Legislation |

The 2017 Legislative Priorities were presented to the ACCA Board of Directors and approved at its meeting on December 7, 2016. The Board of Directors directed the ACCA Staff to actively pursue passage of legislation of any or all of the strategic goals listed below. 

 

 

Changes to ALGTI Board

ACCA LEGISLATIVE PRIORITY 2017

Changes to Alabama Local Government Training Institute Board

To amend the membership of the Alabama Local Government Training Institute to ensure representation of those groups participating in its programs and to allow the Institute to amend certification to local emergency management programs.

House VersionHouse Bill 77 sponsored by Rep. Chris Blackshear
House Committee Amendment 

Senate Version | Senate Bill 68 sponsored by Sen. Jabo Waggoner

 

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Amendment to Competitive Bid Law

ACCA LEGISLATIVE PRIORITY 2017

Amendment to Competitive Bid Law

To amend the Alabama bid law to exempt the repair of brand name equipment by the factory-authorized dealer.

House VersionHouse Bill 69 sponsored by Rep. Steve Hurst

Senate Version | Senate Bill 34 sponsored by Sen. Billy Beasley

 

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ATRIP-2 Proposal

ACCA LEGISLATIVE PRIORITY 2017

Bond Issue for Roads and Bridges

To establish the Alabama Transportation Rehabilitation and Improvement Program 2 (ATRIP-2) providing a 1.2 billion bond issue for the rehabilitation and improvement of county and municipal roads and bridges.

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Alabama Juvenile Justice Reform

ACCA LEGISLATIVE PRIORITY 2017

To amend current Alabama law to create a more equitable financial allocation between local and state governments for the housing, medical care, and transportation of juveniles participating in the juvenile justice system.

 

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Alabama Board of Registrars Reform

ACCA LEGISLATIVE PRIORITY 2017

To amend Alabama law reforming the current Board of Registrar system to provide more accountability, oversight, and minimum qualifications for appointments.

House VersionHouse Bill 150 sponsored by Rep. Alan Baker
new!
House Committee Substitute

Senate Version | Senate Bill 137 sponsored by Sen. Jimmy Holley
new!
 Senate Committee Substitute

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Simplified Sellers Use Tax

ACCA LEGISLATIVE PRIORITY 2017

Adjustments to Simplified Sellers Use Tax

To make minor improvements to the 2015 act allowing eligible online sellers to remit the use tax on items delivered into Alabama on their customers’ behalf.

House Version | House Bill 83 sponsored by Rep. Rod Scott

Senate Version | Senate Bill 86 sponsored by Sen. Trip Pittman

 

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Excess Funds from Tax Sales

ACCA LEGISLATIVE PRIORITY 2017

To clarify the proper procedures for the placement of excess funds from real estate tax sales.

House Version | House Bill 145 sponsored by Rep. Randy Wood
with House Committee Amendment

Senate-Passed Version | Senate Bill 95 sponsored by Sen. Trip Pittman

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Retirement Systems of Alabama Board of Control

To amend the statute regarding the appointment of members to the Board of Control of the Retirement Systems of Alabama to more closely reflect the employing agencies of the participating members of the system.

Senate Bill 217 sponsored by Sen. Del Marsh


Clarifying Official Authorized to Settle Tax Appeal Cases

To clarify that only the elected local tax official may approve a settlement of lawsuits challenging the appraised value of property for ad valorem purposes.


Medicaid for Inmates

To amend Alabama Medicaid law to suspend Medicaid eligibility of individuals in custody of county jails rather than terminating Medicaid benefits.

House Version | House Bill 211 sponsored by Rep. Chris England
new!
House Committee Substitute

Senate Version | Senate Bill 54 sponsored by Sen. Cam Ward
new! Senate Committee Substitute


Updated 2/25/17