Bills of Interest

We track bills related to our members’ issue priorities during each session of the Alabama Legislature. Use our helpful search tool to check the status of legislation that would have a significant effect – for good or bad – on the everyday lives of Alabamians living in or near poverty.

For status updates on bills in the Alabama Legislature's 2021 first special session, scroll to the bottom of the 2021 list or search for "special session."

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Last updated Oct. 4, 2021.

  • Session

  • Issue

  • Position

  • Status

Bill Title
Description
Issue
Arise Position
Status
Bill Title
HB102 (Rogers)
Description
Establishes procedure for early voting in elections.  Assigned to House Constitution, Campaigns and Elections Committee.
Issue
Voting rights
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB105 (Ball)
Description
Revises significant portions of Alabama's ethics law. Passed House Ethics and Campaign Finance committee.
Issue
Other
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB106 (England)
Description
Requires the Department of Corrections to submit quarterly reports to the Joint Legislative Prison Oversight Committee.  Enacted as Act No. 2021-480.
Issue
Criminal justice
Arise Position
Support
Status
Enacted
Bill Title
HB107 (England)
Description
Repeals the Habitual Offender Act and allows for the re-sentencing of people who were sentenced under the Act. Passed the House Judiciary committee.
Issue
Criminal justice
Arise Position
Support
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB110 (Hill)
Description
Allows people who violate conditions of probation or parole to serve time for the violation in county jail and requires. that the Department of Corrections cover associated costs. Enacted as Act No. 2021-249
Issue
Criminal justice
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Enacted
Bill Title
HB114 (Jackson)
Description
Authorizes early voting during the four to six day period prior to election day. Assigned to House Constitution, Campaigns and Elections Committee.
Issue
Voting rights
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB129 (Pringle)
Description
Eliminates driver license suspensions for some offenses.  In House Judiciary Committee.
Issue
Criminal justice
Arise Position
Support
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB133 (C. Brown)
Description
Makes extensive changes to Alabama criminal law including criminalizing damage to a public monument, enhanced penalties for assault on a first responder, enhanced penalties for engaging in a riot, and prohibiting state grant funds to jurisdictions that defund law enforcement.  Assigned to House Judiciary Committee.
Issue
Other
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB155 (R. Wood)
Description
Eliminate requirement that the affidavit submitted with an absentee ballot be witnessed or notarized. Assigned to House Constitution, Campaigns and Elections committee.
Issue
Voting rights
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB164 (Clouse)
Description
Appropriation of federal rental assistance funds to the Department of Finance. Assigned to the Ways and Means General Fund Committee.
Issue
Budgets, Housing
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
No longer moving
Bill Title
HB167 (Blackshear)
Description
Expands crime of voting fraud to include out-of-state elections.  Enacted as Act No. 2021-448.
Issue
Voting rights
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Enacted
Bill Title
HB168 (Garrett)
Description
Limits the authority of a county health officer to issue pandemic orders.  Passed House State Government committee.
Issue
Health
Arise Position
Oppose
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB170 (Garrett)
Description
Excluded individual and corporate COVID relief payments from state taxation and made significant changes to Alabama's corporate tax code. Enacted as Act No.2021-1.
Issue
Budgets, Tax reform
Arise Position
Oppose
Status
Enacted
Bill Title
HB180 (Clarke)
Description
Authorizes early in person voting.  In House Constitution, Campaigns and Elections Committee.
Issue
Voting rights
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB184 (Lee)
Description
Requires that health care providers report vaccines they administer to the State Board of Health's immunization registry.  Passed House of Representatives.  Assigned to Senate Healthcare Committee.
Issue
Health
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB192 (Poole)
Description
Renewed and revised the Growing Alabama Act which provides for economic development, job and investment credits to attract and expand business development.  Companion bill is SB125.  Enacted as Act No. 2021-2.
Issue
Budgets, Tax reform
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Enacted
Bill Title
HB197 (Jackson)
Description
Authorizes absentee voting without excuse.  In House Constitution, Campaigns and Elections committee.
