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Coming Up This Week In The Alabama Legislature…

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.

In Committee

House:

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

Senate:

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**

SB412 & SB413 altering the qualifications for membership on the Teachers’ Retirement System and Employees’ Retirement System Board of Control

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

House:

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

Senate:

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

Coming Up This Week In The Alabama Legislature

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.

On the Senate side:  The Senate may take up Sen. Beason’s immigration reform legislation in committee on Wednesday.

Other items on the regular calendar for this week:

Senate:

  • SB127-Limiting terms in the Alabama House and/or Senate to 3 terms.
  • SB136-Provides for electronic filing of campaign finance reports.
  • SB50-Provides tax credits for businesses that create jobs.
  • SB152-Establishes a 5-year property tax exemption for small businesses that relocate or expand in Alabama.
  • SB111-Prohibits counties and municipalities from collecting occupational tax.

House

  • HB32-Moves the presidential primary from March to June to coincide with state primary elections.
  • HB56-Immigration Reform legislation.
  • HB8-Amends the definition of “child” to include the unborn.
  • HB102-Ban on texting while driving.
  • HB126-Forever Wild reauthorization
  • HB211-Requires the state to provide liability insurance for teachers.