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.

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Last updated April 20, 2022

  • Session

  • Issue

  • Position

  • Status

Bill Title
Description
Issue
Arise Position
Status
Bill Title
HB1 (Rafferty)
Description
Provides workplace protections against pregnancy discrimination and related conditions.  Assigned to House Judiciary Committee.
Issue
Health
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB103 (Clarke)
Description
Authorizes early voting. Assigned to House Constitution, Campaigns and Elections Committee.
Issue
Voting rights
Arise Position
Support
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB113 (Clouse)
Description
General Fund Budget. Assigned to Ways and Means General Fund Committee. Companion bill is SB106.
Issue
Budgets
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
No longer moving
Bill Title
HB135 (Garrett)
Description
Education budget.  Companion bill is SB151. Enacted as Act No. 2022-393.
Issue
Budgets
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Enacted
Bill Title
HB143 (Pettus)
Description
Prohibits anyone convicted of a crime causing the death of another from receiving good time.  Enacted as Act No. 2022-322.
Issue
Criminal justice
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Enacted
Bill Title
HB147 (Carns)
Description
Excludes federal child tax credits from Alabama taxable income. Assigned to House Ways and Means Education Committee.
Issue
Tax reform
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB157 (England)
Description
Creates Alabama Court Cost Commission.  Assigned to House Judiciary Committee.
Issue
Criminal justice
Arise Position
Support
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB16 (Hanes)
Description
Allows employees a private right of action against an employer who mandates a COVID vaccination. In House Judiciary Committee.
Issue
Health
Arise Position
Oppose
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB162 (Greer)
Description
Exempts portion of withdrawals from deferred compensations plans from taxation. Enacted as Act No. 2022-294.
Issue
Tax reform
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Enacted
Bill Title
HB163 (Greer)
Description
Increases state income tax standard deduction and dependent exemption. Passed House of Representatives.   Companion bill is SB19. Enacted as Act No. 2022-297.
Issue
Tax reform
Arise Position
Support
Status
Enacted
Bill Title
HB167 (Hall)
Description
Allows an inmate identification card to be used as valid ID for voting. Passed House Constitution, Campaigns and Elections Committee.
Issue
Voting rights
Arise Position
Support
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB169 (Rogers)
Description
Creates Alabama Lottery Corporation.  Assigned to House Economic Development and Tourism Committee.
Issue
Other
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB172 (Hanes)
Description
Provides for changes to Alabama Memorial Preservation Act of 2017,  Assigned to House State Government Committee.
Issue
Other
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB173 (Holmes)
Description
Removes sales tax on groceries and caps the amount of federal income taxes that can be deducted when calculating state income taxes.  Assigned to House Ways and Means Education Committee. Companion bill is SB43.
Issue
Tax reform
Arise Position
Support
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB174 (Holmes)
Description
Removes sales tax from groceries without replacement revenue. Assigned to House Ways and Means Education Committee.
Issue
Tax reform
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB18 (C. Brown)
Description
Allows parents to opt out of student masking requirements. I House Health Committee.
Issue
Health
Arise Position
Oppose
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB183 (Moore)
Description
Expands Medicaid program. In House Ways and Means General Fund Commitee.
Issue
Health
Arise Position
Support
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB184 (M. Moore)
Description
Phases out taxation on food. In House Ways and Means Education Committee.
Issue
Tax reform
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB185 (Howard)
Description
Establishes a minimum wage of $10 per hour. In House Commerce and Small Business Committee.
Issue
Other
Arise Position
Support
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB188 (Sorrell)
Description
Requires that the Board of Education adopt non-mask rules to control the spread of COVID. Reduces funding to schools that don't comply. In House Ways and Means Education Committee.
Issue
Health
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB19 (C. Brown)
Description
Prohibit minors from consenting to vaccination. Assigned to House Health Committee.
Issue
Health
Arise Position
Oppose
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB193 (Allen)
Description
Prohibits anyone from providing or accepting any payment for assisting in the completion or delivery of another voter's absentee ballot. Would make violating of this law a Class D felony.  Passed House Judiciary Committee.
