ALABAMA SENATE

This Week in the Senate

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Regular Session 2003
Convened March 4th
Week 10

 

18th Legislative Day

 

The Senate convened its 18th Legislative Day at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 6th. Prayer was delivered by Rev. Jiles Williams, New Providence Missionary Baptist Church, Montgomery. Reverend Williams also serves on the Montgomery County Commission. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Senate Page, Mr. Michael Mills, Holy Cross Episcopal School, Montgomery.

The Senate proceeded to consideration of Unfinished Business from the 17th Legislative Day, that being HB 89, one of the Sunset bills required to be considered under the provisions of Section 41-20-10(b), Code of Alabama.

HB 89 was given final passage.

Pursuant to Section 41-20-10(b), Code of Alabama, the Senate proceeded to consideration of further bills, previously passed by the House, affecting state agencies which fall under the State Sunset laws. Under the provisions of this section, the Senate, by 3/5 vote, set aside immediate consideration of Sunset legislation in order to receive introduction of Senate bills and reports of all Senate Standing Committees except Confirmations.

Senate Bills 464-476 were introduced, given 1st Reading and referred to appropriate Senate Standing Committees.

The following bills were reported favorably from Senate Standing Committees, given 2nd Reading, and ordered placed on the Senate Calendar for consideration on subsequent legislative days:

Banking & Insurance: SB 268, SB 347, SB 413, SB 16, SB 130, SB 378, HB 46, HB 312.

Finance & Taxation Education: SB 225, SB 292, SB 354.

Judiciary: SB 407, SB 417, HB 162, SB 280, HB 20, SB 262.

Governmental Affairs: SB 128, SB 424, SB 238, SB 345, SB 392, SB 108, SB 260, SB 293, HB 151, SB 418, SB 422, SB 423.

Education: SB 241, HB 143, SB 68, SB 447.

Constitution, Campaign Finance, Ethics & Elections: SB 442, SB 284, SB 216, SB 356, HB 79, SB 406, SB 304, SB 285, HB 59, HB 60, HB 68, SB 450.

Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry: SB 332, SB 334, SB 377, SB 351, HB 198, HB 81.

Commerce, Transportation & Utilities: HB 288, SB 375, SB 416, SB 420, SB 441, SB 415, SB 446, SB 429, HB 199.

Health: HB 10, SB 73, SB 267, SB 388, SB 250.

Energy & Natural Resources: HB 186.

Children, Youth Affairs & Human Resources: SB 402, SB 360.

Local Legislation #1: SB 27, SB 28, SB 350, HB 18, HB 26, HB 27, HB 207, HB 208, HB 331, HB 412, HB 413, HB 460, HB 473, SB 291, SB 382, SB 400, HB 492, SB 453, SB 463, HB 326, HB 398, HB 481, SB 404, SB 208, HB 213, HB 424, HB 448, HB 449.

Local Legislation #2: HB 119, HB 333, HB 414, SB 318, SB 45, SB 240.

Pursuant to Senate Rule 23, the following bills, having been previously referred to the Senate Rules Committee for assignment, were referred to appropriate Senate Standing Committees:

SB 104: Finance & Taxation General Fund
SB 115: same
SB 107: same
HB 178: Economic Expansion & Trade.
SB 341: Health
SB 364: same
SB 106: Constitution, Campaign Finance, Ethics & Elections

The Senate then proceeded to consideration of the next Sunset Bill, HB 88.

The Senate adjourned to convene again at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, May 8th. The Unfinished Business upon convening will be further consideration of HB 88.

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19th Legislative Day

 

The Senate convened its 19th Legislative Day at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, May 8th. Prayer was delivered by Dr. Mike McLemore, Pastor, Lakeside Baptist Church, Birmingham. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Senate Pages, Miss Christine Marsh and Miss Jessica Beashears, Oxford High School.

The Senate took up the Unfinished Business from the 18th Legislative Day, HB 88, and gave final passage to that legislation.

The Senate then proceeded to the next Sunset bill, HB 87, and gave final passage to that legislation.

