Debbie Wood

Representatives chosen to replace committee assignments for House member who resigned

BY: - July 3, 2023

Representatives have been selected to fill the committee assignments left vacant after former Rep. Kyle South, R-Fayette left office. Alabama House Speaker Nathaniel Ledbetter made the announcement Friday in a news release. Those filling the vacancies are listed below: Rules Committee: Rep. Debbie Wood (R—Valley) Ways and Means General Fund Vice Chair: Rep. Chris Blackshear […]

Disability advocates praise Alabama ban on discrimination in organ transplant donations

BY: - July 3, 2023

Gov. Kay Ivey signed a ban on discrimination against disabled individuals in organ transplant donations last month. The legislation, which passed both chambers of the Alabama unanimously, is a significant stride toward ensuring equal access to lifesaving procedures for all Alabamians, said bill sponsor Rep. Debbie Wood, R-Valley, in an interview last week. The bill, […]

Lawmaker presents bill in front of committee

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 […]

Representative answers questions about bill

Alabama House approves bill extending visitation rights in health care facilities

BY: - April 6, 2023

The Alabama House of Representatives Thursday approved a bill that would require health care facilities to allow some visitation to patients. SB 113, sponsored by Sen. Garlan Gudger, R-Cullman, passed the chamber on a 100 to 1 vote. The bill would repeal a previous visitation rights bill passed in 2021 that Rep. Debbie Wood, R-Valley, […]

Lawmaker presents bill in front of committee

Alabama House committee approves bill guaranteeing hospital visitation rights

BY: - April 5, 2023

A Senate bill that would guarantee hospital visitation rights for certain caregivers passed an early hurdle in the House on Wednesday. The House Health Committee approved SB113, sponsored by Sen. Garlan Gudger, R-Cullman, on a voice vote. This bill would supersede a 2021 law, because it has “teeth in place,” said Rep. Debbie Wood, R-Valley, […]