The Alabama House of Representatives failed to vote on legislation that would have required police officers to collect data about race and traffic stops.
The bill sought to require law enforcement agencies statewide to record data about the race and ethnicity of stopped motorists. The Alabama Senate had unanimously approved the measure, but the bill has continued to hit roadblocks in House, despite the measure being among the the session’s top priority for African-American lawmakers.
The bill was scheduled on both Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s special order agendas, but has yet to be taken up for debate.
House Speaker Mac McCutcheon said it is not on the schedule for Thursday.