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March 11, 2017
Legislative Session Update, Week 5
Alabama is the only state that allows a judge to override a jury’s sentence recommendation in capital murder cases. Lawmakers moved a step closer to passing legislation that would prohibit judges from imposing a death sentence when a jury has recommended life in prison. The House Judiciary Committee approved a bill by Sen. Dick Brewbaker that has already cleared the Senate.
HB376 by Rep. Will Ainsworth was assigned to the House Transportation, Utilities & Infrastructure Committee. It would remove existing exclusions from regulation for certain privately-owned water systems that discharge directly to surface waters of the state.
State ABC Stores - The Senate Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Development Committee favorably reported out SB260 by Sen. Arthur Orr. If it becomes law, Alabama’s 170 ABC stores would be phased out over a period of five years beginning in 2018.
SB267 would require county school superintendents who are currently elected to be appointed in the future. There is a similar bill, HB350, in the House Education Policy Committee.
The Alabama Senate passes a bill to preserve historic monuments.
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