Sam Givhan

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

General Information

Who is Sam Givhan?
Sam Givhan

A native of Dallas County and a seventh-generation Alabama farmer, Sam lives in Huntsville and practices real estate and business law. He represents community lenders, developers, builders and homeowners associations, and the City of Huntsville.

Sam has served in multiple positions for the Alabama Association of Habitat for Humanity Affiliates and for Habitat for Humanity of Madison County, of which he was president. He is a current Local Life Director of the Huntsville Madison County Builders Association and a member of the Huntsville Rotary Club.

A graduate of Auburn University, Sam also received his law degree from the University of Alabama in 1994. Since then, he has divided his time between practicing law, managing his companies, volunteering in his community, working in both local and state politics and raising six children with his wife Heather.

Status: Alabama State Senator for District 7
Party: Republican
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Birthday: February 23, 1967 55

Contact Information

Known contact information for Sam Givhan from Gurley, AL.

  • 11 South Union Street, Suite 735
    Montgomery, AL 36104
  • Phone: 334-261-0867
  • Official Email: [email protected]

Education Information

Known educational history for Sam Givhan from Gurley, AL.

  • JD, University of Alabama School of Law, 1991-1994
  • BS, Finance, Auburn University, 1985-1989

Political Information

Known political history for Sam Givhan from Gurley, AL.

  • Candidate, Alabama State Senate, District 7, 2018, 2022
  • Senator, Alabama State Senate, District 7, 2018-present

Professions Information

Known professional history for Sam Givhan from Gurley, AL.

  • Owner, SHG Development, present
  • Owner, Houston Land Company, present
  • Attorney and Shareholder, Wilmer and Lee, Professional Association, 2005-present

Organizations Information

Known organizational history for Sam Givhan from Gurley, AL.

  • Chairman, Madison County Republican Party, present
  • Leadership, American Heart Association, present
  • Local Life Director, Huntsville Madison County Builders Association Board, present
  • Member, Huntsville Rotary Club, present
  • Member, Sunday School Teacher, and Basketball Coach, Whitesburg Baptist Church, present
  • Senior Vice-Chairman, Alabama Republican Party Executive Committee, present
  • Former President, Habitat for Humanity of Madison County
  • Various Positions, Alabama Association of Habitat for Humanity Affiliates

Election History

Sam Givhan from Gurley, AL has participated in elections listed below in the state of Alabama.

Sponsored Bills

View legislative bills that Sam Givhan has sponsored.

