2020 Alabama House Bills

Bill Title Sponsor Last Action Signed


State of emergency, public employees prohibited from striking during Arnold Mooney 05-07-2020


Class 1 mun. (Birmingham), business improvement districts, self-help, requirements to estab., amend, expand, and terminate, Secs. 11-54B-5, 11-54B-7, 11-54B-10, 11-54B-19 am'd. Rod Scott 05-06-2020


Jackson Co., human sewage biosolids, application to land as fertilizer or soil amendment, prohibited, exception, const. amend. Tommy Hanes 05-09-2020


Shelby Co., privately owned sewer systems using public rights-of-way of public roads, required to be regulated and certified by PSC, const. amend. Arnold Mooney 05-04-2020


Marion Co., county commission authorized to establish voting centers Tracy Estes 05-09-2020


Marion Co., lodging tax levied, distrib. Tracy Estes 05-09-2020


Lamar Co., co. superintendent of education, to provide further for the compensation and expense allowance for, Sec. 45-38-101 am'd. Tracy Estes 05-07-2020


Winfield, alcoholic beverages, draft beer authorized Tracy Estes 05-09-2020


Montgomery Co., ad valorem tax for Montg. School Tax District, levy at rate $1.85 on each $100 (18.5 mills) by co. commission, referendum of Montg. Co., not to include Pike Road Kirk Hatcher 05-09-2020


Houston Co., probate judge shall collect a tag transaction fee, distrib. for emergency medical services, referendum Paul W. Lee 05-04-2020


Hayden, corp. limits alt. David Standridge 05-09-2020


Cullman Co., to provide for civil immunity for members of Joppa Historical Board, board may transfer property only under certain conditions, including referendum, Sec. 45-22-223 am'd. Randall Shedd 05-09-2020


Cullman Co., sales and use tax, levied by local act, distrib to muns. other than Cullman, future incorp. muns. excluded, Secs. 45-22-243.99, 45-22-243.10, 45-22-243.37 am'd. Corey Harbison 05-09-2020


Cullman County, Garden City may hold title to former Garden City school property and manage property, property transferred under certain conditions Corey Harbison 05-09-2020


Washington Co., establish service of process fee for sheriff, Washington County Sheriff's Law Enforcement Fund established Brett Easterbrook 05-18-2020


Monroe Co., circuit and district court cases, add'l court costs, distrib. Harry Shiver 05-18-2020


Washington Co., co. commission, county roads and bridges, construction and maintenance under two co. depts., one dept. for unpaved roads, one dept. for paved roads and bridges, Act 2011-605, 2011 Reg. Sess., am'd. Brett Easterbrook 05-09-2020


Escambia Co., sheriff, booking fee in county jail, collection by clerk Alan Baker 05-09-2020


Escambia Co., Industrial Development Authority, members, add non-voting ex officio member, Secs. 45-27-90, 45-27-246.02 am'd. Alan Baker 05-09-2020


Escambia Co., law enforcement, authorized to take an individual with mental illness into protective custody under certain conditions, protection from civil and criminal liabilities Alan Baker 05-09-2020


Escambia Co., sheriff, authorize to conduct fund raising events, proceeds for operation of sheriffs office Alan Baker 05-09-2020


Escambia Co., sheriff, qualifications, continuing education required Alan Baker 05-09-2020


Cullman Co., county commission, increase membership, two add'l associate commissioners, compensation, county unit system for roads, further provided for, Act 469, 1977 Reg. Sess., am'd; Sec. 45-22-71 am'd. Randall Shedd 05-09-2020


Cullman Co., the Battleground School Historical Board estab., immunity for board members, property may be transferred to county board of education Scott Stadthagen 05-09-2020


Macon Co., co. commission authorized to levy add'l sales and use tax for ambulance service, Act 2019-337, 2019 Reg. Sess., am'd; Secs. 45-44-247.02, 45-44-247.08 am'd. Pebblin W. Warren 05-09-2020


Jefferson Co., human sewage, commission authorized to levy tax Kyle South 05-04-2020


Sumter Co., providing for an increased issuance fee for pistol permits, and to further provide for distribution of proceeds, Act 2464, 1971 Reg. Sess., am'd. Artis McCampbell 05-09-2020


Sumter Co., service of process fees, provided for Artis McCampbell 05-09-2020


Tuscaloosa Co., sales and use taxes, collection clarified, retroactive to Mar. 1, 2020, Act No. 56, 1953 Regular Session, as amended by Act No. 94-554, 1994 Regular Session, Act No. 96-554, 1996 Regular Session, and Act No. 2015-202, 2015 Regular Session, am'd. Kyle South 05-09-2020


Class 4 municipalities, personnel, employment further provided for, probationary period, Secs. 11-44B-43, 11-44B-44 am'd. Artis McCampbell 05-09-2020


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. Artis McCampbell 05-09-2020


Tuscaloosa Co., retirement system for police officers and firefighters, pension benefits, member contribution, Act 99-568, 1999 Reg. Sess., am'd. Bill Poole 05-09-2020


Spanish Fort. corp. limits alt. Matt Simpson 05-09-2020


Baldwin Co., Josephine Landmark District, annexation of property in district prohibited by local law, exception, const. amend. Steve McMillan 05-04-2020


Spanish Fort, corp. limits alt. Matt Simpson 05-09-2020


Baldwin Co., Sheriff's Office Personnel Merit System, qualifications of members further provided, election process amended, process for appeal from decisions of the board further provided, Secs. 45-2-234.05 to 45-2-234.09, inclusive, am'd Matt Simpson 05-09-2020


Crenshaw Co., county commission authorized to levy ad valorem tax, distrib. to Crenshaw County Health Care Authority, const. amend. Chris Sells 05-09-2020


Houston Co., probate judge shall collect a tag transaction fee, distrib. for emergency medical services, referendum Paul W. Lee 05-09-2020


Prattville, alcoholic beverages, authorize the sale of draft beer in growlers, Sec. 45-1A-40.01 am'd. Will Dismukes 05-09-2020


Colbert Co., co. health dept., authorized fee for site evaluations for repair of existing system Andrew Sorrell 05-09-2020


Opelika, corp. limits alt. Debbie Wood 05-09-2020


DeKalb Co., real property filing and recording fee, distrib for mental health professional for CED Mental Health in co. and to sheriff's office for school resource officers, Sec. 45-25-250.17 am'd. Nathaniel Ledbetter 05-18-2020


Cherokee Co., sheriff, authorized to charge a fee for fingerprinting certain persons, distrib. of fee, retroactive effect Nathaniel Ledbetter 05-09-2020


General Fund Budget Reserve Fund, transfer of monies to the fund, withdrawal and use of amounts deposited into the fund provided for Arnold Mooney 05-04-2020


Federal tax credits or advance refunds resulting from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, excluded from Alabama income tax Arnold Mooney 05-04-2020


Lauderdale Co., superintendent of education, election by qualified electors residing outside corporate limits of Florence, Act 33, 1931 Reg. Sess., am'd. Lynn Greer 05-09-2020


Madison Co., building permit fee, levy and disbursement further provided Andy Whitt 05-09-2020


Decatur, Board of Education, terms of office, further provided, compensation, Act 95-363, 1995 Reg. Sess., am'd. Parker Moore 05-09-2020


Randolph Co., sale of draft or keg beer, auth. under certain conditions Bob Fincher 05-09-2020


Chambers Co., sheriffs, additional qualifications, continuing education Debbie Wood 05-09-2020


Sylacauga, corp. limits alt. Ron Johnson 05-09-2020


Motor vehicles, registry, registration and renewal process further provided, Secs. 32-6-61, 36-6-62.2 am'd. Charlotte Meadows 03-12-2020


Jefferson Co., sheriff, confidential secretary, add for Bessemer Division, Sec.45-37-232.40 am'd. Rolanda Hollis 03-12-2020


Missing persons, alert law which creates an alert system for persons 18-64, Alabama Critically Missing Adult Alert Program, established Merika Coleman 03-12-2020


Elmore Co., sheriff, authorized to sell firearms to gun dealers with active business license for one year, Act 2007-325, 2007 Reg Sess., am'd, Sec. 45-26-231.02 am'd. Reed Ingram 05-07-2020


Elmore Co., lodging tax, co. commission authorized to levy, distrib. Will Dismukes 03-12-2020


World Games, TWG 2021 Birmingham Foundation, exempt from sales and use, ad valorem, and other taxes, Sec. 40-9-26.2 added Danny Garrett 03-12-2020


Land Bank Authority, local land bank authorities, municipalities, and counties, tax delinquent properties, Secs. 24-9-6, 24-9-7, 24-9-8, 24-9-10 am'd. Merika Coleman 03-12-2020


Motor vehicles, distinctive license plates, individuals with disability, special access parking Brett Easterbrook 03-12-2020


Municipalities, Chestnut Accountability Municipal Audit Clarification Act, requiring annual, biennial audit for certain municipalities, annual report in lieu of audit for certain municipalities, Sec. 11-43-85 am'd. Prince Chestnut 03-12-2020


Alcoholic beverages, to require licensed importers and manufacturers of wine to enter into exclusive franchise agreements with wholesalers, Secs. 28-8A-1 to 28-8A-11, inclusive, added. Terri Collins 03-12-2020


Education Retirees' Trust Fund Funding Act, Education Retirees Trust Fund created in State Treasury as permanent trust to fund periodic bonus checks for education retirees, duties of TRS Board of Control specified Joe Lovvorn 03-12-2020


Medicaid, extend postpartum coverage for eligible pregnant women to one year after birth Mary Moore 03-12-2020


Medicaid, extend postpartum coverage for eligible pregnant women to one year after birth Laura Hall 03-12-2020


National Guard, extend access to facilities owned by National Guard to certain veterans and their caregivers Randy Wood 03-12-2020


Counties and municipalities, statewide residential building code established, enforcement, Alabama Residential Building Code, Alabama Residential Building Code Advisory Council, Alabama Residential Building Code Division, Alabama Residential Building Code Fund established, Secs. 27-2-39, 34-14A-1, 34-14A-2, 34-14A-7, 34-14A-12, 34-14A-13, 34-14A-20 am'd. Steve McMillan 03-12-2020


Talladega Co., human sewage biosolids, application to land as fertilizer or soil amendment, prohibited, exception, const. amend. Ron Johnson 05-18-2020


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. Ron Johnson 03-12-2020


Class 2 municipalities, to provide that a municipality may not levy business license in its police jurisdiction unless they offer police and fire services to that area, Sec. 11-51-91 am'd. Chip Brown 03-12-2020


Public schools, require a child successfully complete kindergarten before being admitted to the first grade, Sec. 16-28-4 am'd. Pebblin W. Warren 03-12-2020


Jackson Co., courts, additional court costs, proceeds to the Jackson County Judicial Employees Fund, to provide funding for employees, Act 2019-215, 2019 Reg. Sess., am'd. Tommy Hanes 05-07-2020


