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: HOUSE: —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. 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. COMMITTEES: —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. AGENDA: —House meets at 1 p.m. Tuesday and Senate at 2 p.m.