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.

Click here for Bills of Interest archives for session years before 2018.

Last updated Oct. 4, 2021.

  • 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
In House committee
Bill Title
HB103 (Clarke)
Description
Authorizes early voting. Assigned to House Constitution, Campaigns and Elections Committee.
Issue
Voting rights
Arise Position
Support
Status
In House committee
Bill Title
HB113 (Clouse)
Description
General Fund Budget. Assigned to Ways and Means General Fund Committee.
Issue
Budgets
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
In House committee
Bill Title
HB135 (Garrett)
Description
Education budget. Assigned to Ways and Means Education Committee.
Issue
Budgets
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
In House committee
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
In House committee
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
In House committee
Bill Title
HB19 (C. Brown)
Description
Prohibit minors from consenting to vaccination. Assigned to House Health Committee.
Issue
Health
Arise Position
Oppose
Status
In House committee
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. Assigned to House Judiciary Committee.
Issue
Criminal justice
Arise Position
Oppose
Status
In House committee
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
In House committee
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
In House committee
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
In House committee
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
In House committee
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
In House committee
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
In House committee
Bill Title
HB42 (Allen)
Description
Established a minimum threshold for a proposed rule's economic impact. Assigned to House State Government Committee.
Issue
Other
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
In House committee
Bill Title
HB45 (Greer)
Description
Makes an inmate convicted of manslaughter ineligible for good time. Assigned to House Judiciary Committee.
Issue
Criminal justice
Arise Position
Oppose
Status
In House committee
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
In House committee
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
In House committee
Bill Title
HB52 (Hill)
Description
Allows a judge to use discretion in the length of sentence if probation is revoked. Assigned to House Judiciary Committee.
Issue
Criminal justice
Arise Position
Support
Status
In House committee
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
In House committee
Bill Title
HB55 (Hill)
Description
Requires every judicial circuit to establish a community corrections program. Assigned to House Ways and Means General Fund Committee.
Issue
Criminal justice
Arise Position
Support
Status
In House committee
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
In House committee
Bill Title
HB57 (England)
Description
Creates a Criminal Justice Policy Development Council. Assigned to House Judiciary Committee.
Issue
Criminal justice
Arise Position
Support
Status
In House committee
Bill Title
HB63 (D. Wood)
Description
Prohibits prefilling of any field on a voter registration or absentee ballot application. Assigned to House Constitution, Campaign and Elections Committee. Companion is SB29.
Issue
Voting rights
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
In House committee
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
In House committee
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
In House committee
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
In House committee
Bill Title
HB82 (Garrett)
Description
Makes changes to corporate income tax indebtedness, dates and calculations. Assigned to House Ways and Means Education Committee.
Issue
Voting rights
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
In House committee
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
In House committee
Bill Title
HB95 (Gray)
Description
Creates a 180 grace period for inmates to repay court-imposed debt. Assigned to House Judiciary Committee.
Issue
Criminal justice
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
In House committee
Bill Title
SB18 (Orr)
Description
Exempts income from a deferred compensation plan from some income taxes. Assigned to Senate Finance and Taxation Education Committee.
Issue
Tax reform
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
In Senate committee
Bill Title
SB19 (Orr)
Description
Increases standard deduction and dependent deduction amount and maximum income range for calculation of income taxes. Assigned to Senate Finance and Education Committee.
Issue
Tax reform
Arise Position
Monitoring
Status
In Senate committee
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
In Senate committee
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
In Senate committee
Bill Title
SB43 (Jones)
Description
Removes sales tax from groceries and caps Federal Income Tax deduction. Assigned to Finance and Taxation Education Committee.
Issue
Tax reform
Arise Position
Support
Status
In Senate committee
Bill Title
SB53 (Allen)
Description
Creates crime of damaging public monuments. Assigned to Senate Governmental Affairs Committee.
Issue
Other
Arise Position
Oppose
Status
In Senate committee
Bill Title
SB54 (Alllen)
Description
Further prohibits replacement or changes to memorials by governmental entities.  Assigned to Senate Governmental Affairs Committee.
Issue
Other
Arise Position
Oppose
Status
In Senate committee
Bill Title
SB6 (Coleman-Madison)
Description
Eliminated application requirement for voting rights restoration. Restores right to vote to indigent individuals. Assigned to Senate Judiciary Committee.
Issue
Voting rights
Arise Position
Support
Status
In Senate committee
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
In House committee