Merika Coleman

Updated: August 07, 2022 at 12:13 PM CST

General Information

Who is Merika Coleman?
Merika Coleman

First elected as Alabama’s youngest state legislator, it has been my honor serving you and your family in public office since 2002. In the House of Representatives, holding a number of leadership roles including Assistant Minority Leader, I have worked tirelessly to sponsor and support critical legislation that betters the lives of all Alabamians.

As a state representative, I was instrumental in creating a 10-member committee for the purpose of restructuring and removing racist language from the Alabama Constitution. Further, I have passed 3 anti-human trafficking bills in the 2019 legislative session, alone, and was recognized as “Legislator of the Year” by the Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence. On a national level, I have had the privilege of being recognized for my work on behalf of the entire state of Alabama by being named one of 10 individuals submitted by the Southern Crescent Regional Commission Coalition to President Biden as an immediate appointment as Federal Co-Chair for the Commission. Additionally, I was proud to serve as the Alabama Co-chair for Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign and a spokesperson for his 2012 reelection campaign. I have served as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention (DNC) 3 times, twice for President Obama and, most recently, for presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in 2016.

In addition to holding elected office, I have served in numerous professional development roles across the Birmingham metro area. Prior to my current position at Miles College and establishing my law practice - the Law Offices of Merika Coleman - I served as Director of Community and Economic Development for Lawson State Community College and Director of Economic and Community Development for the City of Bessemer. Educationally, I am the byproduct of Birmingham schools, having received my Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication and Masters in Public Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and my Juris Doctorate from the Birmingham School of Law. Additionally, I am a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and the Links, Inc.

Although I wear many hats professionally, I make it my mission to remain rooted in the community. On a local level, I serve as a Board Member of the Greater Birmingham Ministries and a founding member of the Midfield Voter’s League. Furthermore, I am a co-founder of the Derrick Richardson Foundation, a foundation honoring my late husband who passed in February, 2020.

Although I have accomplished a great number of things both professionally and personally, I remain adamant that my life’s greatest accomplishment is being a mother. My two children, Elexia and Xaviar, are both currently pursuing higher education in Birmingham. My daughter Elexia earned her undergraduate degree at Vanderbilt University in 2019 and is studying to receive her Master of Public Health at UAB. My son Xaviar is a junior business major at Miles College. I am incredibly proud of the people they are, and I thank them for their constant support of my work as both their mother and a servant leader.

Status: Alabama State Representative for District 57
Party: Democrat
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Birthday: September 6, 1973 49

Contact Information

Known contact information for Merika Coleman from Birmingham, AL.

Education Information

Known educational history for Merika Coleman from Birmingham, AL.

  • JD, Birmingham School of Law, 2017
  • Attended, Miles Law School, 2014-2015
  • MPA, University of Alabama, Birmingham, 1997
  • BA, Mass Communication, University of Alabama, Birmingham, 1995
  • Attended, Broadcast Journalism, Mississippi University for Women, 1991-1993

Political Information

Known political history for Merika Coleman from Birmingham, AL.

  • Candidate, Alabama State Senate, District 19, 2022
  • Representative, Alabama State House of Representatives, District 57, 2002-present

Professions Information

Known professional history for Merika Coleman from Birmingham, AL.

  • Assistant Professor of Political Science, Miles College, present
  • Director, Economic and Community Development, City of Bessemer, present
  • Founder, Law Offices of Merika Coleman, 2019-present
  • Fleming Fellow, Center for Policy Alternatives, 2004
  • Economic Justice Strategist, Greater Birmingham Ministries, 1999-present
  • Instructor, Miles College, 1997-1999
  • Policy Analyst, Alabama Arise, 1999
  • Director/Adjunct Instructor, Community and Economic Development, Lawson State Community College

Congressional Information

Known congressional history for Merika Coleman from Birmingham, AL.

  • Member, Center on Policy Alternatives, Women's Caucus and Southern Caucus

Organizations Information

Known organizational history for Merika Coleman from Birmingham, AL.

  • Board Member, Greater Birmingham Ministries, present
  • Board Member, Saint Mary's Catholic School, present
  • Executive Board Member, Midfield Neighborhood Association, present
  • Founding Member, Midfield Voter's League, present
  • Delegate, American Council of Young Political Leaders, Japan, 2003
  • Advisory Committee Member, Wider Opportunities for Women-Self Sufficiency Standards
  • Board Member, Women Legislator's Lobby
  • Board Member, Christian Women's Leadership Center
  • Member, Alabama Citizens Policy Project
  • Member, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated

Election History

Merika Coleman from Birmingham, AL has participated in elections listed below in the state of Alabama.

Sponsored Bills

View legislative bills that Merika Coleman has sponsored.

HB438
Criminal procedure, Human trafficking, victims and witnesses authorized to give video depositions using video equipment, Sec. 15-25-2 am'd.
HB434
Criminal procedure, victims of human trafficking, video depositions and video testimony authorized
HB370
Civil procedure, to further provide for the statute of limitations for civil actions involving certain sex offenses, Sec. 6-2-8 am'd.
HB358
Civil procedure, to further provide for the statute of limitations for civil actions involving certain sex offenses, Sec. 6-2-8 am'd.
HB319
Constitution, authorizing Code Commissioner, upon ratification of an official Constitution of Alabama of 2022, to make certain revisions, const. amend.
HB288
U.S. Congressional, districts redrawn, Sec. 17-14-70 repealed; Sec. 17-14-70 added
HB284
Human trafficking, definitions amended to include additional offenses, Sec. 13A-6-151 am'd.
HB283
Criminal procedure, human trafficking, victims and witnesses authorized to give testimony by closed circuit equipment, Sec. 15-25-3 am'd.
HB276
Municipalities, audits, calculation of revenue from traffic violations required, threshold established, surplus to be remitted for education
HB271
Citizens arrest, criminal procedure, Sec. 15-10-7 repealed.
HB200
Driver's license, provide for the elimination of the suspension of an individual's driver license or driving privilege in certain circumstances
HB88
Midfield, city board of education, tax district in Jefferson County, ad valorem tax rate increase

