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-passed VersionHouse Bill 77 sponsored by Rep. Chris Blackshear

Senate-passed 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.

new! Senate Version | Senate Bill 324 sponsored by Sen. Phil Williams

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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

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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.


 Senate Bill 86 sponsored by Sen. Trip Pittman | Rep. Rod Scott

STATUS: Passed Senate & House. Awaiting the governor’s signature

 

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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.

Senate Bill 95 sponsored by Sen. Trip Pittman | Rep. Randy Wood

STATUS: Passed Senate & House. Awaiting the governor’s signature

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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

 

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.

House Version | House Bill 211 sponsored by Rep. Chris England

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

 

 

Updated 3/27/17