Jackson Co., law library, co. commission to maintain, add'l court costs to fund, presiding circuit judge to admin. Tommy Hanes 05-07-2020


Insurance premium tax credits, to expand the Alabama Insurance Offices Facilities Credit for certain activities, to expand who can be an affiliate, Sec. 27-4A-3 am'd. David Wheeler 03-10-2020


Etowah Co., board of registrars, working days increased, Sec. 17-3-8 am'd. Becky Nordgren 03-10-2020


Tallapoosa Co., Willow Point Estates, platted subdivisions, local laws authorized to establish road maint. districts, referendums, assessments for road maint, const. amend. Ed Oliver 05-07-2020


Lodging establishments, human trafficking training for employees required, posting of signs at establishments, enforcement by Attorney General, civil fines, limitation of liability for reporting and lodging establishments Arnold Mooney 03-10-2020


Wilcox Co., Boards of Registrars, maximum number of working days increased, Sec. 17-3-8 am'd. Kelvin Lawrence 03-10-2020


Legislature, term limits of two terms plus two years in each house provided, prior service not counted, const. amend. David Wheeler 03-10-2020


Geneva Co., creating a rehabilitation program for the Geneva County jail Jeff Sorrells 05-07-2020


Geneva Co., sheriff authorized to sell certain abandoned, unclaimed, or stolen property, and firearms, notice, record keeping requirement, distribution of funds for law enforcement purposes Jeff Sorrells 05-07-2020


Geneva Co., personnel bd., act repealed upon effective date of new co. personnel system Article 12, Ch.31, Title 45 repealed, 45-31-120 to 45-31-120.22, inclusive, 45-31-121 repealed Jeff Sorrells 05-07-2020


Taxation, Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama, exempt from sales, county and municipal fees and taxes Barbara Boyd 03-10-2020


State holidays, Robert E. Lee Day observed on second Monday in October, Sec. 1-3-8 am'd. Steve McMillan 03-10-2020


Human trafficking, crimes and penalties further provided, Secs. 13A-6-151, 13A-6-152, 13A-6-157.1, 13A-6-170, 13A-12-122, 15-27-5 am'd. Merika Coleman 03-10-2020


Evidence, unsworn declarations, allowed when given under penalty of perjury, with exceptions, Secs. 12-21-80 to 12-21-87, inclusive, repealed Matt Fridy 03-10-2020


Electrical Contractors, Alabama Board of, board membership revised, board authorized to subpoena witnesses and investigate complaints, expiration of licenses, local business licenses texting deleted, Secs. 34-36-3, 34-36-4, 34-36-6, 34-36-7, 34-36-8, 34-36-9, 34-36-13, 34-36-16 am'd. Jeff Sorrells 03-10-2020


Geneva Co.,sheriff, may provide retiring officer with his or her badge and pistol Jeff Sorrells 05-07-2020


Private investigation, licensure of private investigator apprentices established, licensure of private investigation agencies required, Secs. 34-25B-12.1, 34-25B-40 to 34-25B-45, inclusive, added; Secs. 34-25B-2, 34-25B-3, 34-25B-4, 34-25B-7, 34-25B-8, 34-25B-10 to 34-25B-14, 34-25B-17, 34-25B-18, 34-25B-21, 34-25B-22, 34-25B-26 am'd. Arnold Mooney 03-10-2020


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. Chris Pringle 03-10-2020


Sales and use tax, dog sellers, gross proceeds of insecticides, and medicine used for agricultural purposes or by dog vendor and dog food used by dog vendor whose principal business is selling dogs, Act 2019-444, 2019 Reg. Sess., am'd; Sec. 40-23-4 am'd. Dexter Grimsley 03-10-2020


Lottery, sale of lottery tickets, distrib. of proceeds, const. amend. Steve Clouse 03-10-2020


Elections, Election Emergency Act, establish, suspension or delay election in emergency, authorized, Secs. 17-9-70 to 17-9-72, inclusive, added; Sec. 17-11-3 am'd. David Standridge 03-10-2020


Education, life skills instruction may be offered by local bds of education as an elective or component of health education and physical education in grades 6-12, Sec. 16-40-11 added. Prince Chestnut 03-10-2020


Municipal elections, mayor to provide earlier notice of elections and print and distribute ballots earlier, to require the city clerk to provide notice of all elections to the Secretary of State in writing, Secs. 11-46-22, 11-46-25, 17-11-12 am'd. Chris Blackshear 03-10-2020


Food trucks, license to sell alcoholic beverages for public consumption authorized in Class 1 municipalities, Sec. 28-3A-17.1 added. Neil Rafferty 03-10-2020


Class 2 mun. (Mobile), municipal ordinances, all courts of this state to take judicial notice, Sec. 11-45-11 am'd. Matt Simpson 03-10-2020


Revenue Dept., to provide subsistence pay for law enforcement officers employed by the dept., Sec. 36-21-2 am'd. Phillip Pettus 03-12-2020


Alcoholic beverages delivery service permit, authorizes delivery of alcoholic beverages from certain licensed retailers to adult residents in state, Sec. 28-1-4 am'd. Gil Isbell 03-12-2020


Production companies, rebates for production expenditures which equal or exceed at least $500,000 from date or production approval, Sec. 41-7A-43 am'd. John W. Rogers 03-05-2020


Highway, roads, and bridges, contracts or subcontracts for public works, provisions requiring a party to indemnify another party for damages caused by the other party prohibited Steve McMillan 03-12-2020


Motor vehicles, reduced speed school zones, to include schools in a municipality, Secs. 32-5A-181, 32-5A-182, 32-5A-183 am'd. David Faulkner 03-05-2020


Education, school calendar, local board of education to specify length of summer break and establish its local school calendar Steve Hurst 03-05-2020


Criminal code, offenses against public order, firearms, concealed pistols, concealed carry permit, constitutional carry, pistol permits, Secs. 9-11-304, 13A-11-52, 13A-11-71, 13A-11-73, 13A-11-74 repealed; Secs. 13A-11-7, 13A-11-50, 13A-11-55, 13A-11-61.2, 13A-11-62, 13A-11-75, 13A-11-85, 13A-11-90 am'd. Andrew Sorrell 03-05-2020


Resisting arrest, to amend punishment to Class A misdemeanor, to provide that resisting arrest with a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument is a Class C felony, Sec. 13A-10-41 am'd. Connie C. Rowe 03-05-2020


Demopolis, corp. limits, alt. Artis McCampbell 05-07-2020


Municipal utility boards, allowing governing body of certain municipalities to set compensation, Sec. 11-50-313 am'd. Nathaniel Ledbetter 03-12-2020


Privilege assessments, assessment increased, methodology for recalculation of assets provided, quality incentive program for nursing facilities, Secs. 40-26B-21, 40-26B-26, 40-26B-27 am'd. Steve Clouse 05-09-2020


Community College System, bd. of trustees, terms, may serve two full terms, Sec. 16-60-111 am'd. Steve McMillan 03-12-2020


Courts, Alabama Court Cost Commission, established, const. amend. Bill Poole 03-05-2020


Crimes and offenses, human trafficking, further provided to include consenting to the marriage of a minor to subject the minor to labor servitude or sexual servitude, Sec. 13A-6-153 am'd. Laura Hall 03-05-2020


Crimes and offenses, manslaughter, death resulting from unlawful sale of a controlled substance, Sec. 13A-6-3 am'd. Chris Pringle 03-05-2020


State contracts, for goods and services, to create a statewide disadvantaged business enterprise program, to establish a study commission on disadvantaged business enterprises Barbara Drummond 03-05-2020


Animals, adopted animals, sterilization, criminal penalties increased, Secs. 3-9-1, 3-9-2, 3-9-3 am'd. Dexter Grimsley 03-05-2020


Education, providing for an education assistamce program for the children of service persons, Sec. 16-64-6, 36-21-102 am'd. Joe Lovvorn 03-05-2020


Colbert Co., license required to operate a community reentry program for individuals released from incarceration, co. commission authorized to establish additional licensing requirements, const. amend. Andrew Sorrell 05-04-2020


Wrongful Incarceration, compensation, provided further, Secs. 29-2-156, 29-2-159 am'd. Laura Hall 03-05-2020


Consumer protection, require vendors of autographed collectibles to provide a warranty Ginny Shaver 03-05-2020


Public Health Dept., hospitals, discharge date, reporting collection, and release, privacy to be maintained, civil penalties, adoption of rules, release of data to Ala. Hospital Association Paul W. Lee 03-12-2020


Gunterville, ad valorem tax, authorized to levy add'l for public schools, referendum Wes Kitchens 05-07-2020


Montgomery Co., sheriff, qualifications, continuing education required Reed Ingram 05-09-2020


Airport authorities, sales and use tax exemption, issuance of certificate of exemptions by Revenue Dept., Secs. 40-9-14.1, 40-9-60 am'd. Rex Reynolds 03-05-2020


State employees, Chief Executive Officer of the State Employees Insurance Board may approve group insurance offerings Kerry Rich 03-12-2020


School safety, to require mental health awareness to be included in the annual training session for employees of each K-12 school, Sec. 16-1-44 am'd. TaShina Morris 03-12-2020


Public K-12 schools, Seizure Safe Schools Act, Secs. 16-30C-1 to 16-30C-6, inclusive, added. Thomas Jackson 03-12-2020


Firearms, domestice violence, to provide for an extreme risk protection order, prohibit certain violent defendants from possessing firearms, ammunition, or a pistol permit, to provide for the enforcement and registration of an extreme risk protection order, Secs. 30-10-1 to 30-10-15, inclusive, added; Sec. 13A-11-72 am'd. Merika Coleman 03-03-2020


Economic development, establishing a procedure for the establishment, operation, modification, renewal, and disestablishment of tourism improvement district within the state by counties and municipalities, Alabama Tourism Improvement Act of 2020. Lynn Greer 03-03-2020


Motor vehicles, rules of the road, construction zone violations, further provided, Sec. 32-5A-176.1 am'd. Lynn Greer 03-12-2020


Public health, Alabama Injection-Associated Infectious Disease Elimination Act. established Neil Rafferty 03-03-2020


Double dipping law, allow legislators to sumultaneously work as teachers or school administrators, Sec. 29-1-26 am'd. Will Dismukes 03-03-2020


Eminent domain, further provided to not include trails for biking or hiking, Sec. 18-1B-2 am'd. Reed Ingram 03-03-2020


Alabama Job Creation and Military Stability Commission, membership, to include one senator appointed by Lt. Governor from the minority caucus, and one representative from minority caucus appointed by the Speaker of the House, Sec. 31-14-3 am'd. Ralph Howard 03-03-2020


Employees' Retirement System, retirees and beneficiaries, one-time lump-sum additional payment Will Dismukes 03-03-2020


Taxation, exempt Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham from sale and use tax David Faulkner 03-03-2020


