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Judge Grants Temporary Order of Restraint in AEA suit

by Bill Britt

Alabama Political Reporter

Update: Circuit Court Judge Price signed a temporary restraining order blocking HB 84's transmission to the Governor.

MONTGOMERY—On Monday night the Alabama Education Association filed a petition for a temporary order to prevent the transmission of HB84 to the Governor.

The suit filed at Montgomery County Circuit Court list the defendants in the case as Gov. Robert Bentley, Sen. Del Mash, Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey, Rep. Chad Fincher, Sen. Gerald Dial, Rep. Jay Love, Speaker Mike Hubbard and the Clerk of the House Jeff Woodard.

In count one, the suit contents that the nature of the bill’s passing violated the open meetings act. Because Marsh, Dial, Fincher and Love held an, “Unannounced Private Meeting of a Quorum of the Conference Committee.”

It also states that there was a violation of “Rule 21 Requirements Governing Appropriation Bills,” in count two.

Count three, seeks an invalidation of HBB84.

A spokes person for the AEA has confirmed the suit. See attached Petition before the court.


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