HB639
Consumer, regulate microblading and eyelash extension facilities, penalties
HB627
Food trucks, license to sell alcoholic beverages for public consumption authorized in Class 1 municipalities, Sec. 28-3A-17.1 added.
HB590
Jefferson Co., ad valorem taxes, senior property tax appraisal, person 70 or older, valuation frozen under certain conditions, const. amend.
HB584
Judicial compensation, to establish a uniform pay plan for circuit judges, district judges, appellate court judges, supreme court justices, and the chief justice of the supreme court, eliminate salary supplements and expense allowance, Sec. 12-17-68 repealed; Secs. 12-17-182, 36-15-3 am'd.
HB576
Time; to adopt Daylight Savings Time statewide if Congress amends Federal law to allow it.
HB522
Midfield, city board of education, tax district in Jefferson County, ad valorem tax rate increase, referendum
HB512
Monuments, Alabama Memorial Preservation Act of 2017, a county or municipality authorize to remove any monument located on public property for less than 50 years, a waiver required from Committee on Alabama Monument Protection before monument can be removed that has been situated for 50 years of more, Sec. 41-9-230 repealed; Secs. 41-9-231 to 41-9-237, inclusive, am'd.
HB488
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.
HB474
Trusts, Alabama Uniform Trust Code, reports of breaches of trust, further provided, procedure for release of trustee, provided, Sec. 19-3B-1306 added; Sec. 19-3B-1005 am'd.
HB461
Employment wages, establishing minimum wage
HB442
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.
HB437
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.
HB436
Jurors, to receive state mileage rate for court attendance, Sec. 12-19-210 am'd.
HB397
Election ballots, straight political party ballots prohibited, constitutional amendment ballot measure, contents may not mislead description of, Secs. 17-6-36, 17-6-37. 17-6-38, 17-6-39 repealed; Secs. 17-6-35, 17-6-41, 17-7-21 am'd.
HB390
ClasTran, Birmingham Regional Paratransit Consortium, exempt from all sales and use taxes
HB361
Corrections Dept., inmates being released, application for nondriver identification authorized, Sec. 14-10-1 am'd.
HB360
Jefferson County, tax assessor, tax collector, salary
HB359
Jefferson County, sheriff, qualifications, continuing education
HB307
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.
HB306
Wrongful Incarceration, compensation, provided further, Secs. 29-2-156, 29-2-159 am'd.
HB305
Drugs, prohibit unlawful sale of drug paraphernalia and controlled substances on or within a certain distance from churches or schools, Secs. 13A-12-250, 13A-12-260 am'd.
HB286
Traffic stops, racial profiling by law enforcement officers, prohibited, written policies, forms for statistics, and reports to Attorney General required, provision for complaints, reporting and collection of data on injuries to officers, required
HB281
Income tax, historic structures, qualified rehabilitation, tax credits extended to 2029, admin. by Historical Commission, Secs. 40-9F-33, 40-9F-36 am'd.
HB274
Board of Cosmetology and Barbering, provide for the licensure and regulation of mobile salons, Sec. 34-7B-30 added; Sec. 34-7B-1 am'd.
HB273
Nicotine, raise the age to buy, possess, or use nicotine products to 21, impose restrictions on marketing of certain nicotine products, Secs. 28-11-17.1, 28-11-20, 28-11-21 added; Secs. 13A-12-3, 13A-12-3.1, 28-11-1, 28-11-2, 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.
HB271
Prostitution, to allow disclosure of certain person's picture after being arrested, Sec. 13A-6-183 am'd.
HB270
Human trafficking, crimes and penalties further provided, Secs. 13A-6-151, 13A-6-152, 13A-6-157.1, 13A-6-170, 13A-12-122, 15-27-5 am'd.
HB269
Human trafficking, National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline notice, criminal penalties for failure to display further provided, Sec. 13A-6-170 am'd.
HB268
Firearms, Gun Violence Protective Order Act, established
HB267
Alabama Memorial Preservation Act of 2017, renamed Alabama Memorial Preservation Act of 2021, term limits provided for members of Committee on Alabama Monument Protection, duties of committee regarding petitions for waiver and petitions to raze provided, additional fines imposed, duties of Attorney General provided, punitive damages authorized, Secs. 41-9-235.1, 41-9-235.2 added; Secs. 41-9-230, 41-9-231, 41-9-232, 41-9-233, 41-9-234, 41-9-235, 41-9-236, 41-9-237 am'd.

HB455
Missing persons, alert law which creates an alert system for persons 18-64, Alabama Critically Missing Adult Alert Program, established
HB450
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.
HB422
Human trafficking, crimes and penalties further provided, Secs. 13A-6-151, 13A-6-152, 13A-6-157.1, 13A-6-170, 13A-12-122, 15-27-5 am'd.
HB381
Firearms, domestice violence, to provide for an extreme risk protection order, prohibit certain violent defendants from possessing firearms, ammunition, or a pistol permit, to provide for the enforcement and registration of an extreme risk protection order, Secs. 30-10-1 to 30-10-15, inclusive, added; Sec. 13A-11-72 am'd.
HB305
Traffic stops, racial profiling by law enforcement officers, prohibited, written policies, forms for statistics, and reports to Attorney General required, provision for complaints, reporting and collection of data on injuries to officers, required
HB291
Firearms, Gun Protection Violence Act
HB289
Human trafficking, National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline notice, criminal penalties for failure to display further provided, Sec. 13A-6-170 am'd.
HB288
Prostitution, to allow disclosure of certain person's picture after being arrested, Sec. 13A-6-183 am'd.

