New laws enacted by the Alabama legislature

Alabama State House

Wondering what bills became law this session? We’ve got a roundup of some of the latest measures enacted by the Alabama legislature. Check these out:

House Bill 1, known as the Alabama Student Religious Liberties Act, protects religious expression in schools and bars local boards of education from discriminating against students or parents on the basis of religion.

Officers of limited liability companies under House Bill 54 clarifies which jurisdiction can govern a limited liability company.

After heated debate, Senate Bill 89, imposes membership, term, and compensation limits on the Birmingham Water Works Board and any other water works board serving customers outside its principal location.

House Bill 91 says that as long as a car rental company is licensed as a whole, individual employees do not have to be licensed to sell insurance along with a rental contract.

The Secretary of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency can appoint a Homeland Security Adviser under House Bill 98.

Under House Bill 101, 18 is now the age of consent for participating in research conducted by a college or university.

Senate Bill 118 revises the citizenship qualifications for CPA certification and reduces the semester and quarter hour education requirements for eligibility to sit for the CPA examination.

House Bill 179 outlines eligibility for members of the Credit Union Board of the Alabama Credit Union Administration and the governor’s new authority to approve or nominate members.

Restaurants and food retailers will have to post the country of origin of certain products containing catfish, under House Bill 186.

House Bill 189 clarifies the roles of the Department of Senior Services commissioner and its 16-member advisory board.

A new board will oversee Alabama’s two-year colleges, under Senate Bill 191.

House Bill 231 outlines new regulations for heating and air conditioning contractors, including training now available through the Alabama Home Builders Foundation.

The Department of Children’s Affairs is now the Department of Early Childhood Education, thanks to House Bill 233. The change reflects new responsibility for developing a comprehensive system of high quality early learning and care.

Under House Bill 246, heart defibrillators can only be operated by someone who has completed training in defibrillator use and CPR, including instruction on psychomotor skills and emergency cardiovascular treatment.

Want more? Click here for the complete list, including local laws and those enacted earlier in the legislative session.