2010 LWVAL Legislative Report

UPDATED 4/24/10

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Priority Level I

      Ban PAC to PAC transfers
Note: LWVAL distributed a letter to the editor to Alabama newspapers voicing the League's opposition to PAC-to-PAC transfers.
Read the letter.

      Tax Reform, including ending sales tax on groceries

      Constitutional Reform and Constitutional Convention URGENT! Call to Action 4/11/10 in support of SJR 42. This bill would would call for a special election on the issue of calling a constitutional convention and, if approved, provide for the election of delegates and holding of the convention. Read the Call to Action.

      Government Transparency and Accountability

Priority Level II

      Voting Access and Practices

      Judicial Qualifications and Selection, including merit selection

      Ethics in Government – lobbying expenditure reports; Ethics Commission authority

      Natural Resources:
            Maintaining water purity and air quality; reservoir addition for state
            Coastal Zone Protection
            Energy policy

      Public Transportation Treat as a natural resource issue as well as a transportation issue related to the tax structure. URGENT! Call to Action 2/17/10 in support of HB 116. This bill would allow use of road funds to support public transportation. Read the Call to Action.

Priority Level III

      Other ethics issues

      Other issues identified by LWVAL Advocacy Committee and/or Board or Local Leagues.
           Term Limits
           Social Services
           City or County Governance