ward 04-18-2019


Domestic animals, person who rescues from vehicle, immunity from liability under certain circumstances Del Marsh 03-05-2019


Jackson Co., annual publication of expenditures and receipts, Act 484, 1978 Reg. Sess., repealed Steve Livingston 04-09-2019


Public health, to require medical labs to submit certain clinical materials to Department of Public Health in certain cases of suspected disease, and to authorize the State Board of Health to set reasonable schedule of fees for services rendered under Chapter 11A of Title 22, Secs. 22-11A-4, 22-11A-40 am'd. Linda Coleman-Madison 05-23-2019


Jackson Co., courts, additional court cost, proceeds to the Jackson County Judicial Employees Fund, to provide staffing for employees Steve Livingston 05-14-2019


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 05-15-2019


Insurance Data Security Law, Insurance Commissioner to regulate, reports to Insurance Dept., licensee to implement information security programs, oversight of third-party providers, reports re cybersecurity events, criminal penalties, Secs. 10A-20-6.16, 27-21A-23 am'd. Shay Shelnutt 04-25-2019


Insurance, Commissioner of Insurance authorized to create educational and informational programs, hurricanes and nonhurricane wind and hail added to list of perils insurers required to provide in writing homeowners insurance, Secs. 27-2-7, 27-22-21 am'd. Phillip W. Williams 04-16-2019


Insurance companies, corporate governance, required to provide Commissioner of Insurance annually, insurance holding company systems, definition of internationally active insurance groups, confidentially, Corporate Governance Model Act enacted, Secs. 27-29B-1 to 27-29B-9, inclusive, added; Secs. 27-29-1, 27-29-7 am'd. Shay Shelnutt 04-25-2019


Baker Hill, alcoholic beverages, Sunday sales under certain conditions William M. Beasley 05-14-2019


Midway, alcoholic beverages, Sunday sales under certain conditions William M. Beasley 05-14-2019


Opiods, boards certifying prescribing, opiate risk education required Andrew Jones 05-21-2019


Union Springs, alcoholic beverages, Sunday sales under certain conditions, Act 2018-191, 2018 Reg. Sess., repealed William M. Beasley 05-14-2019


Motor vehicles, autonomous vehicles, defined, operation by remote human operator, duties after accident, Transportation Dept to have jurisdiction over Gerald H. Allen 05-30-2019


Hunting license, disabled person, extending discounted group rate, name change of discounted license to Physically Disabled Sportsman's special three-day event license, Secs. 9-11-49, 9-11-54 am'd. Jimmy Holley 03-05-2019


Class 6 municipalities, golf carts, mun. may authorize on mun. streets, regulation, more restrictive ordinances authorized, penalties Clyde Chambliss 05-28-2019


Civil procedure, Asbestos Trust Claims Transparency Act, disclosure of all viable asbestos trust claims required, Secs. 6-5-690 to 6-5-696 added. Dan Roberts 05-16-2019


Criminal procedure, pardons and paroles, violent offenses, Sec. 15-22-27.4 added; Secs. 15-22-27.3, 15-22-28 am'd. Cam Ward 04-11-2019


Autauga Co., lodging tax, co. commission authorized to levy, distrib. Clyde Chambliss 05-14-2019


Sexual assault, provide for victim notification, provide for certain rights to victims, Sexual Assault Task Force, created, Sexual Assault Survivors Bill of Rights Cam Ward 04-18-2019


Prescription drugs, pharmacists, dispensing of generic drugs further provided for, specified prescription form deleted, provision prohibiting prescription of specific brand drug deleted, Sec. 34-23-8 am'd. William M. Beasley 03-05-2019


Cherokee Co., coroner, expense allowance and salary, appointment of a deputy coroner, repeal of certain prior acts Andrew Jones 05-14-2019


Nursing, Board of, loan repayment program for advanced-practice nurses, loan program authorized for certain currently certified nurses, Sec. 34-21-96 am'd. Greg J. Reed 05-23-2019


Nursing, Board of, allow board to enter into the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact, Secs. 34-21-20.01, 34-21-120 to 34-21-130, inclusive, added; Secs. 34-21-1, 34-21-2, 34-21-21, 34-21-22, 34-21-25 am'd. Greg J. Reed 04-30-2019


Crimes and offenses, crimes motivated by race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, or physical or mental disability, to include employment as a law enforcement officer within the protected class, Sec. 13A-5-13 am'd. Chris Elliott 05-02-2019


Parental rights, provide that a conviction of a parent for rape or incest is a ground for termination of parental rights if the rape or incest resulted in the conception of the child, Sec. 12-15-319 am'd. Clyde Chambliss 05-08-2019


Permanent Joint Transportation Committee, technical corrections regarding Dept. of Transporation's long-range plan, long-range plan clarified, clarification of the Alabama Dept.of Transportation's duties and information requirements to the committee relating to the long-range plan, Sections 29-2-1, 29-2-2, 29-2-3, 29-2-4, 29-2-6, and 29-2-8 am'd. Clyde Chambliss 03-05-2019


Credit Unions, federal charter parity provision clarified, Credit Union Administration Board authorize to appoint National Credit Union Admin as conservator of a credit union, membership of supervising committees increased, reimbursement of bd and committee member travel costs, merger meeting notice requirement increased, definition of official revised, Secs. 5-17-4, 5-17-8, 5-17-10, 5-17-11, 5-17-22, 5-17-55 am'd. Shay Shelnutt 05-02-2019


Municipal courts, pretrial diversion program, voluntary transfer authorized Cam Ward 03-20-2019


