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2020 Alabama House Bills

BillTitleSponsorLast ActionSigned


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 Hall02-13-2020


Absentee voting, authorize without providing excuse, Secs. 17-11-3, 17-11-7 am'd.Laura Hall02-13-2020


Abortion, physicians, duty of care owed to babies born alive after failed abortion, criminal penalties, definitions further providedGinny Shaver02-13-2020


Taxation, registration fees and ad valorem taxes for utility trailers, exemptions provided for, Sec. 32-11-2 am'd.Ed Oliver02-13-2020


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 Fridy02-13-2020


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 Shedd02-13-2020


Talladega Co., human sewage biosolids, application to land as fertilizer or soil amendment, prohibited, exception, const. amend.Ron Johnson02-13-2020


Revenue and taxation, motor vehicle wholesale auction licensing, auction transit license plates, provided, Secs. 40-12-264, 40-12-447 am'd.Randy Wood02-13-2020


Marriage, members of churches allowed to participate in traditional marriage ceremonies, Sec. 30-1-9.1 am'd.Matt Fridy02-13-2020


Prescription drugs, labels required to state country of originKerry Rich02-13-2020


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 Isbell02-13-2020


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 of Finance, eliminated, Secs. 41-4-110 to 41-4-161, inclusive, repealed; Secs. 41-4-110A to 41-4-116A, incl., 41-4-120A to 41-4-151A, incl., 41-4-155A, 41-4-160A to 41-4-168A, incl., 41-4-170 to 41-4-178A, incl., added; Sec.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 Garrett02-13-2020


Blessing Angels Gifting Tree, exempt from any state, county, and municipal sales and use taxesBarbara Drummond02-13-2020


Schools, K-12, local boards of education required to provide feminine hygiene products in women's restrooms of certain schools, no cost to studentsRolanda Hollis02-13-2020


Family planning, vasectomy, require a man to undergo at certain age or specific number of childrenRolanda Hollis02-13-2020


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 South02-13-2020


Education, grades K-12, yoga, authorize local boards of education to offer to studentsJeremy Gray02-13-2020


Municipalities, authorized to use electronic records and signatures in the conduct of its affairs, Secs. 8-1A-17, 8-1A-18 am'd.Rex Reynolds02-13-2020


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 Reynolds02-13-2020


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 Scott02-13-2020


Calhoun Co., license commissioner, issuance fee, add'l on motor vehicle registration renewalsBarbara Boyd02-13-2020


Local Government Health Insurance Program, Care Assurance System for the Aging and Homebound authorized to participate, Sec. 11-91A-2 am'd.Victor Gaston02-13-2020


State employees, cost-of-living increase for fiscal year beginning October 1, 2020.Kelvin Lawrence02-13-2020


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 Hill02-13-2020


Shelby Co., cities, counties, and utilities, mutual aid agreements authorized to restore utility service in emergencies, const. amend.Corley Ellis02-13-2020


Alarm system, battery charged fences, defined, counties and mun. authority limitedReed Ingram02-13-2020


Health, food service establishments, inspection report score be posted in a conspicuous place on its drive-through menu signsTracy Estes02-13-2020


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 Ellis02-11-2020


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 Faulkner02-11-2020


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 Nordgren02-11-2020


Firearms, Second Amendment Preservation Act, right to keep and bear arms, providedTommy Hanes02-11-2020


Tax Assessor or Revenue Commissioner, homestead exemptions, electronic verification at the discretion of tax assessing official, Sec. 40-9-21.1 am'd.David Faulkner02-11-2020


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 Faulkner02-11-2020


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 Faulkner02-11-2020


Time; to adopt Daylight Savings Time statewide if Congress amends Federal law to allow it.April Weaver02-11-2020


Emergency Management Agency, shelters, to adopt guidelines for identifying and designating safer place shelters throughout the stateJoe Lovvorn02-11-2020


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 entitiesPebblin W. Warren02-11-2020


Greene Co., coroner, comp and expense allowance, co. comission authorized to provide, payment for equipment and supplies authorized, Sec. 45-32-60.01 repealedUnknown02-11-2020


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 Whitt02-11-2020


Education, public K-12, Teacher Bill of Rights, created, distribution and posting of bill of rights providedKerry Rich02-11-2020


State Employee's Health Insurance Plan, employees of Volunteers of America authorized to elect to participate in, Sec. 36-29-14 am'd.Victor Gaston02-11-2020


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 Standridge02-11-2020


Animals, dogs, allowing a pet dog in an outdoor dining area under certain conditionsSteve McMillan02-11-2020