Issue
Voting rights
Arise Position
Support
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB210 (Lee)
Description
Requires the Department of aPublic Health to create a statewide collection of hospital discharge data.  Enacted as Act No. 2021-129
Issue
Health
Arise Position
Support
Status
Enacted
Bill Title
HB226 (England)
Description
Allows for the expungement of some criminal records.  Assigned to House Judiciary Committee.
Issue
Criminal justice
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB23 (Hill)
Description
Provides judges with discretion in sentence length for people whose probation has been revoked. Passed  Senate Judiciary Committee.
Issue
Criminal justice
Arise Position
Support
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB24 (Hill)
Description
Allows for re-sentencing of people convicted of non-violence offenses.  Passed Senate Judiciary Committee.
Issue
Criminal justice
Arise Position
Support
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB241 (Holmes)
Description
Restricts the authority of the State Health Officer to issue orders in response to disease outbreaks.  Companion bill is SB97. Assigned to House State Government Committee.
Issue
Health
Arise Position
Oppose
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB242 (Holmes)
Description
Increases the fine for removing a protected memorial and makes technical changes to the Alabama Memorial Preservation Act.  Assigned to the House State Government committee.
Issue
Other
Arise Position
Oppose
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB243 (Garrett)
Description
Allows for income tax deductions for contributions to ABLE savings accounts.  Companion bill is SB231. Passed House Ways and Means Education committee.
Issue
Budgets, Tax reform
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
No longer moving
Bill Title
HB297 (Poole)
Description
Education budget. Companion bill is SB189 enacted as Act No. 2021-129.
Issue
Budgets
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
No longer moving
Bill Title
HB299 (Poole)
Description
2021 supplemental appropriations for educational agencies. Companion bill SB190 enacted as Act No. 2021-391.
Issue
Budgets
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
No longer moving
Bill Title
HB3 (Allen)
Description
Establishes administrative procedures for proposed rules with significant economic impact.  Assigned to House State Government Committee.
Issue
Budgets
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB3 (Allen)
Description
Creates administrative procedures for Legislative review of agency rule that has an economic impact. Assigned to House State Government Committee.
Issue
Budgets
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
No longer moving
Bill Title
HB309 (Clouse)
Description
General Fund budget. Enacted as Act. No. 2021-479.
Issue
Budgets
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Enacted
Bill Title
HB341 (Faulkner)
Description
Limits increases in ad valorem taxes.  In House Ways and Means General Fund committee.
Issue
Tax reform
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB351 (Mooney)
Description
Prohibits the Governor from suspending laws that would affect election procedures during a state of emergency. Passed House Constitution, Campaigns and Elections committee.
Issue
Voting rights
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB352 (Rafferty)
Description
Provide workplace protections against pregnancy discrimination and related conditions.  In House Judiciary committee.
Issue
Health, Other
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB361 (Faulkner)
Description
Authorizes inmates being release from prison to apply for nondriver identification card.  Passed House of Representatives and assigned to Senate Finance and Taxation General Fund committee.
Issue
Criminal justice
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB37 (Hall)
Description
Eliminates requirement that ex-offender must pay fines and fees in order to regain right to vote and expands who is eligible to regain the right to vote. Companion bill is HB82. Assigned to House Constitution, Campaigns and Elections Committee.
Issue
Voting rights
Arise Position
Support
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB38 (Hall)
Description
Provides that an inmate identification card is a valid form of ID to vote absentee.  Companion bill is HB84. Assigned to House State Government Committee.
Issue
Voting rights
Arise Position
Support
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB39 (Hall)
Description
Allows absentee voting without providing an excuse to vote absentee.  Companion bill is HB83.  In House Constitution, Campaigns and Elections Committee.
Issue
Voting rights
Arise Position
Support
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB394 (Sorrell)
Description
Eliminate civil forfeiture of property and allows criminal forfeiture only after proof of a convictions for drug offenses.  Companion bill is SB210. Passed House State Government committee.