Pursuant to Section 41-20-10(b), Code of Alabama, the Senate, by 3/5 vote, set aside immediate consideration of Sunset legislation in order to receive House Messages and to receive introduction of Senate bills.

The following bills, having previously been passed by the House, were received, given 1st Reading in the Senate and referred to appropriate Senate Standing Committees:

HB 485: Local Legislation #1
HB 163: Local Legislation #2
HB 152: per Senate Rule 23, referred to the Senate Rules Committee for further assignment
HB 273: Local Legislation #2
HB 586: Local Legislation #1
HB 578: same
HB 583: same
HB 218: per Senate Rule 23, referred to the Senate Rules Committee for further assignment
HB 410: Education
HB 254: Health
HB 187: Commerce, Transportation & Utilities
HB 223: Judiciary
HB 197: Economic Expansion & Trade
HB 71: Children, Youth Affairs & Human Resources
HB 498: Tourism & Marketing
HB 375: Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry
HB 313: same
HB 216: Governmental Affairs
HB 188: Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry
HB 134: Banking & Insurance
HB 329: Energy & Natural Resources
HB 440: Industrial Development & Recruitment
HB 508: Banking & Insurance
HB 660: Tourism & Marketing
HB 393: Education
HB 379: Judiciary
HB 215: Banking & Insurance
HB 214: same
HB 174: Constitution, Campaign Finance, Ethics & Elections
HB 489: Judiciary
HB 5: Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry
HB 401: Health
HB 491: Judiciary
HB 157: Children, Youth Affairs & Human Resources
HB 337: Commerce, Transportation & Utilities
HB 319: Judiciary
HB 367: Education
HB 490: Judiciary
HB 392: Education
HB 322: Health
HB 217: same
HB 323: Judiciary
HB 434: Energy & Natural Resources
HB 289: Judiciary
HB 104: same
HB 127: Constitution, Campaign Finance, Ethics & Elections
HB 125: Children, Youth Affairs & Human Resources
HB 419: Constitution, Campaign Finance, Ethics & Elections
HB 73: Economic Expansion & Trade
HB 76: Judiciary
HB 450: Finance & Taxation Education
HB 374: Veterans & Military Affairs
HB 582: Local Legislation #1
HB 506: same
HB 570: same
HB 599: same
HB 585: same
HB 613: same
HB 549: same
HB 616: same
HB 525: Economic Expansion & Trade
HB 524: same
HB 644: Local Legislation #1
HB 634: same
HB 633: same
HB 596: same
HB 645: same
HB 575: same
HB 562: same
HB 639: same
HB 615: same
HB 640: same
HB 455: Local Legislation #2
HB 638: Local Legislation #1
HB 427: Finance & Taxation General Fund
HB 411: Energy & Natural Resources

The Senate non-concurred in the House Amendment to Senate Bill 126, and requested a Committee on Conference. The Chair announced Senate conferees: Senators Figures, Denton, Biddle. The House acceded to the Senate request for Conference Committee to resolve the differences between the two houses.

The following House Joint Resolutions were received by the Senate and referred to the Senate Rules Committee: House Joint Resolutions 267, 332, 333, 334, 335, 336, 338, 293, 294, 279, 285, 291, 290, 262, 260, 261, 274, 275, 305, 306, 315, 304, 268, 218, 224, 219, 225, 252, 240, 254, 243, 235, 233, 234, 236, 242, 241, 239, 237, 238, 250, 245, 244, 231, 232, 4 and 373.

Senate Bills 477-486 were introduced, given 1st Reading and referred to appropriate Senate Standing Committees. To view Senate 1st Readings and standing committee assignments, go to ALISON.

Pursuant to Section 41-20-10(b), Code of Alabama, the Senate, by 3/5 vote, set aside immediate consideration of Sunset legislation in order to receive a report from the Senate Rules Committee.

The Senate Rules Committee favorably reported the following House Joint Resolutions, which were then adopted by the Senate: HJR 332, HJR 267.

The Senate adjourned to convene again at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 13th. The immediate business at that time will be further consideration of Sunset legislation.

 

 

A Regular Session can consist of no more than 30 Legislative (meeting) Days within a 105-calendar day period.

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