Legislative Overview for Wednesday

Feb 4, 2014

A summary of action in the Alabama legislature on Tuesday, the 10th meeting day of the regular session:

HOUSE:

—Approved a bill to end the requirement to publish lists of registered voters in newspapers and instead publish the list on the county's website. Goes to Senate.

—Approved a bill to authorize warrantless arrests under certain conditions for trespassing on the property of an education insitution. Goes to Senate.

—Approved a bill to require animal shelter directors and owners to publish a monthly report of the number of animals that entered the shelter and list what happened to them. Goes to Senate.

SENATE:

—Approved a bill to add new restrictions to the state ethics law. Goes to House.

AGENDA:

— House Judiciary Committee meets at 1:30 Wednesday in room 123 of the Statehouse to consider a bill regarding grandparents' visitation rights.

—House Ways and Means-Education Committee meets at 9 a.m. Wednesday in room 617 to consider a scholarship program for dual enrollment in high school and two-year colleges.

— House Ethics and Campaign Finance Committee meets at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in room 622 to consider changes to the Open Meetings Act.

— House Boards, Agencies and Commissions Committee meets at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in room 428 to consider a bill regarding spay/neuter clinic

—Senate Finance and Taxation-General Fund Committee meets at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in room 727 to consider a one-time pension bonus for retired state employees.

—Senate Finance and Taxation-Education Committee meets at 10 a.m. Wednesday in room 727 to consider coastal insurance legislation.

—Senate Health Committee meets a noon Wednesday in room 304 to consider a bill regulating tanning salons.

—Senate Judiciary Committee meets at 1 p.m. Wednesday in room 325 to consider medical marijuana legislation.

—House meets at 9 a.m. Thursday and Senate at 10 a.m.