MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A summary of action in the Alabama
Legislature on Thursday, the 12th meeting day of the regular
-Approved legislation to increase the penalties for motorists
who flee from police officers. Goes to Senate.
-Passed a bill to allow towns with less than 7,000 people in dry
counties to hold public referendums on whether to allow liquor
sales. Those with 7,000 or more can already do that. Goes to
-Gave final approval to a bill that allows the lieutenant
governor and speaker of the House to appoint others to fill their
seats on some state boards and commissions. Goes to governor.
-Passed a bill to increase the penalties for motorists who flee
from police officers. Goes to House.
-Paused to remember the victims of the south Alabama shootings.
-House meets at 1 p.m. March 24 and Senate at 2 p.m.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
"I don't plan to stop in some dark or unsafe area because there
might be a policeman behind me." - Sen. Linda Coleman,
D-Birmingham, talking about legislation to increase the penalties
for motorists who flee from police.
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