2017 LWVAL Legislative Priorities*

Adopted by the LWVAL Board,
January 28, 2017

Follow the action on these issues in the
2017 LWVAL Legislative Report.

What happened in 2016 in the Alabama Legislature?
See the
2016 LWVAL Legislative Report (reporting on the Regular Session) and the
2016 LWVAL 1st Special Session Legislative Report

Priority Level I (Highest)
Monitoring and action of highest priority. Major areas for resource expenditure.
  • Voting Access and Processes including Election Laws and Redistricting
  • Governmental Transparency
  • Government Accountability, including Ethics in Government
  • Adequate funding of essential General Fund programs
  • Payday Loan Reform

Priority Level II
Monitoring occurs. Action dependent on opportunity and available resources.
  • Natural Resources & Energy Policy
    • Water Resources
    • Other Resource Issues
    • Energy Policy
  • Education Policy and Funding
  • Health Care Policy and Processes

Priority Level III
Monitoring occurs. If and when opportunities arise, determine if action is feasible given resources and higher priorities.
  • Tax Reform
  • Other Issues - Issues identified by the LWVAL Advocacy Committee and/or State Board or Local Leagues.
    • Anti-Discrimination Laws
    • Death Penalty
    • Lottery and Gambling
    • Criminal Justice
    • Other

* Items listed within a Priority Level do not designate a ranked order of importance.