Alabama - 2019 Legislation

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First 2019 Special Session

HB 2

SYNOPSIS: Rebuild Alabama Act, levy additional excise tax on gasoline and diesel fuel to provide the collection and distribution of the proceeds for state, county, municipal State Port Authority transportation infrastructure purposes.

STATUS: Read for the 1st time and referred to committee on Transportation, Utilities and Infrastructure 3/6, Read for the 2nd time and placed on calendar 3/7, Passed the House 83-20 3/8, Read for 1st time in Senate and referred to Transportation and Energy 3/8,  Read for 2nd time 12-0, Passed Senate 28-6 on 3/12.

AmSA POSITION: Referred to AmSA study Committee.

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2019 Regular Session

HB 13

SYNOPSIS: Public Service Commission, telephone and cellular telephone customers, Do Not Call List, inclusion of commercial and cellular telephone subscribers, penalties and civil fines increased.

STATUS: Read for 1st time 3/5, Referred to committee on Transportation, Utilities and Infrastructure.

AmSA POSITION: Referred to AmSA study Committee.

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HB 29

SYNOPSIS: Telemarketers and telephone solicitations, knowing display of misleading caller identification information prohibited.

STATUS: Read for 1st time and referred to Judiciary Committee 3/5, Referred to Technology and Research 3/20.

AmSA POSITION: Support.

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HB 40

SYNOPSIS: Telemarketers and telephone solicitations, knowing display of misleading caller identification information prohibited.

STATUS:Read for 1st time and referred to Judiciary Committee 3/5. Referred to Technology and Research 3/20.

AmSA POSITION: Referred to AmSA study Committee.

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HB 57

SYNOPSIS: Aggravated fraud, provide for the crime of, commercial law and consumer protection, securities, crimes and offenses, theft.

STATUS: Read for 1st time and referred to Judiciary Committee 3/5, Read for 2nd time and placed on calendar with 1 substitute 4/18, Read or the 3rd time and passed the House 101-0 , Read for the 1st time in the Senate and referred to Judiciary Committee, Read for 2nd time and placed on calendar 5/8, 3rd reading, Passed Senate 33-0 5/28, Delivered to Governor 5/29.

AmSA POSITION: Support

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HB 86

SYNOPSIS: Telemarketers and telephone solicitations, consumer protection.

STATUS: Read and referred to Technology and Research Committee.

AmSA POSITION: Referred to AmSA study Committee.

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HB 177

SYNOPSIS: Nursing facilities, supplemental privilege assessment and monthly surcharge for Medicaid extended, expiration under certain conditions.

STATUS: Read for first time and referred to Ways and Means General fund 3/19, Read for second time 3/21, Pending third reading, Passed House 102-0 4/9, Referred to Senate Finance and Taxation General Fund 4/9, Read for 2nd time, pending 3rd reading 5/16, Passed Senate 30-0 5/21, De3livered to Governor 5/22.

AmSA POSITION: Support.

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HB 239

SYNOPSIS: Cell phones and other wireless telecommunication devices, use while holding or touching devise prohibited, penalties, exceptions.

STATUS: Read for first time and referred to Public Safety 3/20.

AmSA POSITION: Referred to AmSA study Committee.

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SJR 7

SYNOPSIS: Telemarketers and telephone solicitation.

STATUS: Introduced 3/19, Motion to Adopt, Adopted 3/19, Received in the House Rules Committee 3/19, Reported from rules 3/21, Passed second House, Enrolled 3/21.

AmSA POSITION: Support.

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SB 7

SYNOPSIS: Telemarketers and telephone solicitation.

STATUS:Read for 1st time and referred to Judiciary Committee 3/5. Approved 10-0 in Judiciary Committee, Pending third reading.

AmSA POSITION: Support.

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SB 70

SYNOPSIS: Aggravated fraud, provide for the crime of, commercial law and consumer protection, securities, crimes and offenses, theft.

STATUS:Read for 1st time and referred to Judiciary Committee 3/5. Read for the second time and placed on the calendar, Pending third reading 3/20. Motion carried over to the call of the chair 4/2.

AmSA POSITION: Support.

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SB 73

SYNOPSIS: Pharmacy benefit managers, prohibited from restricting pharmacies and pharmacists from disclosing costs information to patients on alternative drugs or other services and costs, enforcement by Insurance Commissioner.

STATUS: Read for 1st time and referred to Healthcare Committee, Read for 2nd time and placed on calendar 4/3, 3rd reading passed House 98-0 4/23, Read for 1st time and referred to Government Affairs 4/23, Read for 2nd time, passed committee 7-0 on 5/7, Pending 3rd reading, Passed Senate 27-0 5/15, Read for 1st time in House and referred to Insurance Committee 5/15, Read for 2nd time and placed on calendar 5/22, Motion for 3rd reading, passed House 101-0 5/30, Signature requested & Forwarded to Executive Department 5/30.

AmSA POSITION: Support.

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SB 95

SYNOPSIS: Telemarketers and telephone solicitations, knowing display of misleading caller identification information.

STATUS: Read for the first time and referred to judciary Committee 3/19.

AmSA POSITION: Support.

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SB 132

SYNOPSIS: Veterans, Emergency Missing Veteran Alert Program, created, ALEA to implement program, rulemaking authority, activation and deactivation of an alert procedures.

STATUS: Read for first time and referred to Veterans and Military Affairs.

AmSA POSITION: Support.

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SB 220

SYNOPSIS: Alabama Lottery estab., distrib. of proceeds provided, constitutional amendment.

STATUS: Read for 1st time and referred to committee on Tourism, Passed out of the Tourism Committee on a 6-5 vote 4/23, Received 3rd reading passing the Senate on a 21-12 vote 4/25, Read for 1st time in the House and referred to Economic Development and Tourism Committee 4/30, Read for 2nd time and placed on House calendar with 1 substitute and 2 amendments 5/15.

AmSA POSITION: Referred to AmSA Study Committee.

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SB 360

SYNOPSIS: Long Term Care Ombudsman Program, update provisions and delete outdated and obsolete terms and provisions, Secs. 22-5A-1 to 22-5A-7, inclusive, am'd.

STATUS: Read for 1st time and referred to committee on Healthcare 4/30.

AmSA POSITION: Referred to AmSA Study Committee.

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SB 356

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.

STATUS: Read for 1st time and referred to Children, Youth and Human Services 4/30, Read for 2nd time and approved 6-0 and placed on the calendar 5/8.

AmSA POSITION: Referred to AmSA Study Committee.


SB 374

SYNOPSIS: Physicians, rural income tax credit under certain conditions, existing credit terminated, new credit provided, Secs. 40-18-130.1 to 40-18-132.1, inclusive, added.

STATUS: Read for 1st time and referred to Senate Finance and Tax Committee.

AmSA POSITION: Referred to AmSA Study Committee.

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SB 376

SYNOPSIS: Health care, hospitals, procedure for aftercare when discharged from hospital, designation of a family caregiver, Family Caregiver Act.

STATUS: Read for 1st time and referred to Senate Health Committee 5/2, Read for 2nd time and placed on calendar, Pendng 3rd reading on day 24 5/22.

AmSA POSITION: Referred to AmSA Study Committee.

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