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Alabama lawmakers moving bills

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The Alabama House meets at 9AM today, and the Senate will meet at 10AM.  Here's a look at what happened in both bodies Wednesday, according to the AP.

HOUSE:   
  • Approved a $1,000 tax credit for Alabamians who adopt a child from Alabama. 
  • Approved a bill clarifying that the state's sovereign immunity from lawsuits applies to teachers and state employees when they are carrying out their official duties.
SENATE:
  • Approved the governor's appointees to some state boards.  
  • Debated, but did not vote on, a bill to expunge some criminal court records.   
  • Approved a bill to restructure how the Legislature hires and supervises its staff. 
  • Approved a bill setting up a new procedure for the Legislature to approve or reject regulations proposed by state agencies.
COMMITTEES:   
  • Senate Fiscal Responsibility and Accountability Committee approved four bills to strengthen the regulations for getting welfare.  
  • Senate Transportation, Utilities and Infrastructure Committee approved a bill to end the handling of telephone complaints by the state's utility regulatory board. 
  • Senate Judiciary Committee approved bills to expand the crimes covered by Alabama's death penalty law and to speed up executions by changing the appeal process. 
  • House Judiciary Committee approved bills to expand the crimes covered by Alabama's death penalty law and to speed up executions by changing the appeal process. 

 

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