Issue
Voting rights
Arise Position
Oppose
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB194 (Allen)
Description
Prohibits state or local election officials from soliciting or accepting donations or grants to fund election-related expenses, including voter education, voter outreach or voter registration. Makes violation of the prohibition a Class B misdemeanor. Enacted as Act No. 2022-321.
Issue
Voting rights
Arise Position
Oppose
Status
Enacted
Bill Title
HB194 (Allen)
Description
Prohibits state and local election officials from soliciting, accepting or using donations for election-related expenses.  Passed House Constitution, Campaigns and Elections committee.
Issue
Voting rights
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB2 (Treadaway)
Description
Creates crimes of riot, assault against first responder, interfering with traffic. Provides holding period for above crimes. Provides penalties for defunding police. Passed House of Representatives. Companion bill is SB115.
Issue
Criminal justice
Arise Position
Oppose
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB2 (Treadaway)
Description
Creates crimes of riot and inciting to riot, aggravated riot, and unlawful traffic interference. Mandates holding period after arrest.  Creates penalties for defunding police. Passed House of Representatives and assigned to Senate Judiciary committee..  Companion bill is SB115.
Issue
Criminal justice
Arise Position
Oppose
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB200 (Coleman)
Description
Eliminates suspension of driver's license in some circumstances. Passed House Judiciary Committee.  Companion bill is SB117.
Issue
Criminal justice
Arise Position
Support
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB217 (Jackson)
Description
Authorizes absentee voting without providing an excuse. In House Constitution, Campaigns and Elections Committee.
Issue
Voting rights
Arise Position
Support
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB218 (Jackson)
Description
Authorizes early voting. In House Constitution, Campaigns and Elections Committee.
Issue
Voting rights
Arise Position
Support
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB225 (Robbins)
Description
Eliminates the requirement that the affidavit accompanying an absentee ballot be witness or notarized. Passed House Constitution, Campaigns and Elections Committee.
Issue
Voting rights
Arise Position
Support
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB230 (Hollis)
Description
Prohibits restraint of. pregnant or postpartum female inmate. Enacted as Act No. 2022-440.
Issue
Criminal justice
Arise Position
Support
Status
Enacted
Bill Title
HB231 (Carns)
Description
Excludes child tax credit from calculation of state income tax. Passed House and Senate. Companion bill is SB152. Enacted as Act Number 2022-37.
Issue
Tax reform
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Enacted
Bill Title
HB233 (Rafferty)
Description
Exempts diapers and female hygiene products from state sales taxes.  In House Ways and Means Education Committee.
Issue
Tax reform
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB243 (Rafferty)
Description
Revises the criteria for parole consideration.  Assigned to House Judiciary Committee.
Issue
Criminal justice
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB245 (Meadows)
Description
Creates education savings accounts funded by ETF dollars. In House Education Policy Committee.  Companion Bill is SB140.
Issue
Budgets
Arise Position
Oppose
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB246 (Ball)
Description
Revises Alabama Memorial Preservation Act, authorizes removal of monuments in some circumstances.  In House State Government Committee.
Issue
Other
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB257 (Chestnut)
Description
Creates a process for automatic voter registration. In House Constitution, Campaigns and Elections Committee.
Issue
Voting rights
Arise Position
Support
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB267 (Garrett)
Description
Supplemental appropriations from the ETF Advancement and Technology Fund.  Enacted as Act No. 2022-394.
Issue
Budgets
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Enacted
Bill Title
HB269 (Warren)
Description
Children's First Trust Fund Appropriations. Passed House Ways and Means Education Committee. Companion bill is SB107.
Issue
Budgets
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
No longer moving
Bill Title
HB27 (Hollis)
Description
Makes it illegal to deny equal employment and education based on certain protected classes. Assigned to House Judiciary Committee.
Issue
Other
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB271 (Coleman)
Description
Repeals citizen's arrest.  In House Judiciary Committee.
