Summary of Action in Alabama Legislature


By Alabama News Network

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A summary of action in the Alabama Legislature on Thursday, the 17th meeting day of the regular session:




-Gave final approval to a bill setting up a procedure to grant posthumous pardons for the Scottsboro Boys. Goes to governor.


-Held a moment of silence to remember civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. on the 45th anniversary of his assassination.


-Approved a bill to create a review board for the state's aquaculture industry. Goes to Senate.


-Approved a measure to only require elections officials to count write-in votes if they will affect the outcome of election. Goes to Senate.


-Voted to create the Alabama Tax Appeal Commission so the state would conform to the federal Taxpayer Bill of Rights. Goes to Senate.


-Voted for a bill that would provide tax credits for the rehabilitation of historic structures. Goes to Senate.




-Gave final approval to a bill limiting lawsuits over commercial aircraft built in Alabama. Signed by governor.


-Passed a bill to change Alabama's pistol permit laws, including requiring a sheriff to notify a person why a permit application was rejected. Goes to House.


-Made changes to a House-passed bill requiring state agencies to consider the economic impact of proposed regulations. Goes back to House.




-Senate Commerce, Transportation and Utilities Committee blocked a bill to permit the construction of public buildings without using traditional sealed bids.




-House meets at 1 p.m. Tuesday and Senate at 1:30 p.m.

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