2011 LWVAL Legislative Report The 2011 Regular Session of the Alabama Legislature adjourned June 9, 2011, SINE DIE.
Final update of this LWVAL Legislative Report has been posted following the adjournment of the 2011 legislative session. All action alerts are, of course, cancelled.
Tip: To quickly find new bill activity, click on a priority issue below and look for this icon by a bill. Updated information added since the previous week's report is indicated in green font. This is information such as new progress for a bill in the legislature and/or League action. Or the bill might be newly added to the Report.Priority Level I
Campaign Finance and Elections
Support for PAC to PAC transfer ban
Campaign spending limits
Timely reporting of expenditures and donations; easy access to such information
Voting Access and Practices
Ethics in Government
– including required and timely lobbying expenditure reports; greater Ethics Commission authority; clarity in Ethics Law language
Government Transparency and Accountability Priority Level II
, including ending sales tax on groceries
Constitutional Reform and Constitutional Convention
Judicial Qualifications and Selection
, including merit selection
Other - including preservation
Maintaining water purity and air quality; reservoir addition for state
Coastal Zone Protection
Treat as a natural resource issue as well as a transportation issue related to the tax structurePriority Level III
Other ethics issues
Other issues identified by LWVAL Advocacy Committee and/or Board or Local Leagues.