Class 4 municipalities, personnel, employment further provided for, probationary period, Secs. 11-44B-43, 11-44B-44 am'd. Artis McCampbell 03-03-2020


Firefighters and rescue squad members, income tax credit for training under certain conditions Ritchie Whorton 03-03-2020


Walker Co., judge of probate authorized to exercise equity jurisdiction under certain conditions, const. amend. Tim Wadsworth 05-07-2020


Taxation, to update the dispursement of certain license taxes and registration fees, Sec. 40-12-270 am'd. Rex Reynolds 03-12-2020


Firearms, to define other physical barriers as related to buildings and facilities wherein firearms may not be possessed, Sec. 13A-11-61.2 am'd. Connie C. Rowe 03-03-2020


Recordings, law enforcement agencies, circumstances and procedures to release recordings by body cameras or dashboard Shane Stringer 03-03-2020


St. Clair Co., probate office, filing and recording fee provided, County Mental Health Advisory Board, provided Jim Hill 05-09-2020


Math and Science Teacher Education Program, computer science teachers included in student loan repayment program, certain other qualifed teachers may earn certification in math, science, or computer science to participate, requirements per participation modified, Secs. 16-5-54.1, 16-5-54.2, 16-5-56 added; Secs. 16-5-51 to 16-5-55, inclusive, am'd. Joe Lovvorn 03-12-2020


Captive cervids, authorizing Dept. of Agriculture and Industries to pay indemnity for cervids destroyed to combat chronic wasting disease (CWD) Jeff Sorrells 03-12-2020


Bibb Graves High School Alumni and Friends Association, Inc., exempt from state, co., and municipal sales and use taxes Ron Johnson 03-03-2020


Wine, authorizing common carriers to make delivery of alcoholic beverages to residents over 21, to create a wine direct shipper permit to allow wine manufacturers to ship their table wine directly to residents, Sec. 28-3A-6.1 added; Sec. 28-1-4 am'd. Terri Collins 03-12-2020


Muscle Shoals, city bd. of ed., membs. election from city at large., qualifications, terms, comp., filling vacancies, referendum Andrew Sorrell 05-08-2020


Building Exceptional School Board Team Act (BEST), provides further for boardsmanship standards, training, and discipline of local bd. of education members, Sec. 16-1-41.1 repealed; Secs. 16-8-1, 16-11-2 am'd. Tracy Estes 03-12-2020


Lamar Co., tangible personal property and other items, provide further for the sale or disposal of under the control of the co. commission, Sec. 45-38-71.01 am'd. Kyle South 05-07-2020


Motor vehicles, automated commercial motor vehicles and vehicles with teleoperation systems, approval by ALEA of vehicle required, criminal penalties, routes approval by Transportation, adoption of rules, Act 2019-496, 2019 Reg. Sess., am'd; Secs. 32-9B-1, 32-9B-2, 32-9B-3, 32-9B-6, 32-9B-7 am'd. Joe Lovvorn 03-03-2020


Criminal procedure, expungement, procedure authorized for individuals convicted of nonviolent offense who are later pardoned, Secs. 15-27-1, 15-27-2 am'd. Chris England 02-27-2020


Sentencing, to require a unanimous vote by jurors to recommend a sentence of death in capital murder cases, Sec. 13A-5-46 am'd. Chris England 02-27-2020


Veterans, distinctive license plates, Air Medal added to military awards eligible to be commemorated, Secs. 32-6-250, 32-6-251 am'd. Dickie Drake 03-05-2020


Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Contractors, Board of, replace definition, qualifications, and registration requirements for positions of an apprentice with definition to include instructors, Secs. 34-31-18, 34-31-24, 34-31-25, 34-31-28, 34-31-29 am'd. Wes Kitchens 02-27-2020


Animals, public highways, prohibit transporting animals in a flatbed truck Andrew Sorrell 02-27-2020


Madison Co., Huntsville Public Library Bd., add'l members appt. by City of Madison and Madison Co. Comm., bd renamed Huntsville-Mad. Co. Public Library Bd. Anthony Daniels 05-07-2020


Insurance, to provide for opinion of appointed actuary, to permit an insurer to apply for an exception for annual actuarial opinion requirement, Sec. 27-3-26.1 am'd. Kerry Rich 03-05-2020


Corporate income tax rate and financial institution excise tax rate, decreased, apportionment factor for corporate income tax rates revised, State income tax decoupled from fed. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, electing pass-through entities, taxed at entity level, Ala. Business Tax Competitiveness Act, Secs. 40-16-1.2, 40-16-4, 40-18-31, 40-18-34, 40-18-35, 40-27-1 am'd. Danny Garrett 02-27-2020


Taxation, income tax rate for corporations further provided for, Alabama Business Tax Competitiveness Act, const. amend Danny Garrett 02-27-2020


Labor Dept., definitions and references to Secretary of Labor updated in AL Surface Mining Act of 1969, departmental employee in lieu of registered forester to perform inspections, amount of fed funds retained in Special Abandoned Mine Reclamation Trust Fund increased, unemployment compensation language conformed and exclusivity of certain procedures specified, Secs. 25-4-59, 25-4-153 added; Secs. 9-16-2, 9-16-8, 9-16-135, 25-4-72 am'd. Danny Garrett 05-05-2020


Finance Dept., Comptroller, authorize to issue payment to a vendor when payment is certified as valid but barred by passage of time, Sec. 41-4-50 am'd. Danny Garrett 02-27-2020


Competitve bidding, awarding authority allowed to negotiate lowest bidder when all bids exceed available funding, Sec. 39-2-6 am'd. Connie C. Rowe 02-27-2020


Public welfare, Human Resources Department, required to assign certain recipients to participate in employment and training programs, Workforce Development Act Connie C. Rowe 02-27-2020


Alabama School Choice and Student Opportunity Act, Public Charter School Commission staff allowed, funding based on enrollment and disbursement of funds revised, Secs. 16-6F-6, 16-6F-7, 16-6F-9, 16-6F-10 am'd. Terri Collins 02-27-2020


Law enforcement officers, dependents, continued health coverage for dependents of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty Allen Treadaway 02-27-2020


Pharmacy Benefits Managers, steering patients to affiliated pharmacies prohibited, mining patient data prohibited, requiring mail order pharmacies by health insurance plan prohibited, Act 2019-457, 2019 Reg. Sess., sections amended and renumbered; Secs. 27-45A-6 to 27-45A-10, inclusive, 27-45A-12 added; Secs. 27-45A-3, 27-45A-4, 27-45A-5 am'd. Ron Johnson 02-27-2020


Internet access, restrictions on sale of wireless telecommunication devices. filter required, deactivation procedure provided, civil and criminal penalties, provided Chris Sells 02-27-2020


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 Shane Stringer 03-12-2020


Corrections Dept., inmates being released, application for nondriver identification authorized, Sec. 14-10-1 am'd. Connie C. Rowe 02-27-2020


Education, K-12, mental health service coordinator for each school system, subject to Legislative appropriation, Dept. of Mental Health and State Department of Education duties specified, qualifications provided Nathaniel Ledbetter 03-12-2020


Health, mental health, law enforcement, authorized to take an individual with mental illness into protective custody under certain conditions, protection from civil and criminal liabilities Wes Allen 03-12-2020


Sulligent, alcoholic beverages, draft beer, sale of authorized by ordinance Kyle South 05-07-2020


Criminal procedure, to allow a protected person to be offered protection in criminal prosecutions for physical offenses, sexual offenses, and violent offenses, protected person defined, use of anatomically correct dolls or mannequins during testimony of a child under 12 or a protected person, authorized, Sec. 15-25-7 added; Sec. 15-25-33 repealed; Secs. 15-25-1, 15-25-2, 15-25-3, 15-25-5, 15-25-6, 15-25-30, 15-25-31, 15-25-32, 15-25-34, 15-25-36, 15-25-37, 15-25-38, 15-25-39 am'd. Matt Simpson 03-12-2020


Water Works Board, exempting certain counties from appointing a member to the water board, Sec. 11-50-301 am'd. John W. Rogers 02-27-2020


Sports wagering, Alabama Sports Wagering Commission, created, commission to issue licenses, authorize sports wagering agreements with other governments, Sec. 13A-12-31 am'd. John W. Rogers 02-27-2020


Consumer protection, deceptive trade practices, pyramid sales structure, further provided, Secs. 8-19-3, 8-19-5 am'd. Rhett Marques 03-12-2020


Sales and use tax, construction contracts for highways, roads, and bridges, Revenue Dept., issuance of exemption certificates if gov't entity contracting is tax exempt, Sec. 40-9-14.1 am'd. David Faulkner 02-27-2020


Public contracts, contracts for heating and air conditioning systems, exemption further provided, Sec. 39-2-2 am'd. Debbie Wood 02-27-2020


Terrorism, to create a statewide terrorism registry, to provide a system for registration by people convicted of certain terrorism offenses, provide for registration fees, provide for the duties of the Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency, Secs. 13A-10-160.01 to 13A-10-160.15, inclusive, am'd. Tracy Estes 02-27-2020


Crimes and offenses, crime of drug-induced murder, created Tim Wadsworth 03-12-2020


Taxation; income tax exemption for automobile tire manufacturers under certain conditions. Craig Lipscomb 02-25-2020


Motor vehicles, reduced speed school zones, photographic speeding enforcement systems, use prohibited when school not in session Chris Sells 02-25-2020


Sentencing standards, to provide for resentencing of certain individuals convicted of nonviolent offenses, Sec. 12-25-34.3 added. Jim Hill 03-05-2020


Russell Co., coroner, salary increased, Act 2002-448, 2002 Reg. Sess., am'd. Jeremy Gray 02-25-2020


Law enforcement officers, requiring officers to have not less than 16 hours of crisis intervention training Rex Reynolds 03-12-2020


Surface Mining Commission, requires commission to meet every two months or as the Governor otherwise requires, Sec. 9-16-73 am'd. Kyle South 03-12-2020


Bail Bond Regulatory Act, qualifications of Professional Bail Bonding Board and fees revised, temporary licenses provided, Secs. 15-13-201, 15-13-202, 15-13-203, 15-13-206, 15-13-207, 15-13-210, 15-13-211, 15-13-214, 15-13-217 am'd. Chris England 03-12-2020


Dextromethorphan, sale to person under 18, prohibited by a business establishment, identification required, political subdivision prohibited from having a separate law Ron Johnson 02-25-2020


Corrections Dept., require the dept. to make quarterly reports to the Joint Legislative Prison Oversight Committee and to provide for the reporting requirements, revise the correctional officers oath of office, Sec. 14-1-21 added; Sec. 14-3-13 am'd. Chris England 03-12-2020


Code of Alabama 1975, Acts of 2019 Regular Session, supplements and certain replacement volumes, codified with certain corrections, local laws of certain counties codified, duties of Secretary of State Victor Gaston 03-12-2020


