Alabama lawmakers will hold their organizational session next month.
Legislators meet in Montgomery beginning Jan. 8 to organize for the four-year-term.
Lawmakers will elect a speaker of the house and other leadership positions, approve rules and receive committee assignments.
The organizational session can last until Jan. 17.
Gov. Kay Ivey and other statewide elected officials will be sworn into office on Jan. 14.
The first day of the 2019 regular legislative session is March 5.
Republished with permission from the Associated Press.