Senator Phil Williams

Science & Health
6:42 am
Tue March 18, 2014

Wind Legislation Faces Public Hearing

Courtesy of Pioneer Green Energy

The first ever state regulations on wind energy could become law soon.  The legislation has already passed in the Senate and a public hearing is scheduled for tomorrow in the House.  Texas-based Pioneer Green Energy is charging the legislation is intended to stop two of their wind farms from being bu

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Science & Health
7:41 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Updated: Future of Wind Power in Alabama at a Defining Moment

Scott Detrow / StateImpact Pennsylvania

A bill now before the Alabama House would set the state’s first regulations on wind farms.  The plan would mean building large wind mills to generate electricity. The plan to regulate wind power in Alabama passed the Senate last week by a vote of 24-to-6.  Bill sponsor Republican Phil Williams represents Etowah and Cherokee Counties. He says he started looking into wind farms when he learned of two projects planned for his district.

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Youthful Offender
8:02 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

House Panel Says Exclude Some As Youthful Offenders

An Ala. House panel has approved a bill to exclude youthful offender status from those charged with the most serious crimes.
Credit istockphoto

The House Judiciary Committee has approved a bill to exclude those charged with the most serious crimes from having their cases settled under youthful offender status.

State Rep. Phil Williams of Huntsville is sponsoring the bill. It passed the committee Wednesday and would exclude those charged with Class A felonies from youthful offender status.

Youthful offender status means young people, usually younger than 21, can in most cases keep their convictions secret.

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Government Consolidation
5:56 pm
Tue February 12, 2013

Alabama Senate Votes For State IT Consolidation

Republican Sen. Phil Williams sponsored the bill to consolidate the information technology operations of all state agencies.

The Alabama Senate has voted to consolidate the information technology operations of all state agencies under a board that could outsource services.

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