Alabama Senate moves to make “upskirting” illegal

February 9, 2018

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

The Alabama Senate on Thursday voted unanimously to pass a bill that would make a voyeuristic act known as “upskirting” a felony.

If passed by the House and signed into law, the legislation, sponsored by Sen. Clyde Chambliss, R-Prattville, would make it illegal for anyone to take a photo of a woman’s intimate areas by sneaking a phone under her skirt.

“It’s the beginning of the processes of justice for a lot of victims,” Chambliss said Thursday. “It’s a very emotional issue for them. They feel defiled, invaded, their privacy. It may be a public place, but we wear clothes to protect our privacy.”

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House Budget: 9 hours, no raises passed

March 15, 2017

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

It took nine hours on Tuesday for the Alabama House to pass the same budget it started with, and by the not-so-close margin of 72-28.

Your government at work.

Approval of the budget was held up by an all-afternoon (and most of the night) filibuster by Democrats, who were unhappy that Republicans had stripped from the budget a proposal to give State workers a 4-percent raise. It would have been their first raise in 10 years.
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