Issue
Criminal justice
Arise Position
Support
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB28 (Hollis)
Description
Prohibits certain treatment practices for pregnant or postpartum female inmates in jails and prisons. Assigned to House Judiciary Committee.
Issue
Criminal justice, Health
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
No longer moving
Bill Title
HB285 (Clouse)
Description
Nursing home assessment for Medicaid match. Passed House and Senate.  Enacted as Act No. 2022-126.
Issue
Budgets
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Enacted
Bill Title
HB286 (Clouse)
Description
Hospital assessment for Medicaid match. Passed House of Representatives.  Passed Senate. Enacted as Act No. 2022-127.
Issue
Budgets
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Enacted
Bill Title
HB289 (Clouse)
Description
Supplemental appropriation from the American Rescue Plan for the Small Business Credit Initiative Fund.  Passed House Ways and Means General Fund Committee. Companion bill s SB191.
Issue
Budgets
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
No longer moving
Bill Title
HB29 (Hanes)
Description
Allows a private right of action by an employee against an employer who mandates a COVID vaccine. Assigned to House Judiciary Committee.  Companion to HB16.
Issue
Health
Arise Position
Oppose
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB30 (Hanes)
Description
Exempts parents of public school and higher education students from vaccine mandates and expands exemption based on personal belief. Assigned to House Health Committee.
Issue
Health
Arise Position
Oppose
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB312 (Oliver)
Description
Prohibits the teaching of "divisive concepts".  Passed House of Representatives and assigned to Senate Governmental Affairs committee.  Companion bill is SB292.
Issue
Other
Arise Position
Oppose
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB316 (Givan)
Description
Provides minimum guidelines for the handling of court costs, fees and fines in municipal court. Assigned to House State Government committee.
Issue
Criminal justice
Arise Position
Support
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB32 (Sells)
Description
Prohibits employers from requiring COVID vaccinations in certain circumstances. Assigned to House Health Committee.
Issue
Health
Arise Position
Oppose
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB33 (R. Wood)
Description
Provides for additional procedures related to sentencing standards worksheets. Assigned to House State Government Committee.
Issue
Criminal justice
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB355 (Pettus)
Description
Denies good time to people convicted of violent crimes or manslaughter.  Companion bill is SB223. In House Judiciary Committee.
Issue
Criminal justice
Arise Position
Oppose
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB360 (Hall)
Description
Expands postpartum Medicaid coverage to one year after birth. In House Ways and Means General Fund committee.
Issue
Health
Arise Position
Support
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB377 (Givan)
Description
Prohibits employers from asking job applicants about arrests or convictions. Assigned to House State Government Committee.
Issue
Criminal justice
Arise Position
Support
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB387 (Fincher)
Description
Terminated Common Core Curriculum Standards.  Assigned to House Education Policy Committee.
Issue
Other
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB393 (Meadows)
Description
Increases the maximum contribution to Scholarship Granting Organizations that can be deducted from state income taxes.  Assigned to House Education Policy Committee.  Companion bill is SB261.
Issue
Tax reform
Arise Position
Oppose
Status
No longer moving
Bill Title
HB406 (Grimsley)
Description
Establishes a process for automatic voter registration. Assigned to House Constitution, Campaigns and Elections Committee.
Issue
Voting rights
Arise Position
Support
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB418 (South)
Description
Makes changes to corporate income tax deductions and business interest expense deduction limits. Assigned to House Ways and Means Education committee.
Issue
Tax reform
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB42 (Allen)
Description
Established a minimum threshold for a proposed rule's economic impact. Passed  House State Government Committee.
Issue
Other
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB422 (D. Wood)
Description
Increases income threshold for homestead exemption for people over 65. Assigned to House Ways and Means General Fund committee).
Issue
Tax reform
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB425 (England)
Description
Expands eligibility for hardship driving licenses. Passed House Judiciary committee.
Issue
Criminal justice
Arise Position
Support
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB447 (Garrett)
Description
Requires that a county health officer obtain written approval from the State Health Officer before issuing pandemic orders.  Passed House Health committee.
