Jim Carns

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Status: Alabama State Representative for District 48
Party: Republican
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Birthday: September 21, 1940 83

Contact Information

Known contact information for Jim Carns from Birmingham, AL.

  • 11 South Union Street, Suite 403-A
    Montgomery, AL 36130-2950
  • Phone: 334-261-0429
  • Official Email: [email protected]

Education Information

Known educational history for Jim Carns from Birmingham, AL.

  • BS, Engineering, University of Alabama, 1962

Political Information

Known political history for Jim Carns from Birmingham, AL.

  • Candidate, Alabama State House of Representatives, District 48, 2022
  • President Pro Tempore, Jefferson County Commission, 2006-2008
  • Representative, Alabama State House of Representatives, District 48, 1990-2006, 2012-present
  • Former House Minority Leader, Alabama State House of Representatives

Professions Information

Known professional history for Jim Carns from Birmingham, AL.

  • President/Owner, American Metal Technology, Incorporated, present
  • Owner/President, Modern Sales, Incorporated
  • Sales Engineer, Reliance Electric & Engineering Company
  • Vice President/President, Modern Handling Systems

Congressional Information

Known congressional history for Jim Carns from Birmingham, AL.

  • Member, Energy Council
  • Chair, House Republican Caucus
  • Former Member, Ways and Means General Fund Committee, Alabama State House of Representatives
  • Former Member, County and Municipal Government Committee, Alabama State House of Representatives
  • Member, Governor's Commission on Welfare Reform
  • State Chair, Conservative American Legislative Exchange Council

Organizations Information

Known organizational history for Jim Carns from Birmingham, AL.

  • Member, The Federalist Society
  • Member, Pilot's Association
  • Member, National Federation of Independent Business
  • Chair, Association of County Commissioners of Alabama Finance
  • Elder, Briarwood Presbyterian Church
  • Member, Business Council of Alabama
  • Member, Arlington Historical Association
  • Member, Americans United for Life
  • Member, Alabama Retail Association
  • Member, Alabama Banker's Association
  • Member, Alfa
  • Member, Republican National Committee
  • Member, Presidential Trust
  • Member, National American Legion
  • Member, Heritage Foundation

Election History

Jim Carns from Birmingham, AL has participated in elections listed below in the state of Alabama.

Sponsored Bills

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Relating to municipal water works boards; to amend Section 11-50-300, Code of Alabama 1975, and to add Sections 11-50-300.1, 11-50-300.2, 11-50-300.3, 11-50-300.4, 11-50-300.5, 11-50-300.6, 11-50-300.7, and 11-50-300.8 to the Code of Alabama 1975, to further provide for the composition, manner of appointment, and length of terms of members of certain municipal water works boards; to provide qualifications for and place limits on the employment of directors; to provide for conversion of these boards to regional boards; to further provide for these boards to amend their articles of incorporation; to subject these boards to the ethics laws of Alabama and require training on the matter; to require these boards to produce certain financial records; and to repeal Sections 11-50-301, 11-50-302, 11-50-303, and 11-50-304, Code of Alabama 1975, relating to certain municipal water works boards.

Taxation, income tax, exclusion of enhanced federal child tax credits from American Rescue Plan Act from calculation of federal income tax deduction for tax year 2021, extension of the due date for certain taxpayers, Secs. 40-16-3.1, 40-18-39.2 added.
Taxation, income tax, exclusion of enhanced federal child tax credits from American Rescue Plan Act from calculation of federal income tax deduction for tax year 2021, to provide an extension of the due date for certain taxpayers, Secs. 40-16-3.1, 40-18-39.1 added.

