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March 4, 2017

Legislative Session Update, Week 4

HIGHLIGHTS:

The House elected Representative Nathaniel Ledbetter as the new House Majority Leader, replacing Rep. Micky Hammon.  Ledbetter is a first-term representative and former mayor of Rainsville.


The prison bill was rolled out this week.  With an $800 million price tag, expect a lot of debate.


There was a public hearing on Wednesday on a bill that would remove the requirement of a permit for the concealed carry of a firearm.  SB24 passed out of committee and was placed on the calendar.


The House had a lengthy debate over a bill that would allow hunting deer over bait.

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