Robert Bentley

Updated: August 29, 2022 at 2:12 AM CST

General Information

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Status: Out of Office
Party: Republican
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Birthday: February 3, 1943 80

Education Information

Known educational history for Robert Bentley from Tuscaloosa, AL.

  • MD, Medical College of Alabama, 1968
  • BS, Biology/Chemistry, University of Alabama, 1964

Political Information

Known political history for Robert Bentley from Tuscaloosa, AL.

  • Governor, State of Alabama, 2010-2017
  • Representative, Alabama State House of Representatives, District 63, 2002-2010
  • Delegate, Republican National Convention, 2008
  • Member, Platform Committee, Republican National Convention, 2008

Professions Information

Known professional history for Robert Bentley from Tuscaloosa, AL.

  • Founding Partner/President, Alabama Dermatological Associates, 1974-present
  • Resident, Dermatology, University of Alabama, 1974
  • Captain, United States Air Force, Vietnam, 1969-1971

Congressional Information

Known congressional history for Robert Bentley from Tuscaloosa, AL.

  • Chair, Interstates Mining Compact Commission, present
  • Chair, Alabama Gulf Coast Recovery Council, present
  • Co-Chair, Governor's Task Force on Prescription Drug Abuse, National Governor's Association, present
  • Vice Chair, Economic Development and Commerce Commission, National Governor's Association, present
  • Former Chair, Southern States Energy Board
  • Former Chair, Appalachian Regional Commission
  • Former Chair, Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission
  • Member, State Advisory Board, Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Organizations Information

Known organizational history for Robert Bentley from Tuscaloosa, AL.

  • President, Alabama Dermatology Society, 1982, 1987
  • Alabama Representative, American Medical Association, National Advisory Board
  • Board Member, Judson College
  • Chair, Board of Deacons, First Baptist Church Tuscaloosa
  • Co-Founder/Board Member, Alabama Medical Education Consortium
  • Life Member, Vietnam Veterans of America
  • Member, West Alabama Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Academy of Dermatology
  • Member, Tuscaloosa County Medical Society
  • Member, Alabama Wildlife Federation
  • Member, Advisory Board, Youth for Christ, First Baptist Church Tuscaloosa
  • Member, American Legion
  • Member, Family Counseling Advisory Board, First Baptist Church Tuscaloosa
  • Member, Alabama State Medical Association
  • Sunday School Teacher, First Baptist Church Tuscaloosa

Election History

Robert Bentley from Tuscaloosa, AL has participated in elections listed below in the state of Alabama.

Sponsored Bills

View legislative bills that Robert Bentley has sponsored.

Federal cap and trade regulations, goods produced and distributed only in Alabama (intrastate), exempt from cap and trade regulations
Health care, persons, employers, or health care providers, mandatory participation in any health care system prohibited, const. amend.
Prepaid Affordable College Tuition Trust Fund, investments required to produce equal return over 20 years, new enrollees prohibited, certain borrowing authorized, const. amend.
Veterans' Affairs, State Department of, income tax refund check-off for voluntary contribution to, duties to Revenue Department
Lamar Co., court costs, drug enforcement fee, Legislature authorized to provide by local law, distrib. to clerk of the court and drug enforcement fund, const. amend.
Businesses or public employers, reguired to verify legal status of new employees through federal E-verify program, penalties
Ephedrine and pseudoephedrine, over-the-counter products, sales further regulated, on-line electronic verification system operated by Criminal Justice Information Center, penalties, Drug Abuse Task Force, established, members, Sec. 20-2-190 am'd.; Act 2009-283, 2009 Reg. Sess. am'd.
Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation, Inc., exempt from state, county, and municipal sales and use tax
Mental Health Department, certain institutions, leasing, transferring, or management by nongovernmental entities, approval by Legislature required, Sec. 22-50-9 am'd.
Boxing Commission, name changed to Athletic Commission, mixed martial arts, authorized and regulated, definitions, commission authorized to employ executive director, penalties, Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts Act, Act 2009-622, 2009 Reg. Sess. am'd.; Secs. 41-9-1020, 41-9-1021, 41-9-1023, 41-9-1024, 41-9-1028, 41-9-1029, 41-9-1030, 41-9-1032, 41-9-1033, 41-9-1034, 41-9-1035, 41-9-1036, 41-9-1037, 41-9-1038, 41-9-1039, 41-9-1040 am'd.
Municipalities, municipal courts, court costs for jails, distrib. for municipal jails, Sec. 11-47-7.1 am'd.
Ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, and phenylpropanolamine, State Board of Health required to classify as controlled substances, exemptions, removed from list of precursor chemicals maintained by State Board of Pharmacy, Secs. 20-2-20, 20-2-181 am'd.
Aliens, illegal, forfeiture of property acquired while illegal alien, procedures, exceptions
Motor vehicles, driving without license or insurance or proof of legal entry into the United States, motor vehicle may be impounded, Secs. 32-6-18, 32-7A-4 am'd.
Veterans, education benefits, qualifications altered, Sec. 31-6-11 am'd.
Class III residential property, ad valorem tax, annual increase prohibited if same owner for previous valuation under certain conditions, const. amend.
Nursing scholarships, qualifications altered, funding increased, appropriation, Graduate Degree Scholarship for Nurses, Secs. 34-21-60, 34-21-61, 34-21-62, 34-21-63 am'd.
Library boards, county and municipal boards, additional members, terms, Sec. 11-90-2 am'd.
Alabama Teacher Recruitment Incentive Program (ATRIP), Commission on Higher Education to provide for leave from program for humanitarian religious trip, retroactive effect
Children First Trust Fund, receipts allocated for State Board of Education transferred to General Fund during fiscal year ending 2011
Education Appropriations Act for fiscal year ending September 30, 2010, debt service on certain bonds, funding from Capital Improvement Trust Fund reduced, funding from Education Trust Fund increased, supplemental appropriation for debt service on certain Public School and College Authority bond swaps, appropriation to state agencies for fiscal year ending September 30, 2009, reappropriated, certain food stamp funds not to revert from Human Resources Department, use for child care, Act 2009-339, 2009 Reg. Sess. am'd.
Teachers' Retirement System, pension accumulation fund, accrued liability contribution rate authorized to be computed by Board of Control over a 30-year period, Sec. 16-25-21 am'd.
Education budget, appropriations for the support, maintenance, and development of public education
Lyman Ward Military Academy, appropriation
Tuskegee University, appropriation
Talladega College, appropriation
Eagles' Wings, Inc., exempt from state, county, and municipal sales and use tax
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.
Driving or operating a vehicle as defined (including vessels) under the influence of alcohol or drugs, criminal negligent homicide or assault in the first degree amended to include, Secs. 13A-6-4, 13A-6-20 am'd.
Income tax, employment, employers hiring persons receiving unemployment compensation or whose benefits have expired, tax deduction authorized, duties to Revenue Department, Reemployment Act
Income tax, employer's deduction for health insurance premiums, compensation paid to qualifying employees for calculation of employer's deduction further provided for, Sec. 40-18-15.3 am'd.
Income tax, employers creating jobs for unemployed persons, tax deduction authorized, Revenue Department to implement, Reemployment Act of 2010
Health care, persons, employers, or health care providers, mandatory participation in any health care system prohibited, const. amend.
Health Care Rights of Conscience Act, health care providers, institutions, and payers right to decline to perform services that violate their consciences, injunctive relief
Abortion prohibited except to preserve the life of a pregnant woman, or when rape or incest occurrs, penalties, const. amend.
Abortion, consent, information required prior to procedure, Sec. 26-23A-4 am'd.

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