Representative Patricia Todd http://apr.org en Alabama House Approves Payday Loan Database http://apr.org/post/alabama-house-approves-payday-loan-database <p></p><p>The Alabama House of Representatives has voted to create a state database to enforce existing limits on payday loans.</p><p>Representatives approved the bill on a 93-1 vote Thursday morning. It now moves to the Alabama Senate.</p><p>Birmingham Rep. Patricia Todd called the creation of the database a good first step in the regulation of the payday loan industry.</p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 21:38:11 +0000 The Associated Press 48380 at http://apr.org Alabama House Approves Payday Loan Database Roy Moore Joins Fight Against Gay Marriage http://apr.org/post/roy-moore-joins-fight-against-gay-marriage <p>Known for fighting to display the Ten Commandments in his state's judicial building, Alabama's chief justice is jumping into the national gay marriage debate. Roy Moore has sent letters to all 50 governors urging them to get their legislatures to call for a convention to add an amendment to the U.S. Constitution recognizing only unions between one man and one woman. Moore says the country's moral foundation is under attack, and a state-initiated convention under Article V of the Constitution is the only way to stop it. An Article V convention has never been held. Fri, 07 Feb 2014 08:35:50 +0000 Associated Press 46368 at http://apr.org Roy Moore Joins Fight Against Gay Marriage Group Rallies To Limit Payday Loans In Alabama http://apr.org/post/group-rallies-limit-payday-loans-alabama <p></p><p>About 50 people rallied on the Statehouse steps in Montgomery to show their support for legislation limiting interest rates on payday and title loans.</p><p>Members of the Alliance for Responsible Lending gathered Tuesday to support bills from Democratic Rep. Rod Scott of Fairfield and Patricia Todd of Birmingham that limit interest to 36 percent. The group backing the bills includes representatives of Alabama Appleseed, the Alabama Federation of Republican Women, the state NAACP, and AARP.</p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 22:02:33 +0000 The Associated Press 46198 at http://apr.org Group Rallies To Limit Payday Loans In Alabama Bill Would Legalize Marijuana Derivative In Ala. http://apr.org/post/bill-would-legalize-marijuana-derivative-ala <p>A bill planned for the upcoming session of the Alabama Legislature would legalize a substance derived from marijuana that is believed to help control seizures in children.</p><p>Republican Rep. Mike Ball of Madison told al.com that he plans to sponsor the bill to allow parents of children with certain neurological and epileptic disorders to possess cannabidiol. He says it doesn't produce a high and has no street value.</p> Sat, 04 Jan 2014 16:41:39 +0000 The Associated Press 44381 at http://apr.org Bill Would Legalize Marijuana Derivative In Ala. Ala. House Panel Votes 'No' On Medical Marijuana http://apr.org/post/ala-house-panel-votes-no-medical-marijuana <P>An Alabama House committee has defeated a bill that would have legalized the sale of medical marijuana.</P> <P>The committee voted 12-2 against the bill by Democratic Rep, Patricia Todd of Birmingham.</P> <P>Todd told committee members that marijuana can ease the pain of people suffering from cancer or other diseases. She said the image of someone toking on a joint is not always accurate with medical marijuana which is often taken in pill form or in food. Wed, 06 Feb 2013 22:56:14 +0000 The Associated Press 24493 at http://apr.org Ala. House Panel Votes 'No' On Medical Marijuana Ala. House To Consider Bill To Legalize Marijuana http://apr.org/post/ala-house-consider-bill-legalize-marijuana <P>A bill has been pre-filed in the Alabama House that would legalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes.</P> <P>The sponsor, Democratic Rep. Patricia Todd of Birmingham, says legalizing the drug for medical purposes would help cancer patients receiving chemotherapy and others suffering from severe pain. Wed, 30 Jan 2013 23:11:19 +0000 The Associated Press 24062 at http://apr.org Ala. House To Consider Bill To Legalize Marijuana