Ala. Lawmakers Would Need Special Session for Volkswagen

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A special session of the Alabama Legislature is likely in late July if Volkswagen decides to build its vehicle assembly plant in the state.

House Speaker Seth Hammett of Andalusia said Governor Bob Riley told him a special session would be needed to approve an incentives measure for Volkswagen, which is considering several U.S. plant sites, including Limestone County.

Volkswagen's decision is expected in mid-July.

The incentives measure could be on the November 4th general election ballot, but only if lawmakers approved it by about August 4th, at least three months before the election.

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