Public K-12 schools, parents to opt into sex education on behalf of students prior to thier enrollment in related courses, Sec. 16-40A-2 am'd. Andrew Sorrell 02-25-2020


Colbert Co., license required to operate a community reentry program for individuals released from incarceration, co. commission authorized to establish additional licensing requirements, const. amend. Andrew Sorrell 02-25-2020


Virtual currency, exemption from ad valorem taxation provided, Sec. 40-9-1 am'd. Andrew Sorrell 02-27-2020


Jefferson Co., retire police officers, allowed percentage of retired police officers that may be rehired by Birmingham Police Dept, increased, Sec. 45-37A-51.237 am'd. Allen Treadaway 05-07-2020


Motor vehicles, abandoned, Class 1 municipalities, towing of, under certain conditions, Sec. 32-13-2 am'd. Allen Treadaway 05-07-2020


Dallas Co., district court, judicial vacancies to be filled by nominations by judicial commission to the Governor, const. amend. Prince Chestnut 05-07-2020


Voting, automatic voter registration, process established Prince Chestnut 02-25-2020


St. Clair Co., compensation, add'l expense allowance for coroner, county commissioners, chair of the co. commission, and revenue commissioner Jim Hill 05-07-2020


Criminal procedure, to revise the cricumstances in which a law enforcement officer may arrest an individual without a warrant, Sec. 15-10-3 am'd. Jim Hill 02-25-2020


Baldwin Co., Josephine Landmark District, annexation of property in district prohibited by local law, exception, const. amend. Steve McMillan 02-25-2020


Taxation, County Boards of Equalization, valuation procedures further provided, Secs. 40-2-18, 40-3-21, 40-3-25, 40-7-25 am'd. David Faulkner 02-20-2020


Real Estate Appraisers, appraisal management companies, to change renewal license fees, Secs.34-27A-15, 34-27A-55 am'd. Kelvin Lawrence 02-20-2020


Madison Co., small farm wineries, authorize to self-distribute Laura Hall 02-20-2020


Retirement System, stress bill, use of hazardous duty time to calculate years of service for inservice death benefits for firefighters, law enforcement, and correctional officers, Secs. 16-25-14, 36-27-16 am'd. Rex Reynolds 03-05-2020


Concealed carry permits, to create a statewide information database on pistol permits known as the AROWS system, managed by the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, further provide for appearance and contents of permits, Sec. 13A-11-75 am'd. Shane Stringer 02-20-2020


Crimes and offenses, to add additional activity that would constitute the crime of assault in the first degree, create crime of assault or attempted assault on a 1st responder, Sec. 13A-6-30 added; Secs. 13A-6-20, 13A-6-21 am'd. Phillip Pettus 03-05-2020


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 Merika Coleman 02-20-2020


Sports wagering, authorize the adoption of local legislation, Sec. 13A-12-25.1 added. John W. Rogers 02-20-2020


Butler Co., county board of education members to serve 4-yr terms, const. amend. Chris Sells 05-07-2020


Vulnerable Child Compassion and Protection Act, prohibits gender change therapy for minors, prohibits withholding of certain related information from parents Wes Allen 02-27-2020


Law enforcement officers, reserve deputies and reserve police officers, educational assistance provided, peace officer definition further defined, Secs. 36-21-102, 36-30-1 am'd. Randy Wood 03-12-2020


Education, public and private schools, to delay fire alarm evacuation for three minutes to check for active shooter Proncey Robertson 02-20-2020


Professional licensing boards, review of certain boards, prohibit discrimination of a person or client, create judicial review board John W. Rogers 02-20-2020


Consumer protection, privacy rights, regulation of use of biometric identifiers for a commercial purpose, civil fine, authorized Jamie Kiel 02-20-2020


Contracts, regarding notice given to consumers concerning automatic renewal of free gifts or trial agreement Jamie Kiel 02-20-2020


Jasper, raise number of seats on the Civil Service Board from three to five, and to provide that each city council district is represented by one seat, Act No. 113, 1965 First Sp. Sess., am'd. Connie C. Rowe 03-12-2020


Emergency responders, Alabama Fire College authorized to provide certification to peer support members, Sec. 36-21-14 am'd. Phillip Pettus 03-05-2020


Alabama STEM Council (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), created as independent state entity within Dept. of Commerce Workforce Division to advise Gov., Lt. Gov., St.Dept. of Edu., and Legislature on STEM education and workforce development; membership, duties, executive committee provided Terri Collins 03-05-2020


Education, grading of K-12 schools and school districts, academic performance or English as a second language (ESL) students exempted from consideration, Sec. 16-6C-2 am'd. Jamie Kiel 02-20-2020


Human trafficking, National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline notice, criminal penalties for failure to display further provided, Sec. 13A-6-170 am'd. Merika Coleman 02-20-2020


Supernumerary status, district attorneys, qualifications, removing minimum years of service and age requirement, Sec. 12-17-213 am'd. Randy Wood 03-12-2020


Firearms, Gun Protection Violence Act Merika Coleman 02-20-2020


Prostitution, to allow disclosure of certain person's picture after being arrested, Sec. 13A-6-183 am'd. Merika Coleman 02-20-2020


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. Tim Wadsworth 02-20-2020


Courts, probate courts, general jurisdiction over orphans' business deleted, const. amend. Tim Wadsworth 02-20-2020


State General Fund, requirement for annual transfers from State Licensing Board for General Contractors, the Alabama Onsite Wastewater Board, the Alabama State Board of Respiratory Therapy, and the Alabama Board of Electrical Contractors removed, Secs. 34-8-25, 34-21A-6, 34-27B-6, 34-36-17 am'd. Howard Sanderford 03-05-2020


Legislative chambers, house clerk and senate secretary authorized to sell chair or desk to legislative member for personal use, Sec. 29-1-23.1 added Craig Lipscomb 02-20-2020


Watercraft, operation of, boater safety certification requirements, further provided, Secs. 32-5A-191.3, 33-5-51, 33-5-52, 33-5-72 am'd. Ginny Shaver 03-05-2020


Dead bodies, prohibition against removal of dead from state without being embalmed or cremated repealed, Sec. 22-19-2 repealed K. L. Brown 03-05-2020


Employees' Retirement System, State Police Tier II plan reopened to any employee of Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency who is certified by the Alabama Peace Officers' Standards and Training Commission and performs law enforcement duties, 25 year retirement and hazardous duty time allowed, Secs. 36-27-1, 36-27-16 am'd. Phillip Pettus 03-05-2020


Crimes and offenses, to revise the criminal penalties for violations of fleeing or attempting to elude law enforcement, Sec. 13A-10-52 am'd. Ginny Shaver 03-10-2020


Voter registration lists, to permit a registered voter or spouse of a registered voter who is a prosecutor, judge, or law enforcement officer to have info omitted, Sec. 17-4-33 am'd. David Faulkner 03-10-2020


Unemployment compensation, language relating to benefit years beginning on or afterJuly 2, 2006, confirmed, Secs. 25-4-59, 25-4-153 added; Secs. 25-4-72 am'd. Danny Garrett 02-18-2020


Motor vehicles, require liability insurance for non-resident motorist, Secs. 32-7A-4, 32-7A-5, 32-7A-6 am'd. Phillip Pettus 03-05-2020


Appellate procedure in death penalty cases, provide that death penalty appeals cases have priority over all cases, Secs. 12-3-9, 13A-5-53, 13A-5-55, 13A-5-56, 15-18-80, 15-18-82.1 am'd. Connie C. Rowe 03-12-2020


Taxation, tax credit, authorized for the cost of acquisition and construction of a qualified storm shelter Joe Lovvorn 03-10-2020


Public assistance, Human Resources Dept., electronic benefits transfer card, photograph of recipient required Tommy Hanes 02-18-2020


General election, revise election schedule for November 3, 2020, election April Weaver 03-12-2020


Motor vehicles, electric bicycles, operation and regulation provided, Sec. 32-5A-267 added; Secs. 32-1-1.1, 32-12-20, 32-12A-1 am'd. Jeremy Gray 03-10-2020


Emergency Medical Services Personnel, community paramedicine program authorized, State Board of Health to adopt rules, Sec. 22-18-10 added; Sec. 22-18-1 am'd. Chris Sells 03-05-2020


Public schools, cursive writing, requiring each senior to legibly print and sign his or her own name in cursive, graduation requirement, Sec. 16-6B-2 am'd. Chris Sells 02-18-2020


Employees' Investment Retirement Plan (EIRP), established for certain TRS and ERS members of RSA Chris Sells 02-18-2020


Tuscaloosa Co, privately owned sewer systems that use public rights-of-way in city limits, under jurisdiction of PSC, const. amend. Rich Wingo 05-07-2020


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. Reed Ingram 03-05-2020


Law enforcement, co. and municipal, injured while on duty, county or municipality required to compensate throughout the officer's period of recovery at normal rate of compensation Phillip Pettus 02-18-2020


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. Shane Stringer 02-18-2020


Insurance, to prohibit the sale of and use of genetic test results to deny a person insurance, Sec. 27-53-2.1 added; Sec. 27-53-1 am'd. Shane Stringer 02-18-2020


Churches, self-defense and defense of others in cases of murder and other serious crimes, provided for Lynn Greer 03-05-2020


Education, colleges and universities, appointment and qualifications of reserve police officers, provided for, Sec. 16-22-1 am'd. Allen Treadaway 02-27-2020


Electronic poll books, provide further for the use of and provide for reimbursement of costs relating to acquisition and use of electronic poll books, Secs. 17-4-2.1, 17-16-2 am'd. Sam Jones 03-05-2020


Gambling device, crime of possession of a gambling device, slot machine manufactured before 1960 exempt from under certain limited circumstances, Sec. 13A-12-27 am'd. Chip Brown 03-12-2020


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. Danny Crawford 03-12-2020


County records, proceeds from campaign finance violations used to digitize records, Sec. 17-5-19.1 am'd. Prince Chestnut 02-18-2020


Board of Cosmetology and Barbering, provide for the licensure and regulation of mobile salons, Sec. 34-7B-30 added; Sec. 34-7B-1 am'd. Barbara Drummond 02-18-2020


Lawrence Co., service of process fee, increased, service for out-of-state documents, fee provided for, distribution Proncey Robertson 05-07-2020


Absentee voting, eliminating requirement that affidavit accompanying absentee ballot be witnessed or notarized, Sec. 17-11-7 am'd. Randy Wood 02-27-2020


Drycleaning and Environmental Response Trust Fund Act, all owners, operators, and wholesale distributors required to participate in program, former owner or operator may pay annual fee to participate, Secs. 22-30D-3 to 22-30D-7, inclusive, 22-30D-9 to 22-30D-12, inclusive, am'd. Rhett Marques 02-18-2020