HB 643
Income tax, deductions for federal FICA taxes, tax on wages removed, self-employment taxes reduced, Sec. 40-18-15 am'd.
HB 328
Constitution, Legislature authorized to recompile constitution and submit at 2022 Reg. Sess., and provide for its ratification, const. amend.
HB 311
Civil procedure, statute of limitations. sex offense, further provided, statute of limitations tolled until vicitim reaches age of majority
HB 304
Real Estate Appraisers Board, evaluations of property for financial institutions authorized by federal financial institutions regulatory agencies, excluded from regulation by the board, investigators employed by board authorized to be licensees, Secs. 34-27A-2, 34-27A-3, 34-27A-5, 34-27A-23 am'd.
HB 274
Stolen property, to provide receiving a stolen firearm a felony, technical revisions, Secs. 13A-8-16, 13A-8-17, 13A-8-18, 13A-8-18.1, 13A-8-19 am'd.
HB 273
Death penalty, moratorium on imposition and execution not to exceed three years, procedure for administering
HB 272
Self Defense, use of deadly force, prohibition of using stand your ground as defense if the person pursued person it was used against, Trayvon Martin exception, Sec.13A-3-23 am'd.
HB 271
Employment discrimination, prohibited based on race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or age
HB 270
Law enforcement officers, Alabama Peace Officers' Standards and Training Commission (APOSTC) provide mandatory training, human trafficking, state and local agencies, human trafficking training
HB 269
Health care employees, requiring employees to receive human trafficking training
HB 268
Education, population requirement for city to establish a board of education increased from 5,000 to 15,000, determination of financial capability required, Sec. 16-11-1 am'd.
HB 267
Parole, Board of Pardons and Paroles, violations, confinement period for parole violation reduced for time served in holding, Sec. 15-22-32 am'd.
HB 266
Traffic stops, racial profiling by law enforcement officers, prohibited, written policies, forms for statistics, and reports to Attorney General required, provision for complaints, reporting and collection of data on injuries to officers, required
HB 265
Firearms, Gun Protection Violence Act
HB 264
Human trafficking, revise penalties and establish agencies responsibile for enforcement, Sec. 13A-6-170 am'd.
HB 263
Law enforcement officers, Alabama Peace Officers' Standards and Training Commission (APOSTC) provide mandatory training, human trafficking, state and local agencies, human trafficking training
HB 262
Prostitution, to allow disclosure of certain person's picture after being arrested, Sec. 13A-6-183 am'd.
HB 261
Education, trade schools, junior colleges, provide human trafficking training in the CDL program
HB 260
Health care employees, requiring employees to receive human trafficking training

HB 478
Firearms, Gun Protection Violence Act
HB 465
Stolen property, to provide receiving a stolen firearm a felony, technical revisions, Secs. 13A-8-16, 13A-8-17, 13A-8-18, 13A-8-18.1, 13A-8-19 am'd.
HR 524
Bettie Joe Campbell Hennington George-Pinkney, death mourned
HB 259
Self Defense, use of deadly force, prohibition of using stand your ground as defense if the person pursued person it was used against, Trayvon Martin exception, Sec.13A-3-23 am'd.
HB 250
Education, population requirement for city to establish a board of education increased from 5,000 to 25,000, determination of financial capability required, Sec. 16-11-1 am'd.
HB 234
Parole, Board of Pardons and Paroles, violations, confinement period for parole violation reduced for time served in holding, Sec. 15-22-32 am'd.
HB 233
Death penalty, moratorium on imposition and execution not to exceed three years, procedure for administering
HB 82
Public Accountancy Board, board composition and powers altered, Secs. 34-1-2, 34-1-3, 34-1-11, 34-1-12 am'd.
HR 162
Fletcher, Karen Anita Ross, death mourned
HJR 130
Reading initiative, urging the restoration of funding for

HB607
Parole, Board of Pardons and Paroles, violations, confinement period for parole violation reduced for time served in holding, Sec. 15-22-32 am'd.
HB520
Deputy circuit clerk, serving the Bessemer Cut-off Division of the Tenth Judicial Circuit, renamed as the Circuit Clerk of the Bessemer Division, Secs. 12-17-80, 12-17-98 am'd.
HB355
Banking, savings promotion contests authorized, not gambling or lottery pursuant to Section 65 of Constitution
HB332
Employment discrimination, prohibited based on race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or age
HB235
Self Defense, person who actively pursues an aggressor after the initial confrontation is not justified in using physical force in self defense or in defense of another, Trayvon Martin Act, Sec.13A-3-23 am'd.
HB208
Divorce, retirement benefits, valuation and distribution, Sec. 30-2-51 am'd.
HB207
Attorneys, requiring an attorney to disclose to a client whether he or she has a current malpractice insurance policy
HB206
Juveniles, court proceedings, restraints prohibited unless certain conditions met
HB205
Death penalty, moratorium on imposition and execution not to exceed three years, procedure for administering
HB204
Assault in the third degree, if assault is committed by a person 21 years of age or older against a person who is less than 18 years of age on school property, school bus, or at a school-sponsored function, penalties increased, Sec. 13A-6-22 am'd.

