MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A summary of action in the Alabama Legislature on Tuesday, the 17th meeting day of the regular session:
The House Health Committee approved four bills putting new restrictions on abortion, including a proposal to ban abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected.
Approved a bill aimed at allowing low-cost spay/neuter clinics to continue to operate in the state. Goes to Senate.
Discussed, but did not vote on a bill to require drug testing of some welfare applicants.
House Education Policy Committee meets at 2 p.m. Wednesday in room 418 of the Statehouse to consider a bill saying that school systems should make factors other than seniority the primary criteria during layoffs.
House Elections and Campaign Finance Committee meets at 10 a.m. Wednesday in room 622 to consider changes to state ethics law and restrictions on lobbying activity by former public officials.
Ways and Means-General Fund Committee meets at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in room 617 to consider legislation to require circuit and district courts to accept credit card and debit card payments.
Senate Finance and Taxation-Education Committee meets at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in room 727 to consider the state education budget.
Senate Judiciary Committee meets at 1 p.m. Wednesday in room 325 for a public hearing on a bill affecting carrying a gun in a vehicle without a pistol permit.
House meets at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday and Senate at 3 p.m.
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