Issue
Criminal justice
Arise Position
Support
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB396 (Hall)
Description
Allows absentee voting without an excuse and eliminates the requirement that an absentee ballot be postmarked prior to election day.  Assigned to House Constitution, Campaigns and Elections committee.
Issue
Voting rights
Arise Position
Support
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB397 (Gray)
Description
Prohibits straight party ballots and requires that constitutional amendment ballots not have misleading descriptions.  Assigned to House Constitution, Campaigns and Elections committee.
Issue
Voting rights
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB399 (Allen)
Description
Prohibits mail-in voting and prohibits the Secretary of State from revising absentee voting process during a state of emergency.  Assigned to the House Constitution, Campaigns and Elections committee.
Issue
Voting rights
Arise Position
Oppose
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB412 (Hill)
Description
Mandates supervised of inmates by Pardons and Parole.  Companion bill is SB219.  In House Judiciary committee.
Issue
Criminal justice
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB418 (Scott)
Description
Allows the Alabama Commission on Higher Education to guarantee utility cash deposits for recent postsecondary graduates who establish residency to be near an employer.  In House Ways and Means Education Committee.
Issue
Other
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB431 (Hall)
Description
Extends Medicaid postpartum coverage to one year after birth. In House Ways and Means General Fund Committee.
Issue
Health
Arise Position
Support
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB432 (M. Moore)
Description
Expands Medicaid. In Ways and Means General Fund Committee.
Issue
Health, Safety net
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB433 (Rafferty)
Description
Authorizes voter registration on the same day as an election. In House Constitution, Campaigns and Elections Committee.
Issue
Voting rights
Arise Position
Support
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB438 (Chestnut)
Description
Establishes a process for automatic voter registration.  In House Constitution, Campaigns and Elections Committee.
Issue
Voting rights
Arise Position
Support
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB442 (M. Moore)
Description
Phases out the sales tax on groceries over a four year period.  In House Ways and Means Education Committee.
Issue
Tax reform
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB445 (Treadaway)
Description
Enhances penalties for assault against a first responder.  Creates the crime of aggravated riot and establishes a mandatory incarceration for the crime of riot. Allows a person accused of the crime of riot to be held for up to 48 hours before being release of bail.  Prohibits state funding of a local governments which defund or dissolve a law enforcement agency.  Allows members of a city council or county commission to be personally liable for crimes of violence in some circumstances.  Passed House of Representatives and assigned. to Senate Judiciary committee.
Issue
Criminal justice
Arise Position
Oppose
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB450 (Rafferty)
Description
Establishes a peer-to-peer car sharing program. In House Commerce and Small Business Committee.
Issue
Public transportation
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB453 (Clouse)
Description
Makes 2021 General Fund supplemental appropriations to various state agencies.  Enacted as Act. No. 2021-443.
Issue
Budgets
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Enacted
Bill Title
HB461 (Howard)
Description
Establishes a $10 Alabama minimum wage.  In House State Government Committee.
Issue
Other
Arise Position
Support
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB468 (Hall)
Description
Extends postpartum Medicaid coverage to one year.  Companion bill is HB431.   In Ways and Means General Fund Committee.
Issue
Health, Safety net
Arise Position
Support
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB471 (Oliver)
Description
Increases Medicaid reimbursement taxes for some ambulance services.  In House Ways and Means General Fund Committee.
Issue
Health
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB499 (England)
Description
Constitutional amendment to establish an Alabama Court Cost Administration to review and make recommendations on court costs.  Companion bill is SB177.  Passed House Judiciary Committee.
Issue
Criminal justice
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB5 (Givan)
Description
Eliminates the filing fee to request an expungement of a criminal conviction. In House Judiciary Committee.
Issue
Criminal justice
Arise Position
Support
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB5 (Givan)
Description
Eliminates filing fees to request expungement of criminal conviction.  Assigned to House Judiciary Committee.
