Icy Weather Leaves Alabama House Unable to Meet


By Alabama News Network

The Alabama House was unable to meet Tuesday because many members couldn't make the icy trip to Montgomery.


Legislative rules required 53 of the 105 members to be present for an official meeting, but only 40 answered the roll call. Legislative rules require the House to keep trying to meet each day at 10 a.m. until a majority shows up. House Speaker Mike Hubbard says the House won't try again until Thursday because roads are supposed to improve then.


Republican state Rep. Ed Henry of Hartselle says he was carpooling with another north Alabama legislator, but they decided to turn around north of Birmingham because there were so many wrecks on Interstate 65.


Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh says enough senators are present to conduct a meeting Tuesday morning.

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