Municipalities, certain designated muns., levy of ad valorem tax for bonds to finance projects, use of proceeds for direct payments to finance capital improvements, const. amend. Mike Ball 02-27-2020


Rainsville, corp. limits alt. Nathaniel Ledbetter 05-07-2020


Voting rights restoration, process of applying for Certificate of Eligibility to Register to Vote, eliminate requirement to pay fines and fees to regain right to vote, expand persons eligible for restoration of voting rights, Sec. 15-22-36.1, 17-3-31 am'd. Laura Hall 02-13-2020


Absentee voting, authorize without providing excuse, Secs. 17-11-3, 17-11-7 am'd. Laura Hall 02-13-2020


Abortion, physicians, duty of care owed to babies born alive after failed abortion, criminal penalties, definitions further provided Ginny Shaver 03-12-2020


Taxation, registration fees and ad valorem taxes for utility trailers, exemptions provided for, Sec. 32-11-2 am'd. Ed Oliver 02-13-2020


Secretary of State, authorized to provide digital copies of all bills, resolutions, and memorials electronically to the Legislature, eliminate binding requirements, Sec. 36-14-1 am'd. Matt Fridy 03-12-2020


Driver's license, examination fee, abstract of the operating record of a person fee, increased, distribution of fees, Secs. 32-6-21, 32-7-4, am'd. Randall Shedd 02-13-2020


Talladega Co., human sewage biosolids, application to land as fertilizer or soil amendment, prohibited, exception, const. amend. Ron Johnson 02-20-2020


Revenue and taxation, motor vehicle wholesale auction licensing, auction transit license plates, provided, Secs. 40-12-264, 40-12-447 am'd. Randy Wood 03-10-2020


Marriage, members of churches allowed to participate in traditional marriage ceremonies, Sec. 30-1-9.1 am'd. Matt Fridy 02-27-2020


Prescription drugs, labels required to state country of origin Kerry Rich 02-13-2020


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. Gil Isbell 02-27-2020


State government, Office of Chief Procurement Officer, established, Division of Purchasing within the Dept. of Finance, eliminated, Secs. 41-4-110 to 41-4-161, inclusive, repealed; Secs. 41-4-110A to 41-4-116A, incl., 41-4-120A to 41-4-151A, incl., 41-4-155A, 41-4-160A to 41-4-168A, incl., 41-4-170 to 41-4-178A, incl., added; Sec. 41-4-66 am'd. Danny Garrett 02-13-2020


Blessing Angels Gifting Tree, exempt from any state, county, and municipal sales and use taxes Barbara Drummond 02-13-2020


Schools, K-12, local boards of education required to provide feminine hygiene products in women's restrooms of certain schools, no cost to students Rolanda Hollis 02-13-2020


Family planning, vasectomy, require a man to undergo at certain age or specific number of children Rolanda Hollis 02-13-2020


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. Kyle South 02-13-2020


Education, grades K-12, yoga, authorize local boards of education to offer to students Jeremy Gray 03-10-2020


Municipalities, authorized to use electronic records and signatures in the conduct of its affairs, Secs. 8-1A-17, 8-1A-18 am'd. Rex Reynolds 02-20-2020


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. Rex Reynolds 02-13-2020


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. Rod Scott 03-05-2020


Calhoun Co., license commissioner, issuance fee, add'l on motor vehicle registration renewals Barbara Boyd 03-12-2020


Local Government Health Insurance Program, Care Assurance System for the Aging and Homebound authorized to participate, Sec. 11-91A-2 am'd. Victor Gaston 03-12-2020


State employees, cost-of-living increase for fiscal year beginning October 1, 2020. Kelvin Lawrence 02-13-2020


Crimes and offenses, provide that a judge may use discretion in the length of sentence a defendant must serve if his or her probation is revoked, Secs. 12-25-34, 12-25-34.2, 12-25-36, 15-18-8 am'd. Jim Hill 03-12-2020


Shelby Co., cities, counties, and utilities, mutual aid agreements authorized to restore utility service in emergencies, const. amend. Corley Ellis 05-07-2020


Alarm system, battery charged fences, defined, counties and mun. authority limited Reed Ingram 02-20-2020


Health, food service establishments, inspection report score be posted in a conspicuous place on its drive-through menu signs Tracy Estes 02-20-2020


County boards of equalization, appointment of members to, Revenue Commissioner authorize to make appointments under certain conditions, process for filling vacancies, per diem increased for active members, Secs. 40-3-2, 40-3-4, 40-3-7, 40-3-8 am'd. Corley Ellis 02-27-2020


Hospitals, require hospitals to bill an injured person's health insurance and only seek compensation from health insurance unless certain circumstances apply, clarifying hospital lien provisions, Secs. 35-11-371, 35-11-372, am'd. David Faulkner 03-05-2020


Public assistance, recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to cooperate with the Child Support Enforcement Division of the Dept. of Human Resources, Sec. 38-10-5 am'd. Becky Nordgren 02-11-2020


Firearms, Second Amendment Preservation Act, right to keep and bear arms, provided Tommy Hanes 02-11-2020


Tax Assessor or Revenue Commissioner, homestead exemptions, electronic verification at the discretion of tax assessing official, Sec. 40-9-21.1 am'd. David Faulkner 03-10-2020


Ad valorem tax, appraisal value increase on real property for single family owner-occupied residential, limited to three percent, carry over of excess, const. amend. David Faulkner 02-11-2020


Captive Insurance Companies, insurance in alien jurisdictions auth., requirements for an Alabama Coastal Captive Insurance Company revised, certificate of dormancy provided for, Secs. 27-31B-26, 27-31C-3.1 added; Sec. 27-31C-4 repealed; Secs. 27-31B-2, 27-31B-3, 37-31B-6, 27-31C-3 am'd. David Faulkner 03-12-2020


Time; to adopt Daylight Savings Time statewide if Congress amends Federal law to allow it. David Wheeler 03-10-2020


Emergency Management Agency, shelters, to adopt guidelines for identifying and designating safer place shelters throughout the state Joe Lovvorn 03-05-2020


Children First Trust Fund, appropriations from for fiscal year ending September 30, 2021, 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 Pebblin W. Warren 05-04-2020


Greene Co., coroner, comp and expense allowance, co. comission authorized to provide, payment for equipment and supplies authorized, Sec. 45-32-60.01 repealedUnknown 03-12-2020


Campaign finance reports, electronic filing with Secretary of State required, Secs. 17-5-4, 17-5-5, 17-5-8, 17-5-9, 17-5-10, 17-5-11, 17-5-19.1, 17-5-19.2 am'd. Andy Whitt 03-05-2020


Education, public K-12, Teacher Bill of Rights, created, distribution and posting of bill of rights provided Kerry Rich 03-10-2020


State Employee's Health Insurance Plan, employees of Volunteers of America authorized to elect to participate in, Sec. 36-29-14 am'd. Victor Gaston 02-11-2020


Pistol permits, active member of U.S. Armed Forces and an honorably discharged veteran, issurance without payment of fee, Sec. 13A-11-75.1 am'd. David Standridge 03-12-2020


Animals, dogs, allowing a pet dog in an outdoor dining area under certain conditions Steve McMillan 03-05-2020


Highways, roads, and bridges, referendum required in affected county prior to tolling an existing interstate highway, const. amend. Tommy Hanes 02-11-2020


Crimes and offenses, to provide that it shall be unlawful to shoot or discharge a firearm on school property, Sec. 13A-11-61.1 am'd. Proncey Robertson 02-11-2020


Contracts, creation and enforcement of non-disparagement agreements Chris England 02-11-2020


Financial institutions, authorized to refuse to execute or delay execution of certain financial transactions involving account of an elderly or vulnerable adult Chris Blackshear 03-05-2020


Baldwin Co., Barnwell Landmark District, annexation of property in district prohibited by local law, exception, const. amend. Joe Faust 05-07-2020


Human Resources Dept., require the department to compensate attorneys hired by the department at a minimum rate per hour Tim Wadsworth 02-11-2020


Tuscaloosa Co., 6th Judicial Circuit, additional district judge, conditioned on funding for compensation and benefits by county commission, election Bill Poole 02-11-2020


Tuscaloosa Co., 6th Judicial Circuit, additional circuit judge, conditioned on funding for compensation and benefits by county commission, election Bill Poole 02-11-2020


Business and Nonprofit Entities Code, substantially revised to allow corporations to elect to become benefit corporations, update definitions, allow for electronic filing, and provide standards for filing instruments, numerous sections of Title 10A added, amended, and renumbered Bill Poole 03-12-2020


Limestone Co., churches, deadly physical force, use in self-defense or defense of others, const. amend. Danny Crawford 05-07-2020


Optometrists, practice of optometry defined, Board of Optometry to regulate, Secs. 20-2-2, 34-22-1 am'd. Danny Garrett 02-11-2020


Podiatry, scope of practice expanded to include foot and ankle, Sec. 34-24-230 am'd. Ron Johnson 02-11-2020


Taxation, Alabama State Missionary Baptist Convention, Incorporated and each local Baptist association in good standing of the convention, exempt from ad valorem and sales and use taxes, Sec. 40-9-12 am'd. Kirk Hatcher 02-11-2020


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. Matt Simpson 03-10-2020


Commerce, Alabama Rural and Agribusiness Jobs Act Danny Garrett 03-12-2020


Appropriations, supplemental appropriations for fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, from the Education Trust Fund Advancement and Technology Fund to various school systems and colleges and universities, and other entities Bill Poole 05-09-2020


Talladega College, appropriation Bill Poole 05-09-2020


Lyman Ward Military Academy, appropriation Bill Poole 05-09-2020


Tuskegee University, appropriation Bill Poole 05-09-2020


Public education employees, including K-12, postsecondary education, and AIDB, salary increase Bill Poole 02-06-2020


Appropriations, supplemental appropriations for fiscal year 2019, from Education Trust Fund and appropriation from the Alabama Board of Nursing Trust Fund to the Alabama Board of Nursing Bill Poole 05-18-2020


Taxation, ad valorem tax, virtual currency exempt from ad valorem tax, const. amend. Andrew Sorrell 02-06-2020


Assessment of property for ad valorem tax purposes, to eliminate state ad valorem taxes on certain taxable property, Sec. 40-8-1 am'd. Andrew Sorrell 02-06-2020


Education budget, appropriations for the support, maintenance, and development of public education Bill Poole 05-09-2020


Credit Unions, financial institution excise tax, taxable income, calculation, reserve for losses deleted, assessment and refunds further provided for tax years prior to 1-1-2020, Act 2019-284, 2019 Reg. Sess., am'd; Sec. 40-16-1.3 am'd. Craig Lipscomb 03-05-2020


