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Here are some of the top public issues studied by the LWVAL and on which the LWVAL has come to a policy position. LWVAL studies are unbiased. In these studies, the League gathers factual information from many sources and from different perspectives. The study information is usually presented in an unbiased "Facts and Issues" publication. League members then attempt to come to a consensus position on the issue. If consensus is reached, the League publicly states its position and may take action to support or oppose public policy and legislation as opportunity permits based on the position.

      Health Care in AL
           Health Care in AL 2010: Facts and Issues (based on 2010 study)
Health Care in AL 2013: Facts and Issues (based on 2013 update study)
LWVAL position on Health Care in AL

      Charter Schools

           Charter Schools: Facts and Issues (based on 2011 study)
LWVAL position on Charter Schools

      Alabama Legislature
           Alabama Legislature: Facts and Issues (based on 2003-2005 study)
LWVAL position on the Alabama Legislature

      Natural Resources
          Learn & Vote: Natural Resources & the Environment
Global Warming - Information and Action
LWVAL position on Natural Resources

      Constitutional Reform
           Various LWVAL study resources (dating 1969-present)
LWVAL position on Constitutional Reform


Current LWVAL action alerts will be posted here when issued.

"30 Days to Pay" Bill, SB138

UPDATE 2/13/18: The Alabama Senate Banking and Insurance Committee is scheduled to VOTE on SB138 on Thursday, Feb. 15 at 9:00 A.M.. Please call members of the B&I Committee now and ask for their VOTE IN FAVOR OF SB138. Get B&I member phone numbers here. Please speak in your own name (not in the name of the League even if you are a member. President Barbara Caddell will speak for LWVAL.) Be sure to mention that you are a constituent if that is applicable. THANK YOU for helping us get SB138 out of committee with a favorable vote!!

UPDATE 2/8/18: The Senate Banking and Insurance (B&I) Committee is expected to vote on SB138 next Wednesday, Feb. 14th. Please call before Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 to urge their favorable vote on SB138. Get more information at http://www.lwval.org.
1/2/2018 - LWVAL ISSUES CALL TO ACTION ON SB138, the "30 Days to Pay" Payday Lending Regulation bill. SB138 expands the minimum time for repayment of payday loans from 10 days to 30 days, thus reducing both fees and interest on payday loans. We ask that citizens call members of the Senate Banking & Insurance Committee and urge their support for SB138.

The Alabama Senate Banking and Insurance Committee heard public testimony on SB138 on Wednesday, Feb. 7th.
As reported by Mike Cason for al.com, Mary Lynn Bates, former LWVAL president, presented the League's testimony in support of this "30 Days to Pay" bill. She pointed out that Alabamians pay $100 million in payday loan fees. SB138 would extend the minimum period to repay a short term loan from 10 to 30 days, and therefore make repayment without rollover fees more likely. The money saved could go to necessities such as utilities, school books and other household expenses.

Also, please use #30DaysToPay and #paydayloans in social media to raise awareness of this important issue and SB138.


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Follow the Alabama Legislature during the
2018 Regular Session!

LWVAL 2018 Legislative Report

Last updated Feb. 18, 2018.

The Alabama Legislature convened the 2018 Regular Session on January 9. During this session, LWVAL will keep citizens informed about the legislature's activities regarding issues of importance to the League via the 2018 Legislative Report. The report will be updated weekly (with some exceptions). For each bill, the report will include bill sponsors, bill summary, link to complete bill text, current status of the legislation, LWVAL's position on the legislation, and LWVAL's action. Action Alerts urging citizens to contact their legislators will be posted in this report at times when their voice would be most effective. Action is based on the LWVAL issue positions and/or League principles. These are the LWVAL 2018 legislative action priorities.

See legislative reports for previous years.


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