To exempt state, county, and municipal sales and use tax from the Birmingham Holocaust Education Center
Abortion, prohibits public funding of abortion activities, with exceptions, prohibits certain abortion services contracts, further prohibits certain abortion activities involving public K-12 schools, prohibits local funds from being used to promote abortions
Jefferson County, Jefferson County Advisory Board, established, duties established
Jefferson Co., ad valorem taxes, senior property tax appraisal, person 70 or older, valuation frozen under certain conditions, const. amend.
Jefferson County, retirement system, pension board authorized to establish procedures for the election of board members number four and five, post notice of annual meetings, provide tuition reimbursement to its employees, Secs. 45-37-123.20, 45-37-123.21, 45-37-123.22, 45-37-123.23, 45-37-123.28, 45-37-123.29, 45-37-123.51, 45-37-123.83, 45-37-123.84, 45-37-123.100, 45-37-123.101, 45-37-123.102, 45-37-123.103, 45-37-123.104, 45-37-123.106, 45-37-123.194 am'd.
Ad valorem tax on real property, senior property tax appraisal for persons age 70 or older on principal residence used for 10 years, appraisal value frozen on immediate prior year, exceptions, rules by Revenue Dept.
Taxation, County Boards of Equalization, valuation procedures further provided, Secs. 40-2-18, 40-3-21, 40-3-25, 40-7-25 am'd.
Utilities, governmental entities, prohibited from adopting or enforcing policies that prohibit the connection or reconnection of utility services
Crimes and offenses, crimes of riot and inciting to riot, harassment, and assault II, amended, crimes of assault against a first responder, aggravated riot, and unlawful traffic interference, created, mandatory holding period for certain violations, provided, mandatory incarceration period for certain violations, provided, exceptions to sovereign immunity, further provided, restrictions on distribution of revenue to defunding jurisdictions, provided, Secs. 13A-11-3.1, 13A-11-5.1, 13A-11-8.1 added; Secs. 12-25-32, 13A-6-21, 13A-6-132, 13A-11-1, 13A-11-3, 13A-11-4, 13A-11-8, 13A-11-70, 15-13-2, 36-1-12, 36-2-1 am'd.
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.
Elections, absentee ballots, county commission authorized to select locations for receiving absentee ballots
Criminal code, offenses against public order, firearms, concealed pistols, concealed carry permit, constitutional carry, pistol permits, Secs. 9-11-304, 13A-11-52, 13A-11-71, 13A-11-73, 13A-11-74 repealed; Secs. 13A-11-7, 13A-11-50, 13A-11-55, 13A-11-61.2, 13A-11-62, 13A-11-75, 13A-11-85, 13A-11-90 am'd.
ClasTran, Birmingham Regional Paratransit Consortium, exempt from all sales and use taxes
Elections, requires implementation date of any legislation affecting conduct of general election to be at least six months before general election, const. amend.
Shelby Co., privately owned sewer systems using public rights-of-way of public roads, required to be regulated and certified by PSC, const. amend.
Elections, Governor suspending laws that would affect election process during state of emergency, prohibited before the election
Election, clarifying the distance from a polling place within which an individual may not campaign, Sec. 17-9-50 am'd.
Pistol permits, active member of U.S. Armed Forces and an honorably discharged veteran, issuance without payment of fee, Sec. 13A-11-75.1 am'd.
Insurance premium tax credits, to expand the Alabama Insurance Offices Facilities Credit for certain activities, to expand who can be an affiliate, Sec. 27-4A-3 am'd.

HB 384
Jefferson Co., Retirement System, definitions, pension board, qualification, elections of members, duties, Secs. 45-37-123.01, 45-37-123.21, 45-37-123.22, 45-37-123.24, 45-37-123.53, 45-37-123.54, 45-37-123.82, 45-37-123.101, 45-37-123.103, 45-37-123.104, 45-37-123.151, 45-37-123.195 am'd.
HB 309
Law enforcement, schools, provide for Madison Academy, Briarwood Presbyterian Church, and Briarwood Christian School to employ police officers, Sec. 16-22-1 am'd.
HB 100
Civil procedure, Asbestos Trust Claims Transparency Act, disclosure of all viable asbestos trust claims required, Secs. 6-5-690 to 6-5-696 added.
HB 68
Civil procedure, Asbestos Trust Claims Transparency Act, disclosure of all viable asbestos trust claims required, Secs. 6-5-690 to 6-5-696 added.

HJR 191
Small Businesses and the work of Alabama Small Business Commission, commended
HR 192
Small Businesses and the work of Alabama Small Business Commission, commended
HJR 108
Miller, Gordon Wayne, Jr., death mourned
HJR 107
White, William Benny, death mourned
HR 95
White, William Benny, death mourned
HR 74
Miller, Gordon Wayne, Jr., death mourned

Franchises, certain persons not to be deemed or construed as employees of, Franchise Business Protection Act
Taxation, sales and use taxes, Southern Research Institute exempt from state, county, and municipal taxes

Real property, adverse possession, exempt certain property from adverse possession, Sec. 6-5-200 am'd.
Jefferson Co., cities, motor vehicle tags, issuance, issuance fees and commissions, retention by city, Act 2012-196, 2012 Reg. Sess., am'd.
Jefferson Co., civic center authority, board members, appointments by Jefferson Co. Legislative Delegation, procedures, Act 547, 1965 Reg. Sess., am'd.