Accountability courts, establish the Accountablility Court Commission with the judicial branch, to provide duties of the commission, to provide appointment and terms of its members, to require each judicial circuit establish an accountability court, require AOC to adopt rules relating to pretrial diversion programs and the Alabama Drug Offender Accountability Act, Secs. 12-23B-1 to 12-23B-11, inclusive, added; Secs. 12-17-226 to 12-17-226.18, inclusive, 12-23A-1 to 12-23A-13, inclusive, repealed. Jim Hill 03-05-2020


Supplemental appropriations, Home Builders Property Acquisition Fund to Home Builders Licensure Board; Alabama State Board of Midwifery Fund to the Alabama State Board of Midwifery; and Alabama Behavior Analyst Licensing Board Fund to the Alabama Behavior Analyst Licensing Board, supp. approp. for fiscal year 2019 Steve Clouse 03-12-2020


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. Arnold Mooney 02-06-2020


City Boards of Education, costs of administrative office from local funds only, Sec. 16-11-28 added Corey Harbison 02-06-2020


Crimes and offenses, illegal for a school employee to solicit a student to send obscene material to any person, Sec. 13A-6-82.1 am'd. Ginny Shaver 03-05-2020


Schools, athletics, State Board of Education to approve any rules relating to student participation eligibility before adoption by a high school athletic organization Wes Allen 02-06-2020


Governor, commutation power, notice requirements provided, const. amend. Proncey Robertson 02-06-2020


Ethics, State Ethics Commission, duties and membership revised, penalties, definitions, gift ban, enforcement procedures revised, Secs. 36-25-1, 36-25-3, 36-25-4, 36-25-4.1, 36-25-4.3, 36-25-5, 36-25-5.1, 36-25-7, 36-25-8, 36-25-9, 36-25-10, 36-25-12, 36-25-13, 36-25-14, 36-25-15, 36-25-16, 36-25-17, 36-25-18, 36-25-19, 36-25-23, 36-25-24, 36-25-27 am'd; Secs. 17-17-4, 36-25-1.1, 36-25-1.3, 36-25-5.2, 36-25-6, 36-25-11, 36-25-22 repealed. Mike Ball 02-06-2020


Emergencies or disasters, declared by President or Governor, Dept. of Rev. Commissioner authorized to waive International Fuel Tax Agreement and International Registration Plan relating to motor vehicles, Sec. 40-2-11 am'd. Steve McMillan 03-10-2020


Home inspectors, licensure and regulation by Construction Management Div. of Finance Dept., definition of aggrieved party, sunset law review provided, Secs. 34-14B-1, 34-14B-2 am'd. Napoleon Bracy 02-06-2020


Corrections Dept., rename the Investigation and Intelligence Division, rename correction investigative services officer, require all correctional officers to take an oath prior to performing duties of office, technical revisions, Secs. 14-3-2, 14-3-3, 14-3-4, 14-3-5, 14-3-9, 14-3-12, 14-3-13, 14-3-14, 14-3-15, 14-3-30, 14-3-31, 14-3-32, 14-3-34, 14-3-35, 14-3-36, 14-3-37, 14-3-38, 14-3-40, 14-3-43, 14-3-45, 14-3-47, 14-3-54, 14-3-55, 14-3-57, 14-3-58 am'd. Proncey Robertson 02-06-2020


Crimes and offenses, law enforcement officers, crime of making a false statement to a law enforcement officer, created Proncey Robertson 02-06-2020


Crimes and offenses, crime of female genital mutilation established, criminal penalties provided Rod Scott 02-06-2020


Pickens Co., county superintendent of education, shall continue to be elected, const. amend. Rodney Sullivan 03-12-2020


Employees' Retirement System Board of Control, membership revised, diversity language included, terms of service further provided for, Sec. 36-27-23 am'd. Reed Ingram 02-20-2020


End-of-life care, minors, requires doctors to obtain consent of parent or legal guardian of minor prior to entering "do not attempt resuscitation order" order, Sec. 22-8A-18 added. Nathaniel Ledbetter 02-20-2020


Public utilities, creates - program for State of Alabama to serve as a guarantor for utility deposits under certain conditions Rod Scott 02-06-2020


Ethics, filing of statement of economic interests by candidates for municipal office further provided for, Sec. 36-25-15 am'd. Jim Hill 03-10-2020


Elections, absentee ballots, local board of registrars required to notify absentee voters by mail why his or her absentee ballot was not counted, Sec. 17-11-10 am'd. Mike Ball 02-20-2020


Coffee Co., Board of Registrars, working days increased, Sec. 17-3-8 am'd. Rhett Marques 05-05-2020


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. Van Smith 03-10-2020


Criminal records, expunged of eligibility expanded to include convictions of misdemeanor offenses, traffic violations, and municipal ordinance violations, Secs. 15-27-1, 15-27-2, 15-27-3,15-27-4, 15-27-6, 15-27-7, 15-27-8, 15-27-19 am'd. Jim Hill 02-06-2020


Community punishment and corrections, to require every judicial circuit to establish a community punishment and corrections program, Sec. 15-18-187 added; Secs. 15-18-172, 15-18-176 am'd. Jim Hill 03-05-2020


Municipal courts, pretrial diversion program, voluntary transfer authorized Jim Hill 02-06-2020


Taxation, private auditing or collecting firms prohibited from recovering certain expenses from taxpayers, Sec. 40-29-20.1 added. Paul W. Lee 03-05-2020


Drivers license, provide for the elimination of driver license suspensions in certain circumstances, Secs. 28-3A-25, 30-3-170, 30-3-179 am'd; Secs. 13A-12-290, 13A-12-291, 13A-12-292, 13A-12-293, 13A-12-294, 16-28-40, 16-28-41, 16-28-42, 16-28-43, 16-28-44, 16-28-45 repealed. Jim Hill 03-10-2020


Agricultural lime, required to be labeled with relative neutralizing value as defined, Secs. 2-23-2, 2-23-4 am'd. Jamie Kiel 05-05-2020


Coalition Against Domestic Violence, appropriation, operations plan and audited financial statement required, quarterly and end-of-year reports required Laura Hall 05-04-2020


Juveniles, grounds for termination of parental rights, factors for juvenile courts to consider, permanency plans for children, Secs. 12-15-319, 26-10A-17 am'd. Paul W. Lee 03-10-2020


General Fund budget, appropriations for other functions of government, debt service, and capital outlay for fiscal year ending September 30, 2020. Steve Clouse 02-06-2020


Dress codes, grooming policies, to prohibit a local board of education or employer from establishing a dress code or grooming policy prohibiting certain hairstyles Rolanda Hollis 02-13-2020


Higher education, public institutions, provides resident student status to minor children of military service members stationed in Ala., provides that resident student status is valid even if the parent is reassigned out of state, so long as the student maintains continous enrollment at the institution, Sec. 16-64-2 am'd. Jamie Kiel 02-06-2020


Supervision of violent offenders, require electronic monitoring for release on bail for certain offenses, Sec. 15-13-2 am'd. Matt Simpson 02-27-2020


Supervision of violent offenders, to require electronic monitoring for inmates on work release in certain circumstances, Sec. 14-8-2 am'd. Matt Simpson 03-10-2020


Wallace-Folsom Savings Investment Plan Act, ACES Program, name of and name of Admin Fund and savings accounts changed to AL Comprehensive Education Savings Program, definitions clarified, Secs. 16-33C-3, 16-33C-10 am'd. Andy Whitt 03-05-2020


Municipal occupational taxes, prohibited if not already in effect unless authorized by local law Chris Sells 03-03-2020


Gardendale, municipal judges and magistrates for municipal courts, authorized to issue warrant recall fee for failure to appear for municipal ordinance or traffic violation, distrib. to municipal corrections fund Allen Treadaway 05-07-2020


Oak Grove, corp. limits alt. Ron Johnson 02-27-2020


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. Ron Johnson 02-04-2020


Medicaid, increase reimbursement rates for certain ambulance services Chris Sells 02-04-2020


Athletic Trainers, Board of, treatment of physically active individual provided, relationship between trainer and supervising or referring physician provided, Jt. Committee of St. Board of Medical Examiners and Board of Athletic Trainers created, Sec. 34-40-3.2 added; Secs. 34-40-2, 34-40-3, 34-40-5, 34-40-6, 34-40-9, 34-40-10, 34-40-15, 34-40-16 am'd. Allen Treadaway 02-04-2020


Faunsdale, alcoholic beverages, Sunday sales Ralph Howard 02-25-2020


Oak Grove, corp. limits alt. Ron Johnson 02-27-2020


Solid waste disposal, definition of landfill provided, Sec. 22-27-2 am'd. Alan Baker 03-05-2020


Competitive bids by co. and city bds of ed and gov't entities, exclusion for purchases through cooperative purchasing agreements to include leases and lease/purchase agreements, Secs. 16-13B-2, 41-16-51 am'd. Becky Nordgren 02-04-2020


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. Arnold Mooney 02-20-2020


Colbert Co., election of county superintendent of education, const. amend. Andrew Sorrell 02-04-2020


Bibb Co., judge of probate authorized to exercise equity jurisdiction under certain conditions, const. amend. April Weaver 05-07-2020


Animals, public highways, prohibit transporting animals in a flatbed truck Andrew Sorrell 02-04-2020


Animals, cruelty to dogs and cats, shelter defined, Sec. 13A-11-240 am'd. Andrew Sorrell 02-04-2020


Colbert Co., churches, self-defense, deadly physical force, use in self-defense or defense of others, const. amend. Jamie Kiel 05-07-2020


Taxation, business entities, eliminate the annual Business Privilege Tax over a ten-year period, Article 2, of Chapter 14A of Title 40 repealed on January 1, 2030, Sec. 40-14A-22 am'd. Andrew Sorrell 02-04-2020


State sales and use tax increased, phase-in period, sales and use tax on food phased out, exempt by 2007, counties and municipalities prohibited from increasing sales tax on food, Secs. 40-23-2, 40-23-61 am'd. Andrew Sorrell 02-04-2020


Interstate Compact to Phase Out Corporate Giveaways, established, membership, terms, termination, provided Andrew Sorrell 02-04-2020


Certificate of Need program for health care facilities, eliminated, to abolish the Certificate of Need Board, and to update related code sections to remove references both to the program and to the powers and responsibilities at the Certificate of Need Review Board, Secs. 22-12A-3, 22-21-336, 22-21-341 am'd; Secs. 22-4-1 to 22-4-17, inclusive, 22-4-30 to 22-4-42, inclusive, 22-21-260 to 22-21-278, inclusive repealed Andrew Sorrell 02-04-2020


Campaign debt, require reporting of if contributions accepted to pay off, Secs. 17-5-2, 17-5-7, 17-5-8, 17-5-9 am'd. Andrew Sorrell 03-05-2020


Public notices, to provide for electronic publication on a public notice website, Legal Notice Savings and Modernization Act, Secs. 6-8-64, 17-4-1 am'd. Andrew Sorrell 02-04-2020


Local legislation, publication or posting of notice, advertisement of local bills on the Internet, Section 106 (Section 106, Recompiled Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended), am'd., const. amend. Andrew Sorrell 02-04-2020