Highways, roads, and bridges, referendum required in affected county prior to tolling an existing interstate highway, const. amend.Tommy Hanes02-11-2020


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 Robertson02-11-2020


Contracts, creation and enforcement of non-disparagement agreementsChris England02-11-2020


Financial institutions, authorized to refuse to execute or delay execution of certain financial transactions involving account of an elderly or vulnerable adultChris Blackshear02-11-2020


Baldwin Co., Barnwell Landmark District, annexation of property in district prohibited by local law, exception, const. amend.Joe Faust02-11-2020


Human Resources Dept., require the department to compensate attorneys hired by the department at a minimum rate per hourTim Wadsworth02-11-2020


Tuscaloosa Co., 6th Judicial Circuit, additional district judge, conditioned on funding for compensation and benefits by county commission, electionBill Poole02-11-2020


Tuscaloosa Co., 6th Judicial Circuit, additional circuit judge, conditioned on funding for compensation and benefits by county commission, electionBill Poole02-11-2020


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 renumberedBill Poole02-11-2020


Limestone Co., churches, deadly physical force, use in self-defense or defense of others, const. amend.Danny Crawford02-11-2020


Optometrists, practice of optometry defined, Board of Optometry to regulate, Secs. 20-2-2, 34-22-1 am'd.Danny Garrett02-11-2020


Podiatry, scope of practice expanded to include foot and ankle, Sec. 34-24-230 am'd.Ron Johnson02-11-2020


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 Hatcher02-11-2020


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 Simpson02-06-2020


Commerce, Alabama Rural and Agribusiness Jobs ActDanny Garrett02-06-2020


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 entitiesBill Poole02-06-2020


Talladega College, appropriationBill Poole02-06-2020


Lyman Ward Military Academy, appropriationBill Poole02-06-2020


Tuskegee University, appropriationBill Poole02-06-2020


Public education employees, including K-12, postsecondary education, and AIDB, salary increaseBill Poole02-06-2020


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 NursingBill Poole02-06-2020


Taxation, ad valorem tax, virtual currency exempt from ad valorem tax, const. amend.Andrew Sorrell02-06-2020


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 Sorrell02-06-2020


Education budget, appropriations for the support, maintenance, and development of public educationBill Poole02-06-2020


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 Lipscomb02-06-2020


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 Hill02-06-2020


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 2019Steve Clouse02-11-2020


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 Mooney02-06-2020


City Boards of Education, costs of administrative office from local funds only, Sec. 16-11-28 addedCorey Harbison02-06-2020


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 Shaver02-06-2020


Schools, athletics, State Board of Education to approve any rules relating to student participation eligibility before adoption by a high school athletic organizationWes Allen02-06-2020


Governor, commutation power, notice requirements provided, const. amend.Proncey Robertson02-06-2020


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 Ball02-06-2020


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 McMillan02-06-2020


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 Bracy02-06-2020


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 Robertson02-06-2020


Crimes and offenses, law enforcement officers, crime of making a false statement to a law enforcement officer, createdProncey Robertson02-06-2020


Crimes and offenses, crime of female genital mutilation established, criminal penalties providedRod Scott02-06-2020


Pickens Co., county superintendent of education, shall continue to be elected, const. amend.Rodney Sullivan02-06-2020


Employees' Retirement System Board of Control, membership revised, diversity language included, terms of service further provided for, Sec. 36-27-23 am'd.Reed Ingram02-13-2020


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 Ledbetter02-06-2020


Public utilities, creates - program for State of Alabama to serve as a guarantor for utility deposits under certain conditionsRod Scott02-06-2020


Ethics, filing of statement of economic interests by candidates for municipal office further provided for, Sec. 36-25-15 am'd.Jim Hill02-06-2020


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 Ball02-06-2020


Coffee Co., Board of Registrars, working days increased, Sec. 17-3-8 am'd.Rhett Marques02-11-2020


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 Smith02-06-2020


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 Hill02-06-2020


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 Hill02-06-2020


Municipal courts, pretrial diversion program, voluntary transfer authorizedJim Hill02-06-2020


Taxation, private auditing or collecting firms prohibited from recovering certain expenses from taxpayers, Sec. 40-29-20.1 added.Paul W. Lee02-13-2020


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 Hill02-06-2020


Agricultural lime, required to be labeled with relative neutralizing value as defined, Secs. 2-23-2, 2-23-4 am'd.Jamie Kiel02-13-2020


Coalition Against Domestic Violence, appropriation, operations plan and audited financial statement required, quarterly and end-of-year reports requiredLaura Hall02-06-2020