Alabama Retired Education Employees' Health Care Trust, percentage of full market value of trust allowed to be distributed, increased, Sec. 36-36-6 am'd.
Contractors, public works contracts, timely payments, contractor required to timely pay a subcontractor for work completed, Sec. 8-29-3 am'd.
Tax exemption, Southern Research Institute exempt from certain tax
Taxation, band instruments of certain value exempt from sales and use tax during tax holiday, Sec. 40-23-210 am'd.
Schools, students taught at home by either private tutor or under church school law may participate in public K-12 extracurricular activities, Equal Access to Athletics Act
Fetal Heartbeat Act, prohibits physician from performing abortion without first determining fetal heartbeat, physician who does not make determination or who performs abortion when heartbeat detected is guilty of Class C felony
Abortions, information required to be provided to a woman prior to abortion, time period increased from 24 hours to 48 hours, Sec. 26-23A-4 am'd.
Public education, reduction-in-force policies, contents further provided for, significant factors specified, compliance with antidiscrimination laws required, Sec. 16-1-33 am'd.
Municipalities, regulate separate storm sewer system, Secs. 11-89C-1, 11-89C-2, 11-89C-4, 11-89C-9, 11-89C-10 am'd.
Athletic scholarships, limit of 4 awarded to out-of-state students at junior colleges
Samford University Foundation, Inc., exempt from sales and use taxes
Oil and Gas Board, oil and gas wells, drainage or production units, regulation of horizontal wells in oil reservoirs and offshore wells in gas reservoirs, Secs. 9-17-1, 9-17-12 am'd.
Motor vehicles, distinctive license plates for professional firefighters, penalties
Election, Class 1 municipalities, election commission required to schedule an election to fill vacancy on city council under certain circumstances, Sec. 11-46-9 am'd.
Class 1 municipalities, municial elections, assignment of voting locations in new precincts, limit of one voting location per district in municipal and city board of education elections, Sec. 11-46-7 am'd.
Hunting and fishing, right to clarified, subject to reasonable rules that promote conservation and management, const. amend.
Jefferson Co., pistol permit fee, distrib. to co. general fund for law enforcement purposes, portion distributed to public schools, certain prior acts repealed, Act 99-594, 1999 Reg. Sess., am'd.
Driver's Licenses, Stage II, 16 year olds, minimum of behind-the-wheel driving practice hours increased from 30 to 50, Sec. 32-6-7.2 am'd.
Grandparents, visitation with grandchildren, petition procedure and burden of proof established, Sec. 30-3-4.1 repealed
Airbag fraud, crime of created, penalties, enhanced penalties for physical injury, Sec. 13A-11-270 am'd, Sec. 13A-11-271 repealed
Probate court, court costs, payable at discretion of court when pleading filed, security deposits for court costs authorized, Sec. 12-19-43 am'd.
Human Resources Department, public assistance, drug testing for applicants and recipients required upon reasonable suspicion, ineligibility under certain conditions, department to implement, rulemaking authority
Sales tax, estimated payments, average monthly tax liability threshold increased, Sec. 40-23-7 am'd.
Sovereign immunity, immunity for officers, employees, agents of the state, including certain employees of local school boards and State Board of Education, specified in official and personal capacity under certain conditions

