Yesterday, the Alabama House of Representatives passed two important items on Eagle Form’s legislative agenda. The first was a tough, Arizona-style immigration law by a vote of 73-28. Among other things, Rep. Micky Hammon’s HB56 will give state and local police the power to check the immigration status of people who are held for other violations and require employers to verify the immigration status of their employees. You can find more about the legislation here.
In addition, legislators finished the last of the promised Handshake with Alabama and completed another item on our agenda yesterday by passing an opt out of the federal health care legislation better known as Obamacare. HB60 preserves the freedom of Alabama citizens to make decisions about and provide for their own health care regardless of federal mandates.
For a complete list of legislation we support, check out our 2011 Legislative Agenda here.
On the House side: The House is set to re-vote on the Obamacare Opt Out legislation. Several Republicans were absent last Thursday, and it did not pass. I’m told they have the votes to get it through this week.