2020 Legislation Session News & Articles

Alabama Legislature Passes COVID-19 Relief Bill

Dakota Layton | May 19, 2020

On Monday, the Alabama House and Senate passed Governor Kay Ivey’s plan for using the $1.8 billion allocated to the state by the CARES Act, the massive $2 trillion stimulus package that was passed on a bipartisan basis in Congress and signed into law by...

AL House Votes To Raise Marriage Age To 18

Brent Wilson | February 26, 2020

The Alabama House of Representatives voted Tuesday to raise the legal age a person in the state can get married without parental consent from 16 to 18 years old. The bill, HB48, is sponsored by Laura Hall (D-Huntsville). The bill originally only raised the age...

AL Sheriffs Release Statement On Changes To Concealed Carry Permits

Brent Wilson | February 24, 2020

#Press Release In the past 13 months, Alabamians have encountered a terrible onslaught of violent conduct towards law enforcement officers. We have suffered a record seven deaths of law enforcement officers in Alabama alone as a result of handgun violence. Recognizing this disturbing trend, the...

Ted Cruz Responds To Mandatory Vasectomy Bill

Dakota Layton | February 18, 2020

After Rep. Rolanda Hollis unveiled HB238, a bill that would require Alabama men to get a vasectomy once they reach 50 or father three children, former 2016 Presidential candidate and Senator, Ted Cruz (R-Texas), tweeted, “Yikes. A government big enough to give you everything is big...

Rep. Ginny Shaver Re-Introduces “Anti-Infanticide” Bill

Dakota Layton | February 14, 2020

On Thursday, State Representative Ginny Shaver (R-Leesburg) filed a “born-alive” bill, HB248, known as “Gianna’s Law” named after Gianna Jessen, a survivor of an attempted abortion who is now a Pro-Life advocate. Rep. Shaver introduced a similar bill last year during the 2019 legislative session...

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