Summary of action in Alabama Legislature
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A summary of action in the Alabama Legislature on Wednesday, the final meeting day of the regular session:
—Joined the Senate in giving final approval to a bill making several revisions in Alabama's immigration law. Goes to governor.
—Blocked action on a bill that would allow Jefferson County to enact an occupational tax.
—Gave final approval to legislation combining the Department of Industrial Relations and the Department of Labor. Goes to governor.
—Joined the Senate in voting to raise fees for court cases. Goes to governor.
—Joined the House in approving a $1.67 billion General Fund budget. Goes to governor.
—Joined the House in approving an extra $44.5 million appropriation for prisons to help finish out this budget year. Goes to governor.
—Approved the governor's selection of Brian Christopher Hamilton and Chip Hazelrig, both of Birmingham, as trustees for the University of Montevallo.
—Joined the House in approving a $5.4 billion education budget for the upcoming school year. Goes to governor.
—Gave final passage to a bill raising the income level where state employees have to file annual financial disclosure statements from $50,000 to $75,000. Goes to governor.
—Legislature begins special session on drawing new legislative districts Thursday.