2020 Alabama Senate Bills

Bill Title Sponsor Last Action Signed


Child support payments, children with special needs or disabilities, death of parent, legal guardian, or representative payee, court-appointed legal guardian authorized to receive payments, Secs. 30-3-191, 30-3-197 am'd. Will Barfoot 05-05-2020


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


Income tax, military, active duty, stationed in another state, exempt from state income tax unless physically present for six months or more, Sec. 40-18-3 am'd. Will Barfoot 05-05-2020


Crenshaw Co., sheriff, booking fee, imposed on each person booked in co. jail, distribution of revenues Will Barfoot 05-05-2020


Department of Corrections, commissioner required to review inmate population and determine inmates at high risk of Covid-19, cert. inmates released to community supervision in cert. circumstances, report to Joint Legislative Prison Oversight Committee Hank Sanders 05-05-2020


Dallas Co., judge of probate, add'l expense allowance and salary Hank Sanders 05-09-2020


Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, any credits, refunds or loan forgivneness received from, excluded from Alabama taxation Chris Elliott 05-04-2020


Russell Co., judge of probate, salary supp, expirations William M. Beasley 05-08-2020


Russell Co., revenue commissioner, exp. allow. and comp. William M. Beasley 05-08-2020


Walker Co., sheriff and county revenue commissioner authorized to participate in Employees' Retirement System in lieu of supernumerary program, const. amend. Greg J. Reed 05-08-2020


Lee Co., sheriff, qualifications, continuing education required Tom Whatley 05-08-2020


Clay Co., Ashland, sale of draft or keg beer, auth. Randy Price 05-08-2020


Public K-12 education, State Department of Education required to develop a program to address the mental health of students (Tier II students) who are considered at-risk for developing inadequate social-behavioral skills, such as ADHD or anger management issues Rodger Smitherman 05-04-2020


Absentee voting, authorize without providing excuse, Secs. 17-11-3, 17-11-7 am'd. Rodger Smitherman 05-04-2020


State Health Officer, order issued in response to outbreak of a disease has full force of law if approved by Governor and filed with Secretary of State in state of emergency, Secs. 22-2-8, 31-9-8 am'd. Tom Whatley 05-04-2020


Rebuild Alabama Act, portion of proceeds redistributed for small business stimulus fund, const. amend. Cam Ward 05-04-2020


Class 1 municipalities, entertainment districts, authorized to have 15, under certain conditions, Sec. 28-3A-17.1 am'd. Rodger Smitherman 05-07-2020


Brilliant, corp. limits alt. Larry Stutts 05-08-2020


Coronovirus, immunity for certain entities from claims relating to contraction of or exposure to coronovirus Arthur Orr 05-05-2020


Montgomery Co., Montgomery Co. Legislative Delegation, procedures for the duties and responsibilities established, quorum requirements David Burkette 05-08-2020


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 David Burkette 05-04-2020


Opelika, corp. limits alt. Tom Whatley 05-09-2020


Etowah Co., constable, office abolished Andrew Jones 05-06-2020


Morgan Co., economic development, distrib. of certain payments made in lieu of taxes by the Tennessee Valley Authority, provided further the jurisdiction of the Morgan Co. Industrial Park and Economic Development Cooperative District, Act 2007-339, 2007 Reg. Sess., am'd. Arthur Orr 05-08-2020


Aliceville, corp. limits alt. Bobby D. Singleton 05-18-2020


Health care, insurance providers, provide coverage for cost of health care services provided via specified technological aids, requirements and restrictions for health care providers Dan Roberts 03-31-2020


Call centers, certain terms further defined, to require employers relocating call centers to notify Secretary of Commerce Dept. rather than the Dept. of Economic and Community Affairs director, Act 2019-374, 2019 Reg. Sess., am'd; Sec. 41-23-230, 41-23-231, 41-23-235 am'd. Cam Ward 03-12-2020


Crimes and offenses, law enforcement officers, crime of making a false statement to a law enforcement officer, created Cam Ward 03-12-2020


Juveniles, to further provide when juvenile law enforcement records may be released, Sec. 12-15-134 am'd. Cam Ward 03-12-2020


Schools, Foundation Program Fund, determination of cost to include student growth as an allowable cost, allowance for non-virtual and virtual students, provisions for increases based on increase in average daily membership in the current school year deleted, Secs. 16-13-231, 16-13-232 am'd. Chris Elliott 05-05-2020


Public contracts, threshold amount increased that subjects a public contract to competitive bidding requirements, Sec. 41-16-50 am'd. Linda Coleman-Madison 03-12-2020


Schools, public K-12, require public schools to install water bottle filling stations in schools, State Board of Education required to adopt rules and enforce Donnie Chesteen 03-12-2020


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. Clyde Chambliss 03-12-2020


Elmore Co., lodging tax, co. commission authorized to levy, distrib. Clyde Chambliss 05-08-2020


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. Clyde Chambliss 05-07-2020


Motor vehicles, Revenue Dept., annual license tax and registration fee, low-speed electric vehicle Arthur Orr 03-12-2020


State Port Authority, allow director to appoint up to eleven employees at executive level, to exempt from disclosure certain terms of certain contracts, Secs. 33-1-3, 33-1-12.1, 33-1-39 am'd. Vivian Davis Figures 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. Sam Givhan 03-12-2020


Employees' Retirement System, retirement benefits for Tier II plan members modified to provide 30-year service retirement, conversion of sick leave, and hazardous duty time for firefighters, law enforcement, and correctional officers, contribution rate increased, Secs. 36-26-36.1, 36-27-16, 36-27-24, 36-27-59 am'd. Greg Albritton 03-12-2020


Elections, Election Emergency Act, establish, suspension or delay election in emergency, authorized, Secs. 17-9-70 to 17-9-73, inclusive, added; Sec. 17-11-3 am'd. Donnie Chesteen 03-12-2020


Bicycles, to allow a person riding a bicycle to treat a stop sign as a yield sign, Sec. 32-5A-267 added; Sec. 32-5A-260 am'd. Gerald H. Allen 03-12-2020