Issue
Health
Arise Position
Oppose
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB45 (Greer)
Description
Makes an inmate convicted of manslaughter ineligible for good time. Passed House Judiciary Committee.
Issue
Criminal justice
Arise Position
Oppose
Status
No longer moving
Bill Title
HB459 (Collins)
Description
HB459 would increase local funding for public charter schools. Assigned to House Ways and Means Education Committee. Companion bill is SB302.
Issue
Budgets
Arise Position
Oppose
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB466 (Pringle)
Description
HB466 would remove the requirement of cash bail only and make other changes to bail bond proceedings. Passed House Judiciary Committee. Companion is SB73.
Issue
Criminal justice
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB472 (Brown)
Description
HB472 would allow parents to opt out of student masking requirements.  Passed House Urban and Rural Development Committee.
Issue
Health
Arise Position
Oppose
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB5 (Givan)
Description
Prohibit use of deadly force by law enforcement in certain conditions, provides for recordings and release of recordings and videos .  Assigned to House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee.
Issue
Criminal justice
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB502 (C. Brown)
Description
Establishes Education Lottery and Gambling Commission and allows for the issuance of lottery licenses. Passed House Economic Development and Tourism Committee.
Issue
Other
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB51 (Hill)
Description
Provides for the resentencing of people convicted of nonviolent offenses. Assigned to House Judiciary Committee.
Issue
Criminal justice
Arise Position
Support
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB510 (Mooney)
Description
Requires health care facilities and pharmacies to fulfill patient's COVID treatment requests and prohibits licensing boards from taking action against a doctor for COVID treatment decisions.  Companion bill is SB312.  Assigned to House Health Committee.
Issue
Health
Arise Position
Oppose
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB517 (Grimsley)
Description
Exempts groceries from sales tax from July 1--December 31, 2022.  Assigned to House Ways and Means Education Committee.
Issue
Tax reform
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB518 (Gray)
Description
Creates a small business micro-loan program. Assigned  to House Ways and Means Education Committee.
Issue
Other
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB52 (Hill)
Description
Allows a judge to use discretion in the length of sentence if probation is revoked. Enacted as Act No. 2022-381.
Issue
Criminal justice
Arise Position
Support
Status
Enacted
Bill Title
HB53 (Hall)
Description
Eliminates application requirement for restoration of voting rights. Assigned to House Constitution, Campaign and Elections Committee. Companion bill is SB6.
Issue
Voting rights
Arise Position
Support
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB55 (Hill)
Description
Requires every judicial circuit to establish a community corrections program. Passed House Ways and Means General Fund Committee.
Issue
Criminal justice
Arise Position
Support
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB56 (England)
Description
Revises sentencing standards and repeals habitual felony offender act. Assigned to House Judiciary Committee.
Issue
Criminal justice
Arise Position
Support
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB57 (England)
Description
Creates a Criminal Justice Policy Development Council. Passed House Judiciary Committee.
Issue
Criminal justice
Arise Position
Support
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB63 (D. Wood)
Description
Prohibits prefilling of any field on a voter registration or absentee ballot application. Passed House of Representatives.  Companion bills are SB29 and SB268.
Issue
Voting rights
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB72 (Howard)
Description
Creates Alabama Lottery Corporation and Lottery Trust Fund. Assigned to House Economic Development and Tourism Committee.
Issue
Other
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB73 (Howard)
Description
Prescribes powers and duties of Alabama Lottery Corporation. Assigned to Economic Development and Tourism Committee.
Issue
Other
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB8 (Pringle)
Description
Prohibits public schools and higher education from teaching divisive concepts related to race or sex.  Assigned to House Education Policy Committee.
Issue
Other
Arise Position
Oppose
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB82 (Garrett)
Description
Makes changes to corporate income tax indebtedness, dates and calculations. Enacted as Act Number 2022-53. Companion bill is SB189.
Issue
Tax reform
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Enacted
Bill Title
HB9 (Oliver)
Description
Prohibits state, political subdivisions and contractors from teaching divisive concepts related to race or sex in trainings.  Assigned to House State Government Committee. Companion is SB7.