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. Lee02-06-2020


General Fund budget, appropriations for other functions of government, debt service, and capital outlay for fiscal year ending September 30, 2020.Steve Clouse02-06-2020


Dress codes, grooming policies, to prohibit a local board of education or employer from establishing a dress code or grooming policy prohibiting certain hairstylesRolanda Hollis02-13-2020


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 Kiel02-06-2020


Supervision of violent offenders, require electronic monitoring for release on bail for certain offenses, Sec. 15-13-2 am'd.Matt Simpson02-06-2020


Supervision of violent offenders, to require electronic monitoring for inmates on work release in certain circumstances, Sec. 14-8-2 am'd.Matt Simpson02-06-2020


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 Whitt02-06-2020


Municipal occupational taxes, prohibited if not already in effect unless authorized by local lawChris Sells02-11-2020


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 fundAllen Treadaway02-04-2020


Oak Grove, corp. limits alt.Ron Johnson02-13-2020


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 Johnson02-04-2020


Medicaid, increase reimbursement rates for certain ambulance servicesChris Sells02-04-2020


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 Treadaway02-04-2020


Faunsdale, alcoholic beverages, Sunday salesRalph Howard02-04-2020


Oak Grove, corp. limits alt.Ron Johnson02-13-2020


Solid waste disposal, definition of landfill provided, Sec. 22-27-2 am'd.Alan Baker02-13-2020


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 Nordgren02-04-2020


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 Mooney02-04-2020


Colbert Co., election of county superintendent of education, const. amend.Andrew Sorrell02-04-2020


Bibb Co., judge of probate authorized to exercise equity jurisdiction under certain conditions, const. amend.April Weaver02-04-2020


Animals, public highways, prohibit transporting animals in a flatbed truckAndrew Sorrell02-04-2020


Animals, cruelty to dogs and cats, shelter defined, Sec. 13A-11-240 am'd.Andrew Sorrell02-04-2020


Colbert Co., churches, self-defense, deadly physical force, use in self-defense or defense of others, const. amend.Jamie Kiel02-04-2020


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 Sorrell02-04-2020


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 Sorrell02-04-2020


Interstate Compact to Phase Out Corporate Giveaways, established, membership, terms, termination, providedAndrew Sorrell02-04-2020


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 repealedAndrew Sorrell02-04-2020


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 Sorrell02-04-2020


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 Sorrell02-04-2020


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 Sorrell02-04-2020


Public safety, declare federal and state laws, court orders, and executive orders implementing or enforcing extreme risk protection orders void, crminial penaltiesAndrew Sorrell02-04-2020


Motor vehicles, automated traffic enforcement, repeal all local laws authorizing the use ofAndrew Sorrell02-04-2020


Taxation, St. Vincent de Paul Thirft Store, exempted from state, county, and municipal sales and use taxesAndrew Sorrell02-04-2020


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 Drummond02-04-2020


Asset forfeitures, criminal procedure, Alabama Forfeiture Accountability and Integrity Reform Act, Secs. 13A-8-117, 13A-11-37, 20-2-93 repealedAndrew Sorrell02-04-2020


Colleges and universities, local boards of education, schools prohibited from using public funds to advocate for or against ballot measuresAndrew Sorrell02-04-2020


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 Sorrell02-04-2020


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 Chestnut02-04-2020


Absentee voting, authorize without providing excuse, Secs. 17-11-3, 17-11-7 am'd.Prince Chestnut02-04-2020


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 Drummond02-04-2020


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 Brown02-04-2020


Bail, to provide for an additional offense under which you can be denied bail, Secs. 15-13-2, 15-13-3 am'd.Chip Brown02-04-2020


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 addedPrince Chestnut02-04-2020


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 Chestnut02-04-2020


Taxation, Alabama Innovation Act, tax credit for qualified research expenses, provided, Secs. 40-18-470 to 40-18-475, inclusive, added.Danny Garrett02-04-2020


Dauphin Island Sea Lab, official Aquarium of AlabamaChip Brown02-04-2020


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 Brown02-04-2020


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 Ledbetter02-11-2020


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 Ledbetter02-04-2020


Deferred compensation plans, portion of income exempt from income tax, Sec. 40-18-19 am'd.Lynn Greer02-04-2020


Deferred compensation plans, portion of income exempt from income tax, Sec. 40-18-19 am'd.Lynn Greer02-04-2020


Controlled substance database, access by board of nursing authorized for monitoring licensees, Sec. 20-2-214 am'd.April Weaver02-04-2020