Education, grades K-12, yoga, authorize local boards of education to offer to students Tom Whatley 03-12-2020


Wilcox Co., Boards of Registrars, maximum number of working days increased, Sec. 17-3-8 am'd. Hank Sanders 03-12-2020


Teachers Retirement System, 30-year service retirement and conversion of sick leave allowed for Tier II, plan members, member contribution rate increased, Secs. 16-25-11.1, 16-25-14, 16-25-21 am'd. Donnie Chesteen 03-12-2020


Motor vehicles, school and church buses, special stops required when approaching, criminal penalties for violations, further penalties for causing death or bodily injury, Sec. 32-5A-154 am'd. Gerald H. Allen 03-12-2020


Boards of Registrars, process for updating voter registration lists revised, Sec. 17-4-30 am'd. Tom Butler 03-12-2020


National Guard, extend access to facilities owned by National Guard to certain veterans and their caregivers Tom Whatley 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 Rodger Smitherman 03-12-2020


Alcoholic beverages, liquor, tastings in liquor stores, revise serving size, Sec. 28-3A-20.2 am'd. William M. Beasley 03-12-2020


Animals, dogs, allowing a pet dog in an outdoor dining area under certain conditions Rodger Smitherman 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. David Burkette 03-12-2020


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


Home building, exemptions for owner of property, further provided, notice requirements prior to sale provided Tom Whatley 03-10-2020


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. Sam Givhan 03-10-2020


Courts, probate courts, general jurisdiction over orphans' business deleted, const. amend. Will Barfoot 03-10-2020


Employees' Retirement System, retirees and beneficiaries, one-time lump-sum additional payment Cam Ward 03-10-2020


Taxation, High Socks for Hope, Inc., exempt from state, county, and municipal sales and use taxes Tim Melson 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. Donnie Chesteen 03-10-2020


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.Unknown 03-10-2020


Elections, Sec. of State authorized to conduct a one-time post-election audit of vote count William M. Beasley 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. Clyde Chambliss 05-07-2020


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. Cam Ward 03-12-2020


Corrections Dept., inmates being released, application for nondriver identification authorized, Sec. 14-10-1 am'd. Cam Ward 03-12-2020


Aircrafts. Revenue Dept., required to centrally value and assess certain aircrafts Arthur Orr 03-10-2020


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 Greg J. Reed 03-10-2020


Gaming, Alabama Education Lottery and Education Lottery Corporation estab.; Alabama Education Lottery and Gaming Commission established to license and regulate gaming; negotiation of gaming compact with Poarch Creek Indians required; const. amend. Greg Albritton 03-05-2020


Property, homeowner's associations and condominium associations, prohibited from restricting display of state flag Chris Elliott 03-05-2020


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. Greg Albritton 03-12-2020


Podiatry, scope of practice expanded to include foot and ankle, Sec. 34-24-230 am'd. Cam Ward 03-05-2020


Crimes and offenses, J.K. Elrod Act, controlled substance murder, crime established, criminal penalties provided Cam Ward 03-12-2020


Alcoholic beverages,to create permitting procedure to allow certain wine manufacturers to ship wine directly to consumers in state, to require licensed importers and manufacturers of wine to enter into exclusive franchise agreements with wholesalers, and to provide for reporting requirement and penalties, Secs. 28-3A-6.1, 28-8A-1 to 28-8A-11, inclusive, added; Sec. 28-1-4 am'd. J. T. Waggoner 03-05-2020


State holidays, Robert E. Lee Day observed on second Monday in October, Sec. 1-3-8 am'd. Vivian Davis Figures 03-05-2020


Military Dept., clarifying the method of appointment and confirmation of the Adjutant General and general officers of the National Guard, to provide for the compensation of the Adjutant General, and to revise qualifications of the Adjutant General, Secs. 31-2-55, 31-2-58, 31-2-72 am'd. Will Barfoot 03-05-2020


Marshall Co., Coroner office, co commission authorized to appropriate and expend funds for the operation of Clay Scofield 05-08-2020


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. Gerald H. Allen 03-05-2020


Public K-12 schools, Seizure Safe Schools Act, Secs. 16-30C-1 to 16-30C-6, inclusive, added. William M. Beasley 03-05-2020


Shelby Co., privately owned sewer systems using public rights-of-way of public roads, required to be regulated and certified by PSC, const. amend. J. T. Waggoner 03-05-2020


Medicaid, increase reimbursement rates for certain ambulance services Bobby D. Singleton 03-05-2020


Crimes and offenses, unlawful possession of marijuana, crime revised, Secs. 13A-12-213, 13A-12-214 am'd. Bobby D. Singleton 03-05-2020


Public health, Alabama Injection-Associated Infectious Disease Elimination Act. established Bobby D. Singleton 03-12-2020


Education, K-3 grades, Alabama Literacy Act, provisions against promoting students who fail to demonstrate sufficient reading skills, deleted, references to good cause exemptions, deleted, Act 2019-523, 2019 Reg. Sess., am'd; Sec. 16-6G-5 am'd. Tom Whatley 03-05-2020


World games, Birmingham, exempt non-resident credentialed health providers providing medical care to their athletes from state licensure requirments temporarily Dan Roberts 03-05-2020


Alcoholic beverages delivery service permit, authorizes delivery of alcoholic beverages from certain licensed retailers to adult residents in state, Sec. 28-3A-3.1 added; Sec. 28-1-4 am'd. J. T. Waggoner 03-05-2020


Teachers' Retirement System, one-time lump-sum payment for certain retirees and beneficiaries Bobby D. Singleton 03-05-2020


Long Term Care Ombudsman Program, update provisions and delete outdated and obsolete terms and provisions, Secs. 22-5A-1 to 22-5A-7, inclusive, am'd. Bobby D. Singleton 03-05-2020


Captive cervids, authorizing Dept. of Agriculture and Industries to pay indemnity for cervids destroyed to combat chronic wasting disease (CWD) David Sessions 03-05-2020


Alabama Job Creation and Military Stability Commission, membership, to include one senator and one representative appointed by Lt. Governor from the minority caucus, Sec. 31-14-3 am'd. Rodger Smitherman 03-12-2020


