- 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. The House Judiciary Committee will consider HB 2 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. The House Judiciary Committee will consider HB 52 on Wednesday. Arise supports HB 52.
- HB 57 by Rep. Chris England, D-Tuscaloosa, would create a Criminal Justice Policy Development Council and require the Board of Pardons and Parole to use parole release guidelines. The House Judiciary Committee will consider HB 57 on Wednesday. Arise supports HB 57.
- HB 167 by Rep. Laura Hall, D-Huntsville, would allow inmate identification cards to be used as valid ID for voting. The House Constitution, Campaigns and Elections Committee will consider HB 167 on Wednesday. Arise supports HB 167.
- HB 200 by Rep. Merika Coleman, D-Birmingham, and SB 117 by Sen. Will Barfoot, R-Montgomery, would end driver’s license suspensions for failure to pay fines and fees. The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved SB 117, and the House Judiciary Committee will consider HB 200 on Wednesday. Arise supports HB 200 and 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. SB 43 is in the Senate Finance and Taxation Education Committee. Arise supports SB 43.
- SB 53 and SB 54 by Sen. Gerald Allen, R-Tuscaloosa, would make damaging public monuments a felony and would increase the fines for public entities that replace or change a memorial, respectively. The Senate Governmental Affairs Committee will consider these bills on Tuesday. Arise opposes SB 53 and SB 54.
- SB 140 by Sen. Del Marsh, R-Anniston, would allow hundreds of millions of dollars of state funds for public schools to be diverted to private schools and home schooling. The Senate Education Policy Committee has approved SB 140. Arise opposes SB 140.
- SB 156 by Sen. Arthur Orr, R-Decatur, would require both custodial and non-custodial parents to cooperate with child support enforcement to qualify for SNAP food assistance. The Senate Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Development Committee will consider SB 156 on Tuesday, February 8. Arise opposes SB 156.