LWVAL 2014 Legislative Report
Reporting on the 2014 Regular Session
of the Alabama Legislature

Legislative Report is updated for week ending April 3, 2014. The Alabama Legislature adjourned the 2014 Regular Session on April 3.

The Alabama Legislature convened Tuesday, January 14, 2014 The final day of this Regular Session was April 3, 2014. During the regular session, LWVAL kept citizens informed about the legislature's activities regarding issues of importance to the League through the 2014 Legislative Report. The report was updated weekly (with some exception). For each bill, the report included bill sponsors, bill summary, 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 were posted in this report at times when their voice would be most effective. See the LWVAL 2014 Legislative Priorities list below for the issues on which the LWVAL Action Team was focused during the 2014 regular legislative session. Both this LWVAL 2014 Legislative Report and the 2013 Legislative Report remain posted for your review.

Click a link below to see the 2014 bills and League action on that issue.
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Priority Level I

Monitoring and action of highest priority. Major area for resource expenditure.
green-right-arrow.jpgConstitutional Reform, including amendments based on Constitutional Reform Commission recommendations
NOTE: On March 24, 2014, LWVAL issued this Action Alert calling for support for SB367 in the House. This bill would expand home rule.

green-right-arrow.jpgElection and Campaign Finance Laws

green-right-arrow.jpgGovernmental Transparency and Accountability

Natural Resources

green-right-arrow.jpgVoting Access And Processes
A public hearing for HB9 was scheduled for Tues., Jan. 28. We are assuming that this was postponed due to inclement weather. New date and time will be posted here when available.
Priority Level II

Monitoring occurs; action dependent on opportunity and available resources.
Priority Level III

If and when opportunities arise, assess if action is feasible given resources and priorities.
green-right-arrow.jpgTax Reform

Issues identified by LWVAL Advocacy Committee and/or State Board or Local Leagues