Alabama House of Representatives

Alabama House Delays Vote on Medical Marijuana Bill

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – The Alabama House of Representatives has delayed a vote on a bill. Representatives debated the bill for more than six hours Tuesday night and adjourned shortly before midnight. The bill could return to the House floor on the final two days of the session, Thursday and May 17. The bill would allow people with a qualifying…

Alabama House to Consider Repeal of Habitual Offender Law

A divided legislative committee has advanced a bill to repeal Alabama’s habitual offender law that mandates longer sentences for repeat offenders. The House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday approved the bill on a 9-5 vote. The bill by Rep. Chris England (D-Tuscaloosa), would do away with the sentencing mandates for new cases and allow some prisoners to have their sentences reviewed….

Committee Advanced Repeal of Habitual Offender Law

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A divided legislative committee has advanced a bill to repeal Alabama’s habitual offender law that mandates longer sentences for repeat offenders. The House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday approved the bill on a 9-5 vote. The bill by Rep. Chris England, D-Tuscaloosa, would do away with the sentencing mandates for new cases and allow some prisoners to…

Alabama House Approves ‘Born Alive’ Abortion Bill

The Alabama House of Representatives has approve a bill that criminalize doctors who do not provide care to babies still living after an abortion attempt. Lawmakers voted 76-12 Thursday for the bill by Republican Rep. Ginny Shaver of Leesburg. It now moves to the Alabama Senate. Shaver argued the law is needed to protect children while opponents of the bill…

Alabama House Approves Curbside Voting Ban

The Alabama House of Representatives has approved a ban on curbside voting. Legislators voted 74-25 for the bill that now moves to the Alabama Senate. Supporters of the bill said it is needed to protect election integrity. Opponents argued the state is cutting off an avenue that might make it easier for elderly and disabled people to vote. The legislation…

Alabama House Votes To End Yoga Ban, But don’t Say ‘Namaste’

A decades-old ban on yoga in Alabama public schools could be coming to an end. The Alabama House of Representatives on Thursday voted 73-25 to approve a bill that would authorize school systems to decide if they want yoga to be allowed in K-12 schools. The bill by Democratic Rep. Jeremy Gray specifies that the use of chanting, mantras and…