Summary of action in Alabama Legislature

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

HOUSE:

—Met briefly to allow legislators to introduce bills and handle routine procedural business.

SENATE:

—Met briefly to handle routine procedural business.

COMMITTEES:

—Senate Education Committee held a public hearing, but did not vote on a bill to give school systems more flexibility in complying with state laws.

—Senate Fiscal Responsibility and Accountability Committee approved five bills that are part of a government efficiency and consolidation package affecting the state's law enforcement agencies, information technology programs, and legislative services. Go to Senate.

—Senate Finance and Taxation-General Fund Committee approved a bill requiring the repayment of $437 million taken from a state trust fund to shore up the state General Fund budget. Goes to Senate.

—House Education Policy Committee approved a bill to give school systems more flexibility.

—House Health Committee killed a bill to legalize medical marijuana.

—House Health Committee approved a bill to stiffen the regulations regarding the operation of abortion clinics.

AGENDA:

—House meets at 9 a.m. Thursday and Senate at 9:30 a.m.

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