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Brent Wilson, Author at Bama Politics

Alabama is one step closer to reducing the penalties for marijuana possession in Alabama after SB 98 advanced out of the Senate Judiciary Committee 11-0. The bill, introduced by Bobby Singleton (D – Greensboro) not only reduces penalties for first-time offenders, but it also offers…

Alabama and Mississippi are currently the only two states that celebrate both Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert E. Lee on the same day. One Alabama Representative is looking to change that in this legislative session. HB 415, filed by John W. Rodgers (D-Birmingham), seeks…

The bill has passed the House and now heads to the Senate. Sen. Andrew Jones (R-Centre) filed a bill that would allow you to order craft beer or wine and have it delivered to your residence. There are however restrictions that may prevent you from…

A bill filed in the House last week by Rep. Nathaniel Ledbetter (R – Rainsville), HB 346, would prohibit local governing bodies from banning the use of plastic grocery bags. There is also an identical bill in the Senate, SB 244, that is sponsored by…

Dog in Fenced in Cage

Last week Rep. Andrew Sorrell (R – Muscle Shoals) introduced HB 305 which takes aim at pet owners with outdoor dogs and cats who do not provide adequate shelter. Under existing law, a person commits the crime of cruelty to a dog or cat in…

Protestors At Anti-Abortion Rally

Alabama Rep. Terri Collins (R-Decatur) introduced HB 314 today to ban abortions in Alabama. The bill would make abortion and attempted abortion a Class A Felony offense except in cases where abortion is necessary in order to prevent a serious health risk to the unborn…

UPDATE: The bill described in this article has been replaced with a substitute bill. You can view the new bill here. Follow our latest updates on the CARE Act here: CARE ACT Updates Alabama is on a path that could end with access to Medical…

Senator Del Marsh (R – Anniston) wants to let Alabama taxpayers help build President Trump’s border wall via SB 22. Marsh’s bill would allow taxpayers to check a box on their tax returns and contribute any amount to We Build The Wall, Inc. We Build…

Dauphin Island Marina

HB 244 has been signed by Governor Kay Ivey Dauphin Island may soon be allowed to create up to three entertainment districts if a bill filed by Chip Brown passes this session. HB 224 would allow Dauphin Island to create up to three entertainment districts….

Lottery

The Alabama Lottery bill will not be voted on in 2019. The Alabama Lottery debate is officially back. In the 2019 Legislative Regular Session, Alabama lawmakers will have at least two bills, the first two being introduced in the Senate by Jim McClendon. The Bills…