Alabama Legislation News

Alabama Legislature Passes COVID-19 Relief Bill

Dakota Layton | May 19, 2020

On Monday, the Alabama House and Senate passed Governor Kay Ivey’s plan for using the $1.8 billion allocated to the state by the CARES Act, the massive $2 trillion stimulus package that was passed on a bipartisan basis in Congress and signed into law by...

Alabama Medical Marijuana Bill Passes Senate

Brent Wilson | March 12, 2020

Alabama is one step closer to having access to medical marijuana. The Alabama Senate passed SB165 from Senator Tim Melson (R-Florence) with a vote of 22-11. The bill would be the strictest medical marijuana bill to be passed in the United States, requiring patients to...

AL Democrats Seek Medicaid Expansion

Brent Wilson | March 12, 2020

Today, Rep. Laura Hall (D-Huntsville) introduced a bill, HB448, to extend Medicaid coverage for new and expectant mothers for up to a year post-partum, while Rep. Mary Moore (D-Birmingham) introduced a bill, HB447, to fully expand Medicaid coverage. Rep. Neil Rafferty (D-Birmingham) introduced two resolutions...

AL Democrats Look To Tackle Coronavirus And Healthcare Issues

Brent Wilson | March 12, 2020

In the next few hours, Rep. Laura Hall (D-Huntsville), Rep. Mary Moore (D-Birmingham), and Rep. Neil Rafferty (D-Birmingham) will hold a press conference to introduce four pieces of legislation that will address the rural health care crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic. The World Health Organization...

Alabama Constitutional Carry Bill Passes Senate Committee

Brent Wilson | March 5, 2020

A bill that would remove the requirement for citizens in Alabama to obtain a permit to conceal carry a firearm has passed a Senate Committee on a 6-4 vote. The bill, SB1, was filed by Gerald Allen (R-Tuscaloosa) and has faced opposition from gun control...

Chilton County Becomes First 2nd Amendment Sanctuary In Alabama

Brent Wilson | February 28, 2020

Chilton County became the first county in Alabama to declare itself a 2nd Amendment sanctuary for gun owners Tuesday. Chilton County Commissioners joined a growing national movement in which counties are declaring themselves Second Amendment sanctuaries and proclaiming support for gun rights. The Chilton County...

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