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Alabama Legislative Update – Sine Die – The 2014 Legislative Session Ends

The Alabama Legislature adjourned sine die on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. In previous years, sessions have ended just minutes before midnight on the 30th legislative day. This year was different. As soon as both...more

4/9/2014 - Ethics Fraud Legislative Agendas Lobbying

Alabama Legislative Update - Week 10: As Session Moves Towards Close, Budgets Take Center Stage

The 2014 session of the Alabama Legislature is winding and grinding down as lawmakers hammer out the General Fund and Education Trust Fund budgets. Last week saw progress, albeit slow. ...more

3/26/2014 - Legislative Agendas State Budgets Trust Funds

Alabama Legislative Update - Week 8: Steady Movement in Both Houses as Session Moves Towards Close

There are eight legislative days remaining in the 2014 Session. Everyone in Montgomery who is involved in the annual legislative process, or who watches it, is talking about the unusual "spirit" in both Chambers this year....more

3/11/2014 - Legislative Agendas

Alabama Legislative Update - Week 6: Halfway Through the Session, Tax Bills Take Center Stage

Last week marked the halfway point in this legislative session, with Tuesday being the 15th of 30 legislative days. Legislative leaders still expect the 2014 session to end on April 7....more

2/25/2014 - Legislative Agendas State Budgets State Taxes

Alabama Legislative Update - Week 5: Legislature Moves Forward Despite Mother Nature's Threat

Facing the likelihood that they would not be able to reach Montgomery once ice and snow moved across their districts in North Alabama, legislators left in time to beat both Mother Nature and Old Man Winter. Senators and House...more

2/19/2014 - Legislative Agendas Severe Weather

Alabama Legislative Update - Week 4: Getting Down to Business

The Alabama Senate is required to vote on sunset legislation by the tenth legislative day and, under current procedures, each sunset bill has to be individually considered by the Senate. ...more

2/12/2014 - Adoption Anti-Patent Trolls Electronic Filing Health and Welfare Plans Lobbying Medical Marijuana Proposed Legislation Special Election Sunset Provisions

Alabama Legislative Update - Week 3: Mother Nature and Old Man Winter Disrupt Legislative Schedule

Alabama was taken by storm last week. Among the thousands stranded on highways or the fortunate ones at home or at work were scores of State Legislators who could not get to Montgomery or who could not leave Montgomery. The...more

2/5/2014 - DUI Election Laws Legislative Agendas Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patent Trolls Sales & Use Tax State Taxes

Alabama Legislative Update – Week 13: Budgets Approved, Medicaid and Tax Bills Sent to Governor Bentley

With the constitutional deadline of midnight on the 30th day closing in, Alabama lawmakers worked at a feverish pace to complete work on some of the most substantial and controversial legislation in the 2013 session....more

5/15/2013 - Campaign Contributions Gun Laws Home Brewing Medicaid New Legislation School Safety State Budgets Strict Scrutiny Standard Tax Credits Tax Exemptions Unpaid Overtime

Alabama Legislative Update – Week 12: Gun Bills, Budgets and Medicaid

Last week, legislators turned their attention to the weightiest and most controversial issues, including debate and passage of several gun bills. Now, with only three legislative days remaining, both budgets will take...more

5/7/2013 - Concealed Carry Permit Gulf Oil Spill Gun Laws Hazardous Substances Medicaid New Legislation Prescription Drugs Reporting Requirements Strict Scrutiny Standard Tax Credits

Alabama Legislative Update – Week 11: As Deadline Nears, Action Increases in Both Senate and House

Momentum is growing in the legislature as the clock ticks toward adjournment. Emotions ran high as legislators worked well into the night during a demanding three-day legislative week. While several significant pieces of...more

4/30/2013 - Legislative Agendas Legislative Committees New Legislation

Alabama Legislative Update – Week 10: Slow and Steady Movement by Senate and House

As the Alabama Legislature moves closer to adjournment, legislation is making slow but steady progress. Tuesday and Thursday marked the 21st and 22nd days of the 2013 Regular Session. With only eight legislative days left and...more

4/23/2013 - Education Tax Credits Grandfathered Obligations Medicaid Nurses Payday Loans Prescription Drugs Proposed Legislation Sales & Use Tax School Safety State Budgets Tax Credits

Alabama Legislative Update – Week 9: Bills Make Significant Progress in the House

Legislators convened for a three-day work week that ended in early adjournment on Thursday afternoon as lawmakers left Montgomery to beat anticipated severe weather. Day 20 concluded a week that saw progress on several...more

4/16/2013 - Attorney's Fees Bridges Child Abuse Infrastructure Medicaid Payday Loans Proposed Legislation Public Schools Roads Unemployment Benefits

Alabama Legislative Update – Week 8: Burning The Midnight Oil

When lawmakers returned on April 2 for the second half of the 2013 Regular Session, the 16th legislative day resulted in one of the longest of the year, with both houses adjourning close to midnight and then putting in long...more

4/9/2013 - Airbus Amended Legislation Aviation Industry Education Budget Firearms Gun Laws Legislative Committees Public Contracts Red Tape Reduction Act Religious Institutions Tax Credits

Alabama Legislative Update – Week 7: Medicaid Reform Takes the Stage as the Battle for Education Continues

As the Alabama Legislature marked the halfway point of the 2013 Regular Session, progress continued to move at a slow pace where repercussions of the Alabama Accountability Act continue to linger in the halls of the...more

3/26/2013 - Law Enforcement Medicaid Proposed Legislation Public Schools Right to Work Tax Exemptions

Alabama Legislative Update – Week 6: Legislators Focus on Education, Tort Reform and Health Care

In a week that was dominated by events surrounding the Alabama Accountability Act, several significant pieces of legislation still moved through – or died in – the State House....more

3/19/2013 - Gun Laws Medicaid Proposed Legislation Public Schools State Budgets Tort Reform

Alabama Legislative Update: Alabama Legislature Begins 2013 Regular Session

On February 5, the Alabama Legislature convened its 2013 Regular Session before listening as Governor Robert Bentley delivered his third State of the State address to a joint session. Over the next two days, legislative...more

2/12/2013 - Attorney's Fees Charter Schools Gun Laws Law Enforcement Legislative Agendas Public Schools Religion State Budgets State Employees

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