By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter
MONTGOMERY—Senate Bill 122, died on the floor of the Senate Monday night as the clock ticked toward Sine Die.
The bill touted as a vehicle to streamline government to many looked more like a consolidation of power.
The bill was designed to abolish longstanding institutions such as the Legislative Council, the Legislative Committee on Public Accounts, the Joint Fiscal Committee, the Legislative Building Authority, and the Permanent Legislative Committee on Reapportionment as well as taking the teeth out of the publicly examiners office. SB122 would have consolidated these and other legislative offices under a small select committee appointed by the Speaker and President Pro Tem.