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Politics & Government
Fri January 24, 2014
Legislative Overview for Friday
A summary of action in the Alabama Legislature on Thursday, the sixth meeting day of the regular session:
—Approved a bill to end the Alabama Health Insurance Program for high-risk people who have trouble getting health insurance because the new federal health care law provides coverage. Goes to Senate.
—Approved a bill to create the Fair Ballot Commission, which would issue statements on what would happen if people vote for or against a proposed constitutional amendment. Goes to Senate.
—Passed a bill to allow county tag officials to sell vehicle registrations covering two years. Goes to House.
—Approved a bill to clarify that a wine bottle resealed by a restaurant does not violate Alabama's law prohibiting open liquor containers in cars. Goes to House.
—Passed a bill to allow the expunging of some criminal court records. Goes to House.
—Approved two bills setting up procedures for selecting delegates and setting parameters for how they can operate if there is ever a state-led convention to amend the U.S. Constitution. Goes to Senate.
—House meets at 1 p.m. Tuesday and Senate at 2 p.m.