Summary of action in Alabama Legislature

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A summary of action in the Alabama Legislature on Tuesday, the 23rd meeting day of the regular session:

HOUSE:

—Passed a bill to restructure how the Medicaid program provides services. Goes to Senate.

—Passed a $1.75 billion General Fund budget. Goes back to Senate.

SENATE:

—Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh announced the Senate will not consider bills repealing Common Core school standards.

—Approved a bill that would restructure the board for the Teachers Retirement System, including removing the executive secretary of the Alabama Education Association. Goes to House.

—Passed a bill to allow a private developer to operate a convention hotel at Gulf State Park. Goes to House.

—Passed a bill to prohibit a recipient of public assistance from using the benefits to purchase liquor, tobacco or lottery tickets. Goes to House.

—Killed a bill to exempt current legislators from a prohibition on public employees serving in the Legislature after the 2014 election.

COMMITTEES:

—House Commerce and Small Business Committee held a public hearing on a gun permit bill but did not vote. Goes to House.

—House Public Safety Committee approved a bill to allow the installation of cameras on the exterior of school buses to record drivers passing stopped busses illegally. Goes to House.

AGENDA:

—Senate Education Committee meets at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in room 727 of the Statehouse to consider a bill revising the Alabama Accountability Act.

—Senate Finance and Taxation-Education Committee meet at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in room 727 to consider the education budget and teacher pay raise.

—Senate Health Committee meets at noon Wednesday in room 304 to consider legislation allowing nurse practitioners to prescribe some pain medications.

—Senate Judiciary Committee meets at 1 p.m. Wednesday in room 325 to consider child abuse legislation.

—House Health Committee meets at 9 a.m. Wednesday in the Joint Briefing Room to consider bill to regulate tanning facilities.

—House Ways and Means Education Committee meets at 9 a.m. Wednesday in room 617 to consider a bill to provide tax exemptions for cultural districts in most Alabama cities.

—House Education Policy Committee meets at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Room 617 to discuss making changes to the Accountability Act of 2013.

—Senate met at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday and House meets at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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