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.

STATUS: Awaiting the Governor’s Signature

House Bill 77 sponsored by Rep. Chris Blackshear

Senate sponsor: 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.

STATUS: Awaiting the Governor’s Signature

House Bill 69 sponsored by Rep. Steve Hurst

Senate sponsor Sen. Billy Beasley

 

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Medicaid for Inmates

ACCA LEGISLATIVE PRIORITY 2017

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

NEW! Act 2017-298

Sponsored by Rep. Chris England | Sen. Cam Ward

 

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.

Act 2017-82

 sponsored by Sen. Trip Pittman | Rep. Rod Scott

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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.

Act 2017-130

sponsored by Sen. Trip Pittman | Rep. Randy Wood

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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.

Senate-passed Version | Senate Bill 324 sponsored by Sen. Phil Williams

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RSA Board of Control

ACCA LEGISLATIVE PRIORITY 2017

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.

House VersionHouse Bill 295 sponsored by Rep. Connie Rowe

Senate VersionSenate Bill 217 sponsored by Sen. Del Marsh
Senate Floor Amendment

 

NACo Purchasing

ACCA LEGISLATIVE PRIORITY 2017

Local governments and local school boards purchase a number of items off of approved purchasing cooperatives. HB471 would allow a limited exception for the purchase and installation of heating and air conditioning units or systems for county, municipal, and local school boards from national cooperatives approved by the Department of Examiners of Public Accounts.

House Version | House Bill 471 sponsored by Rep. David Standridge

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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.

HB 487 sponsored by Rep. Bill Poole with House committee amendments

 

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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
House Committee Substitute

Senate-passed Version | Senate Bill 137 sponsored by Sen. Jimmy Holley
House Committee Substitute

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Jail Healthcare

ACCA LEGISLATIVE PRIORITY 2017

This bill would provide that fees and rates for prisoner medical care cannot exceed Medicare’s fees and rates unless there is a contractual agreement.

Senate-passed Version | Senate Bill 387 sponsored by Sen. Greg Reed


Tax Exemptions

ACCA LEGISLATIVE PRIORITY 2017

This bill would require the approval of the local governing body before any general law exempting local sales, use, or ad valorem taxes would be effective.

House Version | House Bill 491 sponsored by Rep. Patricia Todd


Forever Wild Land Trust

ACCA LEGISLATIVE PRIORITY 2017

Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide reimbursement for property taxes lost when land is acquired by the trust.

House Version | House Bill 502 sponsored by Rep. Mark Tuggle

 


Updated 5/22/17