Issue
Other
Arise Position
Oppose
Status
Died
Bill Title
HB95 (Gray)
Description
Creates a 180 grace period for inmates to repay court-imposed debt. Enacted as Act No. 2022-386.
Issue
Criminal justice
Arise Position
Support
Status
Enacted
Bill Title
SB106 (Albritton)
Description
General Fund Budget. Passed Senate and House Ways and Means General Fund Committee. Enacted.
Issue
Budgets
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Enacted
Bill Title
SB115 (Shelnutt)
Description
Creates or enhances crimes of riot, inciting to riot, assault against first responder, aggravated riot, interference with traffic.  Creates mandatory holding period after arrest.  Assigned to Senate Judiciary Committee.  Companion bill is HB2.
Issue
Criminal justice
Arise Position
Oppose
Status
Died
Bill Title
SB117 (Barfoot)
Description
Provides for the elimination of driver's license suspension in certain circumstances. Passed House State Government Committee. Companion bill is HB200.
Issue
Criminal justice
Arise Position
Support
Status
Died
Bill Title
SB140 (Marsh)
Description
Creates education savings accounts funded through the ETF. Passed Senate Education Policy Committee). Companion bill is HB245.
Issue
Budgets
Arise Position
Oppose
Status
Died
Bill Title
SB151 (Orr)
Description
Education Trust Fund appropriations. In Senate Finance and Taxation Education Committee. Companion bill is HB135.
Issue
Budgets
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
No longer moving
Bill Title
SB152 (Roberts)
Description
Excludes federal child tax credits from calculation of federal income tax deduction. In House Ways and Means Education Committee. Companion bill is HB231. Enacted as Act Number 2022-75.
Issue
Tax reform
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Enacted
Bill Title
SB155 (Stutts)
Description
Exempts some withdrawal from deferred compensation plans from income tax. In Senate Finance and Taxation Education Committee.
Issue
Tax reform
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
SB156 (Orr)
Description
Requires compliance with child support in order to qualify for SNAP food assistance. Passed Senate Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Development Committee.
Issue
Safety net
Arise Position
Oppose
Status
Died
Bill Title
SB171 (Orr)
Description
Creates Alabama Numeracy Act, prohibits use of Common Core.  Enacted as Act No. 2022-249.
Issue
Other
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Enacted
Bill Title
SB175 (Orr)
Description
Allows ETF Advancement and Technology Fund to be used for capital outlay.  Passed Senate and House of Representatives.
Issue
Budgets
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Enacted
Bill Title
SB18 (Orr)
Description
Exempts income from a deferred compensation plan from some income taxes. Passed Senate and assigned to House Ways and Means Education Committee.  Companion bill is HB162.
Issue
Tax reform
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
No longer moving
Bill Title
SB19 (Orr)
Description
Increases standard deduction and dependent deduction amount and maximum income range for calculation of income taxes. Enacted as Act No. 2022-292.
Issue
Tax reform
Arise Position
Support
Status
Enacted
Bill Title
SB190 (McClendon)
Description
Removes jurisdiction over redistricting lawsuits from the Montgomery Circuit Court and moves jurisdictions to a 3 judge panel. Passed Senate and passed House State Government Committee.
Issue
Other
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
SB191 (Albritton)
Description
Supplemental appropriations from the American Rescue Plan to the State Small Business Credit Initiative Fund. Passed House of Representatives and sent to conference committee. Companion bill is HB289. Enacted as Act No.2022-255
Issue
Budgets
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Enacted
Bill Title
SB200 (Smitherman)
Description
Postpone implementation of Literacy Act until 2024-2025 school year. Enacted as Act No. 2022-391.
Issue
Other
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Enacted
Bill Title
SB202 (Orr)
Description
Creates exceptions to law enforcement records and reports.  Assigned to Senate Judiciary Committee.
Issue
Criminal justice
Arise Position
Support
Status
Died
Bill Title
SB203 (Orr)
Description
Requires Administrative Office of Courts to establish a data base of municipal fine and fees. Enacted as Act No.  2022-425.