Issue
Criminal justice
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB507 (Garrett)
Description
Allows county commissions to designate additional absentee voting locations.  Passed House Constitution, Campaigns and Elections Committee.
Issue
Voting rights
Arise Position
Support
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB512 (Givan)
Description
Authorizes a unit of local government to remove a monument located on public policy under certain conditions.  In House State Government Committee.
Issue
Other
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB518 (Mooney)
Description
Requires that the Attorney determine the constitutionality of, and prohibits the implementation, of certain Presidential executive orders.  In House State Government Committee.
Issue
Other
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB520 (Hill)
Description
Deducts time from a prisoner's sentence upon completion of qualifying programs.  Companion bill is SB323. In House Judiciary Committee.
Issue
Criminal justice
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB531 (Grimsley)
Description
Establishes a process for automatic voter registration.  In House Constitution, Campaigns and Elections Committee.
Issue
Voting rights
Arise Position
Support
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB538 (Baker)
Description
Increases the period before an election for the submission of absentee ballots. Enacted as Act No. 2021-364.
Issue
Voting rights
Arise Position
Oppose
Status
Enacted
Bill Title
HB544 (Rafferty)
Description
Repeals the death penalty. In House Judiciary Committee.
Issue
Criminal justice
Arise Position
Support
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB547 (Pringle)
Description
Removes the cash only requirement for bail bonds and makes other changes to bail bond law. Companion bill is SB337. In House Judiciary Committee.
Issue
Criminal justice
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB556 (Sells)
Description
Restricts use of local gasoline taxes to road and bridge construction with a few exceptions.  In House County and Municipal Government Committee.
Issue
Tax reform
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB559 (Meadows)
Description
Increases the tax credit for donations to private K-12 scholarships and extends the time in which a scholarship granting organization can expend the funds.  Passed House Education Policy committee.
Issue
Budgets, Tax reform
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB579 (England)
Description
Revises criteria for parole of prisoners to prioritize rehabilitation and evidence of reform. Assigned to House Judiciary Committee.
Issue
Criminal justice
Arise Position
Support
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB580 (England)
Description
Requires that the Parole Board consider elderly inmates for parole.  Assigned to House Judiciary Committee.
Issue
Criminal justice
Arise Position
Support
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB581 (England)
Description
Reduces that age and length of sentence for inmates who can be considered fo medical parole.  Assigned to House Judiciary Committee.
Issue
Criminal justice
Arise Position
Support
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB588 (Garrett)
Description
Allows federal income taxes to be deducted from owners, partners or shareholders of business structured as pass through entities.  Enacted as Act. No. 2021-423.
Issue
Tax reform
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Enacted
Bill Title
HB589 (Rich)
Description
Prohibits prefilling of any field on a voter registration application or absentee ballot application.  In House Constitution, Campaigns and Elections Committee.
Issue
Voting rights
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB6 (Givan)
Description
Establishes procedure for the release of law enforcement videos. Assigned to House Judiciary Committee.
Issue
Criminal justice
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB612 (Rich)
Description
Establishes a state health insurance exchange and authorizes the Insurance Commissioner to apply for a federal reinsurance waiver.  Companion bill is SB391.  Assigned to House Insurance Committee.
Issue
Health
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB617 (Mooney)
Description
Prohibits the issuance of vaccine passports and prohibits requiring immunization as a condition for receiving government benefits or services.  Companion bill is SB267. Assigned to House State Government Committee.
Issue
Health
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB638 (Mooney)
Description
Requires photo ID to be submitted with an absentee ballot and prohibits absentee election manager and clerks from extending their operating hours.  Assigned to House Constitution, Campaigns and Elections committee.
Issue
Voting rights
Arise Position
Oppose
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB70 (Kiel)
Description
Prohibits per-vote payments to entities that get out the vote. Passed House Constitution, Campaigns and Elections committee.
