Legislative orientation begins this week in Montgomery

Alabama State House

Members of the Alabama Legislature will be in Montgomery this week for legislative orientation ahead of the 2019 session.

During the three-day orientation, spanning Tuesday through Thursday, new and veteran state legislators will get a crash course on how the Legislature operates from committee meetings to parliamentary procedure to how to file a bill, and even rules on ethics.

Between both chambers, new office-holders in both parties represent 42 of the 140 seats.

The 2019 organization sessions begins January 8. The regular legislative session begins March 5.