Alabama Legislation News

Alabama Medical Marijuana Bill Passes Committee

Brent Wilson | February 19, 2020 Marijuana cannabis leaves and stethoscope.

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 8-1 in favor of a bill filed by Tim Melson (R-Florence) called the Compassion Act which would legalize medical marijuana in the state of Alabama. One person abstained from voting. The bill moves on to the full Senate for a...

Ted Cruz Responds To Mandatory Vasectomy Bill

Dakota Layton | February 18, 2020

After Rep. Rolanda Hollis unveiled HB238, a bill that would require Alabama men to get a vasectomy once they reach 50 or father three children, former 2016 Presidential candidate and Senator, Ted Cruz (R-Texas), tweeted, “Yikes. A government big enough to give you everything is big...

Rep. Ginny Shaver Re-Introduces “Anti-Infanticide” Bill

Dakota Layton | February 14, 2020 Health insurance

On Thursday, State Representative Ginny Shaver (R-Leesburg) filed a “born-alive” bill, HB248, known as “Gianna’s Law” named after Gianna Jessen, a survivor of an attempted abortion who is now a Pro-Life advocate. Rep. Shaver introduced a similar bill last year during the 2019 legislative session...

Kay Ivey Makes Gambling Study Group Official

Brent Wilson | February 14, 2020 Casino Gambling Machines

Governor Kay Ivey on Friday signed Executive Order 719, which formed the Study Group for Gambling Policy. The Study Group is tasked with gathering detailed information to allow the governor, the Legislature, and the citizens of our state to make an informed decision on gaming...

AL Rep. John Rogers Thinks Cam Newton Is Gay

Brent Wilson | February 13, 2020

John Rogers (D-Birmingham) seems to believe that Cam Newton is gay. This is after he first confused him as a transgender person. The comments came during a Committee hearing on HB35, a bill that would prohibit a transgender person from competing in sporting events that...

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