Issue
Voting rights
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB71 (Hill)
Description
Creates the Accountability Court Commission.  Passed House Ways and Means General Fund Committee.
Issue
Criminal justice
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB72 (Hill)
Description
Requires that Department of Pardons and Paroles supervise prisoners who are near the end of their sentence, no matter when the defendant was sentenced or committee the offense.  Passed  Senate Judiciary Committee.
Issue
Criminal justice
Arise Position
Support
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB73 (Hill)
Description
Requires that every judicial circuit establish a community punishment and corrections program.  Passed House of Representatives.  Assigned. to Senate Judiciary Committee..
Issue
Criminal justice
Arise Position
Support
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB8 (Givan)
Description
Allows local governments to remove historical monuments and to transfer ownership to Archives and History or Alabama Historical Commission.  Assigned to House Judiciary Committee.
Issue
Other
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB82 (Hall)
Description
Eliminates the requirement that ex-offender must pay fines and fees in order to regain the right to vote and expands the people who are eligible to regain the right to vote. Companion bill is HB37. Assigned to House Constitution, Campaigns and Elections Committee. Companion bill is HB37.
Issue
Voting rights
Arise Position
Support
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB83 (Hall)
Description
Allows absentee voting without providing an excuse to vote absentee.  Companion bill is HB39.  In House Constitution, Campaigns and Elections Committee.
Issue
Voting rights
Arise Position
Support
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB84 (Hall)
Description
Allows an inmate identification card to be a valid form of ID to vote absentee.  Companion bill is HB38. In House Constitution, Campaigns and Elections Committee.  Companion bill is HB38.
Issue
Voting rights
Arise Position
Support
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB87 (Hollis)
Description
Expands the scope of law prohibiting discrimination based on membership in a protected class. Assigned to House Judiciary Committee.
Issue
Other
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB92 (Hill)
Description
Adds three special members to the Pardons and Paroles Board.  Assigned to House Ways and Means General Fund Committee.
Issue
Criminal justice
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
SB117 (Coleman-Madison)
Description
Allows for the expungement of certain criminal records and increases the filing fee for expungements.  Enacted as Act No. 2021-286.
Issue
Criminal justice
Arise Position
Support
Status
Enacted
Bill Title
SB118 (Coleman-Madison)
Description
Eliminates the application requirement for restoration of voting rights and eliminates the requirement that fees and fines be paid prior to restoration. Passed in Senate and assigned to House Constitution, Campaigns and Elections Committee.
Issue
Criminal justice, Voting rights
Arise Position
Support
Status
Died
Bill Title
SB125 (Reed)
Description
Extends Growing Alabama Act allowing for economic development incentives to attract new and expanded businesses.  Companion bill HB192 enacted.
Issue
Budgets, Tax reform
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
No longer moving
Bill Title
SB137 (Shelnutt)
Description
Increase timeframe for legislators to remain on state health insurance. Passed Senate Governmental Affairs committee.
Issue
Budgets, Health
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
SB147 (Singleton)
Description
Requires absentee election manager to notify an applicant for an absentee election ballot if the ballot is deficient. In Senate Governmental Affairs committee.
Issue
Voting rights
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
SB153 (Smitherman)
Description
Expands the expungement of criminal records to include certain offenses.  Companion bill is HB226.  Passed Senate Judiciary committee.
Issue
Criminal justice
Arise Position
Support
Status
Died
Bill Title
SB165 (Orr)
Description
Strengthens Alabama's Public Records Act. Passed Senate Judiciary committee.
Issue
Other
Arise Position
Support
Status
Died
Bill Title
SB177 (Smitherman)
Description
Constitutional amendment to establish an Alabama Court Cost Administration to review and make recommendations on court costs. Companion bill is HB499.  Passed Senate Judiciary Committee.
Issue
Criminal justice
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
SB178 (Coleman-Madison)
Description
Reduces time served in holding from the period of confinement for parole violations. Passed House Judiciary Committee.
