Summary of action in Alabama Legislature
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A summary of action in the Alabama Legislature on Wednesday, the second meeting day of the regular session:
—Met briefly to allow legislators to introduce bills and handle routine procedural business.
—Met briefly to handle routine procedural business.
—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.
—House meets at 9 a.m. Thursday and Senate at 9:30 a.m.