HB550
Fairfield, motor vehicles, automated traffic infraction device, use for red light enforcement authorized, procedures, posting of informational signs, civil fines, record keeping by Criminal Justice Information Center, appeals, tampering with photographic traffic signal enforcement system, prohibited, Fairfield Red Light Safety Act
HB514
Deputy circuit clerk, serving the Bessemer Cut-off Division of the Tenth Judicial Circuit, renamed as the Circuit Clerk of the Bessemer Division, Secs. 12-17-80, 12-17-98 am'd.
HB488
Self Defense, person who actively pursues an aggressor after the initial confrontation is not justified in using physical force in self defense or in defense of another, Trayvon Martin Act, Sec.13A-3-23 am'd.
HB487
Assault in the third degree, if assault is committed by a person 21 years of age or older against a person who is less than 18 years of age on school property, school bus, or at a school-sponsored function, penalties increased, Sec. 13A-6-22 am'd.
HB486
Death penalty, moratorium on imposition and execution not to exceed three years, procedure for administering
HB485
Juveniles, court proceedings, restraints prohibited unless certain conditions met
HB373
E-cigarettes, advertising, certain warnings required, penalties
HB328
Divorce, retirement benefits, valuation and distribution, Sec. 30-2-51 am'd.

HB550
Fairfield, motor vehicles, automated traffic infraction device, use for red light enforcement authorized, procedures, posting of informational signs, civil fines, record keeping by Criminal Justice Information Center, appeals, tampering with photographic traffic signal enforcement system, prohibited, Fairfield Red Light Safety Act
HB514
Deputy circuit clerk, serving the Bessemer Cut-off Division of the Tenth Judicial Circuit, renamed as the Circuit Clerk of the Bessemer Division, Secs. 12-17-80, 12-17-98 am'd.
HB488
Self Defense, person who actively pursues an aggressor after the initial confrontation is not justified in using physical force in self defense or in defense of another, Trayvon Martin Act, Sec.13A-3-23 am'd.
HB487
Assault in the third degree, if assault is committed by a person 21 years of age or older against a person who is less than 18 years of age on school property, school bus, or at a school-sponsored function, penalties increased, Sec. 13A-6-22 am'd.
HB486
Death penalty, moratorium on imposition and execution not to exceed three years, procedure for administering
HB485
Juveniles, court proceedings, restraints prohibited unless certain conditions met
HB373
E-cigarettes, advertising, certain warnings required, penalties
HB328
Divorce, retirement benefits, valuation and distribution, Sec. 30-2-51 am'd.

HB652
Criminal offenses, committed by county or municipal law enforcement officers, investigation and prosecution by the State Bureau of Investigations and the Attorney General, Secs. 36-15-1, 41-27-5 am'd.
HB609
Class 6 municipalities, motor vehicles, automated photographic speeding enforcement, authorized, procedures, adoption of municipal ordinances, civil fines, municipal court jurisdiction, appeals
HB474
Juveniles, court proceedings, restraints prohibited unless certain conditions met
HB432
Self Defense, person who actively pursues an aggressor after the initial confrontation is not justified in using physical force in self defense or in defense of another, Trayvon Martin Act, Sec.13A-3-23 am'd.
HB431
Elections, Legislative office, costs and expenses incurred for filling vacancies, Section 46 (Section 46, Recompiled Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended) am'd., const. amend.
HB430
Alcoholic beverages, convenience stores, owners not placing movable containers in which alcoholic beverages are placed in locations easily accessible to minors
HB429
Death penalty, moratorium on imposition and execution not to exceed three years, procedure for administering
HB428
Assault in the third degree, if assault is committed by a person 21 years of age or older against a person who is less than 18 years of age on school property, school bus, or at a school-sponsored function, penalties increased, Sec. 13A-6-22 am'd.
HB427
Kindergarten through 12th grade classrooms, number of students per teacher limited, phase-in period
HB426
Education, School Resource Officers' Act, half of funding for hiring, training, and equipping of officers from local school system, contingent upon constitutional amendment creating Alabama Lottery Corporation
HB425
Mandatory school attendance, increased from age 17 to 18, Sec. 16-28-3 am'd.

