Gerald Allen

Proposed Amendment
7:01 pm
Tue May 21, 2013

Ballot Question Could Add Foreign Law Protections

Alabama voter will get to decide if they want to prohibit the state from recognizing laws of other states in making legal decisions if they violate the public policy of Alabama.

In a swift-moving late-night session, the Alabama Legislature approved a bill that will put a Constitutional amendment in the hands of the voters.

If passed, the amendment would prohibit the state from recognizing laws of other states in making legal decisions if they violate the public policy of Alabama. Further, it would prohibit applying foreign law in violation of the rights of citizens.

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Bidding Public Buildings
4:23 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

Bill To Allow No-Bid Construction Projects Stopped

A bill that would have allowed the construction of public buildings without going through the traditional competition with sealed bids has been stopped in the Ala. Senate.
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An Alabama Senate committee has stopped a bill that would have allowed the construction of public buildings without going through the traditional competition with sealed bids.


The chairman of the Senate Commerce, Transportation and Utilities Committee got his committee to vote Thursday to carry over indefinitely the bill that would create a new option for constructing public buildings. Chairman Gerald Allen of Tuscaloosa said the construction industry was too divided over the bill, and the committee decided not to get involved.

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