2020 Legislative Session News & Articles

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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…

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Alabama Democratic Party chair Chris England (D-Tuscaloosa) took to Twitter to rip the Speaker of the House Mac McCutcheon (R-Monrovia) and Senator Pro Tempore Del Marsh (R-Anniston) for plans to reconvene on May 4th in a limited scoped legislative session. Calling the move “unnecessary and…

A new bill, HB151, filed by State Rep. Matt Simpson (R-Daphne) would mandate that inmates in work release programs who have been convicted of violent felonies. The bill is co-sponsored by State Reps. Shane Stringer (R-Citronelle) and Proncey Robertson (R-Mount Hope). “These people classified as…

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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…

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…

On Tuesday, The Alabama Senate Committee on Governmental affairs considered a bill, SB83, sponsored by State Senator Andrew Jones (R-Centre) that would eliminate the Office of State Auditor in Alabama. The bill would not affect the current State Auditor, Jim Zeigler, who is serving his…

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…

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Alabama Lieutenant Governor Will Ainsworth will unveil legislation on Tuesday that would shorten the appeals process and “expedite” the appeals process for inmates convicted of capital murder and sentenced to death. He will make the announcement in a press conference at 11:00 a.m. that day….

On Wednesday, the Alabama Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to have a hearing on Senator Tim Melson’s medical marijuana bill, SB165. It is possible that the Senate will have a vote on the bill that same day. The bill would allow patients to be prescribed…

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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…