Alabama Legislation News

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…

Dog in Fenced in Cage

Last week Rep. Andrew Sorrell (R – Muscle Shoals) introduced HB 305 which takes aim at pet owners with outdoor dogs and cats who do not provide adequate shelter. Under existing law, a person commits the crime of cruelty to a dog or cat in…

Madison County Alabama Drug Bust

Some lawmakers are hoping to stymie the flow of drugs into Alabama this legislative session. On March 21, Representative Rex Reynolds (R – Huntsville) introduced HB275, a bill that would authorize the wiretapping of individuals who are believed to be committing, have committed, or are…

Protestors At Anti-Abortion Rally

Alabama Rep. Terri Collins (R-Decatur) introduced HB 314 today to ban abortions in Alabama. The bill would make abortion and attempted abortion a Class A Felony offense except in cases where abortion is necessary in order to prevent a serious health risk to the unborn…

In 2014, Rep. Mike Ball (R – Madison) introduced legislation that would go on to become Carly’s Law – a bill that authorized the University of Alabama in Birmingham to conduct a study on the effects of cannabidiol (also known as CBD oil) on patients…

Early Voting by State as of 2019

On March 20, Rep. Thomas Jackson (D, Montgomery) introduced a bill that would authorize early voting in the state of Alabama. If passed, HB256 would require the governing body of each county to open at least one early voting center 14 days before an election….