Hot 5 | Retiree bonuses, drug testing employees and more

April 21, 2014

Retiree bonus estimates
Legislation passed this year (Act 2014-429) would allow counties to provide a one-time bonus to retirees in October. Only retirees who began receiving benefits before Oct. 1, 2013, would be eligible, and the law specifies that the bonus must be $2 per month for each month of service or $300, whichever is greater. [...]

Alabama Limited Self Governance Act

April 16, 2014

Several counties have requested information on what steps should be taken to have the question of granting the county powers under the Alabama Limited Self Governance Act included on the November general election ballot.
Since 2005,  approximately 18 counties have used the Alabama Limited Self Governance Act to protect the health and safety of citizens in unincorporated [...]

Final Legislative Report 2014

April 15, 2014

The Association of County Commissions of Alabama has once again had a very productive legislative year. Seven bills identified as ACCA bills have now become law, and many more bills that would have had a negative impact on county government failed to pass before the legislative session came to an end. Additionally, with the help [...]

Hot 5: Legislative Wrap-up Webinar & more

April 14, 2014

Legislative Webinar on Thursday – sign up now
ACCA has scheduled a special Legislative Session Wrap-up Webinar for 11 a.m. Thursday. In a packed 30-minute session, ACCA will provide highlights of county-backed bills that became law with special emphasis on those that will take some implementation. There will also be opportunity for ACCA members to provide [...]