HB596
Taxation, certain foods exempt from sales and use tax annually at start of the season of Lent and ending last day of season
HB567
Midfield, motor vehicles, automated photographic speeding enforcement, authorized, procedures, posting of informational signs, adoption of municipal ordinances, civil fines, record keeping, municipal court jurisdiction, appeals, Midfield Speed Limit Safety Act
HB547
Contractors, public works contracts, timely payments, contractor required to timely pay a subcontractor for work completed, Sec. 8-29-3 am'd.
HB532
Tax exemption, Southern Research Institute exempt from certain tax
HB481
Human Trafficking Safe Harbor Act, crimes of prostitution, sexually exploited children, conviction or delinquency adjudication of prostitution prohibited under certain conditions, retention of jurisdiction by juvenile court, additional fines, counseling required, detention of foreign nationals under certain conditions, Sec. 13A-12-123 added
HB480
Controlled substances, Schedule I, additional synthetic controlled substances and analogue substances included in, trafficking in controlled substance analogues, requisite weight increased, Secs. 13A-12-231, 20-2-23 am'd.
HB428
Jefferson Co., (Birmingham Division and Bessemer Division) solicitor's fee, excluding municipal court of the City of Birmingham from collection of the fees, Act 2009-612, 2009 Reg Sess. am'd
HB425
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.
HB424
Jefferson Co., water and sewer systems, collection of sewer service charges, Act 616, 1953 Reg. Sess. am'd.; Act 886, 1961 Reg. Sess. repealed
HB423
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.
HB422
Birmingham, City of, court cost, prosecutor's fee in municipal cases in lieu of any other solicitor or prosecutor's fee, distribution to general fund
HB406
Title loan business, licensure and regulation of, charges concerning title loans, definitions, penalties, Alabama Title Loan Act
HB344
State employee benefits, employee to receive summary of annually
HB326
Alcoholic beverages, convenience stores, owners not placing movable containers in which alcholic beverages are placed in locations easily accessible to minors
HB323
Elections, Legislative office, costs and expenses incurred for filling vacancies, Section 46 (Section 46, Recompiled Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended) am'd., const. amend.
HB320
Scottsboro Boys Museum and Cultural Center, approp.
HB315
Education Trust Funds, repeal Education Trust Fund Rolling Reserve Act, reenact Education Trust Fund Proration Account, Sec. 40-1-32.1 reenacted; Act 2011-3, 2011 Reg. Sess., repealed
HB314
Public education employees, salaries, increases of six percent in fiscal year 2014-2015, State Minimum Salary Schedule appropriate increases required; support employees, increase of $1,000 or six percent in fiscal year 2014-2015; Teachers' Retirement System, cost-of-living adjustment for retirees of six percent October 1, 2014
HB313
Education Trust Fund, annual appropriation in appropriations act of $5,000,000 provided to State Board of Education for dual enrollment programs of 2-year colleges, Education Employee Liability Insurance Program repealed, Sec. 16-22-4.1 repealed
HB311
Economic development, tax incentive, new and expanding companies, employment, required to maintain levels for five years or repay incentive, Labor Department to verify, Revenue Department, annual report to Legislature of number of jobs created, Alabama Job Creation and Taxpayer Protection Act
HB310
Political activity, Legislature, minority and majority parties caucus, public funds authorized for paying staff members of political caucus, Sec. 17-17-5 am'd.
HB309
Prepaid Affordable College Tuition Program (PACT), assets and future appropriations from Education Trust Fund, transferred to institution of higher education, state college to allow eligible students to attend without tuition or fees, certain funds for out-of-state colleges, Secs. 16-33C-6, 16-33C-7, 16-33C-8, am'd; Secs. 16-33C-17, 16-33C-18, 16-33C-20 repealed
HB308
Education lottery, Education Lottery Corporation, and Lottery Trust Fund, estab., distrib. of revenues for college scholarships and other ed. purposes, operation of casinos prohib., Sec. 65, Constitution of Alabama of 1901 am'd., const. amend.
HB307
Accountability Act of 2013, proposed by HB 84, 2013 Reg. Sess., Act 2013-64, 2013 Reg. Sess., repealed
HB306
Appropriation, Education Trust Fund, supplemental appropriation to Education Department for 2013-2014 fiscal year of excess funds set aside to finance credits authorized by the Alabama Accountability Act
HB305
Retirement, DROP reestablished, exceptions, Secs. 16-25-150, 36-27-170 am'd.
HB298
Education, School Resource Officers' Act, half of funding for hiring, training, and equipping of officers from local school system, contingent upon constitutional amendment creating Alabama Lottery Corporation
HB297
Self Defense, person who actively pursues an aggressor after the initial confrontation is not justified in using physical force in self defense or in defense of another, Trayvon Martin Act, Sec.13A-3-23 am'd.
HB296
Mandatory school attendance, increased from age 17 to 18, Sec. 16-28-3 am'd.
HB295
Kindergarten through 12th grade classrooms, number of students per teacher limited, phase-in period
HB288
State employees, cost-of-living increase authorized
HB287
Cost of living increase for certain retirees and beneficiaries beginning Oct. 1, 2014
HB285
Individuals with disabilities, promotion of employment by state programs and services, Jeff Ridgeway Alabama Employment First Initiative Act
HB279
Wages, establish the Alabama Minimum Wage Act, to set the state minimum wage, provide for a cost of living increase, const. amend.
HB278
Civil judgments, interest accrues from date of judgment, Sec. 8-8-10 am'd.
HB277
Assault in the third degree, if assault is committed by a person 21 years of age or older against a person who is less than 18 years of age on school property, school bus, or at a school-sponsored function, penalties increased, Sec. 13A-6-22 am'd.
HB276
Community Action Association of Alabama, exempt from state, county, and municipal sales and use tax
HB275
Death penalty, moratorium on imposition and execution not to exceed three years, procedure for administering
HB271
Voter registration, to allow persons to register up to and on date of election, Sec. 17-3-50 am'd.
HB270
Medicaid, require Governor to accept Medicaid expansion, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, const. amend.
HB182
Jefferson Co., co. commission, continuing authority to set sewer rates
HB181
Jefferson Co., Indigent Health Care Fund, accounting of proceeds to Jefferson Co., Legislative Delegation, penalties

