Summary of Action in Alabama Legislature

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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:

 

HOUSE:

 

-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.

 

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.

 

COMMITTEES:

 

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

 

AGENDA:

 

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

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