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


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


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 Clay Scofield 03-10-2020


Oil and Gas Study Committee, permanent study commission, membership, duties, reporting requirements provided Greg J. Reed 03-03-2020


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


Courts, to require the Judicial Resources Allocation Commission to meet and make determination on whether to reallocate a judgeship within a specified period of time, and to remove the provision preventing a judical circuit from losing more than one judgeship within a specified period of time, Secs., 12-9A-2, 12-9A-5 am'd. Greg Albritton 05-05-2020


Marengo Co., judge of probate authorized to exercise equity jurisdiction under certain conditions, const. amend. Bobby D. Singleton 05-18-2020


State contracts, for goods and services, to create a statewide disadvantaged business enterprise program, to establish a study commission on disadvantaged business enterprises Bobby D. Singleton 03-03-2020


Alexander City, corp. limits alt. Tom Whatley 05-07-2020


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. Steve Livingston 05-07-2020


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. Dan Roberts 05-05-2020


Baldwin Co., planning and zoning districts, boards of adjustment, co. commission to appt. two bds., jurisdiction of each bd., alternate members, Sec. 45-2-216.10 am'd. Chris Elliott 05-08-2020


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


Taxation, sales and use tax exemptions for bullion, bullion defined further, sales and use tax exemption extended, reporting requirements waived for certain recipients of tax exemption, Sec. 40-9-61, 40-23-4 am'd. Tim Melson 02-27-2020


Property, Uniform and Residential Landlord and Tenant Act, payment conditions further provided, Sec. 35-9A-461 am'd. Jimmy Holley 02-27-2020


Election, absentee election ballot applications, require absentee election manager to notify applicant of deficient ballot, Secs. 17-11-5, 17-11-9 am'd. Bobby D. Singleton 02-27-2020


Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Interstate Compact, established to authorize licensees to practice among compact member states Sam Givhan 02-27-2020


Pardons and Paroles Dept., mandatory supervised release of inmates, apply certain sentencing provisions to certain defendants, add'l compensation to probation and parole officers in certain circumstances, and to provide that certain employees of the Board of Pardons and Paroles be authorized to perform add'l duties, Sec. 15-22-26.2 am'd. Cam Ward 02-27-2020


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. Vivian Davis Figures 03-05-2020


Public School and College Authority, one billion dollars in bonds authorized to be issued for capital improvement for public schools, community colleges, and other colleges Arthur Orr 05-07-2020


Taxation, Revenue Dept., sales tax, to discontinue the discount applicable to sales tax, Sec. 40-23-36 am'd. Vivian Davis Figures 02-27-2020


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. Bobby D. Singleton 02-27-2020


Judiciary, changing judicial case load from weighted to actual, Secs. 12-9A-1, 12-9A-5 am'd. Rodger Smitherman 02-25-2020


Corrections, to provide deduction of a prisoners sentence upon completion of qualifying programs, require DOC to adopt rules for administration of education incentive time, provide for membership, provide for income tax credit for an employer that employs an individual recently released from incarceration, prohibit agencies from considering an applicants criminal conviction history for consideration of a job under certain conditions, Secs. 14-9-100 to 14-9-108, incl., 36-26-150 to 36-26-160, incl., added Cam Ward 03-12-2020


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. Clay Scofield 02-25-2020


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. Tom Butler 02-25-2020


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 Jimmy Holley 03-03-2020


Municipalities, authorized to use electronic records and signatures in the conduct of its affairs, Secs. 8-1A-17, 8-1A-18 am'd. Sam Givhan 02-25-2020


Madison Co., Twenty-third Judicial Circuit, additional circuit judge, compensation and benefits, election Sam Givhan 02-25-2020


Eminent domain, further provided to not include trails for biking or hiking, Sec. 18-1B-2 am'd. Tom Whatley 03-05-2020


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. Sam Givhan 02-25-2020


Motor vehicles, tags, Alabama Gold Star Family license plate further provided, Sec. 32-6-630 am'd. Arthur Orr 02-25-2020


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. Gerald H. Allen 02-25-2020


Parole and probation violations, limits of confnement for parole and probation violations further revised, provide that the Dept. of Corrections shall reimburse the counties for health care costs of state parolees and probationers, require Dept. of Corrections to designate regional facilities for the confinement of parole and probation violators, Secs. 15-22-29, 15-22-32, 15-22-52, 15-22-54 am'd. Greg Albritton 02-25-2020


County jails, require courts to provide electronic notification to the Dept. of Corrections when a defendant is sentenced, provide for transportation of inmates, to provide that counties are not responsible for health care costs of inmates sentenced to the Dept. of Corrections, to establish the Inmate Housing Cooperative, to establish procedures for participation in cooperative, Secs. 14-16-1 to 14-16-10, inclusive, added; Sec. 14-3-30 am'd. Greg Albritton 03-05-2020


Corrections Dept., require a deputy commissioner for prisoner rehabilitation, relating to pardons and paroles, to require a deputy director for parolee rehabilitation, Sec. 14-1-1.5 am'd. Clyde Chambliss 03-12-2020


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. Hank Sanders 03-10-2020


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 Rodger Smitherman 02-20-2020


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


Organ transplant recipients, discrimination against persons with disabilities prohibited Randy Price 03-05-2020


Employees' Retirement System, retirees and beneficiaries, one-time lump-sum additional payment J. T. Waggoner 02-20-2020


Vulnerable Child Compassion and Protection Act, prohibits gender change therapy for minors, prohibits withholding of certain related information from parents Shay Shelnutt 03-10-2020


Abortion, legislative findings, criminal penalties for the performance of, Act 2019-189, 2019 Reg. Sess., repealed Vivian Davis Figures 02-20-2020


Public contracts, minimum proposed contract amount for which disclosure statement required increased, single annual statement allowed for multiple contracts with same state agency, exception from requirement of disclosure statement if disclosure would violate state or federal law, Sec. 41-16-89 added; Secs. 41-16-82, 41-16-83, 41-16-87 am'd. Steve Livingston 03-05-2020


