2012 Regular Session of the Alabama Legislature
Convened Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Adjourned Sine Die Wednesday, May 16, 2012.
2012 Regular Session LWVAL Legislative Report
Final report update posted May 19, 2012.
During the session, LWVAL keeps citizens informed about the Alabama Legislature's activities regarding issues of importance to the League through this Legislative Report. For each bill, the LWVAL Legislative Report includes bill sponsors, bill summary, complete bill text, current status of the legislation, LWVAL's position on the legislation, and LWVAL's action. The 2012 LWVAL Legislative Priorities
are listed below. These are the issues on which the LWVAL Action Team is focused during the 2012 Regular Session and any subsequent special sessions.
Click an issue link below to see the 2012 bills and League action.
Priority Level I
Campaign Finance and Elections
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
Natural Resources - Energy Policy
Priority Level II
, including ending sales tax on groceries
Judicial Qualifications and Selection
, including merit selection
Maintaining water purity and air quality; reservoir addition for state
Alabama Water Management Plan
Coastal Zone Protection
Public Transportation Priority Level III
Other Ethics Issues
City & County Planning
and other issues identified by LWVAL Advocacy Committee and/or Board or Local Leagues.