Issue
Criminal justice
Arise Position
Support
Status
Enacted
Bill Title
SB215 (Singleton)
Description
Creates Criminal Justice Police Development Council and require that Parole Board use parole release guidelines.  Passed Senate Judiciary Committee.
Issue
Criminal justice
Arise Position
Support
Status
Died
Bill Title
SB220 (Coleman-Madison)
Description
Requires that time served awaiting a hearing for parole violations be applied retroactively. Passed Senate and assigned to House Judiciary Committee.
Issue
Criminal justice
Arise Position
Support
Status
Died
Bill Title
SB223 (Stutts)
Description
Expands the list of offenses ineligible for parole.  Passed Senate Judiciary committee. Companion bill is HB355.
Issue
Criminal justice
Arise Position
Oppose
Status
Died
Bill Title
SB224 (Orr)
Description
Imposes job search requirements as a condition of eligibility of unemployment compensation. Enacted as Act No. 2022-301.
Issue
Safety net
Arise Position
Oppose
Status
Enacted
Bill Title
SB23 (Melson)
Description
Allows municipalities to issue citations in lieu of making an arrest.  Passed  House of Representatives.
Issue
Criminal justice
Arise Position
Support
Status
Died
Bill Title
SB232 (Barfoot)
Description
Provides for pretrial supervision of some people charged with offenses as a condition of bond. Passed Senate and assigned to House Ways and Means General Fund Committee.
Issue
Criminal justice
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
SB245 (Stutts)
Description
Requires that a person convicted of manslaughter not be eligible for parole until they have completed 85% of the sentence or has served 15 years, whichever is less.  Passed Senate Judiciary committee.
Issue
Criminal justice
Arise Position
Oppose
Status
Died
Bill Title
SB248 (Roberts)
Description
Revises standards for licensed child care facilities. Approved by Senate Children, Youth and Human Services committee.
Issue
Safety net
Arise Position
Oppose
Status
Died
Bill Title
SB249 (Givhan)
Description
Revises and consolidates vote fraud and election offenses. Passed Senate Government Affairs committee.
Issue
Voting rights
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
SB255 (Orr)
Description
Restricts authority of State Health Officer in response to a disease outbreak. Approved by House State Government committee,
Issue
Health
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
SB261 (Roberts)
Description
Increases maximum contribution to Scholarship Granting Organizations that can be deducted when calculating state income taxes. Passed House Education Policy committee. Companion bill is HB393.  Enacted as Act No. 2022-390.
Issue
Tax reform
Arise Position
Oppose
Status
Enacted
Bill Title
SB266 (Smitherman)
Description
Establishes a K-12 mental health service coordinator in each school system. Assigned to Senate Finance and Education committee).
Issue
Health
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
SB284 (Coleman-Madison)
Description
Extends Medicaid postpartum coverage to one year. Assigned to Senate Finance and Taxation General Fund committee. Companion bill is HB360.
Issue
Health
Arise Position
Support
Status
Died
Bill Title
SB29 (Butler)
Description
Prohibits prefilling of any field on voter registration application or absentee ballot application.  Assigned to Senate Judiciary Committee.  Companion bill is HB63.
Issue
Voting rights
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
SB290 (Butler)
Description
Reduces the minimum business privilege tax.  Passed House Ways and Means General Fund Committee. Companion bill is HB391.
Issue
Tax reform
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
SB292 (Barfoot)
Description
Prohibits the teaching of "divisive concepts".  Companion bill is HB315.
Issue
Other
Arise Position
Oppose
Status
Died
Bill Title
SB293 (Albritton)
Description
Constitutional Amendment to establish Alabama Education Lottery and gaming.  Passed Senate Tourism committee.
Issue
Other
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
SB294 (Albritton)
Description
Establishes Alabama Education Lottery. Passed Senate Tourism committee.
Issue
Other
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
SB3 (Shelnutt)
Description
Creates criminal penalties for engaging in a "riot", interference with traffic, assaulting first responder.  Provides for holding period for crimes of riot. Provide penalties for defunding police. Assigned to Senate Judiciary Committee.
