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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Defining “Male” and “Female” in Alabama State Law

*This bill passed the House and its Senate committee. It awaits a vote on the Senate floor* Currently, Alabama law does not define “male” and “female.” House Bill 111, sponsored by State Rep. Susan DuBose, seeks to codify biological definitions of “male,” “female,” “boy,” “girl,” and other similar terms in our state law. Among other…

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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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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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