Summary of Action in Alabama Legislature

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A summary of action in the Alabama Legislature on Tuesday, the sixth meeting day of the 2013 regular session:

 

HOUSE:

 

-Gave final passage to legislation that guarantees repayment to The Alabama Trust Fund of money that was borrowed to the General Fund budget. Goes to governor.

 

-Passed after a bill placing stricter rules and regulations on abortion clinics. Goes to Senate.

 

-Passed a bill to allow small businesses to opt out of insurance requirements that they pay for birth control. Goes to Senate.

 

SENATE:

 

-Passed a bill that allows municipalities to pay for improvement made on military facilities. Goes to House.

 

-Approved legislation to create the crimes of elder abuse and financial exploitation of the elderly. Goes to House.

 

AGENDA:

 

-Senate Education Committee meets at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in room 727 st the Alabama Statehouse cuss a bill to give local schools more flexibility.

 

-Senate Judiciary Committee meets at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday in room 418 in the Alabama Statehouse to discuss a bill to increase the penalty for a fourth DUI conviction.

 

-House Health Committee meets at 9 a.m. Wednesday in the joint briefing room at the Alabama Statehouse to discuss legislation to further prohibit smoking on hospital campuses.

 

-House Economic Development and Tourism Committee meets at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in room 418 to legalize home brewing of small amounts.

 

-The House Education Policy Committee meets at 3 p.m. Wednesday in room 418 to consider legislation that would create the crime of trespass on a school bus.

 

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

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