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Ivey signs law limiting courts’ ability to suspend drivers’ licenses over missed court dates, fines

BY: - June 3, 2023

Gov. Kay Ivey Thursday signed a bill that limits when courts can revoke drivers’ licenses over missed court dates or failure to pay fines. SB 154, sponsored by Sen. Will Barfoot, R-Pike Road, requires individuals are now allowed to miss one court appearance or two payments on their fines and fees before their licenses can […]

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Alabama House of Representatives approves one-time income tax rebate

BY: - May 25, 2023

The Alabama House of Representatives Thursday approved a one-time rebate for income taxpayers. HB 175, sponsored by Rep. Danny Garrett, R-Trussville, the chair of the House Ways and Means Education committee, passed the House on a 101-0 vote. The bill went to the Senate, where the body did not concur with the House changes, and […]

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Alabama House approves bill allowing juvenile detention facilities to define contraband

BY: - May 18, 2023

The Alabama House of Representatives approved a bill Thursday that would allow detention facilities to develop their own definitions of contraband and punish juveniles for contraband possession as adults.   SB 120, sponsored by Sen. Linda Coleman-Madison, D-Birmingham, passed 98-3. The bill was amended and goes back to the Senate for concurrence or a conference committee. […]

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Alabama House approves bill prohibiting discrimination on organ transplants

BY: - May 9, 2023

The Alabama House Tuesday approved a bill that would prohibit discrimination against people with disabilities who need organ transplants. HB 122, sponsored by Rep. Debbie Wood, R-Valley, passed on a 101-0 vote. It moves to the Senate. The legislation would also require health care practitioners, hospitals and other health care facilities, and organ transplant centers […]

Alabama Representative defends bill limiting assistance on voting

Alabama House passes bill criminalizing assistance with absentee ballots

BY: - May 4, 2023

The Alabama House of Representatives Thursday passed a bill that would make it a felony for most individuals and organizations to assist people with absentee ballots.  HB 209, sponsored by Rep. Jamie Kiel, R-Russellville, passed on a mostly party-line 76-28 vote after a filibuster from Democrats. Republicans voted to cloture the debate Thursday morning. Kiel […]

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Parental rights bill stalls in Alabama House

BY: - May 3, 2023

The Alabama House Tuesday delayed consideration of a bill on parents’ rights amid concerns from Democrats about what the bill aimed to do. HB 6, sponsored by Rep. Kenneth Paschal, R-Pelham, says that Alabama government “may not burden the fundamental right of a parent to direct the upbringing, education, care, and custody of his or […]