State House moves to special order calendar

Alabama State House
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Typically, the Alabama Legislature votes on bills by number, that is in the order the bills leave a committee or as set by a specific committee. In order to change the order a bill is considered on the floor it must be added to the special order calendar and approved by the Rules Committee.

For the first time this legislative session, the Rules Committee has put forth a resolution of a special order calendar. Upon the adoption of their resolution, the business they set “shall be the special and paramount order of business for the 7th legislative day taking precedence over the regular order of business or any pending or unfinished business.”