Summary of Action in Alabama Legislature

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By Alabama News Network
By Jamie Langley

 

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A summary of action in the Alabama Legislature on Wednesday, the 19th meeting day of the regular session:

 

HOUSE:

 

-Passed a $5.7 billion education budget and related bills.. Goes to Senate.

 

-Approved a 2 percent pay raise for Alabama's public school teachers and other employees. Goes to Senate.

 

SENATE:

 

-Gave final passage to a bill allowing a parent to claim abandoned property of a child who died without a will. Goes to governor.

 

-Approved a bill saying the state's licensing of a physician, dentist or chiropractor can't be conditioned upon the person's participation in any public or private health insurance plan. Goes to House.

 

COMMITTEES:

 

-House Financial Services Committee sent several bills to reform the payday loan and title pawn industries to a subcommittee for more study.

 

AGENDA:_House and Senate meet at 9 a.m. Thursday.

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