HB683
Midfield, additional ad valorem tax, authorized, referendum
HB680
Education, security personnel and resource officers employed by local board of education authorized to carry a firearm under certain conditions, Sec. 13A-11-72 am'd.
HB641
Public employees, to receive annual summary of benefits received from employer
HB626
Voter registration, to allow persons to register up to and on date of election, Sec. 17-3-50 am'd.
HB559
Local Control School Flexibility Act of 2013, provides for creation of innovative K-12 schools, flexibility contracts between local boards of education and the State Board of Education, and authorize State Board of Education to promulgate rules, Act 2013-64, 2013 Reg. Sess., repealed
HB547
Veterans, permanently and totally disabled, state income tax, credit for sales tax paid up to a certain amount
HB524
Money judgments, bear interest from date of the cause of action, Sec. 8-8-10 am'd.
HB523
Class 1 municipalities, (Birmingham), fiscal year city council authorized October 1, to move start date to deadlines for submission of budget proposal and adoption of general fund budget, budget hearing, publication of notice of meeting, Act 452, 1955 Reg. Sess.; Act 792, 1973 Reg. Sess., am'd.
HB492
Accountability Act of 2013, proposed by HB 84, 2013 Reg. Sess., Act 2013-__, 2013 Reg. Sess., repealed
HB462
Alabama Title Loan Act, licensure by Banking Dept., bonds, fees, penalties
HB449
Jefferson Co., (Birmingham Division and Bessemer Division) solicitor's fee, excluding municipal court of the City of Birmingham from collection of the fees, Act 2009-612, 2009 Reg Sess. am'd
HB448
Jefferson County, warrant recall fee, magistrate or judge authorized to recall under certain conditions a failure to appear warrant
HB447
Birmingham, City of, court cost, prosecutor's fee in municipal cases in lieu of any other solicitor or prosecutor's fee, distribution to general fund
HB378
Assault, second degree, to persons 18 years of age on school property, school bus, or school-sponsored funtion, intent to cause physical injury, Sec. 13A-6-21am'd.
HB374
Air pollution, require public notice before Environmental Management Department can issue certain air permits in Class 1 municipalities, Sec. 22-28-17 am'd.
HB350
Community Action Association of Alabama exempt from state, county, and municipal sales and use tax
HB320
Deferred presentment services, define principal balance, common database, limits on interest that can be charged, violations, Secs. 5-18A-2, 5-18A-12, 5-18A-13, 5-18A-16 am'd.
HB319
Title loan business, regulation and licensure, charges, fines, penalties, Alabama Title Pledge Act
HB278
Retirement, DROP reestablished, exceptions, Secs. 16-25-150, 36-27-170 am'd.
HB258
Smoking, in places of employment and public places, prohibited, State Board of Health to enforce, Alabama Smoke-free Air Act, Secs. 22-15A-1 to 22-15A-10, inclusive, repealed
HB228
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.
HB217
Pardons and Paroles Board, Scottsboro Boys Act, posthumous pardons for certain convictions prior to 1932
HB212
Self Defense, person who actively pursues an aggressor after the initial confrontation is not justified in using physical force in self defense or in defense of another, Trayvon Martin Act, Sec.13A-3-23 am'd.
HB211
Mandatory school attendance, increased from age 17 to 18, Sec. 16-28-3 am'd.
HB210
Death penalty, moratorium on imposition and execution not to exceed three years, procedure for administering
HB209
Kindergarten through 12th grade classrooms, number of students per teacher limited, phase-in period
HB202
State income tax, federal deduction limited for individual taxpayers, state sales tax on food removed, Amendment 225 (Section 211.04, Recompiled Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended), repealed, const. amend.
HB195
Hate crimes, motivated by victim's sexual orientation, additional penalties imposed, Sec. 13A-5-13 am'd.
HB182
Education, School Resource Officers' Act, half of funding for hiring, training, and equipping of officers from local school system, contingent upon constitutional amendment creating Alabama Lottery Corporation
HB165
Transportation Department, highway projects, construction contract plan changes, approval by the Director of Transportation up to certain amounts without approval of Governor under certain conditions, Sec. 23-1-60 am'd.
HB140
Income tax, tax credit for rehabilitation, preservation, and development of certain historic structures

HB781
Education Trust Fund (ETF), transfer of certain funds to State General Fund and to provide for repayment to the ETF, Sec. 29-9-2, 29-9-3 am'd
HB694
Self Defense, person who actively pursues an aggressor after the initial confrontation is not justified in using physical force in self defense or in defense of another, Sec.13A-3-23 am'd
HB684
University of Alabama at Birmingham, separate board of trustees estab. for the University of Alabama at Birmingham and University of Alabama at Huntsville, const. amend.
HB676
Reporting child abuse and neglect, all persons required to report with reasonable cause to suspect a child is being abused or neglected, Sec. 26-14-4 repealed; Sec. 26-14-3 am'd
HB577
Health care, licensed physician or health care provider, allowed to refuse to perform unnecessary medical services or services that could harm patient, Right to Professional Medical Judgment Act
HB498
Jefferson County, motor vehicle license plates, renewal, cities authorized to renew, bonding, audits
HB464
Jefferson County, Legislative Delegation Office, employees, participation in Retirement Systems of Alabama allowed, Merit System benefits and protections
HB447
Environmental Management Department, entities requesting permit for processing or treatment of toxic substances or hazardous waste, performance bond required
HB426
Equal Pay Remedies and Enforcement Act, established, legislative findings regarding wage differentials between minorities and nonminorities and males and females, Equal Pay Commission established, members, duties, powers, report to Governor and Legislature
HB340
Crime of Looting, established, penalties, violation would be Class C felony
HB324
Criminal surveillance, enhanced criminal penalties for surveillance for purpose of sexual arousal or gratification, crime of aggravated criminal surveillance created
HB278
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
HB271
Taxation, state income tax credit relating to Class 1, 2, 3 municipalities for rehabilitation of historic structures
HB208
Kindergarten through 12th grade classrooms, number of students per teacher limited, phase-in period
HB207
Elections, political contributions, limited to certain amount per election that the candidate's name is on the ballot, Sec. 17-5-8 am'd
HB193
Motor vehicles, Insurance, discount for seniors (55 and over) who complete motor vehicle accident prevention course, Sec 27-13-121 am'd
HB141
Mandatory school attendance, increased from age 17 to 18, Sec. 16-28-3 am'd.
HB119
Assault in the third degree, if assault is committed by a person 21 years of age or older against a person who is less than 18 years of age on school property, school bus, or at a school-sponsored function, penalties increased, Sec. 13A-6-22 am'd.
HB118
Community Action Association of Alabama exempt from state, county, and municipal sales and use tax
HB117
Supplemental appropriation from Education Trust Fund to Education Department for teachers certified by National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
HB116
Death penalty, moratorium on imposition and execution not to exceed three years, procedure for administering