Campaign Finance, candidates, failure to timely file statement of appointing committee, forfeits qualification to run, Sec. 17-5-4 am'd.
Schools, failing, scholarships for students assigned to in order to attend another public or nonpublic school, income tax credits for contributions to scholarship granting organizations increased, Sec. 16-6D-9 am'd.
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, Sec. 22-2-8 am'd.
Elections, voter fraud, election offenses, revising and consolidating election offenses, Secs. 17-1-6, 17-1-7, 17-1-8, 17-9-50.2, 17-9-52, 17-17A-1, 17-17A-2, 17-17A-10, 17-17A-11, 17-17A-12, 17-17A-30, 17-17A-31, 17-17A-40 added; Secs. 17-17-1 to 17-17-56, inclusive, repealed; Secs. 17-1-5, 17-9-50 am'd.
Home building, Alabama Residential Building Code Advisory Council, established, provides for powers and authority, provides for adoption of Alabama Residential Building Code, establishes Alabama Residential Building Code Division within the Home Builders Licensure Board, Secs. 27-2-39, 34-14A-1, 34-14A-2, 34-14A-7, 34-14A-12, 34-14A-20, 41-23-80, 41-23-81, 41-23-82, 41-23-84, 41-23-85 am'd.
Courts, criminal cases, virtual hearings, objections by defendant, Secs. 15-26-1, 15-26-2 am'd.
Criminal procedures, to revise the statute of limitations for misdemeanors in certain circumstances, Sec. 15-3-2 am'd.
Education, issuance of professional educator certificate to individuals completing approved alternative teacher preparation programs, further provided for, St. Board of Education to adopt policies, Sec. 16-23-3.01 added; Sec. 16-23-3 am'd.
Death sentences, Governor required to provide prior notice when granting a reprieve or commutation to Attorney General and to family member of victim, const. amend.
Redistricting, legal challenges against statewide plans, establish venue before 3-judge panel to hear challenge, Sec. 29-1-2.5 am'd.
Small Business Relief and Revitalization Act of 2022, cancellation of indebtedness income exempt from income tax, financial institution excise tax and corporate income tax due date extension, certain business tangible personal property ad valorem tax exemption, deposit of certified funds with Revenue in lieu of one-time surety bond for licensure, average monthly sales tax liability for estimated payments increased, Secs. 40-16-3.1, 40-18-39.1 added; Secs. 40-9-1, 40-23-6, 40-23-6.1, 40-23-7 am'd.
Counties and municipalities, investment of certain funds in commercial paper and banker's acceptances, authorized under certain conditions, Sec. 11-81-21 am'd.
Abuse, registry for individuals convicted of certain crimes against elders, require certain care providers to query the registry, criminal penalties, Sec. 38-9-8 am'd.
Controlled substances, drug paraphernalia, exception for items used to test for the presence of fentanyl drugs, Sec. 13A-12-260 am'd.
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.
Credit union administration, examiners, travel expenses to be set by the adminstrator, Sec. 5-17-7 am'd.
Corporations, stock, issuance in fractional shores reg., issuance of scrip in bearer form prohibited, Sec. 10A-2A-6.04 am'd.
Courts, Twenty-third Judicial Circuit, Nineteenth Judicial Circuit, Twenty-eighth Judicial Circuit, additional circuit judge, compensation and benefits
Judges, to further provide for the initial appointment to a newly created judgeship, const. amend.
Flags, prohibits state agencies or institutions from purchasing American flag or Alabama State flag manufactured outside the United States
Governor, granting of reprieves and commutations, notice to victims required under certain conditions, const. amend.
Public contracts, exemption from certain bid requirements for certain educational entities providing meals under the Child Nutrition Program, Secs. 16-13B-2.1, 41-16-51.2 added.
Income tax, optional standard deduction amount and adjusted gross income range allowable for maximum optional standard deduction and dependent exemption, increased, Secs. 40-18-15, 40-18-19 am'd.
Relating to income taxes, to provide that up to $6,000 of taxable retirement income is exempt from state income tax for individuals 65 years of age or older, Sec. 40-18-19 am'd.