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. Dan Roberts 02-20-2020


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. Tom Whatley 02-20-2020


Gasoline and motor fuel taxes, levied by muns. and counties, use restricted to road and bridge construction and maintenance, exceptions if pledged for bonds, special projects, or after approval by referendum Tom Whatley 02-20-2020


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. Jack W. Williams 02-20-2020


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. Clay Scofield 02-27-2020


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. Donnie Chesteen 02-20-2020


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. William M. Beasley 02-20-2020


Crimes and offenses, assault (2nd degree), the term firefighter includes volunteer firefighters, Sec. 13A-6-21 am'd. Randy Price 02-20-2020


Criminal procedure, expungement, further provided to include youthful offenders, cost of expungement petition further provided, Secs. 15-27-2, 15-27-4 am'd. Linda Coleman-Madison 02-18-2020


Voting rights restoration, application requirement eliminated, Board of Pardons and Paroles to determine eligibility to receive Certificate of Eligibility to Register to Vote, eliminate requirement to pay all fines, court costs and fees, Secs. 15-22-36.1, 17-3-31 am'd. Linda Coleman-Madison 03-12-2020


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. Vivian Davis Figures 02-25-2020


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 Sam Givhan 02-27-2020


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. Linda Coleman-Madison 03-10-2020


Public contracts, contracts for heating and air conditioning systems, exemption further provided, Sec. 39-2-2 am'd. Will Barfoot 02-18-2020


Teacher Initiative, phase in provision of 200 scholarships per year, scholarships for teacher preparation program students who commit to teach in rural areas of the state, service contracts provided Larry Stutts 02-18-2020


Lee Co., boards of registrars, increase maximum number of days board may meet each year, Sec. 17-3-8 am'd. Tom Whatley 03-03-2020


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. Cam Ward 02-27-2020


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. Will Barfoot 02-18-2020


Taxation, tax credit, authorized for the cost of acquisition and construction of a qualified storm shelter Tom Whatley 03-05-2020


Revenue and taxation, motor vehicle wholesale auction licensing, auction transit license plates, provided, Secs. 40-12-264, 40-12-447 am'd. Steve Livingston 02-18-2020


Estates, without heirs, escheats to state, judge of probate to pay one-half of amount over $250,000 to county where prohibited, remainder to State Treasurer, funds used for education purposes, Sec. 43-6-7 am'd. Greg Albritton 02-27-2020


Rural physicians and dentists, income tax credit under certain conditions, Secs.40-18-130, 40-18-131, 40-18-132 am'd. Steve Livingston 02-18-2020


Animal enterprises, working animals, certain rights guaranteed, regulation by Commissioner and Dept. of Agriculture and Industries, reporting requirements of alleged animal cruelty, impoundment procedures, criminal penalties for frivolous complaints, Working Animal Protection and Animal Enterprise Freedom Act Jack W. Williams 02-20-2020


Calhoun Co., license commissioner, motor vehicle registration and renewals, add'l fee, distribution for operation of office, Act 2017-265, 2017 Reg. Sess., am'd. Jim McClendon 05-07-2020


General election, revise election schedule for November 3, 2020, election J. T. Waggoner 02-25-2020


Motor vehicles, authorized volunteer firefighter vehicles, authorized to be equipped with emergency lights, certain operating privileges, provided, Sec. 32-5A-7.1 added. Larry Stutts 02-13-2020


School discipline, hearing required for student expulsion or long-term suspension, expulsion and suspension prohibited in certain circumstances, Sec. 16-1-14 am'd. Rodger Smitherman 05-04-2020


Agricultural lime, required to be labeled with relative neutralizing value as defined, Secs. 2-23-2, 2-23-4 am'd. Larry Stutts 03-12-2020


Taxation, individual income tax, simplified short form, allow up to fifteen hundred of interest and dividend income, Sec. 40-18-15.7 am'd. Hank Sanders 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. Bobby D. Singleton 02-18-2020


District attorneys, assistant district attorneys, not subject to co. personnel systems, Sec. 12-17-220.1 am'd. Rodger Smitherman 03-10-2020


Driver license, to provide additional circumstances in which an expert witness may give expert testimony, provide for add'l chemical tests that may be used to determine if a person was driving under the influence, to provide for who can draw blood, provide that a witness may provide testimony on the results of horizontal gaze nystagmus test, Secs. 12-21-160, 32-5-192, 32-5-200, 32-5A-194, 32-5A-300, 32-5A-301, 32-5A-302, 32-5A-303, 32-5A-304, 32-5A-306, 32-5A-307, 32-5A-308, 32-6-49.13 am'd. Arthur Orr 03-12-2020


Criminal procedure, petitions for DNA testing, procedures and standards revised, Sec. 15-18-200 am'd. Cam Ward 02-13-2020


Counties, refunding bonds previously issued, ratified under certain conditions, authorized to further refund, Sec. 11-81-93 am'd. David Sessions 05-08-2020


Beer, definition of beer revised, Sec. 28-9-9.1 added; Sec. 28-3-1 am'd. David Sessions 02-20-2020


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. Arthur Orr 03-10-2020


Taxation, registration fees and ad valorem taxes for utility trailers, exemptions provided for, Sec. 32-11-2 am'd. Tom Butler 03-10-2020


Absentee voting, eliminating requirement that affidavit accompanying absentee ballot be witnessed or notarized, Sec. 17-11-7 am'd. Tom Whatley 02-13-2020


Animals, required rabies vaccines for certain canidae and felidae, further provided for, possession of certain large felidae, wolves, or bears, prohibited under certain conditions, penalties, Secs. 3-8-1 am'd; Sec. 3-8-2 added. David Burkette 02-13-2020


Competitve bidding, awarding authority allowed to negotiate lowest bidder when all bids exceed available funding, Sec. 39-2-6 am'd. Garlan Gudger 03-12-2020


Ethics, revolving door prohibition, allow former public official or employee to work for same or other public employer, Sec. 36-25-13.1 added Garlan Gudger 02-20-2020


State employees, Chief Executive Officer of the State Employees Insurance Board may approve group insurance offerings Shay Shelnutt 02-20-2020


