- HB 2 by Rep. Allen Treadaway, R-Morris, is an anti-protest bill that could have a chilling effect on Alabamians' First Amendment rights. The bill would create minimum holding periods for people accused of the crimes of rioting or interfering with traffic. HB 2 will be considered in a public hearing in the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday. Arise opposes HB 2.
- HB 52 by Rep. Jim Hill, R-Odenville, would allow judges to use discretion in the length of sentence if probation is revoked. HB 52 will be considered in the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday. Arise supports HB 52.
- HB 57 by Rep. Chris England, D-Tuscaloosa, would create a Criminal Justice Policy Development Council. HB 57 will be considered in the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday. Arise supports HB 57.
- A forthcoming bill by Sen. Del Marsh, R-Anniston, will be introduced on Tuesday and will be considered in the Senate Education Policy Committee on Wednesday. The bill would funnel money from public schools into vouchers for private and homeschool K-12 students at an estimated cost of $420 million a year. Arise opposes this bill.
- SB 117 by Sen. Will Barfoot, R-Pike Road, would end driver’s license suspensions due to unpaid traffic tickets. SB 117 will be considered in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday. Arise supports SB 117.
- SB 43 by Sen. Andrew Jones, R-Centre, would eliminate the state sales tax on groceries and replace the revenue by capping the state income tax deduction for federal income taxes. Arise supports SB 43.
The Legislature will return Tuesday to resume the 2022 regular session. Alabama Arise tracks legislation related to our members' interests. You can find our Bills of Interest here.