By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
The Alabama State Legislature failed to get a quorum on Tuesday or Wednesday because of the weather that prevented so many legislators from reaching Montgomery. On Thursday however both the Alabama House and Senate were able to go into session at 1:00 pm.
Following the short session State Representative Christopher John England (D) from Tuscaloosa said, “House has adjourned until Tuesday (2/4). Today the House passed HB88 dealing with unemployment compensation, HB44 relating to the annual license tax and registration fee with respect to truck tractors, HB89 concerning municipal annexations, HB129 relating to sales and use tax, HB102 which establishes the Alabama Home Buyers Initiative Act, HB27 which increases the punishment for breaking into an unoccupied dwelling, HB58 which creates additional penalties for boating under the influence, and HB47 which creates rules and regulations for the use of tracking devices. If you want to take a look at the bills we passed today or any other house bills that have been passed or introduced, hit the link below. As always, if you have any questions, concerns, issues, complaints, or if you just want to call me a bunch of names, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Looking forward to hearing from you.”
State Representative Mack Butler (R) from Rainbow City said on Facebook, “The mortgage bill amends the Alabama Home Buyers Initiative Act by creating a new Alternative Housing Program that will promote home ownership throughout out state.”
State Representative Paul Beckman (R) from Prattville said on Facebook, “Passed the D.U.I. bill from the state house for boating. Should you kill someone it will become a class c felony. This bill goes to the senate now for final passage. Also, the local bill for Sheriff Herbie Johnson passed for selling abandoned and unclaimed property. Everyone have a safe weekend. The legislature will resume Tuesday at One o’clock.”
The Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard (R) from Auburn said, “The Alabama House passed two resolutions honoring the first responders, Good Samaritans, teachers, and school officials who rose to the challenge and bravely stuck it out in the cold weather to help their fellow citizens and our school children. These heroes demonstrated an incredible commitment and astonishing generosity. Very blessed to live in a state full of such amazing people.”
The Alabama State Senate also met on Thursday.
The Senate passed a tough, new, anti-beastiality bill.