Politics & Government
4:49 am
Fri January 17, 2014

Legislative Overview for Friday

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A summary of action in the Alabama Legislature on Thursday, the third meeting day of the regular session:

HOUSE:

—Approved a bill to create an independent agency to oversee taxpayer disputes. Goes to Senate.

—Passed a bill to raise the threshold where small businesses have to make estimated sales tax payments. Goes to Senate.

—Approved a bill to set a $10,000 threshold for firms to file itemized statements when they pay taxes on movable property. Goes to Senate.

—Passed a bill to allow the state Revenue Department to suspend the collection of any tax if collecting it costs more than the tax produces. Goes to Senate.

SENATE:

—Delayed action on a bill to place new restrictions on lobbying by former legislators.

—Passed a bill to raise the threshold where small businesses have to make estimated sales tax payments. Goes to House.

AGENDA:

—House meets at 1 p.m. Tuesday and Senate at 2 p.m.