Capitol Hill Roundtables | Hot 5

  • Published: January 30, 2017
  • This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know

    PLUS… HOT TIP: Want to Get Ahead of the Game? 

    PLUS… Key Dates This Week



    1. Worth the Wait: Capitol Hill Roundtables with Alabama Senators

    As you finalize travel arrangements for the National Association of Counties (NACo) Legislative Conference, you will want to make sure you have built in time for ACCA’s Capitol Hill Roundtables with Alabama Senators. Everyone who is in Washington, D.C., to represent one of Alabama’s 67 counties is invited to be there during the morning hours of Tuesday, February 28. Details will be announced as they are confirmed.



    2. ATRIP-2 Reminders

    It’s a big week for ATRIP-2 as community engagement gets underway in several counties.

    • ATRIP-2 Resolution – Counties that have yet to adopt a formal resolution in support of ATRIP-2 are encouraged to take up the matter at an upcoming commission meeting – and let know.

    Draft Resolution Supporting ATRIP-2


    • The deadline to inform ACCA about ATRIP-2 Community Meeting plans was Thursday, January 26. If you have yet to do so, please contact Jeannie Gaines ( // 334-263-7594).


    • “How-To” Video for Facebook Live – Alabama counties have their very own YouTube tutorial about Facebook Live featuring Jeannie Gaines. In the ACCA67 mobile app, find it on the ACCA Channel. It is also available on YouTube at the link below.


    YouTube Tutorial | Using Facebook Live



    3. Liability Fund Renewals and Longevity Bonus

    There’s still time! Liability Fund Members, have you returned your signed Declarations Page, Information Sheet and premium contribution for 2017’s renewal? If not, please send them immediately to Ms. Belinda Bush, Meadowbrook Insurance Group, P.O. Box 11047, Montgomery, AL 36111-1047. As previously reported, the due date is TOMORROW, JANUARY 31.

    Additionally, the LSIF Board of Trustees approved a Longevity Bonus for county commissions that renew for the 2018-2020 contract period. Participating counties will receive a one-time bonus equal to 15 percent of their 2017 premium contribution. The Longevity Bonus Resolution and Participation Agreement have been sent to each county’s Liability Contact Person. Please return the original signed resolution and agreement in its entirety to Marcia Collier (


    4. 2016-17 Safety Incentive Discount Program (SIDP) Details Safety Equipment - Helmet, Goggles, Ear Protection, Vest and Gloves

    Members of one or both of ACCA’s self-insurance funds can now access the 2016-17 SIDP Memo and Guide in the password-protected Insurance Resources section of ACCA’s website. A second password is required to download the memo and guide. Passwords have been sent to each county’s Safety Coordinator. For more information, contact Marcia Collier at


    5. Session Kicks off One Week from TOMORROW

    That’s right – the Alabama Legislature will begin the 2017 Regular Session on Tuesday, February 7. If you have yet to do so, be sure to contact your legislators to discuss ACCA Priority Bills and any local legislation in the works. And remember the personal touch reigns supreme, so phone calls and face-to-face conversations have the most impact and are worth the extra time. #OneVoice

    ACCA 2017 Legislative Priorities




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    Counties have set an ambitious legislative “to do” list for 2017, and the unified voice will need to be strong – and well-informed – to achieve success. For many of the ACCA Priority Bills, you can already access a one-page overview listing key points. The sooner you read the overview, the sooner you will be able to identify your “go-to” local examples of the bill’s impact in your county.

    Changes to Alabama Local Government Training Institute Board

    Amendment to Competitive Bid Law

    ATRIP-2 Proposal

    Alabama Juvenile Justice Reform

    Alabama Board of Registrars Reform

    And, coming soon: Medicaid for County Inmates, Adjustments to RSA Board of Control, Tax Sale Excess Funds, Settlement of Tax Appeals Cases & Adjustments to Simplified Sellers Use Tax


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    All Week | ATRIP-2 Community Engagement in Macon County



    ATRIP-2 Community Engagement in Dale County, Library Luncheon

    6 p.m. | ACCA District Meeting #5, Franklin County



    Noon | ATRIP-2 Community Engagement in Chambers County, LaFayette Rotary Club

    Noon | ATRIP-2 Community Engagement in Dale County, Ozark Rotary Club

    6 p.m. | ACCA District Meeting #6, Marshall County

    Deadline | Renewals, ACCA Liability Self-Insurance Fund Inc. (see article 3 above)



    1 p.m. | Alabama Juvenile Justice Task Force, Montgomery

    Regular Registration Deadline | Alabama Jail Training Academy (AJTA) employee education course: Searches and Use of Force, Prattville (February 15-16)



    10:30 a.m. | Alabama Board of Registrars Legislation Task Force, Montgomery

    6 p.m. | ATRIP-2 Community Engagement in the Wiregrass with Dale, Houston & Henry Counties, Headland High School

    Hotel Reservation Deadline | National Association of Counties (NACo) Legislative Conference, Washington, D.C. (February 25- March 1)



    10 a.m. | Alabama Association of Emergency Managers (AAEM) Board Conference Call