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 05-23-2019


Class 8 municipalities, weeds, abatement, alternative procedures to declare a public nuisance after prior abatement Cam Ward 05-15-2019


Court costs, docket fee, waiver for substantial hardship, verified statement required, time period to pay up denial of hardship petition, Secs. 12-19-43, 12-19-70 am'd. Cam Ward 05-29-2019


Municipal courts, mayors and municipal court judges, powers and duties, further provided for, mayor authorized to remit court costs, municipal court judge authorized to issue arrest warrants and hold in contempt of court, Secs. 12-14-15, 12-14-32 am'd. Cam Ward 03-05-2019


Elections, distance from polling place where political activity is prohibited, changed to 100 feet, Sec. 17-9-50 am'd. Randy Price 05-16-2019


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 05-30-2019


Physical therapy, eliminate requirement for referral from physician or other health care practitioner to perform physical therapy, Secs. 34-24-191, 34-24-210.1, 34-24-217 am'd. Jim McClendon 03-05-2019


Public officers and employees, state personnel dept, state employees, suspensions without pay, total time not to exceed 30 business days, state employee must accept or request hearing within 10 business days, Sec.36-26-28 am'd. Clay Scofield 04-30-2019


Criminal procedure, crime victims' compensation, Lisa's Law, entity contract, with convicted felons, escrow account for benefit of crime victims created, procedure, Sec. 41-9-80.1 to 41-9-80.8, inclusive, added; 41-9-80 to 41-9-84, inclusive, repealed. Cam Ward 05-15-2019


Tuscaloosa Co., sales and use tax, city prohibited from levying add'l without vote, const. amend. Gerald H. Allen 05-15-2019


Transient occupancy tax (lodging tax), not applicable to tent camping, marine ships, and recreational vehicles, Sec. 40-26-1 am'd. Gerald H. Allen 03-05-2019


Appropriation, to make an approp. from the Education Trust Fund to the State Board of Education for fiscal year ending September 30, 2020, require board to allocate funds to each public K-12 school in the state to establish an anti-bullying program Rodger Smitherman 03-05-2019


Traffic stops, racial profiling by law enforcement officers, prohibited, written policies, forms for statistics, and reports to Attorney General required, provision for complaints, reporting and collection of data on injuries to officers, required Rodger Smitherman 04-11-2019


Taxation, check-off contribution to State Park Division of the Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources, Dept. of Mental Health or the Alabama Medicaid Agency, Sec. 40-18-140 am'd. Del Marsh 04-11-2019


Municipalities, police jurisdiction and planning jurisdiction, limited to property within corporate limits, provisions for business licenses and sales taxes outside of corporate limits repealed, Secs. 11-51-90, 11-51-206 repealed; Secs. 11-40-10, 11-52-30 am'd. Chris Elliott 04-23-2019


Drivers license, suspension, prohibited for failure to pay fines, fees, or court costs, Sec. 32-5A-195 am'd. Cam Ward 03-05-2019


Cell phones and other wireless telecommunication devices, use while holding or touching devise prohibited, penalties, exceptions, Sec. 32-5A-350 am'd. Jim McClendon 03-05-2019


Driving under the influence, pretrial diversion programs, ignition interlock devices required, provision repealing in July 2023 deleted, Act 2018-517, 2018 Reg. Sess., am'd; Sec. 32-5A-191 am'd. Jim McClendon 05-02-2019


Legislative procedure, redistricting bills, exempt from requirement that bill must be read at length prior to final passage, const. amend. Jim McClendon 03-19-2019


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 04-18-2019


Athlete agents, prior to signing an agency contract, allow certain expenses to be paid to student athlete or the family of the athlete, Sec. 8-26B-14 am'd. Gerald H. Allen 05-30-2019


Adoption, to provide for correction of inaccurate date of birth or place of birth information on certificates of foreign birth, Secs. 22-9A-11.1, 22-9A-12 am'd. Gerald H. Allen 04-18-2019


Telemarketers and telephone solicitation, Secs. 8-19A-3, 8-19C-5, 8-19C-11am'd. Tim Melson 03-20-2019


Education, population requirement for city to establish a board of education increased from 5,000 to 20,000, determination of financial capability required, Sec. 16-11-1 am'd. Linda Coleman-Madison 03-05-2019


Forensic Sciences Dept., required to notify next of kin when retaining organ of deceased, prohibit medical examiner for retaining organ for use not in conjunction with autopsy, penalties, Sec. 36-18-2.1 added; Sec. 36-18-2 am'd. Linda Coleman-Madison 05-29-2019


Service animals, individual with a disability, rights and responsibilities for use in a public accommodation or a housing accommodation, criminal penalties for misrepresentation or denial, interference under certain conditions, Secs. 21-7-1 to 21-7-9, inclusive, am'd. Linda Coleman-Madison 05-30-2019


Civil procedure, statute of limitations. sex offense, further provided, statute of limitations tolled until vicitim reaches age of majority Linda Coleman-Madison 05-30-2019


Hunting, authorize the taking of whitetail deer or feral swine by means of bait, when baiting privilege license is purchased, Chronic Wasting Disease Management Zones authorized, Commissioner of Dept. of Consv. and Nat'l Res. to establish, Sec. 9-11-244 am'd. Phillip W. Williams 03-05-2019


Municipal corporations, ordinances, issuance of summons and complaint in lieu of custodial arrest, further provided for, Sec. 11-45-9.1 am'd. Tim Melson 05-22-2019


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 05-30-2019


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 04-03-2019

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