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Bill in Alabama Legislature would prohibit mask mandates

BY: - December 8, 2023

An Alabama representative filed a bill last week that would  prevent the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) and certain state government entities from enacting mask mandates. The bill, HB 9, sponsored by Rep. Brock Colvin, R-Albertville, would “prohibit governmental entities and the State Health Officer from imposing a face mask mandate to prevent the […]

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 […]