Health, St. Bd. of, immunization registry, reports re immunization vaccines, review by providers, Sec. 22-11B-2 am'd.April Weaver02-04-2020


Nicotine, applies restrictions on smoking in Alabama Clean Indoor Air Act to vapingApril Weaver02-04-2020


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 Shedd02-04-2020


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 Weaver02-13-2020


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 Scott02-04-2020


State government, Dept. of Senior Services, membership of advisory board further provided, Sec. 38-3-1 am'd.Randall Shedd02-04-2020


Motor vehicles, license plate issuance fee, exemption for disabled veterans under certain conditionsRhett Marques02-11-2020


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. Lee02-04-2020


Self-service food vendors, vending machines and micro markets defined, Agriculture and Industries to regulatePaul W. Lee02-04-2020


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 Pringle02-04-2020


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 Rich02-11-2020


Talladega Co., churches, deadly physical force, use in self-defense or defense of othersRon Johnson02-13-2020


Electronic equipment, right-to-repair, access to codes, etc., by independent repair providers, Atty. Gen. to enforceRon Johnson02-04-2020


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 Johnson02-04-2020


Drug offenses, to amed certain drug offenses and provide for penalites, Secs. 13A-12-213, 13A-12-214 am'd.Jim Hill02-04-2020


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 Hill02-04-2020


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 Hill02-04-2020


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 Hill02-04-2020


Crimes and offenses, amending the threshold amount relating to theft by fraudulent leasing or rental of property, Sec. 13A-8-144 am'd.Jim Hill02-04-2020


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 Hill02-04-2020


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 Hill02-04-2020


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 Hill02-13-2020


Jails, county inmates, set costs for provision of medical care by hospitals, Sec. 14-6-19 am'd.Jim Hill02-04-2020


Student athletes, fair pay to playKirk Hatcher02-04-2020


Bail, in criminal cases, Section 16, Constitution of Alabama of 1901, am'd, const. amend.Chip Brown02-04-2020


Judges, to authorize a judge of probate, district judge, or circuit judge to carry a pistol on court propertyTim Wadsworth02-04-2020


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 renumberedReed Ingram02-04-2020


Employment, require employers and state agencies to follow specified requirements to determine whether a worker is an employee for purposes of benefits and tax liabilitiesWes Kitchens02-04-2020


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 Baker02-13-2020


Criminal prosecutions, update outdated language in provision pertaining to video depositions in child abuse prosecutions, Sec. 15-25-2 am'd.Alan Baker02-04-2020


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. Brown02-04-2020


Center for Hope, Inc., exempt from all sales and use taxesK. L. Brown02-04-2020


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. Brown02-13-2020


Education, public K-12 schools, sex education, revising the focus of content, course materials and instructions provided, Sec. 16-40A-2 am'd.Laura Hall02-04-2020


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 Rich02-04-2020


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 Rich02-04-2020


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 Rich02-04-2020


Motor vehicles, motorcycle license, requirements, further provided, Secs. 32-5A-240, 32-12-22 am'd.Chris Pringle02-04-2020


Evictions, clarify required notices from landlord to tenant, Secs. 6-6-332, 35-9A-461 am'd.Chris Pringle02-04-2020


Economic Dev, property adjacent to U.S. Air Force Base, mun. or co. authorized to form authority for development, issuance of bonds, tax exemptionsThad McClammy02-11-2020


Employees' Retirement System Board of Control, membership revised, diversity language included, terms of service further provided for, Sec. 36-27-23 am'd.Reed Ingram02-04-2020


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 Crawford02-04-2020


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 websiteChris Pringle02-04-2020


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 Pringle02-04-2020


Organ transplant recipients, discrimination against persons with disabilities prohibitedDebbie Wood02-06-2020


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 Reynolds02-13-2020


Consumer, regulate microblading and eyelash extension facilities, penaltiesRolanda Hollis02-06-2020


Motor vehicles, smoking of tobacco products prohibited in vehicle with minor presentRolanda Hollis02-06-2020


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 McCampbell02-04-2020


Marriage, minimum age of contracting marriage increased from the age of 16 to age 17, Sec. 30-1-4 am'd.Laura Hall02-04-2020


Law enforcement agencies, sex offenses, to preserve and retain all evidence of commission of the offense until case has been resolvedLaura Hall02-04-2020


Absentee voting, inmate identification card valid form of ID to vote absentee, Sec. 17-9-30 am'd.Laura Hall02-04-2020