State parks, Alabama State Parks Enhancement Authority created and authorized to issue bonds for support of state parks, const. amend.
Taxation, due dates for certain taxes, revise excise and income taxes dute dates to coincide with due dates for federal taxes, Dept of Revenue to delay due dates for filing certain taxes for taxpayers
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.
Real Estate Commission, method for appointing members revised, live virtual online education courses provided, definitions, exemptions from regulation further provided, Secs. 34-27-2, 34-27-6, 34-27-7, 34-27-8, 34-27-32, 34-27-35, 34-27-36 am'd.
Elections, requires implementation date of any legislation affecting conduct of general election to be at least six months before general election, const. amend.
Alcoholic beverage manufacturers, transfer of alcoholic beverage in bond from another location to manufacturer for certain retail sale authorized, Sec. 28-3A-6 am'd.
Health, require health care facilities to allow one caregiver or visitor to patients or residents, subject to reasonable restrictions
Voting fraud or illegality, voting more than once, in any election held within the state, appplication of penalties to include elections held outside the state, Secs. 17-13-24, 17-17-36 am'd.
State holidays, Robert E. Lee Day observed on second Monday in October, Sec. 1-3-8 am'd.
Small farm wineries, authorize to sell to consumers or distribute to retailers
Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, phase out of retail sales of alcoholic beverages, alcoholic beverage sales and distribution of proceeds, Secs. 28-3-280 to 28-3-286, inclusive, repealed; Secs. 28-3-43, 28-3-53.1, 28-3-53.2, am'd.
Courts, Twenty-third Judicial Circuit, Nineteenth Judicial Circuit, Twenty-eighth Judicial Circuit, additional circuit judge, DeKalb County, district judge, compensation and benefits, election
Financial transactions, contingencies provided if the London Interbank Offered Rate is discontinued, Secs. 5-28-1 to 5-28-5, inclusive, added
Notary publics, instruments in writing acknowledged via remote notarization before July 1, 2021, ratified and validated, use of remote authorization, authorized, Sec. 36-20-73.1 added
Covid-19 Recovery Capital Credit Protection Act of 2021, created, employment and wage requirements for qualifying projects extended, compensation amounts for exemption purposes increased, Sec. 40-18-19.1 am'd.
Veterans' Affairs, State Board of, adding a Gold Star Family member to the board, updating existing code, making nonsubstantive, technical revisions, Sec. 31-5-3 am'd.
Hunting, feral swine and coyote hunting at night permitted with an appropriate license under certain circumstances, Sec. 9-11-235 am'd.
Legislature, to call itself into a special session under certain conditions authorized, const. amend.
Election, clarifying the distance from a polling place within which an individual may not campaign, Sec. 17-9-50 am'd.
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
Motor vehicles, driving offenses, administrative suspension periods revised for certain driving offenses, Secs. 32-5-192, 32-5A-195, 32-5A-304 am'd.
Agricultural lime, required to be labeled with relative neutralizing value as defined, Secs. 2-23-2, 2-23-4 am'd.
Sweet potato, official state vegetable, designated
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.
Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact, established to authorize licensed psychologists to practice on a limited basis among compact member states
Taxation, certain tax credits, advance refunds, and other economic relief payments under the CARES Act excluded from income taxation, Alabama Taxpayer Stimulus Freedom Act of 2021, Sec. 40-27-1 am'd.
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, 31-9-13 am'd.
Corporations, AL Business and Nonprofit Entities Code, subtantially amended to clarify relationship between chapters and various sections in Tilte 10A, Secs. 10A-1-5.18, 10A-2A-2.01,10A-2A-8.30, 10A-2A-8.31, 10A-2A-8.42, 10A-2A-8.43, 10A-2A-8.59, 10A-2A-9.01, 10A-2A-10.06, 10A-2A-10.07, 10A-2A-10.08, 10A-2A-11.01, 10A-2A-13.01, 10A-2A-16.01,10A-3-1.05, 10A-8A-4.10, 10A-8A-8.06, 10A-8A-8.09, 10A-8A-8.10, 10A-8A-9.01 added; Secs 10A-1-1.02, 10A-1-1.03, and 10A-1-4.02, 10A-2A-1.40,10A-2A-1.41, 10A-2A-2.02,10A-2A-7.20, 10A-3-1.02, 10A-3-2.02, 10A-3-2.03, 10A-3-2.09, 10A-3-2.21, 10A-5A-1.02, 10A-5A-2.01, 10A-5A-2.02, 10A-5A-7.02, 10A-5A-7.04, 10A-5A-7.05, 10A-5A-7.06, 10A-5A-7.07, 10A-5A-11.10, 10A-5A-11.12, 10A-5A-11.13, 10A-5A-11.14, 10A-5A-11.15, 10A-8A-1.02, 10A-8A-8.02, 10A-8A-8.07, 10A-9A-1.02, 10A-9A-2.01, 10A-9A-2.02, 10A-9A-4.06, 10A-9A-4.07, 10A-9A-8.02, 10A-9A-8.06, 10A-9A-8.07, 10A-9A-8.09, 10A-9A-8.10, 10A-9A-10.01 am'd.
School of Cyber Technology and Engineering, granted same soverign immunity and participation in Educators Liability Trust Fund as provided for other public K-12 schools, board of education, administrators, and staff, Secs. 16-28A-6, added; Secs. 16-22-4.1, 36-1-12 am'd.
Taxation, exempt state, county, and municipal sales and use tax from certain entities
Coronavirus, immunity for certain entities from claims relating to contraction of or exposure to coronovirus
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.

