Alabama Legislature Summary

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A summary of action in the Alabama Legislature on Thursday, the 25th meeting day of the regular
session:

HOUSE

-Gave final approval to a bill to complete deregulation of the phone business in Alabama. Goes to governor.

-Gave final approval to a bill to require hospitals to report to the state health department when patients acquire infections inside the hospital. Goes to governor.

-Approved a bill to permit construction of a building to replace the Legislature's Statehouse. Goes to Senate.

-Voted to override the governor's veto of a bill that would allow small towns in dry counties to legalize liquor sales. Goes to
Senate.

SENATE

-Blocked consideration of a bill to expand Alabama's worker compensation program.

-Gave final approval to a $6.2 billion education budget. Goes to
governor.

-Received a visit from officials of Montgomery's new sister city, Pietrasanta, Italy, including Mayor Massimo Mallegni.

-Passed a revised bill to provide new ways for voters overseas, including the military, to obtain and cast absentee ballots. Goes
back to House to review Senate changes.

COMMITTEES

-House Judiciary Committee approved legislation to limit how much lobbyists can spend on public officials and make other changes in the state ethics law. Goes to House.

AGENDA
-Senate meets at 10 a.m. Tuesday and House at 1 p.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY
"All school systems will know what they are working with and will not unnecessarily send out pink slips to their employees."
-Sen. Hank Sanders, D-Selma, describing the education budget.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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