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 Tuesday, the 23rd meeting day of the regular session:

 

HOUSE:

 

-Passed a bill to restructure how the Medicaid program provides services. Goes to Senate.

 

-Passed a $1.75 billion General Fund budget. Goes back to Senate.

 

SENATE:

 

-Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh announced the Senate will not consider bills repealing Common Core school standards.

 

-Approved a bill that would restructure the board for the Teachers Retirement System, including removing the executive secretary of the Alabama Education Association. Goes to House.

 

-Passed a bill to allow a private developer to operate a convention hotel at Gulf State Park. Goes to House.

 

-Passed a bill to prohibit a recipient of public assistance from using the benefits to purchase liquor, tobacco or lottery tickets. Goes to House.

 

-Killed a bill to exempt current legislators from a prohibition on public employees serving in the Legislature after the 2014 election.

 

COMMITTEES:

 

-House Commerce and Small Business Committee held a public hearing on a gun permit bill but did not vote. Goes to House.

 

-House Public Safety Committee approved a bill to allow the installation of cameras on the exterior of school buses to record drivers passing stopped busses illegally. Goes to House.

 

AGENDA:

 

-Senate Education Committee meets at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in room 727 of the Statehouse to consider a bill revising the Alabama Accountability Act.

 

-Senate Finance and Taxation-Education Committee meet at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in room 727 to consider the education budget and teacher pay raise.

 

-Senate Health Committee meets at noon Wednesday in room 304 to consider legislation allowing nurse practitioners to prescribe some pain medications.

 

-Senate Judiciary Committee meets at 1 p.m. Wednesday in room 325 to consider child abuse legislation.

 

-House Health Committee meets at 9 a.m. Wednesday in the Joint Briefing Room to consider bill to regulate tanning facilities.

 

-House Ways and Means Education Committee meets at 9 a.m. Wednesday in room 617 to consider a bill to provide tax exemptions for cultural districts in most Alabama cities.

 

-House Education Policy Committee meets at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Room 617 to discuss making changes to the Accountability Act of 2013.

 

-Senate met at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday and House meets at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.

 

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