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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Gambling May Head to Conference Committee

Last Thursday, the Alabama House of Representatives voted to non-concur with the large changes the Senate made to the initial gambling bills that the House had passed. Now, three members of the House may eventually join with three members of the Senate for a conference committee on the issue. Depending on what happens in the…

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IVF Bill Is Now Law

*Update: Two identical bills passed the House and Senate. Gov. Kay Ivey has signed the Senate version of the bill into law. IVF clinics now have civil and criminal immunity to proceed as before in their treatment of embryos.* From a Mobile court case (LePage v. Mobile Infirmary Clinic, Inc.) that went to the Alabama…

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Senate Gambling Update

A short synopsis of Thursday night’s Gambling Vote in the Alabama Senate: Alabama Senate Republicans split their vote to expand the size of government, bringing Class III Vegas-Style Gambling and a Lottery to Alabama – while grandfathering in current illegal operators (plus a few others for good measure) in multiple locations around the state. 15…

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IVF Bills Pass in the House and Senate

*Two identical bills (HB237 and SB159) have been filed––one in the House, one in the Senate, respectively––that would grant immunity to IVF clinics in their handling of embryos, except for situations that arise of embryos being mishandled outside of IVF services. Both bills passed. While these bills allow IVF clinics to presumably resume their services,…

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Protecting Children by Holding Clergy Accountable

House Bill 125 passes the Alabama House of Representatives. This bill, if it also passes the Senate, 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 years of age, or a protected person under 22 years of age.…

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Gambling Passes in the House, Now Moves to Senate

Bills HB151 and HB152 were introduced and passed in the Alabama House of Representatives (HB151 = 70 “Yes” votes to 32 “No” votes; HB152 = 67 “Yes” votes to 31 “No” votes with 1 abstaining) on Thursday, Feb. 15th. Now, the bills move to the Senate where they could reach the floor quickly for a…

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The 2024 Legislative Session Begins

For the second straight year, ALCAP President Greg Davis opened the first session of the Alabama Senate in prayer on February 6th. It was an honor, and may we all be in prayer for our elected officials. Our Third Annual Prayer Rally ALCAP partnered with the Alabama Policy Institute and Eagle Forum of Alabama to…

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