Alabama Legislation News

Dustin Chandler appeared on the Matt & Aunie Show today to discuss the Medical Marijuana bill which he fears may be in danger of not getting a vote in the House. If you don’t know who Dustin Chandler is, he is the father of Carly,…

No one in either the Alabama House or Senate can seem to agree on how to spend revenue from a potential Alabama lottery. Last month, the Alabama Senate approved a lottery bill that would split earnings 50/50 between the Alabama Trust Fund and the General…

Bad news for medical marijuana in Alabama. An update today from the Facebook page of Carly’s Law shows that the CARE Act is being held up in Committee, possibly an attempt by State Rep. Paul Lee (R-Dothan) to prevent the bill from having enough time…

Governor Kay Ivey Signs Abortion Ban

Just a day after the Alabama Senate passed an abortion bill that would ban abortions in all cases except when a mother’s life is at risk, Governor Kay Ivey has signed HB 314 into law. The ACLU wasted no time responding to the signature. The…

Protestors At Anti-Abortion Rally

Alabama Senators voted today 25-6 to approve a bill that would be America’s toughest on abortion. The bill now heads to the Governor’s desk. The bill, HB 314 sponsored by Terri Collins (R-Decatur), would allow abortions only in circumstances where the mother’s life is at…

Alabama took a big step today to becoming the 34th state with Medical Marijuana. The Alabama Senate has passed a medical marijuana bill, known as the CARE Act. SB 236, sponsored by Sen. Tim Melson (R-Florence) passed 17-6. The bill survived a filibuster from Sen….

An effort to decriminalize Marijuana in Alabama has died in a House Committee. The bill, HB 96 sponsored by Rep. Laura Hall (D-Huntsville), originally changed the possession of an ounce or less to a violation punishable only by fines. The bill was amended in Committee…

Alabama bill SB 244, sponsored by Steve Livingston (R-Scottsboro), which would have prevented any county or city in the state from banning plastic bags, has failed on a procedural vote, 17-13. The bill failed by one vote, needing 18 to pass. The bill faced opposition…

Protestors At Anti-Abortion Rally

The Alabama House voted 74-3 yesterday in favor of HB 314, a bill that would ban abortions even in cases of rape and incest. Democrats walked out on the vote. The bills sponsor, State Rep. Terri Collins (R-Decatur) has said the goal of the bill…

Alabama Lottery Bill Passes Senate

Written by Brent Wilson on April 25, 2019
Lottery

The Alabama Senate has passed SB 220, a “clean” paper lottery bill. The bill, sponsored by Greg Albritton (R – Atmore) and supported by Del Marsh (R – Anniston), would set up a traditional lottery system but leaves open a future where a lottery ticket…