Bills To The Governor
By Alabama Public Radio
Montgomery AL – The Alabama House this week gave final approval to three bills that are now under consideration by Governor Bob Riley.
One bill that has passed both the House and Senate extends the maximum length of state contracts from three to five years. The bill also allows state agencies to advertise for competitive bids on the Internet. Another bill would update child pornogrpahy laws to make additional materials illegal, such as DVDs, VHS tapes and computer discs. The House also gave final passage to a bill that would make all incidents of identity theft a felony. Meanwhile, even though the Senate only had a 6 minute work day on Tuesday, it still found time this week to send a bill to the Governor. That bill would conform state tax law to federal law on the taxation of trusts and estates.