Summary of action in Alabama Legislature


MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A summary of action in the Alabama Legislature on Tuesday, the first meeting day of the 2013 regular session:


— Joined the Senate in listening to the governor's State of the State speech.

—House Speaker Mike Hubbard gave the oath of office to two new members of the House, Republicans David Standridge of Hayden and Mack Butler of Rainbow City.

—Had a moment of silence for Rep. Yvonne Kennedy of Mobile, who died since the end of the last session


—Passed a resolution memorializing Dale County school bus driver Charles Albert Poland Jr., who was killed last week while trying to stop a kidnapping. Goes to House.


— House Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security meets at 10 a.m. Wednesday in room 418 at the Alabama Statehouse to discuss a proposed constitutional amendment to grant Alabama citizens the right to bear arms.

— House Ways and Means Education Committee meets at 10 a.m. Wednesday in room 617.

— House Committee on Boards, Agencies and Commissions meets at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in room 428.

— House Health will meet upon adjournment of House Wednesday in the Joint Briefing Room to discuss a proposal to legalize medical marijuana and to have a public hearing on a bill to add requirements for providers of abortions.

— House Education Policy Committee meets at 1 p.m. Wednesday in room 418 to discuss a bill that would give local school systems more flexibility.

— House Judiciary Committee meets at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in room 123.

— House State Government Committee meets at 3 p.m. Wednesday in room 428.

— House Ways and Means General Fund Committee meets at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in room 617.

—Senate Confirmations Committee meets at 8 a.m. Wednesday in room 727 to consider approving some of the governor's appointments.

—Senate Education Committee meets at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in room 727 for a public hearing on school flexibility legislation.

—Senate Fiscal Responsibility and Accountability Committee meets at 11:30 a.m. in room 727 to consider legislation to consolidate law enforcement agencies.

—Senate Business and Labor Committee meets at 2 p.m. Wednesday in room 610 to consider right-to-work legislation.

—Senate meets at 11 a.m. Wednesday and House at 9 a.m.

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