Chip Brown

Justice scales, books and wooden gavel.

Defense attorney: DA used Aniah’s Law to revoke bond of defendant who had made bail

BY: - June 8, 2023

A defense attorney has filed a motion arguing that a court in Covington County improperly used a statute known as Aniah’s Law to revoke the bond of a defendant who had already made bail. Damien LaShawn Beasley, 19, was charged with murder in 2021 over the death of a girl who was 17-years old at […]

Alabama House approves bill banning state contracts with firms that boycott fossil fuel, firearms

BY: - May 31, 2023

The Alabama House Wednesday passed a bill that would prevent state entities from contracting with companies that refuse to do business with fossil fuel producers, firearm manufacturers, companies that do not “facilitate” access to abortion or gender-affirming care and other entities. SB 261, sponsored by Sen. Dan Roberts, R-Mountain Brook, passed on a 76-27 vote. […]

Lawmaker presents bill to committee of lawmakers.

Alabama House committee approves bill allowing parents to opt out of masking requirements

BY: - April 12, 2023

A bill that would allow parents to opt out of masking in K-12 public schools passed the House Health Committee on Wednesday. The approval, coming on a voice vote, followed a 10-minute public hearing where some education groups voiced opposition to the legislation. HB 186, sponsored by Chip Brown, R-Hollinger’s Island, would allow parents to […]