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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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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Pro-Life Legislation: The Pregnancy Resource Act

*Status: This bill passed the House and now heads to the Senate* Sponsored by State Rep. Jamie Kiel, the Pregnancy Resource Act (HB356) has been filed once again in this year’s Legislative Session. This bill would provide a state income tax credit to individuals and businesses that make contributions to eligible charitable organizations that operate as…

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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 years of age, or a protected person…

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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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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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