Schools, Accountability Act of 2013 amended, definition of failing school, school flexibility contracts, and calculation of tax credits for parents of children assigned to or enrolled in failing school, further provided for, revises tax credit for corporate donors to scholarship program, retoactive, Act 2013-64, 2013 Reg. Sess., am'd.
Water works boards, serving counties other than co., where organized, additional board members, term, compensation, coverage by Ethics Law, notice and hearing regarding rate increases
Public employees, to receive annual summary of benefits received from employer
Public assistance, fraud in obtaining, crime established, penalties, theft of services, knowledge requirement deleted, Sec. 13A-8-10 am'd.
Civil actions, attorney fees and costs awarded to prevailing party
Veterans, permanently and totally disabled, state income tax, credit for sales tax paid up to a certain amount
Unemployment compensation, substitute employees of schools, exempt from collecting, Sec. 25-4-10 am'd.
Public officials, judges of courts of criminal appeals and civil appeals and Public Service Commission members, certain residency requirements removed, prohibition against electing or appointing more than one member of the Public Service Commission from the same congressional district deleted, Secs. 12-3-5, 36-2-4, 37-1-3, 37-1-9 am'd.
Public education employees, salary increase, including K-12 and certain other designated education institutions, liability insurance program to be established by Finance Department in consultation with Education Department
Colleges and universities, residency for determining admission and tuition, active duty service members, spouses, dependents, veterans and other students considered resident students under certain conditions, Sec. 16-24-2 am'd.
Capital offenses, appeal directly to Alabama Supreme Court, Sec. 13A-5-53 am'd.
Hunting licenses, disabled veterans, military appreciation hunting license, three day trip event hunting license authorized, Secs. 9-11-44, 9-11-49 am'd.
Sentencing, juvenile offenders convicted of capital offenses and certain non-capital offenses, maximum sentence of life without the possibility of parole for 40 years, Secs. 13A-5-2, 13A-5-39, 13A-5-43, 13A-6-2 am'd.
Military service members, credit for professional business or licensing requirements based on military training and service, licenses remain in effect for military members while on active duty
Public contracts, limited liability for a professional firm issued a certificate of authorization from the Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors Board for construction monitoring services agreed to in a public contract, exception
Gulf State Park, Legislature to approve sale or long-term lease of any state park property, development, submission of proposals, criteria, review by department, acceptance or rejection, proposal exempt from certain statutes, Chapter 14D of Title 9 repealed, Secs. 9-14D-1 to 9-14D-5, inclusive, repealed
Child abuse and neglect, mandatory reporting by education employees, postsecondary and higher education employees, and physical therapists included, protection of employees for reporting, criminal penalties, Sec. 26-14-3 am'd.
Ten Commandments, display of on state property and at public schools, authorized, const. amend.
Flexible School Calendar Act, local board of education may opt out of calendar parameters by written notices to State Superintendent of Education, Sec. 16-13-231, as amended by Act 2012-482, 2012 Reg. Sess., am'd.
Taxation, aviation jet fuel purchased by international cargo air carriers, refund for excise tax paid on purchases of aviation jet fuel by exemption from sales and use tax, Secs. 40-17-329, 40-23-4, 40-23-62 am'd.
Entities, dormant, exempt from business privilege tax, Sec. 40-14A-44 added
Jefferson Co., Birmingham-Jefferson Co. Civic Center Authority, board of directors, procedures and terms for appointments by legislative delegation, Act 87-741, 1987 Reg. Sess., am'd.
Private Investigation Board, established, licensing and regulation of private investigators, members, terms, powers, vacancies, subject to Administrative Procedure Act, civil and criminal penalties, Private Investigators Licensing and Regulatory Act
Hazardous waste disposal, fee for certain hazardous wastes, decreased, Secs. 22-30-4, 22-30B-2, 22-30B-2.1, 22-30B-4, 22-30B-4.1 am'd.
Income tax, tax credit for rehabilitation, preservation, and development of certain historic structures

