NOW AVAILABLE: 2018 Final Legislative Report

  • Published: April 25, 2018
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    County Leaders and Advocates,

    The 2018 Regular Session of the Alabama Legislature concluded on March 29, three weeks ahead of the constitutionally imposed 105-day deadline. The last week of the session was dominated by conflicts between the House and Senate about two bills – one that would require law enforcement to collect data related to racial profiling and another that now provides certain exceptions to the ethics law for elected officials participating in economic development projects. In the midst of some contentious debate on those issues, the Association successfully passed three of its priority bills in the last days of the session – bringing the total number of county legislative priorities enacted this session to six.

    The deadline has passed for Governor Kay Ivey to act on legislation passed during the final week of the session, so any bills that did not receive her signature will not become law this year.

    The final legislative report linked below outlines the new general and local laws impacting county government in some form. Many of the bills outlined will be the subject of discussion during the ACCA Annual Convention in August. In other cases, the Association staff will provide details on the implementation procedures in the coming weeks. County officials or employees with questions about the contents of the report are encouraged to contact the ACCA Office.

    The final legislative report of the 2018 regular session is divided into the following sections:

    > 2018 ACCA Bills that Have Become Law
    > New Laws Impacting Counties
    > New Local Laws

    This year’s report includes a navigation key to help direct county leaders to the bills that might be of particular interest to them, based on their affiliate organization membership and broader role in county government. However, everyone is encouraged to review the report as a whole because each new law is likely to have some sort of impact on local government operations.

    The Association staff would like to extend a profound thank you to all county officials, employees and affiliate organization members who participated in this year’s legislative advocacy efforts.

    With tremendous gratitude and respect,
    The Association Staff

    Goat Hill Final Report 2018

    The final legislative report linked below outlines the new general and local laws impacting county government in some form. Many of the bills outlined will be the subject of discussion during the ACCA Annual Convention in August. In other cases, the Association staff will provide details on the implementation procedures in the coming weeks. County officials or employees with questions about the contents of the report are encouraged to contact the ACCA Office.

    The final legislative report of the 2018 regular session is divided into the following sections:

    > 2018 ACCA Bills that Have Become Law
    > New Laws Impacting Counties
    > New Local Laws