HB664
Jefferson Co., business license tax, county commission authorized to levy, exceptions and limits, distrib. to county general fund
HB658
Sheriffs, serving in judicial circuits with two divisions, additional employees in main office and in other office
HB656
Jefferson Co., tax on sale of personal property, distrib. to county general fund, exceptions, Act 405, 1967 Reg. Sess. am'd.
HB468
Community Action Association of Alabama exempt from state, county, and municipal sales and use tax
HB467
Elder Abuse, Interagency Council for the Prevention of, established, members, duties, subject to Sunset Law, reports to Chief Justice of Supreme Court, Governor, and Legislature, Elder Abuse Prevention Act
HB451
Dental Examiners of Alabama, Board of, dentists and dental hygienists, regulation and licensure, substantially revised, Sec. 34-9-7.2 added; Secs. 34-9-2, 34-9-3, 34-9-5, 34-9-6, 34-9-6.1, 34-9-7, 34-9-8, 34-9-9, 34-9-10, 34-9-13, 34-9-15, 34-9-15.1, 34-9-16, 34-9-18, 34-9-20, 34-9-21, 34-9-22, 34-9-24, 34-9-26, 34-9-27, 34-9-28, 34-9-40, 34-9-41, 34-9-43, 34-9-44, 34-9-60, 34-9-63, 34-9-82, 34-9-89 am'd. (2011-20608)
HB442
Midfield, motor vehicles, automated traffic infraction device, use for red light enforcement authorized, procedures, posting of informational signs, civil fines, record keeping by Criminal Justice Information Center, appeals, tampering with photographic traffic signal enforcement system, prohibited, Midfield Red Light Safety Act
HB441
Jefferson Co., motor vehicles, automated traffic infraction device, use for red light enforcement authorized in all incorporated municipalities, procedures, posting of informational signs, civil fines, record keeping by Criminal Justice Information Center, appeals, tampering with photographic traffic signal enforcement system, prohibited
HB418
Small wineries, sales and distribution of wine by wineries, wine tasting facilities, direct sale of small wineries' wine, license fee and excise tax, Small Winery Business Viability Act, Secs. 28-7-13, 28-7-18 am'd.
HB380
Equal Pay Remedies and Enforcement Act, established, legislative findings regarding wage differentials between minorities and nonminorities and males and females, Equal Pay Commission established, members, duties, powers, report to Governor and Legislature
HB361
Motor vehicles, driving under the influence, penalties to include mandatory use of ignition interlock device under certain conditions, Forensic Sciences Department to approve devices, Public Safety Department to issue restricted driver's license, fee, provisions for indigent defendants, Sec. 32-5A-191.4 added; Sec. 32-5A-191 am'd.
HB319
Death penalty, moratorium on imposition and execution not to exceed three years, procedure for administering
HB244
Assault in the third degree, if assault is committed by a person 21 years of age or older against a person who is less than 18 years of age on school property, school bus, or at a school-sponsored function, penalties increased, Sec. 13A-6-22 am'd.
HB242
State income tax, federal deduction limited for individual taxpayers, state sales tax on food removed, Amendment 225 (Section 211.04, Recompiled Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended), repealed, const. amend.
HB241
Income tax, Alabama resident individuals, gross income includes an owner's entire allocable share of income earned from both in-state and out-of-state sources, Sec. 40-18-14 am'd.
HB223
Supplemental appropriation from Education Trust Fund to Education Department for teachers certified by National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
HB208
Political campaigns, use of digitally altered pictures in negative way, prohibited, Sec. 17-5-16 am'd.
HB207
Motor vehicles, taxes and fees, portion authorized for use for public transportation, Amendment 93, as amended by Amendment 354, (Section 111.06, Recompiled Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended) am'd., const. amend.
HB126
Forever Wild Land Trust, payments into extended 20 years

