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Alabama Legislation News

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…

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 abstaining. Greg Albritton and Larry Stutts were no votes. Will Barfoot,…

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, allow a person to petition a circuit court in order to obtain…

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 – Greensboro) not only reduces penalties for first-time offenders, but it also offers…

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 Order Act. If passed, this law would prohibit individuals who are found by the…

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 session. HB 415, filed by John W. Rodgers (D-Birmingham), seeks…

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 and have it delivered to your residence. There are however restrictions that may prevent you from…

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 also an identical bill in the Senate, SB 244, that is sponsored by…