Summary of action in the Alabama Legislature
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A summary of action in the Alabama Legislature on Tuesday, the 19th meeting day of the regular session:
Discussed but delayed voting on a $1.8 billion General Fund budget to give members more time to study the spending plan.
Passed bill to refinance up to $7.5 million in bonds to repair leaks and do other maintenance at the Alabama Judicial Building. Goes to Senate.
Passed a bill to spend $52.7 million in tobacco settlement money to fund programs that receive funds from the Children First Trust Fund. Goes to Senate.
Caught up with the introduction of bills that hadn't been introduced due to a week of stalling tactics.
Did not vote on any bills because of a dispute between the Democratic majority and Republican minority over which bills should be addressed.
The House Health Committee voted to defeat a bill that would have set up a process to register and license midwives.
Senate Judiciary Committee meets at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in room 727 of the Statehouse.
House Constitution and Elections Committee meets at 9 a.m. Wednesday in room 603 to consider a bill to require candidates to file campaign finance reports even if they don't have opposition.
House Government Operations Committee meets at 9 a.m. Wednesday in room 622.
House Judiciary Committee meets at 9 a.m. Wednesday in room 123.
House Public Safety Committee meets at 9 a.m. in room 602.
House Education Appropriations Committee meets at 9 a.m. in room 617.
Senate Finance and Taxation-Education Committee meets at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in room 727.
House Health Committee meets at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Joint Briefing Room.
Senate Finance and Taxation-General Fund Committee meets at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in room 727.
House Government Appropriations Committee meets at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in room 617.
House Education Policy Committee meets at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in room 602 to consider bill to require teaching of character education in public schools.
House Committee on Boards and Commissions meets at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in room 601.
House County and Municipal Government Committee meets at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.
House Tourism and Travel Committee meets at 1:30 p.m. in room 123.
Senate meets at 11 a.m. Thursday and House at 2:30 p.m.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“It's obvious you want confrontation. That's fine. Let's have it.“ — Sen. Dell Marsh, R-Anniston, speaking to Sen. Lowell Barron, D-Fyffe.
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