ICYMI: This week at the Statehouse

Alabama Statehouse

What happened at the statehouse this week? Glad you asked! Here are a few things you might have missed from week eight of the 2015 legislative session.

•Sen. Cam Ward’s proposal to reform Alabama prisons is inching closer to the finish line.

•Victims of domestic violence would have stronger protection under House Bill 320The legislation passed out of committee this week.

•A House panel on commerce considered a bill to add term limits, pay caps, and new members to the Birmingham Water Works Board.

•Still no answer on whether ride share services like Uber and Lyft will be coming to Alabama.

•Alabama finally has an official crustacean, thanks to legislation passed in the House on Thursday. That was the only bill to come out of the House before lawmakers adjourned for the weekend. Still no word on whether the queen honey bee will become Alabama’s official agricultural insect.