Summary of action in Alabama Legislature

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

COMMITTEES:

—Senate Education Committee approved a House-passed bill to allow county school system to opt out of state education laws. Goes to Senate.

—Senate Finance and Taxation-General Fund Committee approved a bill to reduce the number of times that voter registration lists must be published in newspapers. Goes to Senate.

—House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee approved a Senate-passed bill to consolidate state law enforcement programs. Goes to House.

—House Education Policy Committee delayed action on two bills that would have armed some teachers in Alabama Schools.

—House Constitution Campaigns and Elections Committee approved a bill that would require Alabama residents to register to vote 17 days before an election instead of the current 10 days. Goes to House.

—House Ways and Means Education Committee approved a bill that would provide tax credits for rehabilitating historic structures or non-historic buildings that were built before 1936. Goes to House.

—House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee approves bill to consolidate a number of state law enforcement agencies into one organization approved by the House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee.

—House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee Wednesday approved the bill to consolidate various state law enforcement agencies into one organization. Goes to House.

AGENDA:

—House meets at 9 a.m. Thursday and Senate at 10 a.m.

—Senate Tourism and Marketing Committee meets at 8:30 a.m. Thursday in room 727 of the Statehouse to consider legislation affecting the management of Gulf State Park.



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