|Note: The following is a list of some of the legislation to be acted on by the Alabama Legislature this week. It is in no way comprehensive, and being listed is not indicative of support.
–HB459 creating a Charter School pilot program.
–HB142 prohibits counties from charging any fee to persons or entities not connected to the sewer system
–HB405 defines person to include all humans from the point of fertilization
–HB56 Rep. Micky Hammon’s immigration reform legislation
–HB230 income tax credits for employers who create jobs
–SB338 adopts the Agreement Among the States to Elect the President By National Popular Vote compact **Public Hearing**
–SB401 requiring candidates for elected office with minimum age requirements to provide a certified copy of birth certificate **Public Hearing**
–HB102 ban on texting while driving
–HB123 Education Budget **Public Hearing**
–SB428 allowing current and new state employees to discontinue participation in or opt out of the Teachers’ Retirement System or Employees’ Retirement System **Public Hearing**
–HB18 prohibiting abortions after 20 weeks postfertilization when baby can feel pain
–SB372 ban on smoking in public places, private clubs, outdoor areas and places of employment
–HB6 lowering the mandatory school age from 7 years of age to 6 years of age
On the Floor
The House will work on the General Fund budget (SB133) this week.
The following bills are also on the Proposed Special Order Calendar:
–HB425 setting the Presidential Preference Primary date for the first Tuesday in March
–HB193 prohibiting civil actions against restaurants for weight gain or obesity
–SB136 providing for the electronic filing of campaign finance disclosure reports
–SB112 removing racist language from the Alabama Constitution of 1901
–SB373 authorizing tax incentives for qualified companies locating new or expanding existing businesses in the state of Alabama