Coffee Co., Board of Registrars, working days increased, Sec. 17-3-8 am'd. Jimmy Holley 03-03-2020


Wireless telecommunications, installation and deployment of small wireless facilities and associated poles, towers, and base stations on the public rights-of-way, authorized Arthur Orr 03-12-2020


Controlled substances, relating to Schedule II, adding certain named chemical compounds of Tianeptine, Sec. 20-2-25 am'd. Sam Givhan 02-11-2020


Municipal occupational taxes, prohibited if not already in effect unless authorized by local law Andrew Jones 02-11-2020


Health of personnel performing radiologic imaging on radiation therapy, licensing and reg. by Radiation Control Agency of Public Health Dept. civil penalties, advisory bd. estab. William M. Beasley 02-11-2020


Alarm system, battery charged fenses, defined, counties and mun. authority limited Steve Livingston 02-13-2020


Contracts, creation and enforcement of non-disparagement agreements Rodger Smitherman 02-11-2020


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


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. Rodger Smitherman 03-12-2020


Financial institutions, authorized to refuse to execute or delay execution of certain financial transactions involving account of an elderly or vulnerable adult Shay Shelnutt 02-20-2020


Medical Marijuana, program established to allow use of for certain conditions, defense against prosecution for marijuana possession established, Secs. 20-2A-1 to 20-2A-10, incl., 20-2A-20 to 20-2A-23, incl., 20-2A-30 to 20-2A-36, incl., 20-2A-50 to 20-2A-68, incl., added; Sec. 13A-7-2 am'd. Tim Melson 05-04-2020


Physical Therapy Licensure Compact, established to authorize licensed physical therapists and assistant to practice among compact member states Tom Whatley 03-12-2020


Criminal procedure, expungement, expungement of records of youthful offender, provided for, Secs. 15-27-1, 15-27-2 am'd. Tom Whatley 02-06-2020


Armory Commission, membership increased from nine to 15 members, Sec. 31-4-1 am'd. Tom Whatley 02-20-2020


State employees, cost-of-living increase for fiscal year beginning October 1, 2020. Greg Albritton 02-06-2020


Coalition Against Domestic Violence, appropriation, operations plan and audited financial statement required, quarterly and end-of-year reports required Greg Albritton 05-07-2020


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 Greg Albritton 05-18-2020


General Fund budget, appropriations for other functions of government, debt service, and capital outlay for fiscal year ending September 30, 2020. Greg Albritton 05-07-2020


Children First Trust Fund, appropriations from for fiscal year ending September 30, 2020, use of allocation pursuant to Section 41-15B-2.2 and this act, tobacco settlement revenues deposited in fund within 30 days of receipt, Finance Director to notify each agency of allocation, appropriations conditional on tobacco revenues, appropriation of additional tobacco settlement funds, audit, Children's Affairs Department to report to Legislature and Children's Policy Council, appropriations from General Fund to various entities Greg Albritton 05-07-2020


Community development districts, add'l type provided for, including resort areas, marinas, and restaurants meeting certain conditions, Secs. 35-8B-1, 35-8B-2, 35-8B-3 am'd. Steve Livingston 05-08-2020


Income tax deduction, deduction based on federal income tax paid, limit established, const. amend. Andrew Jones 02-06-2020


Highways, roads, and bridges, referendum required in affected county prior to tolling an existing interstate highway, const. amend. Chris Elliott 02-06-2020


General Fund Appropriation Act, max. amount of annual approp, General Fund Reserve Fund and Capital Fund estab., unspent approps transfer to fund, General Fund Budget Reform Act Clyde Chambliss 05-07-2020


Alcoholic beverage retailers, authorize drive-thru and walk-up service to purchase alcoholic beverages for off premises consumption Tom Whatley 03-03-2020


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. Randy Price 02-06-2020


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. Greg Albritton 02-25-2020


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. Rodger Smitherman 02-06-2020


Highways, roads, and bridges, toll road projects, economic impact study required prior to construction Chris Elliott 02-06-2020


Medical 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; Sec. 22-8A-7 am'd. Steve Livingston 03-10-2020


Employees' Retirement System Board of Control, membership revised, diversity language included, terms of service further provided for, Sec. 36-27-23 am'd. Greg J. Reed 03-12-2020


Emergency Management Agency, shelters, to adopt guidelines for identifying and designating safer place shelters throughout the state Randy Price 03-10-2020


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. Randy Price 03-03-2020


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. Tim Melson 02-06-2020


Motor vehicle dealers and motorcycle dealer, used vehicle license plates, combined total increased, Sec. 40-12-264 am'd. Greg Albritton 03-03-2020


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 Elliott 02-06-2020


Police jurisdictions, No Taxation Without Representation Act, referenda to abolish extraterritorial jurisdiction of municipalities Chris Elliott 02-25-2020


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. Donnie Chesteen 03-10-2020


Self-service food vendors, vending machines and micro markets defined, Agriculture and Industries to regulate Tom Whatley 02-13-2020


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. Clyde Chambliss 03-12-2020


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-3, 34-8B-4, 34-8B-5, 34-8B-6, 34-8B-8, 34-8B-10, 34-8B-12, 34-8B-13, 34-8B-15, 34-8B-16, 34-8B-17 am'd. Steve Livingston 02-06-2020


Disaster Recovery Program, Statewide Emergency Notification System, created, Sec. 31-9-87 added; Secs. 31-9-80, 31-9-81 am'd. Bobby D. Singleton 03-12-2020


Taxation, Long Ranch, exempt from sales and use taxes, and ad valorem taxes Steve Livingston 03-05-2020


Judicial Retirement Fund, authorize D.A.'s, clerks and judges to credit service as a Tier I plan member of TRS or ERS toward retirement in Judicial Retirement Fund after 25 years total service, Secs. 12-17-227.1, 12-18-154 am'd. Steve Livingston 02-13-2020


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. Randy Price 03-05-2020


Municipal courts, pretrial diversion program, voluntary transfer authorized Cam Ward 03-12-2020


