MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A summary of action in the Alabama Legislature on Tuesday, the 18th meeting day of the regular session:
-Passed three bills to further regulate sale and use of controlled substances as prescription drugs. Go to Senate.
-Unanimously approved a measure designed to combat child abuse and neglect by broadening the groups and professions that are statutorily required to report suspected cases to authorities. Goes to Senate.
-Passed a bill establishing a crime of aggravated cruelty to animals. Goes to Senate.
-Democrats debated bills at length to slow down action.
-Approved two routine bills to continue state regulatory boards for four more years. Go to governor.
-Senate Confirmations Committee meets at 8 a.m. Wednesday in room 727 of the Statehouse to consider appointments to state boards.
-House Judiciary Committee meets at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in room 123 to consider a bill to make it a crime of assault it the third if assault is committed by a person 21 years of age or older against a person who is less than 18 years of age on school property.
-House Economic Development and Tourism Committee will meet at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in room 418 to consider a bill to allow wine manufacturers to sell wine in tasting rooms.
-House Education Policy Committee meets at 2 p.m. Wednesday in room 418 to consider a bill to allow children who are home schooled to participate in extracurricular activities at a public school.
-Senate meets at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday and the House at 3:30 p.m.
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