David Faulkner

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Alabama House bill creates registration, filtering requirements for pornography companies

BY: - May 22, 2023

An Alabama House committee Wednesday approved a bill requiring companies that distribute pornography to use filters aimed at preventing minors from viewing the material. HB 441, sponsored by Rep. Ben Robbins, R-Sylacauga, mandates companies distributing material that is “harmful to minors” to have a system in place for verifying the ages and preventing people younger […]

The front of the Alabama State Capitol features a long marble staircase; a heavy wooden door; six columns extending three stories up, and a dome topped with the U.S. and Alabama flags. It is seen from Dexter Avenue in Montgomery, with traffic lights, cars and street signage for Perry Street visible.

Alabama House Judiciary Committee delays bill streamlining voting rights restoration

BY: - May 8, 2023

The House Judiciary Committee Wednesday delayed a decision on a bill that would streamline the process for those who have served disqualifying criminal sentences to get their voting rights back. Committee members held off a vote on HB 96, sponsored by Rep. Laura Hall, D-Huntsville, that would streamline the voter restoration process after some Republican […]