Public safety, declare federal and state laws, court orders, and executive orders implementing or enforcing extreme risk protection orders void, crminial penalties Andrew Sorrell 02-04-2020


Motor vehicles, automated traffic enforcement, repeal all local laws authorizing the use of Andrew Sorrell 02-04-2020


Taxation, St. Vincent de Paul Thirft Store, exempted from state, county, and municipal sales and use taxes Andrew Sorrell 02-04-2020


Nicotine, raise the age to buy, possess, or use nicotine products to 21, impose restrictions on marketing of certain nicotine products, Secs. 13A-12-3, 13A-12-3.1, 28-11-1, 28-11-3, 28-11-4, 28-11-5, 28-11-6.1, 28-11-6.2, 28-11-11, 28-11-13, 28-11-14, 28-11-15, 28-11-16, 28-11-18 am'd. Barbara Drummond 03-05-2020


Asset forfeitures, criminal procedure, Alabama Forfeiture Accountability and Integrity Reform Act, Secs. 13A-8-117, 13A-11-37, 20-2-93 repealed Andrew Sorrell 02-04-2020


Colleges and universities, local boards of education, schools prohibited from using public funds to advocate for or against ballot measures Andrew Sorrell 02-04-2020


Income tax, exclude gains and losses derived from exchange of precious metal bullions from calculation of gross income, Secs. 40-18-14, 40-18-15 am'd. Andrew Sorrell 02-04-2020


Crime of assault, second degree, journalist, intent to cause physical injury to a journalist during the performance of their duties causing physical injury, Sec. 13A-6-21 am'd. Prince Chestnut 03-05-2020


Absentee voting, authorize without providing excuse, Secs. 17-11-3, 17-11-7 am'd. Prince Chestnut 02-04-2020


Adoption, to allow for post-adoption agreements for contact between adopted child and biologial relatives, Caleb's law, Sec. 26-10A-30 am'd. Barbara Drummond 03-10-2020


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, Sec. 36-19-31 added; 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, 34-33A-12 am'd. Chip Brown 02-04-2020


Bail, to provide for an additional offense under which you can be denied bail, Secs. 15-13-2, 15-13-3 am'd. Chip Brown 03-12-2020


Ethics, revolving door prohibition, allow former public official or employee to work for same or other public employer, to allow attorneys to represent clients, Sec. 36-25-13.1 added Prince Chestnut 03-05-2020


Military leave of absence, private right of action against violators, created, prohibit discrimination against members of the uniformed services for exercising his or her rights, Sec. 31-12-2 am'd. Prince Chestnut 02-25-2020


Taxation, Alabama Innovation Act, tax credit for qualified research expenses, provided, Secs. 40-18-470 to 40-18-475, inclusive, added. Danny Garrett 02-04-2020


Dauphin Island Sea Lab, official Aquarium of Alabama Chip Brown 03-10-2020


Donated foods, extend immunity to donated meat from game animals, this immunity not to apply to intentional acts, Sec. 20-1-6 am'd. Chip Brown 02-04-2020


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. Nathaniel Ledbetter 03-12-2020


Motor vehicles, registration, transporter defined, issuance of temporary license plates and temporary registration certificates further provided, Secs. 32-8-2, 32-6-210, 32-6-212, 32-6-214, 32-6-215, 32-6-216, 32-6-217, 32-6-218, 32-6-219 am'd. Nathaniel Ledbetter 03-10-2020


Deferred compensation plans, portion of income exempt from income tax, Sec. 40-18-19 am'd. Lynn Greer 02-04-2020


Deferred compensation plans, portion of income exempt from income tax, Sec. 40-18-19 am'd. Lynn Greer 02-04-2020


Controlled substance database, access by board of nursing authorized for monitoring licensees, Sec. 20-2-214 am'd. April Weaver 03-12-2020


Health, St. Bd. of, immunization registry, reports re immunization vaccines, review by providers, Sec. 22-11B-2 am'd. April Weaver 02-20-2020


Nicotine, applies restrictions on smoking in Alabama Clean Indoor Air Act to vaping April Weaver 03-12-2020


Local Boards of Education, military dependents deemed Alabama residents for purposes of virtual education when member of US Armed Forces ordered to relocate to state, Sec. 16-46A-1 am'd. Randall Shedd 02-27-2020


Nursing, Board of, by rule, authorized to establish standards for student nurse apprenticeships and to issue apprentice permits, Sec. 34-12-2 am'd. April Weaver 03-10-2020


Taxation, individual income tax, simplified short form, allow up to fifteen hundred of interest and dividend income, Sec. 40-18-15.7 am'd. Rod Scott 03-10-2020


State government, Dept. of Senior Services, membership of advisory board further provided, Sec. 38-3-1 am'd. Randall Shedd 03-05-2020


Motor vehicles, license plate issuance fee, exemption for disabled veterans under certain conditions Rhett Marques 03-12-2020


Juveniles, grounds for termination of parental rights, factors for juvenile courts to consider, permanency plans for children, Secs. 12-15-319, 26-10A-17 am'd. Paul W. Lee 02-04-2020


Self-service food vendors, vending machines and micro markets defined, Agriculture and Industries to regulate Paul W. Lee 02-20-2020


Taxation, update of entities exempt from sales and use tax based on certification, Secs. 40-9-15, 40-9-29 repealed; Secs. 40-9-12, 40-9-13, 40-9-25.2, 40-9-25.10, 40-9-26, 40-9-28, 40-23-5 am'd. Chris Pringle 02-04-2020


Onsite Wastewater Board, requirement of annual transfer of unencumbered funds to State Gen. Fund deleted, administrative fines increased, Secs. 34-21A-6, 34-21A-25 am'd. Kerry Rich 02-25-2020


Talladega Co., churches, deadly physical force, use in self-defense or defense of others Ron Johnson 03-05-2020


Electronic equipment, right-to-repair, access to codes, etc., by independent repair providers, Atty. Gen. to enforce Ron Johnson 02-04-2020


Public Service Commission, telephone and cellular telephone customers, Do Not Call List, inclusion of commercial and cellular telephone subscribers, penalties and civil fines increased, Secs. 8-19C-2, 8-19C-3, 8-19C-5, 8-19C-6, 8-19C-7 am'd. Ron Johnson 02-04-2020


Drug offenses, to amed certain drug offenses and provide for penalites, Secs. 13A-12-213, 13A-12-214 am'd. Jim Hill 02-04-2020


Crimes and offenses, to amend threshold amounts for theft of services offense, Secs. 13A-8-10, 13A-8-10.1, 13A-8-10.2, 13A-8-10.25, 13A-8-10.3 am'd. Jim Hill 02-04-2020


Crimes and offenses, receiving stolen property, to amend the threshold amounts for receiving stolen property offenses, Secs. 13A-8-16, 13A-8-17, 13A-8-18, 13A-8-18.1, 13A-8-19 am'd. Jim Hill 02-04-2020


Crimes and offenses, provide that a judge may use discretion in the length of sentence a defendant must serve if his or her probation is revoked, Secs. 12-25-34, 12-25-34.2, 12-25-36, 15-18-8 am'd. Jim Hill 02-04-2020


Crimes and offenses, amending the threshold amount relating to theft by fraudulent leasing or rental of property, Sec. 13A-8-144 am'd. Jim Hill 02-04-2020


Crimes and offenses, theft, to amend threshold amounts for theft of property offenses, Secs. 13A-8-1, 13A-8-3, 13A-8-4, 13A-8-4.1, 13A-8-5 am'd. Jim Hill 02-04-2020


Crimes and offenses, to amend threshold amounts for theft of lost property offense, Secs. 13A-8-7, 13A-8-8, 13A-8-8.1, 13A-8-9 am'd. Jim Hill 02-04-2020


Mayoral pardons, limit power so mayor may not remit fines or costs relating to, commute sentences for, or pardon any conviction for domestic violence, Sec. 12-14-15 am'd. Jim Hill 02-20-2020


Jails, county inmates, set costs for provision of medical care by hospitals, Sec. 14-6-19 am'd. Jim Hill 02-27-2020


Student athletes, fair pay to play Kirk Hatcher 02-04-2020


Bail, in criminal cases, Section 16, Constitution of Alabama of 1901, am'd, const. amend. Chip Brown 03-12-2020


Judges, to authorize a judge of probate, district judge, or circuit judge to carry a pistol on court property Tim Wadsworth 02-04-2020


Elmore Co., motor vehicle licensing division, transferred from judge of probate to revenue commissioner, salary of judge of probate and revenue commissioner further provided for, Secs. 45-26-81.40 to 45-26-81.46, inclusive, 41-26-242.20 to 41-26-242.26, inclusive, am'd and renumbered Reed Ingram 03-05-2020


Employment, require employers and state agencies to follow specified requirements to determine whether a worker is an employee for purposes of benefits and tax liabilities Wes Kitchens 02-04-2020


Retirement, RSA, retirement plans, Tier III retirement plan created, Tier III Teacher Recruitment and Retention Act, plan benefits defined, Secs. 16-25-1, 16-25-11.1, 16-25-14, 16-25-21 am'd. Alan Baker 02-18-2020


Criminal prosecutions, update outdated language in provision pertaining to video depositions in child abuse prosecutions, Sec. 15-25-2 am'd. Alan Baker 03-05-2020


Motor vehicles, distracted driving, use of cell phone while operating a motor vehicle prohibited, exceptions, Secs. 32-5A-353 to 32-5A-358, inclusive, added; Sec. 32-5A-350 repealed; Secs. 32-5A-351, 32-5A-352, am'd and renumbered, 32-10-8 am'd. K. L. Brown 02-20-2020


Center for Hope, Inc., exempt from all sales and use taxes K. L. Brown 02-04-2020


Board of Funeral Service, financial flexibility provided, bd. authorized to acquire, hold, and , convey real property, Funeral Board Property Acquisition Fund, established, Secs. 34-13-23, 34-13-27 am'd. K. L. Brown 03-10-2020


Education, public K-12 schools, sex education, revising the focus of content, course materials and instructions provided, Sec. 16-40A-2 am'd. Laura Hall 02-27-2020


Insurance, reinsurance, regulation and credit against reserves, adoption of similar to Credit for Reinsurance Model Law by Nat. Assoc. of Insurance Commissioners, Secs. 27-5B-8.1, 27-5B-20 added; Secs. 27-5B-3, 27-5B-9, 27-5B-11, 27-5B-14, 27-5B-19 am'd. Kerry Rich 03-12-2020


State Fire Marshal, fireworks and pyrotechnics, fees, increased, transfer of portion to Firefighters Annuity and Benefit Fund, increases further based on Consumer Price Index, Sec. 36-19-31 added; Secs. 8-17-211, 8-17-216.1, 8-17-237, 8-17-255, 34-3-11, 34-33A-12, 36-19-29 am'd. Kerry Rich 05-07-2020