Issue
Criminal justice
Arise Position
Oppose
Status
Died
Bill Title
SB302 (Marsh)
Description
SB302 would increase local funding for public charter schools. Passed Senate and assigned to House Ways and Means Education committee. Companion bill is HB459.
Issue
Budgets
Arise Position
Oppose
Status
Died
Bill Title
SB306 (Smitherman)
Description
SB306 would require a mental health service coordinator for each school system, subject to appropriations. Passed Senate Education Policy Committee.
Issue
Health
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Died
Bill Title
SB312 (Orr)
Description
Requires health facilities and pharmacies to fulfill patients COVID treatment requests and prohibits licensing boards from discipling doctors for COVID treatments.  Approved by Senate Healthcare Committee.  Companion bill is HB510.
Issue
Health
Arise Position
Oppose
Status
Died
Bill Title
SB43 (Jones)
Description
Removes sales tax from groceries and caps Federal Income Tax deduction. Assigned to Finance and Taxation Education Committee.  Companion bill is HB173.
Issue
Tax reform
Arise Position
Support
Status
Died
Bill Title
SB53 (Allen)
Description
Creates crime of damaging public monuments. Passed Senate Governmental Affairs Committee.
Issue
Other
Arise Position
Oppose
Status
Died
Bill Title
SB54 (Alllen)
Description
Further prohibits replacement or changes to memorials by governmental entities.  Passed Senate Governmental Affairs Committee.
Issue
Other
Arise Position
Oppose
Status
Died
Bill Title
SB6 (Coleman-Madison)
Description
Eliminates application requirement for voting rights restoration. Restores right to vote to indigent individuals.  Passed Senate. Assigned to House Judiciary Committee.
Issue
Voting rights
Arise Position
Support
Status
Died
Bill Title
SB7 (Barfoot)
Description
Prohibits state, contractors and political subdivisions from teaching divisive concepts related to race and sex, prohibits classification of students based on race.  Assigned to House Education Policy Committee. Companion is HB9.
Issue
Other
Arise Position
Oppose
Status
Died
Bill Title
SB72 (Williams)
Description
Exempts public schools from child nutrition bid requirements during emergencies.  Enacted as Act No. 2022-264.
Issue
Safety net
Arise Position
Support
Status
Enacted
Bill Title
SB87 (Stutts)
Description
Prohibits inmates who were convicted under a plea agreement from receiving good time in prison. Assigned to Senate Judiciary Committee.
Issue
Criminal justice
Arise Position
Oppose
Status
Died
Bill Title
Special Session--HB1 (Clouse)
Description
Appropriates American Rescue Plan Act funds. Passed House Ways and Means General Fund Committee.  Companion bill is SB 1. Enacted as Act Number 2022-1
Issue
Budgets
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
Enacted
Bill Title
Special Session--HB2 (Shedd)
Description
Authorizes units of governments to make grants from broadband. Assigned to House Urban and Rural Development Committee. Companion bill is SB3.
Issue
Broadband
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
No longer moving
Bill Title
Special Session--HB3 (Carns)
Description
Excludes federal child tax credit from state income taxes.  Assigned to House Ways and Means Education Committee.  Companion bill is SB2.
Issue
Tax reform
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
No longer moving
Bill Title
Special Session--SB1 (Albritton)
Description
Appropriates American Rescue Plan Act funds. Approved by Senate Finance and Taxation General Fund Committee. Companion bill is HB1
Issue
Budgets
Arise Position
Status
Passed in House, Passed in Senate, No longer moving
Bill Title
Special Session--SB2 (Roberts)
Description
Excludes child tax credit from state income taxes.  Assigned to Finance and Taxation General Fund Committee.  Companion bill is HB3.
Issue
Tax reform
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
No longer moving
Bill Title
Special Session--SB3 (Scofield)
Description
Authorizes units of government to make grants for broadband.  Assigned to Finance and Taxation General Fund Committee.  Companion bill is HB2.
Issue
Broadband
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
No longer moving