Weekly Legislative News Update

*Update* Gambling Legalization Attempt Fails on Final Day of Session *Status: On the final day of the 2024 Legislative Session, there was a push for gambling to come up for a Senate vote up until the very end. The Educational Trust Fund Budget was used in an apparent final attempt to leverage a vote. These…

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A Gambling Vote Falls 1 Short in Senate

*Status: On Tuesday (April 30th), the gambling Conference Committee produced two bills (HB151 & HB152). Shortly afterwards, the House easily passed those bills. Later on that same night, the Senate voted and the bills failed by 1 vote (20 “Yes” votes to 15 “No” votes; 21 was needed to pass). The Senate could vote again…

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Weekly Legislative News Update

*Update* A Gambling Vote Falls 1 Short in Senate *Status: On Tuesday (April 30th), the gambling Conference Committee produced two bills (HB151 & HB152). Shortly afterwards, the House easily passed those bills. Later on that same night, the Senate voted and the bills failed by 1 vote (20 “Yes” votes to 15 “No” votes; 21…

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Weekly Legislative News Update

*Update* Protecting Children by Holding Clergy Accountable *Status: This bill has passed both the House and the Senate. It awaits Gov. Ivey’s signature to become law* House Bill 125 would make it unlawful for clergy in a position of trust or authority over a person to commit certain sex acts with an individual under 19…

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Gambling Conference Committee Members Selected

*Update: The Alabama House of Representatives (Whitt, Blackshear, Jones) and Senate (Gudger, Albritton, Singleton) have selected their three members for the upcoming gambling Conference Committee. If a gambling bill is created by the committee, there could be a vote by both the House and the Senate this week. Please contact (or re-contact) your two legislators…

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Legislative News Update

*The Alabama House of Representatives (Whitt, Blackshear, Jones) and Senate (Gudger, Albritton, Singleton) have selected their three members for the upcoming gambling Conference Committee. If a gambling bill is created by the committee, there could be a vote by both the House and the Senate this week. Please contact (or re-contact) your two legislators and…

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Potential Gambling Conference Committee Upcoming

*The House of Representatives has selected its three members for the potential upcoming Conference Committee (Whitt, Blackshear, Jones). We are still waiting on the Senate’s three appointments. That selection may happen this week, which would likely mean a vote by both the House and the Senate by this Thursday. Please contact (or re-contact) your two…

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