Alabama Legislation News

AL Attorney General Steve Marshall Opposes Medical Marijuana

Dakota Layton | January 9, 2020

After Alabama’s Medical Cannabis Study Commission voted in December to recommend legislation that would legalize and regulate the use of medical marijuana in Alabama, the fight for medical marijuana seemed optimistic, but advocates for this legislation have found a new opponent: Alabama Attorney General, Steve...

Alabama Ordered To Pay $675,964 Over 2016 Abortion Law

David Preston | September 23, 2019

On Friday, September 20th U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson ordered the State of Alabama to pay the legal fees for the attorneys of the abortion clinics that challenged a 2016 Alabama Abortion Law that sought to ban most popular second-trimester abortions. The American Civil Liberties...

Gov. Ivey Signs Alabama Medical Marijuana Bill

Brent Wilson | June 10, 2019

Gov. Kay Ivey signed SB 236 into law today. The bill, sponsored by Tim Melson (R-Florence), will set up a commission to study the best path forward for legalizing medical marijuana in Alabama. Dustin Chandler, whose daughter Carly inspired Caryl’s Law, posted on Facebook thanking...

A Look Back At The 2019 Alabama Legislative Session

Brent Wilson | June 5, 2019 Alabama State Senate

The 2019 Alabama Legislative Session was one of the most controversial sessions in Alabama history so let’s look at what all was accomplished and what was left on the table this year. What Passed A lot of bills saw their way to the Governor’s desk...

Alabama Mandatory Kindergarten Bill Fails In Senate

Brent Wilson | June 1, 2019

A bill to require children to complete kindergarten before heading to first grade has failed in the Senate with a 13-18 vote. All no votes were from Republican Senators with Democrats all voting yes. HB 423, sponsored by Pebblin Warren (D-Tuskegee), would have made kindergarten mandatory and...

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