Alabama Legislation News

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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…

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…

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…

Under current Alabama law, disabled veterans have to pay an issuance fee of less than $10 (varies by county) when they renew their license plates. However, Rep. Rhett Marques (R-Enterprise) has authored a bill, HB80, that would exempt them from paying this fee. “[D]isabled vets…

On Tuesday, Alabama lawmakers voted 74-27 to pass Rep. Chris Sells (R-Greenville) bill, HB147, that would prohibit cities from enacting new occupational taxes without legislative permission from the state. In other words, cities could not raise new occupational taxes through their city council. The bill…

American Flag

A bill requiring Alabama schools to play the Star-Spangled Banner at least once a week has passed a Senate Committee by voice vote. The bill SB 13, sponsored by Sen. Gerald Allen (R-Tuscaloosa), will now go to the full Senate. Allen explained last month why…

Groceries

Alabama, Mississippi, and South Dakota are the only states to levy the full sales tax on groceries. In Alabama, it is 4%, and when combined with other local sales taxes, the amount can be up to 11% in some parts of the state. However, earlier…

Proud Patriot US Soldier

State Sen. Donnie Chesteen (R-Geneva) has pre-filed a bill, SB 5, for the 2020 legislative session that would allow members of the armed forces from Alabama who are serving outside of the state to claim an income tax deduction on their Alabama state tax bill. According to…

American flag waving for USA

During an appearance on “The Jeff Poor Show,” State Sen. Gerald Allen (R-Tuscaloosa) defended his proposed bill, SB 13, that would require Alabama K-12 schools to play the Star Spangled Banner at least once a week and also at every school-sanctioned sports event. “One of…

After Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall announced his opposition to legislation that would legalize and regulate the use of medical marijuana in Alabama, State. Rep. Mike Ball (R-Madison) responded in a Friday appearance on “The Jeff Poor Show”. “The thing that was so disappointing to…