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


Taxation, sales and use taxes, Upper Sand Mountain United Methodist Larger Parish Incorporated exempt from state, county, and municipal taxes Steve Livingston 02-20-2020


Community College System, tenure and discipline of faculty and staff hired on or after June 1, 2020, pursuant to policy adopted by Board of Trustees of Alabama Community College System in lieu of Students First Act of 2011, Secs. 16-60-111.4, 16-60-111.7 am'd. Dan Roberts 03-12-2020


Family leave and adoption, reduce period for relinquishment of parental rights for child placed for adoption from five days to four days, provisions for family leave time for adoptive parents and biological parents to care for child in certain cases, Secs. 16-25-11.12, 26-10A-13, 36-26-35.2, 36-26-36.2 am'd. Andrew Jones 02-04-2020


Professions and Businesses, design professional, contracts for professional services of, provided Clyde Chambliss 03-05-2020


Alabama Memorial Preservation Act, certain buildings, streets, and monuments so situated for over 40 years placed under jurisdiction of Commiittee on Alabama Monument Protection, penalties revised, Secs. 41-9-232, 41-9-235 am'd. Gerald H. Allen 03-10-2020


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. Vivian Davis Figures 03-05-2020


State government, employees, monthly summary of total overtime hours worked and total overtime compensation paid be submitted to Legislature, publish summaries on public website of agency Arthur Orr 02-13-2020


Municipalities, provide that any Class 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 municipality that does not create and adopt a municipal plan is ineligible for Alabama Dept. of Economic and Community Affairs grants, Sec. 11-52-2 am'd. Del Marsh 03-05-2020


Supervision of violent offenders, to require electronic monitoring for inmates on work release in certain circumstances, Sec. 14-8-2 am'd. Arthur Orr 02-13-2020


Tuscaloosa Co., sales and use tax, city prohibited from levying add'l without vote, const. amend. Gerald H. Allen 03-12-2020


Gaming industry, campaign contributions to state and legislative candidates and officials prohibited Jim McClendon 02-04-2020


Mental health, schools, community mental health counselor, established, St. Bd of Edu., Bd of Trustees of the Alabama Community College System, and Alabama Commission on Higher Education required to adopt rules pertaining to qualifications for individual wishing to be a community mental health counselor Andrew Jones 02-06-2020


Solid waste disposal, definition of landfill provided, Sec. 22-27-2 am'd. Greg Albritton 02-13-2020


Senior Service Dept., Advisory Bd. of Director, ex. officio members may appt designee, Sec. 38-3-1 am'd. Jim McClendon 03-03-2020


Bail, in criminal cases, Section 16, Constitution of Alabama of 1901, am'd, const. amend. David Sessions 02-04-2020


Motor vehicles, driver's licenses, ALEA, voluntary designation of disability, Sec. 32-6-6 am'd. Arthur Orr 03-05-2020


Nurses, certified register nurse practioner and nurse midwife, collaboration agreements, ratio of physician to nurses, delete patient auth. to select provided, Sec. 34-21-87 am'd. Jim McClendon 03-12-2020


Drug paraphernalia, use to analyze or test controlled substances, excluded from criminal violations re use, possession, or sale for use to test or analyze controlled substance, Sec. 13A-12-260 am'd. Jim McClendon 02-13-2020


Crimes and offenses, tampering with a consumer product, criminal penalties provided Arthur Orr 03-05-2020


Public accommodations, requires installation and maintenance of baby diaper changing stations in public accommodations and facilities operated by public utilities Arthur Orr 03-10-2020


Crimes and offenses, drug test, sunthetic urine and urine additions to falsify prohibited Arthur Orr 03-12-2020


Military families, requires school districts operating magnet schools to accept enrollment applications for military children where families have received transfer orders to Alabama military installations Will Barfoot 03-12-2020


School Choice and Student Opportunity Act, formation of charter schools on or near military installation, with focus on serving military dependents, authorized, tenure for certificated teachers temporarily serving in charter school preserved, Sec. 16-6F-12 added; Sec. 16-6F-5 am'd. Will Barfoot 03-12-2020


Immigration, requiring applicants for business licenses and occupational tax certificates to prove enrollment in and use of E-Verify, exceptions, penalties, Sec. 31-13-15.1 added Arthur Orr 03-12-2020


Immigration, to criminalize act of state official or agent adopting policy that intentionally limits or restricts enforcement of immigration laws, Sec. 31-13-5 am'd. Arthur Orr 02-13-2020


Colleges and universities, Alabama State University, tuition rates, board of trustees, authorized to extend resident tuition rates to qualified nonresident students of other schools Bobby D. Singleton 02-11-2020


Taxation, recordation tax, mortgages, deeds of trust, etc., recording fee and the distribution thereof further provided, Sec. 40-22-2 am'd. Linda Coleman-Madison 02-18-2020


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. Jim McClendon 03-12-2020


Military installations, land use planning, counties and municipalities to give notice re tall structures and wind energy facilities, Sec. 11-106-6 added; Secs. 11-106-3, 11-106-4 am'd. Tom Butler 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 Bobby D. Singleton 03-12-2020


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


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 Clyde Chambliss 03-05-2020


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. Clyde Chambliss 02-25-2020


Sweet potato, official state vegetable, designated Tom Butler 02-06-2020


Law enforcement, to require law enforcement officers to undergo sensitivity training, require law enforcement to recruit social workers Rodger Smitherman 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. J. T. Waggoner 03-05-2020


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-10, 34-25B-12, 34-25B-14,34-25B-17, 34-25B-22, 34-25B-26 am'd. J. T. Waggoner 03-12-2020


Public water utilities, regulation of certain private water system utilities in Class 8 municipalities, Sec. 37-4-2.1 am'd. Clyde Chambliss 02-25-2020


Parole, Board of Pardons and Paroles, violations, confinement period for parole violation reduced for time served in holding, Sec. 15-22-32 am'd. Linda Coleman-Madison 02-04-2020


Entertainment events, limiting the circumstances in which a ticket vendor or entertainment venue can place restrictions on the resale or transfer of tickets Bobby D. Singleton 02-04-2020


