Alabama - 2021 Legislation

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Convenes: February 2, 2021
Adjourns: May 30, 2021


SB 85

SYNOPSIS: Elder abuse, require redaction of contract information from court documents released to the public, to clarify that an elderly person of sound mind or body may hire legal counsel for representation, Sec. 38-9F-6 am'd.

STATUS: Read for first time and referred to Judiciary 2/2

AmSA POSITION: Referred to AmSA study committee.

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HB 27

SYNOPSIS: Consumer Protection, Alabama State of Emergency Consumer Protection Act, enhanced criminal penalties provided under certain conditions

STATUS: Read for the first time and referred to Judiciary 2/2, Read for 2nd time and placed on calendar 2/4, Read for 3rd time and passed House 97-0-1, Read for 2nd time in Senate, Pending 3rd reading 3/9

AmSA POSITION: Support.

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HB 147

SYNOPSIS: Financial institutions, authorized to refuse to execute or delay execution of certain financial transactions involving account of an elderly or vulnerable adult when financial exploitation may have occurred, may have been attempted, or is being attempted

STATUS: Read for first time and referred to Financial Services Committee 2/2, Read for 2nd time and placed on calendar 2/23, 3rd Reading indefinitely postponed 3/25

AmSA POSITION: Referred to AmSA study committee.

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HB 217

SYNOPSIS: Telephone communications, knowing and intentionally misleading use of inaccurate caller identification information, prohibited

STATUS: Read for the first time and referred to technology and research

AmSA POSITION: Referred to AmSA study committee.

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HB 255

SYNOPSIS: Senior Services Dept., advisory board of directors, allow authorization for designee to attend meetings on behalf of an ex officio member, additional board member, Sec. 38-3-1 am'd.

STATUS: Read for 1st time and referred to House Boards and Commissions Committee 2/2, Read for 2nd time 2/24, Read for 3rd time and passed the House 98-0 3/2, Read for 1st time in Senate and referred to Senate Children, Youth and Human Services Committee 3/9

AmSA POSITION: Support.

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HB 309

SYNOPSIS: General Fund budget, appropriations for other functions of government, debt service, and capital outlay for fiscal year ending September 30, 2021

STATUS: Read for the 1st time and referred Ways and Means General Fund, Read for 2nd time and placed on calendar 3/3, Read for 3rd time/passed House 101-1 3/9

AmSA POSITION: Support.

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SB 39

SYNOPSIS: Consumer Protection, Alabama State of Emergency Consumer Protection Act, enhanced criminal penalties provided under certain conditions

STATUS: Read for 1st time and referred to Judiciary, Read for 2nd time and placed on calendar 2/3, Read for 3rd time/passed Senate 30-0 2/9, Read for 1st time in House and referred to Judiciary

AmSA POSITION: Support.

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SB 181

SYNOPSIS: Financial institutions, authorized to refuse to execute or delay execution of certain financial transactions involving account of an elderly or vulnerable adult when financial exploitation may have occurred, may have been attempted, or is being attempted

STATUS: Read for first time and referred to Banking and Insurance 2/3, Read for 2nd time and placed on calendar 2/10, Read for 3rd time/passed Senate 24/0 2/11, Read for 1st time in the Senate and referred to Financial Services Committee 2/11, Read for 2nd time and placed on calendar 2/23, 3rd reading/passed the House 98-0 3/2

AmSA POSITION: Support.

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SB 227

SYNOPSIS: Pharmacy benefits managers, practices relating to patient steering, price discrimination, fiduciary duty to client, price disclosure, etc. regulated, Dept of Insurance, duties and authorities revised, Act 2019-457, 2019 Reg. Sess., sections amended and renumbered; Secs. 27-45A-6 to 27-45A-11, inclusive, 27-45A-13 added; Secs. 27-45A-3, 27-45A-4, 27-45A-5 am'd.

STATUS: Read for 1st time and referred to Banking and Insurance 2/11

AmSA POSITION: Support.

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