Special Session Agenda

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The Alabama Legislature has given final approval Tuesday to several bills on the governor's special session agenda that aren't budget-related.

One prohibits city, county and state governments from using eminent domain to obtain private property for industrial, commercial, residential, retail and office projects.

Another closes a loophole in Alabama's unemployment tax law that allowed some companies to lower their tax rate.

Another bill extends for one year the tax breaks that film companies get for working in Alabama.

One bill lowers the level of intoxication for drivers of commercial vehicles from point-zero-eight percent blood alcohol level to .04 percent.

And another bill changes state law to reflect that Auburn University and Alabama A&M University now share management of Alabama's agricultural extension service. It also changes the name of the program to the Alabama Cooperative Extension System.

All the bills now go to the governor for signing into law.

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