Summary of action in Alabama Legislature
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A summary of action in the Alabama Legislature on Thursday, the 22nd meeting day of the regular session:
—Joined with the Senate and the governor to present the Law Enforcement Medal of Honor to the family of Mobile police Officer Steven Green, who was killed in the line of duty.
—Passed a bill to establish code red drills for Alabama schools to include safety, weather and other issues besides fires. Goes to Senate.
—Approve legislation to allow someone operating a boat in an accident to be charged with criminal negligent homicide or assault in the first degree. Goes to Senate.
—Passed a bill to allow the State Employees' Insurance Board to offer a high deductible health insurance plan. Goes to Senate.
—Passed a bill to make sure public officials' home addresses and children's names are not included when the State Ethics Commission posts their annual financial statements on the Internet. Goes to House.
—Gave final approval to a bill allowing draft beer sales in New Brockton. Goes to governor.
—Delayed action on a bill to reduce educational benefits for the spouses and children of military veterans killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty.
—Delayed action on a House-passed bill to set up a Fair Ballot Commission to explain constitutional amendments appearing on Alabama ballots.
—House and Senate meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday.