Allen Treadaway

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Older population in Alabama prisons doubled over decade, according to report

BY: - August 10, 2023

The number of older people in Alabama’s prisons more than doubled in a little over a decade, according to a policy brief published last week by the Prison Policy Initiative, an advocacy group. The Institute, using numbers from the federal Bureau of Justice Statistics, reported that 15% of the people under Corrections’ jurisdiction, about 4,300 […]

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Alabama attorney general’s office: Requirement to disclose concealed firearms unenforceable

BY: - June 28, 2023

When the Alabama Legislature last year allowed permitless carry of concealed weapons, it included a provision requiring people with concealed weapons to disclose that fact to a law enforcement officer. But a recent Alabama attorney general’s opinion says that provision may be toothless. The opinion, issued in May in response to a request from the […]

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Alabama House committee OKs bill limiting court-related suspensions of drivers’ licenses

BY: - May 3, 2023

A bill that would prevent courts from suspending the licenses of people who miss court appearances or fail to pay court costs cleared a House committee Wednesday. SB 154, sponsored by Sen. Will Barfoot, R-Pike Road, passed the House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee on a 10-3 vote with two members absent. The bill […]

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House Judiciary Committee delays bill to enhance penalties for retail theft

BY: - April 28, 2023

A bill increasing penalties for theft stalled in the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday after several members expressed concerns over potential unintended consequences. HB 288, sponsored by Rep. Allen Treadaway, R-Morris, was sent to a subcommittee to address the issues. The bill would create a new crime of retail theft, defined generally as any attempt by […]

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Bill creating harsher penalties for gang activity gets Alabama House committee approval

BY: - April 18, 2023

The House Judiciary Committee Wednesday approved a bill calling for harsher penalties for gang activity. HB 191, sponsored by Rep. Allen Treadaway, R-Morris, enhances penalties for a crimes that could benefit a gang. The bill creates mandatory consecutive penalties for those who use a firearm for gang-related activity.  It would also require 16-year-olds accused of […]

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Bill prohibiting some exhibition driving passed Alabama House

BY: - April 11, 2023

The Alabama House passed a bill on Tuesday prohibiting some vehicle maneuvers tied to exhibition driving on a 95 – 3 vote. HB 29, sponsored by Allen Treadaway, R-Morris, makes certain dangerous moves in cars, such as performing donuts and burnouts, illegal. It creates penalties for potentially dangerous moves in cars. The bill defines a […]

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Alabama House Judiciary Committee approves bill banning electronic tracking without permission

BY: - April 6, 2023

An Alabama House committee Wednesday approved a bill to make it more difficult to track individuals using electronic devices. HB 153, sponsored by Rep. Allen Treadaway, R-Morris, makes it a crime to place an electronic tracking device on someone’s property without permission from the owner. “I actually had some surrounding cities in Jefferson County call […]

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Distracted driving bill passes Alabama House committee

BY: - March 27, 2023

A bill that would further restrict drivers from using cell phones while driving passed an Alabama House committee on Wednesday. HB 8, sponsored by Rep. Randy Wood, R-Anniston, got a favorable report from the House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee despite concerns from a few lawmakers about some of the language contained in the […]