Small farm wineries, authorize to sell to consumers or distribute to retailers Andrew Jones 02-06-2020


Teachers, St. Board of Education, authorized to issue alternative teaching certificates to qualified former members of Armed Forces, Sec. 16-23-3 am'd. Andrew Jones 02-18-2020


Wine festivals authorized, licensed by ABC Board, allow tastings and sale of wine, Sec. 28-3A-20.3 added. Andrew Jones 02-20-2020


Opioids, boards certifying prescribing, opiate risk education required Andrew Jones 02-04-2020


Municipalities, occupational taxes, certain econ. development sites annexed into mun. or in police jurisdiction, employees exempt from tax, muns. prohibited from levying or increasing occupational taxes, Sec. 11-51-91.1 added. Andrew Jones 02-04-2020


Water utility, nonprofit corps., rates approved by Public Service Commission, audit by Dept. of Examiners of Public Accounts Andrew Jones 03-03-2020


State Auditor, Office abolished, duties and responsibilities transfered to Examiners of Public Accounts Department, const. amend. Andrew Jones 02-25-2020


Law enforcement officers, Alabama Peace Officers' Standards and Training Commission (APOSTC) provide mandatory crisis intervention training (CIT), provide continuing education Andrew Jones 03-05-2020


Public utilities, broadband providers, required to report coverage area to Alabama Dept. of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) Andrew Jones 02-04-2020


Juvenile dependency, priorities for existing caregivers and foster parents when placing children adjudicated dependent into permanent living arrangements, Sec. 12-15-314 am'd. Andrew Jones 02-04-2020


Child care, allows child care facilities that operate during both daytime and nighttime hours to enroll a child for up to 14 hours of care per 24 hour period, Sec. 38-7-22 added Andrew Jones 02-04-2020


Utility gross receipts tax, Floyd Cherokee Medical Center LLC in Centre exempt, Sec. 40-21-82.1 am'd. Andrew Jones 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. Andrew Jones 03-03-2020


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


Drivers license, suspension, prohibited for failure to pay fines, fees, or court costs, Sec. 32-5A-195 am'd. Cam Ward 03-12-2020


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 Tim Melson 03-12-2020


Controlled substance database, access by board of nursing authorized for monitoring licensees, Sec. 20-2-214 am'd. Greg J. Reed 03-05-2020


Class 8 municipalities, weeds, abatement, alternative procedures to declare a public nuisance after prior abatement Cam Ward 02-11-2020


Motor vehicles, reduced speed school zones, to include schools in a municipality, Secs. 32-5A-181, 32-5A-182, 32-5A-183 am'd. Cam Ward 02-13-2020


Elections, political parties and independent candidates for statewide office, number of names required to gain ballot access, reduced, Secs. 17-6-22, 17-9-3 am'd. Cam Ward 02-13-2020


Sexual assault, provide for victim notification, provide for certain rights to victims, Sexual Assault Task Force, created, Sexual Assault Survivors Bill of Rights Cam Ward 03-12-2020


Medical Examiners, required to notify next of kin when retaining organ of deceased, prohibit medical examiner for retaining organ for use not in conjunction with autopsy Linda Coleman-Madison 03-12-2020


Motor vehicles, animals, crime to leave an animal in an unattended motor vehicle, immunity to a public safety official who rescues an animal under certain circumstances, Sec. 13A-11-241 am'd. Jimmy Holley 03-05-2020


Optometrists, practice of optometry defined, Board of Optometry to regulate, Secs. 20-2-2, 34-22-1 am'd. Tom Whatley 02-06-2020


Child support, cases may not be dismissed for failure to serve within specified time period Clyde Chambliss 02-04-2020


Sheriff, office vacant or other circumstances, highest ranking deputy to serve, provisions re coroner repealed, Sec. 11-5-5 repealed. Clyde Chambliss 02-04-2020


Motor vehicles, nonconforming low-speed vehicles, prohibited from use on public roads unless authorized by ordinance or resolution, conditions for authorization provided Clyde Chambliss 02-13-2020


Crimes and offenses, theft of shoplifting, crime created Clyde Chambliss 02-13-2020


Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact, established to authorize licensed psychologists to practice on a limited basis among compact member states Andrew Jones 03-12-2020


Bail, to provide for additional offenses that would require mandatory denial of bail, Secs. 15-13-2, 15-13-3 am'd. Cam Ward 02-04-2020


Bail, criminal cases, const. amend Cam Ward 02-04-2020


Deferred presentment transactions, term set at 30 days, Sec. 5-18A-13 amd. Arthur Orr 02-04-2020


Public records, to create a new Open Records Act, Secs. 36-12-40, 36-12-41 am'd. Cam Ward 02-04-2020


Health, St. Bd. of, immunization registry, reports re immunization vaccines, review by providers, Sec. 22-11B-2 am'd. Tim Melson 02-13-2020


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. Shay Shelnutt 03-12-2020


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. Shay Shelnutt 03-05-2020


Economic Dev, property adjacent to U.S. Air Force Base, mun. or co. authorized to form authority for development, issuance of bonds, tax exemptions David Burkette 03-05-2020


Municipal corporations, ordinances, issuance of summons and complaint in lieu of custodial arrest, further provided for, Sec. 11-45-9.1 am'd. Tim Melson 02-27-2020


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. Tom Whatley 02-18-2020


University of Montevalla, makeup of board of trustees revised to include at least one nonresident member appointed at-large, Sec. 16-54-2 am'd. Cam Ward 02-27-2020


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. Cam Ward 05-04-2020


Terrorism, forfeiture of property derived from, authorization of claims by injured parties and law enforcement, allocation of proceeds from forfeiture, civil action for damages, limitations Gerald H. Allen 02-04-2020


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. Randy Price 03-05-2020


Entertainment districts, municipalities, govening body authorize to establish withtin its corporate limits, Sec. 28-3A-17.1 am'd. Chris Elliott 02-27-2020


State Board of Respiratory Therapy, add'l consumer member appointed by Governor, Sec. 34-27B-5 am'd. Linda Coleman-Madison 03-12-2020