Issue
Criminal justice
Arise Position
Support
Status
Died
Bill Title
SB184 (Shelnutt)
Description
Limits the authority of a county health officer to issue orders addressing a pandemic. Companion bill is HB168. Assigned to Senate Healthcare committee.
Issue
Health
Arise Position
Oppose
Status
Died
Bill Title
SB189 (Orr)
Description
Education budget.  Companion bill is HB297.  Enacted as Act No. 2021-342.
Issue
Budgets
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Enacted
Bill Title
SB190 (Orr)
Description
Supplemental 2021 appropriation to education agencies.  Companion bill is HB299.  Enacted as Act No. 2021-391.
Issue
Budgets
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Enacted
Bill Title
SB193 (Orr)
Description
Supplemental appropriations for 2021 from the ETF Technology Fund.  Companion bill is HB303.  Enacted as Act No. 2021-420.
Issue
Budgets
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Enacted
Bill Title
SB210 (Orr)
Description
Eliminate civil forfeiture for drug offenses and requires conviction of drug offense for criminal forfeiture . Companion bill is HB394.  Enacted as Act No. 2021-497.
Issue
Criminal justice
Arise Position
Support
Status
Enacted
Bill Title
SB214 (Marsh)
Description
Establishes lottery, creates gaming commission, and authorizes negotiation of gambling compact with Porch Creed Indians.  Passed Senate Tourism committee.  Failed to pass the Senate.
Issue
Other
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
SB215 (Marsh)
Description
Creates Digital Expansion Authority for broadband.  Enacted as Act No. 2021-465.
Issue
Broadband
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Enacted
Bill Title
SB219 (Whatley)
Description
Mandates supervision of released inmates by Pardons and Paroles.  Companion bill is HB412.  Assigned to Senate Judiciary committee.
Issue
Criminal justice
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
SB221 (Chambliss)
Description
Creates Department of Corrections Deputy Commissioner for Prison Rehabilitation, Pardons and Paroles Deputy Director for Parolee Rehabilitation, and creates a study commission on rehabilitation and reintegration of formerly incarcerated people.  Enacted as Act No. 2021-478.
Issue
Criminal justice
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Enacted
Bill Title
SB231 (Barfoot)
Description
Provide income tax deduction for contributions to ABLE savings account. Companion bill is HB243.  Enacted as Act No. 2021-514.
Issue
Budgets, Tax reform
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Enacted
Bill Title
SB235 (Roberts)
Description
Restricts the use of curb side voting.  Prohibits the taking of ballots into or out of voting places.  Passed Senate Governmental Affairs Committee.
Issue
Voting rights
Arise Position
Oppose
Status
No longer moving
Bill Title
SB240 (McClendon)
Description
Abolishes position of State Health Officer and abolishes the State Board of Health.  Creates the position of State Medicaid Director to be appointed by the Governor and the position of State Medical Director.  Creates a State Health Advisory Board appointed by the Governor.  Revises the composition of county boards of health and abolishes a number of health councils.  Passed Senate Healthcare Committee.
Issue
Health
Arise Position
Oppose
Status
Died
Bill Title
SB241 (McClendon)
Description
Creates Medicaid False Claims Act and provides remedies and penalties for fraudulent Medicaid claims.  In Senate Judiciary Committee.
Issue
Health
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
SB265 (Smitherman)
Description
Prohibits employment and other discrimination against someone based on. their hairstyle.  Passed  Senate Judiciary Committee.
Issue
Other
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
SB267 (Orr)
Description
Prohibits the issuance of vaccine passports, prohibits government from requiring immunizations, prohibits businesses to refuse service to unvaccinated individual. Enacted as Act No. 2021-493.
Issue
Health
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Enacted
Bill Title
SB281 (Shelnutt)
Description
Restricts expenditures of local gasoline taxes to roads and bridges. Passed Senate Governmental Affairs Committee.
Issue
Tax reform
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
SB290 (Albritton)
Description
Constitutional amendment to prohibit the Governor and state agencies for entering in some public contracts without Legislative approval.  Passed Senate Governmental Affairs Committee.
