Alabama legislative preview: May 9 – May 10, 2017

Alabama State Capitol

With only six days weeks left in the Alabama Legislature’s 2017 Regular Session, Yellowhammer State senators and representatives are scrambling to push their priorities through the often laborious legislative process before time runs out.

Here is a preview of what our representatives in Montgomery will be tackling this week:

House: Convenes Tuesday at 1 p.m.

HB574 caps incentives made by the Alabama Jobs Acts at $850 million and provides that the incentives are not available to qualifying projects for which project agreements have not been executed on or before December 31,  2019. It also extends eligibility for incentives under the act to projects for which project agreements have been executed on or before December 31, 2023, and exempts mega-projects.

  • Sponsored by Brewton-Republican Rep. Alan Baker

HB571 redraws districts for members of the Alabama House of Representatives following an order from a federal court decision, which declared certain districts unconstitutional.

  • Sponsored by Daphne-Republican Rep. Randy Davis

Senate: Convenes Tuesday at 2 p.m.

To be updated when Senate posts Special Order Calendar.

Unfinished Business

There are still several issues left unfinished at this point in the session, including a prison construction plan, state budgets, autism legislation, as well as child care regulations.