- Cullman, Alabama

April 10, 2013

Summary of action in Alabama Legislature

Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — A summary of action in the Alabama Legislature on Tuesday, the 18th meeting day of the regular session:


—Passed three bills to further regulate sale and use of controlled substances as prescription drugs. Go to Senate.

—Unanimously approved a measure designed to combat child abuse and neglect by broadening the groups and professions that are statutorily required to report suspected cases to authorities. Goes to Senate.

—Passed a bill establishing a crime of aggravated cruelty to animals. Goes to Senate.


—Democrats debated bills at length to slow down action.

—Approved two routine bills to continue state regulatory boards for four more years. Go to governor.


—Senate Confirmations Committee meets at 8 a.m. Wednesday in room 727 of the Statehouse to consider appointments to state boards.

—House Judiciary Committee meets at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in room 123 to consider a bill to make it a crime of assault it the third if assault is committed by a person 21 years of age or older against a person who is less than 18 years of age on school property.

—House Economic Development and Tourism Committee will meet at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in room 418 to consider a bill to allow wine manufacturers to sell wine in tasting rooms.

—House Education Policy Committee meets at 2 p.m. Wednesday in room 418 to consider a bill to allow children who are home schooled to participate in extracurricular activities at a public school.

—Senate meets at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday and the House at 3:30 p.m.