Utilities, expand the definition of certain wastewater service provider for regulation by the Public Service Commission, Sec. 37-4-2A added; Secs. 22-25B-6, 37-4-1 am'd
Attorney General, state litigation, contingency fee contracts with private attorneys, regulated, Transparency in Private Attorney Contracts Act, Sec. 41-16-72 am'd
Immigration law, provision barring unlawfully present alien from attending postsecondary school clarified, lawsuits for failure to enforce laws, procedures revised, documentation for lawful presence, military identification authorized, voter registration provisions modified, certain lawful presence verification for certain subsequent issuance and renewals of certain licenses, procedures and penalties for employing unauthorized alien, penalties for certain lawsuits relating to employment practices, Secs. 31-13-3, 31-13-5, 31-13-6, 31-13-8, 31-13-9, 31-13-13, 31-13-19, 31-13-20, 31-13-23, 31-13-26, 31-13-28, 31-13-29, 32-6-9, 32-6-10.1 am'd; Act 2011-535, 2011 Reg. Sess., am'd
Pharmacist, prescription drugs, dispensing in nursing homes using automated pharmacy system, supervision by off-site pharmacist, further regulation by State Board of Health, Sec. 34-23-74 am'd
County commission, forestry operations, use of roads, regulation by, procedures, Sec. 23-1-80.1 added (2012-20510)
Education, exemption from competitive bidding for cooperative purchasing programs expanded to other such programs, Sec. 16-13B-2 am'd
Jefferson County, motor vehicle license plates, renewal, cities authorized to renew, bonding, audits
Jefferson County, Legislative Delegation Office, employees, participation in Retirement Systems of Alabama allowed, Merit System benefits and protections
Conservation and Natural Resources Department, Advisory Board, appointment of two additional members who are commercial fisherman, nominated by Organized Seafood Association of Alabama, Inc., Sec. 9-2-14 am'd.
Taxation, income tax credit for K-12 teachers for purchase of qualified classroom supplies, Article 12, Sec. 40-18-320, Title 40, Code of Alabama 1975, added
Crimes and offenses, gambling, person defined, penalties, Secs. 13A-12-20, 13A-12-22, 13A-12-23, 13A-12-24, 13A-12-27 am'd
Transportation Dept, chief engineer, appointment by Director of Transportation as an exempt position under the state Merit System, Sec. 23-1-22, 23-1-23, 23-1-24 am'd
Health care providers authorized to decline to perform services that violate their consciences, exceptions, Health Care Rights of Conscience Act
Alabama Uniform Environmental Covenants Act, exempt underground and aboveground storage tanks storing motor fuel from requirements of, Sec. 35-19-2 am'd
Crime of Looting, established, penalties, violation would be Class C felony
Public Works, Fair and Open Competition in Governmental Construction Act, establish, public agencies prohibited from entering contracts and making certain awards, certain terms prohibited in certain documents, certain persons prohibited from placing certain terms in certain documents, exemptions
Contracts, state or any political subdivision, use of Davis-Bacon wage provision, prohibited
Architects, registered, engineers and land surveyors, licensed professional, civil action alleging negligence requires third-party certificate of merit affidavit
Corporations, share exchange transactions, requirements, Sec. 10A-2-11.02 am'd
Counties, sewer system, operating, prohibited from charging any fee to person or entity not connected to the sewer system
Unemployment compensation, compensable week further defined, Sec. 25-4-73 am'd
Secondary metals recycler, additional records to be maintained, purchases of specified metal property limited, registration with ACJIC, required, database of metal property sales created, criminal penalties, purchase of specified metal property prohibited, Secs. 13A-8-30 to 13A-8-37, inclusive, 13A-8-39 am'd; Secs. 13A-8-31.1, 13A-8-31.2, 13A-8-35.1, 13A-8-37.1, 13A-8-37.2 added
Taxation, state income tax credit relating to Class 1, 2, 3 municipalities for rehabilitation of historic structures
Firefighters, exempt certain firefighters from certification by the Alabama Firefighters' Personnel Standards and Education Commission, Sec. 36-32-7 am'd
Electronic Security Board of Licensure, alarm installers and locksmiths, inspections of unlicensed operations, licensure dates, criminal and civil enforcement, exclude motor vehicle locks and business selling locks, exemption of counties with population of 30,000 or less repealed, Secs. 34-1A-1, 34-1A-3, 34-1A-5, 34-1A-6, 34-1A-7, 34-1A-10 am'd. (2012-20195)
Good Samaritan Law, licensed social worker, counselor, physchologist granted civil immunity for rendering aid in an emergency, Act 2011-579, 2011 Reg. Sess., am'd; Sec. 6-5-332 am'd
Supplemental appropriations from Education Trust Fund to Education Department for teachers certified by National Board of Professional Teaching Standards (2012-20090)
Abortion, require physician involvement, define terms, express intent, require certain standard in treatment and care, require reporting, require Board of Health adopt rules and provide penalties
Immigration, legal status and/or proof of citizenship, verification of eligibility to enter into business transactions with state or political subdivision, Uniformed Services Privilege and Identification card authorized, Act 2011-535, 2011 Reg. Sess. am'd.; Sec. 31-13-29 am'd.

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