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. Chris Elliott 02-04-2020


Securities Commission, sunset law review, subject to and continued until Oct. 1, 2024. Clyde Chambliss 03-12-2020


Cosmetology and Barbering, Board of, sunset law review, subject to and continued until Oct. 1, 2024. Clyde Chambliss 03-12-2020


Private Investigation Board, sunset law review, subject to and continued until Oct. 1, 2024. Clyde Chambliss 03-12-2020


Polygraph Examiners Board, sunset law review, subject to and continued until Oct. 1, 2021. Clyde Chambliss 03-12-2020


Auctioneers, State Board of, sunset law review, subject to and continued to Oct. 1, 2024. Clyde Chambliss 03-12-2020


Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, sunset law review, subject to and continued until Oct. 1, 2024. Clyde Chambliss 03-12-2020


Athletic Commission, sunset law review, subject to and continued until Oct. 1, 2021. Clyde Chambliss 03-12-2020


Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Contractors, Board of, sunset law review, subject to and continued until October 1, 2024. Clyde Chambliss 03-12-2020


Statewide 911 Board, sunset law review, subject to and continued until October 1, 2024. Clyde Chambliss 03-12-2020


Onsite Wastewater Board, sunset law review, subject to and continued until Oct. 1, 2023. Clyde Chambliss 05-05-2020


Public Accountancy, State Board of, sunset law review, subject to and continued until Oct. 1, 2024. Clyde Chambliss 03-12-2020


Liquefied Petroleum Gas Board, sunset law review, subject to and continued until Oct. 1, 2024. Clyde Chambliss 03-12-2020


Psychology, Board of Examiners in, sunset law review, subject to and continued until Oct. 1, 2024. Clyde Chambliss 03-12-2020


Behavior Analyst Licensing Board, sunset law review, subject to and continued until Oct. 1, 2024. Clyde Chambliss 03-12-2020


General Contractors, State Licensing Board for, sunset law review, subject to and continued until Oct. 1, 2023. Clyde Chambliss 03-12-2020


Insurance Department, sunset law review, subject to and continued until Oct. 1, 2024. Clyde Chambliss 03-12-2020


Real Estate Commission, sunset law review, subject to and continued until Oct. 1, 2021. Clyde Chambliss 03-12-2020


Social Work Examiners, Board of, sunset law review, subject to and continued until Oct. 1, 2024. Clyde Chambliss 03-12-2020


Electrical Contractors, Board of, sunset law review, subject to and continued until Oct. 1, 2024. Clyde Chambliss 03-12-2020


Real Estate Appraisers Board, sunset law review, subject to and continued until Oct. 1, 2024. Clyde Chambliss 03-12-2020


Respiratory Therapy, State Board of, sunset law review, subject to and continued until Oct. 1, 2024. Clyde Chambliss 03-12-2020


Plumbers and Gas Fitters Examining Board, sunset law review, subject to and continued until Oct. 1, 2024. Clyde Chambliss 03-12-2020


Public Service Commission, sunset law review, subject to and continued until Oct. 1, 2024. Clyde Chambliss 03-12-2020


Counseling, Board of Examiners in, sunset law review, subject to and continued until Oct. 1, 2024. Clyde Chambliss 03-12-2020


Expungement, to expand the expungement of criminal records to include convictions of certain misdemenor offenses, traffic violations, municipal ordinances, and felony offenses, to increase the filing fee for expungements, Secs. 15-27-1, 15-27-2, 15-27-4, 15-27-5, 15-27-7 to 15-27-10, inclusive, 15-27-19 am'd. Cam Ward 03-12-2020


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 Cam Ward 02-04-2020


Assisted Living Administrators, Board of Examiners of, sunset law review, subject to and continued until Oct. 1, 2024. Clyde Chambliss 03-12-2020


Court Reporting, Board of, sunset law review, subject to and continued until Oct. 1, 2024. Clyde Chambliss 03-12-2020


Electronic Security Board of Licensure, sunset law review, subject to and continued until Oct. 1, 2024. Clyde Chambliss 03-12-2020


Funeral Service, Board of, sunset law review, subject to and continued until Oct. 1, 2024. Clyde Chambliss 03-12-2020


Education, requires local boards of education to adopt rules requiring schools to play "the Star-Spangled Banner" during school hours at least once a week and also at school-sanctioned sporting events Gerald H. Allen 02-06-2020


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. Rodger Smitherman 03-12-2020


Individuals with a disability,motor vehicles, handicap parking, windshield placards, issuance further provided for, Secs. 32-6-230, 32-6-231 am'd. Tom Whatley 02-04-2020


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. Tom Whatley 02-04-2020


County boards of education, members, term of office from six to four years, Sec. 16-8-2 am'd. Sam Givhan 02-25-2020


Firearms, possession and carrying of, certain requirements for, repealed or deleted, Secs. 9-11-304, 13A-11-50, 13A-11-51, 13A-11-52, 13A-11-59, 13A-11-71, 13A-11-73, 13A-11-74, repealed; Sec. 13A-11-61.2 am'd. Gerald H. Allen 03-05-2020


Jefferson Co., judges, circuit or district, temporary assignment, prohibiting Chief Justice of the Supreme Court from assigning circuit or district judge to serve within another judicial circuit, Secs. 12-9A-7, 12-9A-8 am'd. Rodger Smitherman 03-05-2020


Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006, legislative intent relating to the expending of funds by the Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources expressed Chris Elliott 02-11-2020


Toll road and bridge fees, income tax credit for state taxpayers for payments to Ala. Toll Road, Bridge, and Tunnel Authority, Revenue Dept. authorized to adopt rules, funds transferred from sales tax revenue to cover Chris Elliott 02-04-2020


Taxation, provide income tax deduction, military stationed out of state Donnie Chesteen 02-04-2020


Peace Officers' Standards and Training Commission, education requirement to become a law enforcement officer amended to include nonpublic education, Sec. 36-21-46 am'd. Shay Shelnutt 02-25-2020


Lee Co., ignition interlock device, other for of alcohol monitoring device auth. to be used in lieu of ignition interlock device if ordered by court Tom Whatley 03-12-2020


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

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