Issue
Budgets
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
SB30 (Orr)
Description
Provided liability immunity to business and other entities from claims related to exposure to coronovirus.  Enacted as Act No. 2021-4.
Issue
Other
Arise Position
Oppose
Status
Enacted
Bill Title
SB309 (Marsh)
Description
Authorizes a lottery and establishes a Lottery Corporation.  Passed Senate and assigned to House Ways and Means Education Committee.
Issue
Other
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
SB310 (Marsh)
Description
Establishes a Alabama Gaming Commission.  Passed Senate and assigned to House Economic Development and Tourism Committee.
Issue
Other
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
SB311 (Marsh)
Description
Prohibits campaign contributions by gaming operators.   Updates and enhances criminal provisions associated with illegal casino and sports-wager activities.  Passed Senate and assigned to House State Government Committee.
Issue
Other
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
SB318 (Gudger)
Description
Authorizes a lottery with proceeds for post- secondary scholarships and school-based mental health services.  In Senate Tourism Committee.
Issue
Other
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
SB319 (McClendon)
Description
Constitutional amendment authorizing a lottery and creating a Lottery Commission.  Passed Senate and assigned to House Economic Development and Tourism Committee.
Issue
Other
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
SB320 (McClendon)
Description
Authorizes a lottery and Lottery Commission, distribute proceeds and allows state and local taxation on gaming revenue.  Passed Senate.
Issue
Other
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
SB323 (Chambliss)
Description
Provide a deduction in a prisoner's sentence upon completion of a qualifying program.  Companion bill is HB520.  Enacted as Act No. 2021-477.
Issue
Criminal justice
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Enacted
Bill Title
SB337 (Whatley)
Description
Removes the cash only requirement for bail bonds and makes other changes to bail bond law. Companion bill is HB547.  Passed Senate Judiciary Committee.
Issue
Criminal justice
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
SB340 (Jones)
Description
Provides for family leave time for biological and adoptive parent in certain cases.  Passed  House Children and Senior Advocacy Committee.
Issue
Other
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
SB365 (Marsh)
Description
Requires that local school districts enroll students who live outside of the district's attendance area.  Passed the Senate Education Policy committee.
Issue
Budgets
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
SB370 (Singleton)
Description
Authorizes curbside voting.  Assigned to Senate Elections committee.
Issue
Voting rights
Arise Position
Support
Status
Died
Bill Title
SB373 (Orr)
Description
Requires that the Department of Labor adopt overpayment recovery policies to the fullest extent allowed by state or federal law and recover all overpayments unless recovery would violate state or federal law.  Enacted as Act No. 2021-398.
Issue
Safety net
Arise Position
Oppose
Status
Enacted
Bill Title
SB375 (Smitherman)
Description
Makes employmnt discrimination based on protected classes illegal.  Assigned to Senate Judiciary committee.
Issue
Other
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
SB376 (Smitherman)
Description
Allows for absentee voting without an excuse.  Assigned to Senate Government Affairs committee.
Issue
Voting rights
Arise Position
Support
Status
Died
Bill Title
SB377 (Singleton)
Description
Allows an inmate identification card to used as ID to vote absentee. Passed Senate Government Affairs committee.
Issue
Voting rights
Arise Position
Support
Status
No longer moving
Bill Title
SB378 (Singleton)
Description
Authorizes early voting four to six days prior to election day.  Assigned to Senate Governmental Affairs committee.
Issue
Voting rights
Arise Position
Support
Status
Died
Bill Title
SB379 (Roberts)
Description
Exempts federal tax credits received under the American Rescue Plan Act from state taxation.  Passed Senate Finance and Taxation Education Committee.
Issue
Budgets, Tax reform
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
SB387 (Smitherman)
Description
Changes, and increases, funding formula for charter schools.  Assigned to Senate Finance and Taxation Education committee.
