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Alabama lawmakers moving bills

The Alabama House meets at 9AM today, and the Senate will meet at 10AM. {}Here's a look at what happened in both bodies Wednesday, according to the AP.

HOUSE: {}{}
  • Approved a $1,000 tax credit for Alabamians who adopt a child from Alabama.{}
  • Approved a bill clarifying that the state's sovereign immunity from lawsuits applies to teachers and state employees when they are carrying out their official duties.
SENATE:
  • Approved the governor's appointees to some state boards. {}
  • Debated, but did not vote on, a bill to expunge some criminal court records. {}{}
  • Approved a bill to restructure how the Legislature hires and supervises its staff.{}
  • Approved a bill setting up a new procedure for the Legislature to approve or reject regulations proposed by state agencies.
COMMITTEES: {}{}
  • Senate Fiscal Responsibility and Accountability Committee approved four bills to strengthen the regulations for getting welfare. {}
  • Senate Transportation, Utilities and Infrastructure Committee approved a bill to end the handling of telephone complaints by the state's utility regulatory board.{}
  • Senate Judiciary Committee approved bills to expand the crimes covered by Alabama's death penalty law and to speed up executions by changing the appeal process.{}
  • House Judiciary Committee approved bills to expand the crimes covered by Alabama's death penalty law and to speed up executions by changing the appeal process.{}

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