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.
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.
Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Interstate Compact, established to authorize licensees to practice among compact member states
Municipalities, authorized to use electronic records and signatures in the conduct of its affairs, Secs. 8-1A-17, 8-1A-18 am'd.
Madison Co., Twenty-third Judicial Circuit, additional circuit judge, compensation and benefits, election
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.
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
SB 174
Controlled substances, relating to Schedule II, adding certain named chemical compounds of Tianeptine, Sec. 20-2-25 am'd.
SB 9
County boards of education, members, term of office from six to four years, Sec. 16-8-2 am'd.

SB 408
Courts, circuit and district judges, qualifications, min times of state licensure to practice law, persons with certain professional disciplinary actions, prohibited from qualification, Secs. 12-11-1, 12-12-1 am'd.
SB 407
Judges, vacancies, initial term of judges appt. to fill, further provided for, Amendment 328, Constitution of Alabama of 1901, am'd, const. amend.
SB 380
Huntsville, ad valorem taxes, for public schools modified to apply citywide in Madison, Limestone, and Morgan Counties at same rate
SB 377
Juveniles, dependency hearing, allow statements to be entered into evidence in cases if they were made by a child under the age of 12 during a forensic interview and pertain to allegations of abuse against the child, Secs. 12-15-301, 12-15-310 am'd.
SB 297
Courts, circuit and district, to further provide for the jurisdiction of the circuit and district courts, Secs. 12-11-30, 12-12-30 am'd.
SB 242
Education, Construction Trade Academy Funding Act, created, Alabama Energy and Residential Codes Board, required to develop program, ADECA, required to administer program
SB 174
Business entities, revising the Alabama Business Corporation Law, to reflect national standards set by the Model Business Corporation Act, Secs. 10A-2A-1.01 to 10A-2A-17.06, inclusive added; Secs. 10A-1-1.02, 10A-1-1.03, 10A-1-1.08, 10A-1-1.12, 10A-1-3.05, 10A-1-3.06, 10A-1-3.32, 10A-1-3.42, 10A-1-4.01, 10A-1-4.02, 10A-1-4.04, 10A-1-4.06, 10A-1-4.11, 10A-1-4.13, 10A-1-4.15, 10A-1-4.21, 10A-1-4.23, 10A-1-4.24, 10A-1-4.25, 10A-1-4.26, 10A-1-4.31, 10A-1-5.01, 10A-1-5.08, 10A-1-6.01, 10A-1-6.02, 10A-1-7.01, 10A-1-7.04, 10A-1-7.11, 10A-1-7.21, 10A-1-7.31, 10A-1-8.01, 10A-1-8.02, 10A-1-8.04, 10A-1-9.01, 10A-4-2.02, 10A-4-4.01, 10A-4-4.02, 10A-4-5.01, 10A-4-5.04, 10A-5A-10.01, 10A-5A-10.03, 10A-5A-10.04, 10A-5A-10.05, 10A-5A-10.07, 10A-5A-10.08, 10A-8A-9.02, 10A-8A-9.04, 10A-8A-9.05, 10A-8A-9.06, 10A-8A-9.08, 10A-8A-9.09, 10A-9A-10.02, 10A-9A-10.04, 10A-9A-10.05, 10A-9A-10.06, 10A-9A-10.08, 10A-9A-10.09, 10A-10-1.09, 10A-10-1.12, 10A-10-1.15, 10A-10-1.16, 10A-11-1.01, 10A-11-1.03, 10A-11-1.04, 10A-11-1.06, 10A-11-1.12, 10A-30-2.01, 10A-30-2.03, 10A-30-2.04, 10A-30-2.05, 10A-30-2.06, 10A-30-2.09, 10A-30-2.12, 10A-30-2.13, am'd; Secs. 10A-2-1.01 to 10A-2-17.02, inclusive, repealed

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