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Alabama Bill To Prohibit Cities From Banning Plastic Bags Fails Procedural Vote

By Brent Wilson on May 7, 2019

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…

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Protestors At Anti-Abortion Rally

Alabama House Passes Abortion Ban Bill That Includes Rape, Incest

By Brent Wilson on May 1, 2019

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…

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Alabama Lottery Bill Passes Senate

By Brent Wilson on April 25, 2019

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…

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Alabama Medical Marijuana Bill Passes Senate Committee

By Brent Wilson on April 24, 2019

The Senate version of the CARE Act, a medical marijuana bill, has passed its first hurdle. The Senate Committee voted in favor of the CARE Act by a vote of 6-2, with three people…

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Alabama Bill Would Set Guidelines On Release Of Recorded Police Videos

By Brent Wilson on April 19, 2019

A bill filed by State Rep. Juandalynn Givan (D – Birmingham) would make recorded police videos, such as those recorded by body cams, not part of the public record. The bill would, however,…

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Alabama Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Advances Out of Committee

By Brent Wilson on April 18, 2019

Alabama is one step closer to reducing the penalties for marijuana possession in Alabama after SB 98 advanced out of the Senate Judiciary Committee 11-0.

The bill, introduced by Bobby Singleton (D –…

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Alabama “Red Flag” Bill Aims To Reduce Gun Violence, Allows Courts To Remove Guns From Those Considered A Threat

By Matthew Tyson on April 14, 2019

Representative Merika Coleman (D – Birmingham) wants to do something about gun violence in the state of Alabama.

On March 21, Coleman introduced HB265, also known as the Gun Violence Protective…

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Alabama Bill Would End Joint Robert E. Lee, Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

By Brent Wilson on April 11, 2019

Alabama and Mississippi are currently the only two states that celebrate both Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert E. Lee on the same day. One Alabama Representative is looking to change that in this legislative…

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Wine Delivery in the United States

Alabama Bill Would Allow Wine & Beer Delivery To Your House

By Brent Wilson on April 10, 2019

The bill has passed the House and now heads to the Senate.

Sen. Andrew Jones (R-Centre) filed a bill that would allow you to order craft beer or wine…

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Alabama Plastic Bag Bill Would Prevent Cities From Banning Them

By Brent Wilson on April 8, 2019

A bill filed in the House last week by Rep. Nathaniel Ledbetter (R – Rainsville), HB 346, would prohibit local governing bodies from banning the use of plastic grocery bags. There is…

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