HB822
Transportation Department, Good Faith Effort Committee, members subject to diversity, annual report to Legislature
HB811
Assault in the third degree, if assault is committed by a person 21 years of age or older against a person who is less than 18 years of age on school property, school bus, or at a school-sponsored function, penalties increased, Sec. 13A-6-22 am'd.
HB778
Birmingham, board of education, members, when assume office, Lewis Spratt Act amended, Act 2001-224, 2001 Reg. Sess. am'd.
HB777
Birmingham, city elections, qualifying deadline for candidates extended, Act 452, 1955 Reg. Sess. am'd.
HB776
Birmingham, city council, members to take office and first meeting of newly elected council to be on fourth Tuesday in October of year of election, Act 452, 1955 Reg. Sess. am'd.
HB766
Birmingham, mayor, election, term to be concurrent with the term of the city council, const. amend.
HB757
Class 1 municipalities, (Birmingham), mayor, election for two-year term in 2011, mayor and city council, election at same election in 2013 for four-year term
HB745
Alabama Teacher Recruitment Incentive Program (ATRIP), Commission on Higher Education to provide for leave from program for humanitarian religious trip, retroactive effect
HB699
Child abuse or neglect, suspected, mandatory reporting, requirements for school teachers and school officials, established, responsibilities of principals and local superintendents of education Sec. 26-14-3 am'd.
HB639
Driver's license, suspension or restriction due to child support arrearage, cost of contempt petition, reimbursement of attorney fees and court costs by obligor required before license may be restored, Sec. 30-3-177 am'd.
HB615
Health, smoking prohibited in enclosed public places, places of employment, private clubs, enclosed residential facilities, outdoor areas, exceptions, posting of signs, enforcement by State Board of Health, fines, Smokefree Air Act, Secs. 22-15A-1 to 22-15A-10, inclusive, repealed
HB613
Jefferson Co., bonds and other debt issued by county and certain swap agreements, notice, public records, requirements, competitive bids on swap agreements
HB602
Class 1 municipalities, (Birmingham), mayor and city council members election at same election
HB597
Municipalities, domestic violence statistics compiled and maintained by a municipality, posted on municipal website, Melanie Camp Act
HB580
Midfield, bingo, authorized for certain charitable or educational purposes, penalties, const. amend.
HB577
Veterans' Affairs, State Department of, veterans organizations making nominations, Alabama Alliance of the Military Officers Association of America, Inc., added to nominating organizations, Sec. 31-5-3 am'd.; Act 2009-788, 2009 Reg. Sess. am'd.
HB576
Fairfield, bingo, authorized for certain charitable or educational purposes, const. amend.
HB575
Jefferson Co., bingo, authorized for certain charitable or educational purposes, regulation by sheriff, penalties, Amendment 386 (Section 2, Jefferson County, Local Amendments, Recompiled Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended), repealed, const. amend.
HB557
Employment, employers to provide for accrual and use of paid sick and safe time, exercise of protected rights, retaliation prohibited, posting of notice, confidentiality of records, Labor Department to implement and enforce subject to Administrative Procedures Act, administrative and civil remedies, Healthy and Safe Families and Workplaces Act
HB524
State agencies, boards, commissions, or any public entity with diversity mandate required to report to Legislature annually regarding compliance, legislative intent expressed
HB499
Jefferson Co., criminal sex offenders, only one adult or juvenile sex offender may reside in a residence, only one adult may reside in an apartment complex under certain conditions, civil penalties, exceptions
HB491
Mental Health Department, certain institutions, leasing, transferring, or management by nongovernmental entities, approval by Legislature required, Sec. 22-50-9 am'd.
HB482
Identity theft, penalties increased, statute of limitations removed, Sec. 13A-8-192 am'd.
HB432
Human trafficking, coercion or deception causing a person to work or to perform services having financial value or to perform certain sexual activities, prohibited, criminal penalties, Representatives Jack Williams and Merika Coleman Act (2010-20826)
HB368
Assault in the second degree, utility workers included as a protected class, utility worker defined, Sec. 13A-6-21 am'd.; Act 2009-586, 2009 Reg. Sess. am'd.
HB357
Hand-In-Paw exempt from state, county, and municipal sales and use tax
HB356
Angel Food Ministries exempt from state, county, and municipal sales and use tax
HB355
Public establishments, certain, automated external defibrillator required, Health Department to administer and enforce
HB334
Women's Commission, qualifications, duties, funding, terms of office, altered, employees and benefits provided for, fees for programs authorized, Secs. 41-9-415, 41-9-416 added; Secs. 41-9-410, 41-9-411, 41-9-413 am'd.
HB280
Death penalty, moratorium on imposition and execution not to exceed three years, procedure for administering
HB264
Alabama Residential Energy Code Board changed to Alabama Energy and Residential Codes Board, Model Energy Code replaced with Alabama Energy and Residential Codes, adoption of modern building and energy codes in compliance with federal law to be implemented by counties and municipalities, board members increased, certain farm structures excluded, sprinkler systems provided for, Secs. 41-23-80, 41-23-81, 41-23-82, 41-23-83, 41-23-84, 41-23-85 am'd.
HB261
Cosmetology, Board of, continued in the name of Cosmetic Arts, Board of, regulation of cosmetologists, barbers, estheticians, manicurists, and natural hairstylists and their shops and schools, Secs. 34-7B-1 to 34-7B-26, inclusive, added; Secs. 34-7A-1 to 34-7A-25, inclusive, repealed
HB214
Food stamps and welfare (TANF), persons with felony drug conviction, federal law provisions making ineligible, provision for persons to be eligible under certain conditions
HB1
State income tax, federal deduction limited for individual taxpayers, state sales tax on food removed, Amendment 225 (Section 211.04, Recompiled Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended), repealed, const. amend.

HB10
Appropriations, pass-through appropriations, defined and prohibited, exception for valid support of agency programs, administrative and criminal penalties for violations by agencies, line-item appropriations authorized, reporting requirements, Budget Accountability Act
HB7
Campaign contributions and expenditures, Secretary of State required to maintain electronic database searchable by the public
HB6
Principal campaign committees and political action committees, contributions and expenditures, reporting to Secretary of State, periodic full disclosures of sources and amounts of contributions, frequency of reporting of contributions Sec. 17-5-8 am'd.
HB5
Campaign contributions, PAC to PAC transfers, prohibited, Sec. 17-5-15 am'd.
HB4
Elections, printed material, publication, distribution, or display of information relating to, disclosure of responsible person or entity, required, disclosure to include information by telephone, television, radio, Internet, or other electronic mass-media advertisement, Sec. 17-5-13 am'd.
HB3
Electioneering communications and paid political advertising, disclosure of source of funding required, exceptions, contributions by political committees further provided for, Secs. 17-5-2, 17-5-8, 17-5-12 am'd.

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