Insurance Dept., service contract law, expenses related to examination by Commissioner of Insurance, Vehicle Protection Products Act, fees deposited in Insurance Dept. Fund, expense related to exam by commissioner, Secs. 8-32-13, 8-32-14 added. Kerry Rich 03-12-2020


Motor vehicles, motorcycle license, requirements, further provided, Secs. 32-5A-240, 32-12-22 am'd. Chris Pringle 02-04-2020


Evictions, clarify required notices from landlord to tenant, Secs. 6-6-332, 35-9A-461 am'd. Chris Pringle 02-04-2020


Economic Dev, property adjacent to U.S. Air Force Base, mun. or co. authorized to form authority for development, issuance of bonds, tax exemptions Thad McClammy 03-12-2020


Employees' Retirement System Board of Control, membership revised, diversity language included, terms of service further provided for, Sec. 36-27-23 am'd. Reed Ingram 02-04-2020


Revenue Dept, income tax refunds, set off debt collection, public institutions of higher education as claimant agencies under certain conditions, Sec. 40-18-100 am'd. Danny Crawford 03-10-2020


Professional licensing Boards, self-sustaining, bds, agencies, and commissions exempted from publishing expenditures through Comptroller website, required to post expenditures on bd, agency, or commission website Chris Pringle 02-27-2020


Residential Mortgage Satisfaction Act, recordation of satisfaction of non-resident mortgages, Sec. 35-10-27 repealed; Secs. 35-10-26, 35-10-30, 35-10-90, 35-10-91, 35-10-92, 35-10-94, 35-10-96 am'd. Chris Pringle 02-04-2020


Organ transplant recipients, discrimination against persons with disabilities prohibited Debbie Wood 03-05-2020


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. Rex Reynolds 02-20-2020


Consumer, regulate microblading and eyelash extension facilities, penalties Rolanda Hollis 02-18-2020


Motor vehicles, smoking of tobacco products prohibited in vehicle with minor present Rolanda Hollis 02-18-2020


Education, school grading system, change designation of a failing school to a challenged school, nonfailing school to a nonchallenged school, State Board of Education required to reflect changes in terminology when amending or adopting rules, Secs. 16-6C-2, 16-6D-3, 16-6D-4, 16-6D-6, 16-6D-8, 16-6D-9 am'd. Artis McCampbell 02-04-2020


Marriage, minimum age of contracting marriage increased from the age of 16 to age 17, Sec. 30-1-4 am'd. Laura Hall 02-27-2020


Law enforcement agencies, sex offenses, to preserve and retain all evidence of commission of the offense until case has been resolved Laura Hall 02-27-2020


Absentee voting, inmate identification card valid form of ID to vote absentee, Sec. 17-9-30 am'd. Laura Hall 02-04-2020


Public contracts, preference to certain bidders Laura Hall 02-04-2020


Wine manufacturers, clarifying that no separate retail license is needed for sales at a winery or tasting room, Sec. 28-7-18 am'd. Laura Hall 02-04-2020


Crimes and offenses, crime of female genital mutilation established, criminal penalties provided Laura Hall 02-13-2020


Privacy, prohibit state agency from selling personal information of Alabama residents Laura Hall 02-04-2020


Motor vehicles, responding to law enforcement stops, requiring that manuel and State Dept. of Educ. include information on how to respond to law enforcement stops Laura Hall 02-04-2020


Drugs, prohibit unlawful sale of drug paraphernalia and controlled substances near church, prohibit sales of drug paraphernalia near school, Secs. 13A-12-250, 13A-12-260 am'd. Laura Hall 03-05-2020


Prisoners, adopting federal procedures for use of restraints on pregnant women Laura Hall 02-27-2020


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. Joe Lovvorn 02-04-2020


National Guard benefits, increase survivor and education benefits, Secs. 31-3-2, 31-6-4, 31-12-1, 31-12-2 am'd. Joe Lovvorn 02-04-2020


Motor vehicles, driving without a license, penalties, Sec. 32-6-19 am'd. Scott Stadthagen 03-10-2020


Schools, public K-12, prohibits participation in interscholastic athletic events allowing athletes to compete against athletes of a different biological gender unless the event specifically includes both genders, prohibits use of state, municipal, or county property for such events Chris Pringle 02-20-2020


Crimes and offenses, criminal trespass, unauthorized entry of a critical infrastructure, further provided to include unmanned aircraft systems, Sec. 13A-7-4.3 am'd. Chip Brown 02-20-2020


Runoff elections, four weeks after municipal and special primary elections, period revised, Secs. 11-46-6, 11-46-21, 11-46-55, 17-13-3 am'd. Charlotte Meadows 02-20-2020


County Boards of Education, certain leases of goods or services exempted from the competitive bid law, Sec. 16-13B-2 am'd. Terri Collins 03-03-2020


Concealed carry permits, to create standardized statewide process to issue concealed carry permits for terms of 1 year, 5 years, or permit holder's lifetime, Sec. 13A-11-75.1 repealed; Secs. 13A-11-75, 13A-11-84 am'd. Proncey Robertson 02-04-2020


Conservation and Natural Resources Dept., disabled veteran lfietime hunting and fishing licenses, fees, disposition, Sec. 9-11-65.3 added. Andy Whitt 02-27-2020


Taxation, provide income tax deduction, military stationed out of state Paul W. Lee 03-05-2020


Missing and endangered persons, to expand existing law to include missing and endangered persons suffering from a mental or physical disability who are at risk of bodily harm or death. Secs. 26-19A-1 to 26-19A-5, inclusive, am'd. Laura Hall 03-05-2020


Baldwin Co., tax on hemp production, alternative nicotine devices, and CBD products, funds to be used to create mental health diversionary program Matt Simpson 02-27-2020


Workers' compensation, occupational disease further defined, includes mental disease or disorder for emergency responders, Sec. 25-5-110 am'd. Matt Simpson 02-04-2020


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. Jamie Kiel 02-13-2020


Crimes and offenses, to revise the criminal penalties for a violation of attempting to elude, Sec. 13A-10-52 am'd. Scott Stadthagen 02-04-2020


Income tax credit, created for in-state automobile manufacturers and in-state aviation manufacturers Craig Lipscomb 02-04-2020


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. Thomas Jackson 02-13-2020


Elections, early voting, authorize voting during four to six day period immediately preceding election day Thomas Jackson 02-04-2020


Wastewater treatment facilities, loan payback period by local governing bodies extended, Sec. 22-34-11 am'd. Randy Wood 03-05-2020


ALEA, felony drug trafficking wiretapping, interception of wire, oral, or electronic communications, Attorney General to authorize to apply for court order for intercept and to apply for intercept orders, disclosure of recorded communications, penalties for violations, Secs. 20-2A-1 to 20-2A-15, inclusive, added; Sec. 15-5-40 am'd Rex Reynolds 03-10-2020


County boards of education, members, term of office from six to four years, Sec. 16-8-2 am'd. Andy Whitt 02-04-2020


Child care facilities, required to call child's parent or guardian if child does not arrive by 9:30 a.m. and hasn't been reported absent Randy Wood 02-04-2020


Fayette Co., ad valorem tax on real property, add'l 3 mills, paid to Fayette Co. Firefighters Association, distrib to the paid and volunteer fire depts, const. amend. Kyle South 05-07-2020


Taxation, High Socks for Hope, Inc., exempt from state, county, and municipal sales and use taxes Kyle South 02-04-2020


Transportation Commission, established, five members appt from five regions of dept, duties, compensation, appointment of Transportation Department director, department not subject to Budget Management Act, Secs. 23-1-21, 23-1-21.2 am'd. Chris Pringle 02-04-2020


Schools, public K-12, prohibits participation in interscholastic athletic events allowing athletes to compete against athletes of a different biological gender unless the event specifically includes both genders, prohibits use of state, municipal, or county property for such events Chris Pringle 02-04-2020


Residential Mortgage Satisfaction Act, recordation of satisfaction of non-resident mortgages, Sec. 35-10-27 repealed; Secs. 35-10-26, 35-10-30, 35-10-90, 35-10-91, 35-10-92, 35-10-94, 35-10-96 am'd. Chris Pringle 02-20-2020


Competitive bid law, during declared state of emergency, exemption from competitive bid process based on convenience deleted, Sec. 41-16-72 am'd. Chris Pringle 02-27-2020


Sunset Law, Examiners of Public Accounts Dept., authorized to charge an agency a reasonable fee for Sunset reports furnished under review, authorize Sunset Committee to adjust or waive the fee, Sec. 41-20-9 am'd. Chris Pringle 02-27-2020


Taxation, Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge Free and Accepted Masons of Alabama and the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge F, and A.M. of Alabama, exempt from sales, county and municipal fees and taxes Artis McCampbell 02-04-2020


Holidays, Juneteenth National Freedom Day, commemorate the abolition of slavery, Sec. 1-3-8 am'd. Thomas Jackson 02-04-2020


Minors, parent or guardian of student with seizure disorder may seek care for student while at school, Secs. 16-30C-1, 16-30C-2 added Thomas Jackson 02-04-2020


Absentee voting, authorize without providing excuse, Secs. 17-11-3, 17-11-7 am'd. Thomas Jackson 02-04-2020


Real property, annexation, property with overlapped police jurisdictions, all property to be annexed with consent of all parties and affected municipalities under certain conditions, Sec. 11-42-21 am'd. Terri Collins 03-10-2020


Taxation, single rate consumption tax on goods and services established; state income tax and state sales and use tax and other taxes abolished, repeal various sections, Secs. 40-5-48, 40-29-122 added; Secs. 40-2A-4, 40-2A-18 am'd. Mike Holmes 02-04-2020


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. Juandalynn Givan 03-12-2020


Controlled substances, relating to Schedule II, adding certain named chemical compounds of Tianeptine, Sec. 20-2-25 am'd. Mike Holmes 03-10-2020


Elections, to provide that any vacancy in a judicial seat that occurs within 45 days of a primary or general election be filled by special election, Sec. 17-14-6 am'd. Kirk Hatcher 02-04-2020


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. Wes Allen 02-04-2020


Marine Police Division, transfer from ALEA to Conservation and Natural Resources Dept., Sec. 41-27-6 am'd. Chris Sells 02-04-2020


Motor vehicle dealers, sale of vehicles, disclosure of portion of finance charge received by dealer from financial institution Becky Nordgren 02-04-2020


Macon Co., bingo, may be played on electronic machines authorized by the National Indian Gaming Commission, const. amend. Pebblin W. Warren 02-04-2020


Jackson Co., human sewage biosolids, application to land as fertilizer or soil amendment, prohibited, exception, const. amend. Tommy Hanes 02-04-2020


Taxation, individual and corporate tax structure revised, specific tax rate, reduction of rate under certain conditions, const. amend. Mike Holmes 02-04-2020

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