Issue
Budgets
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
SB391 (Shellnut)
Description
Creates a state health insurance exchange and authorizes the Insurance Commissioner to apply for a federal reinsurance waiver.  Companion bill is HB612.  Assigned to Senate Banking and Insurance Committee.
Issue
Health
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
SB398 (Shellnut)
Description
Anti-Aggravated Riot Act.  Creates crime of assault against a first responder, enhances penalties for riot and inciting to riot, creates crime of aggregated riot, creates crime of traffic interference, mandates holding period before consideration of bail, penalizes local governments that dissolve or defund police departments.  Assigned to Senate Judiciary committee.
Issue
Criminal justice
Arise Position
Oppose
Status
Died
Bill Title
SB9 (Elliott)
Description
Changes funding formula for the education Foundation Program.  Enacted as Act No 2021-166
Issue
Budgets
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Enacted
Bill Title
SB9 (Elliott)
Description
Changes  K-12 funding formula for rapidly growing schools.  Enacted as Act No. 2021-166.
Issue
Budgets
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Enacted
Bill Title
SB92 (Smitherman)
Description
Requires the State Department of Education to develop a program addressing the mental health of at-risk students. Companion bill is SB86. Passed House Ways and Means Education Committee.
Issue
Health
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
SB93 (Smitherman)
Description
Authorizes a K-12 mental health services coordinator for each school system.  Passed Senate Finance and Taxation Education committee.
Issue
Health
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
SB95 (Smitherman)
Description
Allows for expungement of criminal records for certain crimes.  In Senate Judiciary committee.
Issue
Criminal justice
Arise Position
Support
Status
Died
Bill Title
SB97 (Whatley)
Description
Restricts the authority of the State Health Officer to issue orders in response to disease outbreak. Companion bill is HB241.  Passed Senate and assigned to House Health Committee.
Issue
Health
Arise Position
Oppose
Status
Died
Bill Title
SB98 (Roberts)
Description
Excludes individual and corporate federal relief funds from state income taxation and makes significant changes to Alabama corporate tax law.  Companion bill, H170 enacted.
Issue
Budgets, Tax reform
Arise Position
Oppose
Status
No longer moving
Bill Title
Special Session--HB1 (Hill)
Description
Makes sentencing standards retroactive, allowing for release of some inmates.  Approved House Judiciary Committee.  Carried over in House of Representatives.
Issue
Criminal justice
Arise Position
Support
Status
Died
Bill Title
Special Session--HB11 (Sorrell)
Description
Requires State Board of Education to adopt COVID-19 rules and reduces funding for schools that violate rules.  In House State Government Committee.
Issue
Health
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
Special Session--HB2 (Hill)
Description
Requires supervision of inmates approaching the end of their sentence by the Board of Pardons and Parole. Enacted as Act Number 2021-549.
Issue
Criminal justice
Arise Position
Support
Status
Enacted
Bill Title
Special Session--HB4 (Clouse)
Description
Allows for the issuance of bonds to construct new prisons. Enacted as Act Number 2021-546.
Issue
Criminal justice
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Enacted
Bill Title
Special Session--HB5 (Clouse)
Description
Appropriates $400M in American Rescue Act funds to the Department of Corrections.  Enacted as Act Number 2021-547.
Issue
Criminal justice
Arise Position
Oppose
Status
Enacted
Bill Title
Special Session--HB6 (Clouse)
Description
Appropriates $19M to the Board of Pardons and Parole for the purchase of the Perry County Correctional Facility.  Appropriates $135M to the Department of Corrections.  Enacted as Act Number 2021-548.
Issue
Criminal justice
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Enacted
Bill Title
Special Session--SB4 (Smitherman)
Description
Delays implementation of Literacy Act until 2024-25 school year.  In Senate Education Committee.
Issue
Other
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
Special Session--SB6 (Beasley)
Description
Establishes bond issuance for prison construction including new women's prison.  In Senate Finance and Taxation General Fund Committee.
Issue
Criminal justice
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died