Alabama legislative preview: Day 9 – Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Alabama State Capitol

Here is what state legislators have on their plate Tuesday:

House: Convenes Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.

HB194: Palliative and end of life individual health plans, authorized to provide health care and other directives to health care providers, schools, etc. for terminally ill minors, Alex Hoover Act, Secs. 22- 8A-15 to 22-8A-18, inclusive, added; Secs. 22-8A-2, 22-8A-3, 22-8A-7 am’d.

  • Sponsored by Brierfield-Republican state Rep. April Weaver

HB202: Terminally ill minors, Palliative and End of Life Individual Health Plans to be used in school setting, program established, Secs. 16- 30B-1 to 16-30B-6, inclusive, added.

  • Sponsored by Brierfield-Republican state Rep. April Weaver

HB106: Court reporters, state salary tied to pay scale of Alabama Personnel Dept. Pay Plan for state employees, subject to cost-of-living and merit raises, provide pay for court reporter returning to state service, provide salary of supernumerary court reporters, Secs. 12- 17-274, 12-17-292 am’d.

  • Sponsored by Dothan-Republican state Rep. Paul Lee

HB166: Marriage and Family Therapy Board, practice of marriage and family therapy further defined to include diagnosis of mental and emotional problems, certain limitations deleted, Sec. 34-17A-3 am’d.

  • Sponsored by Daphne-Republican state Rep. Randy Davis

HB39: Driver’s licenses and similar cards, applicant for new or renewal, inclusion of emergency contact information in records of Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency.

  • Sponsored by Daphne-Republican state Rep. Randy Davis

HB164: Tax Exemption Reform Act, grace period to obtain or renew certificate of exemption from Dept. of Revenue for united appeal fund entities and supported charities provided through Sept. 30, 2018, Sec. 40-9-12.1added.

  • Sponsored by Trussville-Republican state Rep. Danny Garrett

HB299: Pharmaceutical Services Providers, may petition Dept. of Revenue for direct refund of overpayment of supplemental privilege tax, Sec. 40- 26B-9 am’d.

  • Sponsored by Chatom-Democrat state Rep. Elaine Beech

HB53: Environment, Alabama Legacy for Environmental Research Trust, abolished, Sec. 22-30B-19 repealed.

  • Sponsored by Sylacauga-Republican state Rep. Ronald Johnson

HB228: State agencies, to permit but not mandate the use of national motto “In God We Trust” in and on public buildings and vehicles.

  • Sponsored by Hayden-Republican state Rep. David Standridge

HB248: First-time home buyers, to establish ability to open first-time home buyer savings accounts to save funds for a down payment and closing costs and establish a tax deduction for contributions to the account.

  • Sponsored by Fayette-Republican state Rep. Kyle South

HB35: Taxation, certain tax-exempt public water and sewer authorities, districts, boards, and systems eligible as government entities for certificates of exemptions from the Dept. of Revenue, Sec. 40-9-14.1 am’d.

  • Sponsored by Athens-Republican state Rep. Danny Crawford

HB85: Prosecutions for tax law violations, Dept. of Revenue authorized to reimburse Attorney General or district attorney for associated costs, Sec. 40-2-11 am’d.

  • Sponsored by Sylacauga-Republican state Rep. Ronald Johnson

HB56: Alabama Disaster Recovery Program, established to assist counties and municipalities with disaster recovery, committee to administer, Sec. 31-9-86 added; Secs. 31-9-10, 31-9-83 am’d.

  • Sponsored by Rainsville-Republican state Rep. Nathaniel Ledbetter

HB13: Education, time increased for public K-12 teachers to give notice of terminating employment from 5 to 30 days, requirement for postsecondary education employees deleted, Sec. 16-24C-11 am’d.

  • Sponsored by Woodland-Republican state Rep. Bob Fincher

HB91: Motor vehicles, distinctive license plates, Helping Schools, fee increased, Sec. 32-6-300 am’d.

  • Sponsored by Montgomery-Democrat state Rep. Thad McClammy

HB277: Dogs, dangerous defined, procedure and hearing provided to determine if dangerous, registration, penalties, liability of owner, Emily’s Law.

  • Sponsored by Rainsville-Republican state Rep. Nathaniel Ledbetter

HB86: Municipality, repeal laws that abolished certain municipalities and provide that each municipal corporation that was abolished by a law shall function as a municipality from the date of its initial organization.

  • Sponsored by Anniston-Democrat state Rep. Barbara Boyd

Senate: Convenes Tuesday at 2:00 p.m.

The Alabama Senate has not yet released a proposed special order calendar. This post will be updated once one has been released.