Public contracts, preference to certain biddersLaura Hall02-04-2020


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 Hall02-04-2020


Crimes and offenses, crime of female genital mutilation established, criminal penalties providedLaura Hall02-13-2020


Privacy, prohibit state agency from selling personal information of Alabama residentsLaura Hall02-04-2020


Motor vehicles, responding to law enforcement stops, requiring that manuel and State Dept. of Educ. include information on how to respond to law enforcement stopsLaura Hall02-04-2020


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 Hall02-04-2020


Prisoners, adopting federal procedures for use of restraints on pregnant womenLaura Hall02-04-2020


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 Lovvorn02-04-2020


National Guard benefits, increase survivor and education benefits, Secs. 31-3-2, 31-6-4, 31-12-1, 31-12-2 am'd.Joe Lovvorn02-04-2020


Motor vehicles, driving without a license, penalties, Sec. 32-6-19 am'd.Scott Stadthagen02-04-2020


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 eventsChris Pringle02-04-2020


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 Brown02-04-2020


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 Meadows02-04-2020


County Boards of Education, certain leases of goods or services exempted from the competitive bid law, Sec. 16-13B-2 am'd.Terri Collins02-13-2020


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 Robertson02-04-2020


Conservation and Natural Resources Dept., disabled veteran lfietime hunting and fishing licenses, fees, disposition, Sec. 9-11-65.3 added.Andy Whitt02-04-2020


Taxation, provide income tax deduction, military stationed out of statePaul W. Lee02-04-2020


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 Hall02-04-2020


Baldwin Co., tax on hemp production, alternative nicotine devices, and CBD products, funds to be used to create mental health diversionary programMatt Simpson02-04-2020


Workers' compensation, occupational disease further defined, includes mental disease or disorder for emergency responders, Sec. 25-5-110 am'd.Matt Simpson02-04-2020


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 Kiel02-13-2020


Crimes and offenses, to revise the criminal penalties for a violation of attempting to elude, Sec. 13A-10-52 am'd.Scott Stadthagen02-04-2020


Income tax credit, created for in-state automobile manufacturers and in-state aviation manufacturersCraig Lipscomb02-04-2020


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 Jackson02-13-2020


Elections, early voting, authorize voting during four to six day period immediately preceding election dayThomas Jackson02-04-2020


Wastewater treatment facilities, loan payback period by local governing bodies extended, Sec. 22-34-11 am'd.Randy Wood02-04-2020


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'dRex Reynolds02-04-2020


County boards of education, members, term of office from six to four years, Sec. 16-8-2 am'd.Andy Whitt02-04-2020


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 absentRandy Wood02-04-2020


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 South02-04-2020


Taxation, High Socks for Hope, Inc., exempt from state, county, and municipal sales and use taxesKyle South02-04-2020


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 Pringle02-04-2020


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 eventsChris Pringle02-04-2020


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 Pringle02-04-2020


Competitive bid law, during declared state of emergency, exemption from competitive bid process based on convenience deleted, Sec. 41-16-72 am'd.Chris Pringle02-04-2020


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 Pringle02-04-2020


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 taxesArtis McCampbell02-04-2020


Holidays, Juneteenth National Freedom Day, commemorate the abolition of slavery, Sec. 1-3-8 am'd.Thomas Jackson02-04-2020


Minors, parent or guardian of student with seizure disorder may seek care for student while at school, Secs. 16-30C-1, 16-30C-2 addedThomas Jackson02-04-2020


Absentee voting, authorize without providing excuse, Secs. 17-11-3, 17-11-7 am'd.Thomas Jackson02-04-2020


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 Collins02-13-2020


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 Holmes02-04-2020


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 Givan02-04-2020


Controlled substances, relating to Schedule II, adding certain named chemical compounds of Tianeptine, Sec. 20-2-25 am'd.Mike Holmes02-04-2020


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 Hatcher02-04-2020


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 Allen02-04-2020


Marine Police Division, transfer from ALEA to Conservation and Natural Resources Dept., Sec. 41-27-6 am'd.Chris Sells02-04-2020


Motor vehicle dealers, sale of vehicles, disclosure of portion of finance charge received by dealer from financial institutionBecky Nordgren02-04-2020


Macon Co., bingo, may be played on electronic machines authorized by the National Indian Gaming Commission, const. amend.Pebblin W. Warren02-04-2020


Jackson Co., human sewage biosolids, application to land as fertilizer or soil amendment, prohibited, exception, const. amend.Tommy Hanes02-04-2020


Taxation, individual and corporate tax structure revised, specific tax rate, reduction of rate under certain conditions, const. amend.Mike Holmes02-04-2020

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