ALABAMA SENATE

This Week in the Senate

1st Special Session 2003
Convened May 19th

 

3rd Legislative Day (1st Special Session)

 

The Senate convened its 3rd Legislative Day of the 1st Special Session, 2003, at 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 27th. Prayer was delivered by Reverend Leonard Slater, Family Life Bible Fellowship, Montgomery. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Senate Pages, Miss Taylor Blaylock and Miss Britney Blaylock, Gulf Shores High School.

The Senate received Messages from the House, informing the Senate that the House had concurred in Senate Joint Resolutions 1, 2 and 3.

HJR 2, having been adopted by both houses, was enrolled, signed by the Speaker of the House and President of the Senate, and sent to the Governor.

Upon Introduction of Bills, the following bills were introduced, given 1st Reading and referred to appropriate Senate Standing Committees:

SB 32 (French, et. al.): Education
SB 33 (French, Waggoner): Local Legislation #2
SB 34 (Waggoner, French): Local Legislation #2
SB 35 (Poole): Finance & Taxation General Fund
SB 36 (Biddle): Local Legislation #2

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

Finance & Taxation General Fund: SB 16
Finance & Taxation Education: SB 2, SB 3, SB 4, SB 7, SB 24.

The following Senate Joint Resolutions were offered and referred to the Senate Rules Committee: SJR 5, SJR 6, SJR 7, SJR 8, SJR 9.

The following House Joint Resolutions, previously adopted by the House of Representatives, were received and referred to the Senate Rules Committee: HJR 8, HJR 27, HJR 26, HJR 24, HJR 25, HJR 28, HJR 21, HJR 5, HJR 6, HJR 22, HJR 23.

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

HB 6: Local Legislation #1
HB 26: same
HB 2: Finance & Taxation General Fund
HB 7: same
HB 4: Finance & Taxation Education
HB 13: same
HB 22: same

The Senate proceeded to consideration of Senate Bill 1, and adopted the pending amendment from the Senate Finance & Taxation Education Committee.

The Senate adjourned to reconvene at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 28th. The Unfinished Business will be Senate Bill 1.

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4th Legislative Day (1st Special Session)

 

The Senate convened its 4th Legislative Day, 1st Special Session, 2003, at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 28th. Prayer was delivered by Mr. Will Hamm, Senate Staff, Montgomery. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Senate Page, Miss Michelle Landrum, W.F. Burns Middle School, Valley.

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:

Finance & Taxation Education: SB 30, SB 17, SB 10, SB 9.
Finance & Taxation General Fund: SB 35, HB 2, HB 7.

The Senate Rules Committee favorably reported the following Senate Joint Resolution, which was then amended and adopted by the Senate: SJR 5.

The Senate proceeded to further consideration of Senate Bill 1, it being the Unfinished Business from the previous legislative day.

The Senate passed the following bills, which were then transmitted to the House of Representatives: SB 1, SB 5, SB 27, SB 2, SB 24, SB 3, SB 11, SB 7.

On motion of Senator Byrne, consideration of SB 4 was carried over 1 legislative day.

The Senate adjourned to convene again at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, May 29th.

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5th Legislative Day (1st Special Session)

 

The Senate convened in its 5th Legislative Day, 1st Special Session, 2003, at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, May 29th. Prayer was delivered by Reverend Brad Sullivan, Vaughn Park Church of Christ, Montgomery. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Senate Page, Miss Ashley Rowe, Landmark Middle School, Jacksonville, Florida.

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

Economic Expansion & Trade: SB 23.
Finance & Taxation Education: HB 4, HB 13, HB 22
Judiciary: SB 8.
Local Legislation #1: HB 26
Local Legislation #2: SB 33, SB 34, SB 36.

Pursuant to Senate Rule 23, the Rules Committee referred SB 22 to the Senate Standing Committee on Economic Expansion & Trade.

Pursuant to Senate Rule 50, Local Legislation #1 gave favorable report to SB 12, and referred it to the Senate Standing Committee on Tourism & Marketing for further consideration.

The Senate passed the following bills and transmitted same to the House of Representatives: SB 10, SB 17.

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

HB 10: Local Legislation #1
HB 14: Finance & Taxation General Fund
HB 25: same
HB 11: Finance & Taxation Education

The Senate proceeded to consideration of SB 30.

The Senate adjourned to convene again at 4:00 p.m., Monday, June 2nd. The Unfinished Business on that date will be SB 30.

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6th Legislative Day (1st Special Session)

 

The Senate did not meet. The House of Representatives met on Friday, May 30th, thus constituting the 6th Legislative Day of the 1st Special Session.

 

 

 

 

Because the Legislature will reconvene its 23rd Legislative Day of the 2003 Regular Session on June 9th, the Special Session must end before that date. A Regular Session can consist of no more than 30 Legislative (meeting) Days within a 105-calendar day period.

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