County Administration Legislation

HB 13 by Jack Williams
SB 68 by Jimmy Holley
This bill would allow local governments to purchase goods and services through Government Services Administration vendors without further competitive bidding. It would also specify that life-cycle costs may be considered in determining the low bid for water and sewer public works projects. It also allows life-cycle costs for “fixtures.”

HB 32 by Steve Clouse
This bill would move the presidential primary back to June.

HB 54 by Randy Wood
SB 139 by Trip Pittman
This bill would create the Election Expense Reimbursement Committee to identify election expenses eligible for reimbursement by the state.

HB 56 by Mickey Hammon
This bill would force local governments to enforce federal immigration laws.

HB 59 by Barry Mask
This bill would repeal the Deferred Retirement Option Plan (DROP).

HB 61 by April Weaver
Under current law, employees and employers can deduct 50 percent of their health insurance premiums on state income tax. This would increase that to 100 percent.

HB 85 by Greg Wren
This bill would allow for unemployment benefits when someone quits a job to relocate with his/her military spouse.

HB 93 by Mike Hill
This bill would allow district attorneys to hire investigators.

HB 99 by Kerry Rich
This bill would make in unlawful to hire illegal aliens, and it would require employers to use the E-verify system.

HB 112 by Ron Johnson
This bill would expand the list of law enforcement officers that are entitled to death and disability benefits for service-connected occupational disease to include any law enforcement officer with arrest powers who works for the state, counties or municipalities.

HB 115 by Jamie Ison
This bill would set up procedures for dog owners whose dog is seized in a dog-fighting arrest to post bond for the dog.

HB 120 by Kerry Rich
This bill would provide for the arrest and detainment of drivers who cannot produce a driver’s license.

HB 121 by Kerry Rich
This bill would make it a crime to use false identification to obtain public benefits and requires employers to use E-verify.

HB 126 by Randy Davis
SB 140 by Scott Beason

This bill would extend Forever Wild without changes for 20 years.

HB 144 by Paul Beckman
This bill would increase the sales tax exemption on computers from $750 to $1,500 during the sales tax holiday.

HB 179 by Jack Williams
This bill would require that residential property under construction be taxed like other residential property.

HB 181 by Mike Hill
This constitutional amendment, if approved in a statewide vote, would provide for limited home rule for counties.

HB 254 by Ron Johnson
This bill would increase the service of process fee, with counties getting $3 of the increase.

HB 277 by Steve McMillan
This bill would amend the law regarding excess paid when property is sold for delinquent taxes.

HB 278 by Steve McMillan
This bill would clarify what property is sold at tax sale and include expenses as part of what is due.

HB 283 by DuWayne Bridges
SB 227 by Gerald Dial
This bill would require county to use judicial process to enforce restrictions in an industrial park and to remove portions from the park if industries request.

HB 304 by Greg Canfield
This bill would require a 52-week disqualification from unemployment benefits if a person is guilty of unemployment compensation fraud.

HB 353 by Mike Hill
This bill would amend the Alabama Improvement District Act to provide further for the types of improvements which a district may acquire and finance, among other changes.

HB 375 by Jack Williams
This bill would increase the property tax exemptions available to the elderly and disabled.

HB 378 by Blaine Galliher
SB 296 by Cam Ward
This bill would rewrite the sex offender notification law.

HB 388 by John Rogers
SB 332 by Priscilla Dunn
Regarding land sold at tax sale, this bill would change it so that the person redeeming the property only pays 1 percent interest and only pays interest on taxes due.

HB 390 by Elaine Beech
SB 355 by Marc Keahey

This bill would exempt volunteer fire departments from paying garbage fees.

HB 399 by Mac McCutcheon
This bill would change the point at which gasoline and diesel fuel taxes are levied.

HB 411 by Bill Roberts
This bill would require that the state pay its contracts within 30 days or interest is charged.

HB 473 by Jack Williams
This bill would extend unemployment benefits.

HB496 by Johnny Mack Morrow
This bill would further provide for the duties of coroner and deputy coroner as to performing an autopsy and obtaining possession of any objects, medical specimens, or articles that may be helpful in establishing the cause of death. It would also give coroners the power and authority of a peace officer.

SB 8 by Ben Brooks
Disabled people or those 65 years or older can exempt their homes from property taxes if their income is $7,500 a year or less. This bill would increase the income limit to $15,000.

SB 9 by Ben Brooks
This bill would increase the homestead exemption from $4,000 to $8,000 in assessed value. For low income people 65 or older, it would increase the exemption from $5,000 to $8,000.

SB 10 by Ben Brooks
This bill would index the homestead exemption to the Consumer Price Index.

SB 39 by Gerald Dial
SB 55 by Gerald Dial
HB 176 by Ron Johnson
This bill would establish the Alabama Electronic Overseas Voting Advisory Committee to determine if secure electronic means may be used for overseas absentee voting.

SB 72 by Del Marsh
This bill would prohibit new enrollments in the Deferred Retirement Option Program (DROP) after April 1, 2011, and it would limit interest on DROP accounts.

SB 74 by Del Marsh
Disabled people or those 65 years or older can exempt their homes from property taxes if their income is $7,500 a year or less. This bill would increase the income limit to $15,000.

SB 90 by Bryan Taylor
HB 125 by John Merrill

This legislation, intended to “undo” the results of a recent appellate court case finding that county jailers can be sued individually for actions performed within the line and scope of their employment, would provide clearly that the actions of jailers are actions of the sheriff and as such, jailers are entitled to the same immunity protections granted to the sheriff under Alabama law.

SB 101 by Del Marsh
HB 114 by Greg Canfield

This bill would adjust 9-1-1 fees on wireless telephone customers. It would drop the fee from $.70 to $.65 for customers who post-pay on a monthly basis. It would charge $.65 per transaction for customers who pre-pay for their minutes. This bill threatens to reduce revenue to 9-1-1 services. Bill overview

SB 106 by Linda Coleman
This bill would require public works contractors to use socially and/or economically disadvantaged subcontractors.

SB 107 by Linda Coleman
This bill would allow awarding authorities to award disadvantaged businesses a secondary contract worth up to 20 percent of the original contract value.

SB 109 by Arthur Orr
This bill would allow a county or municipality to remove sales tax on food.

SB 111 by Arthur Orr
HB 124 by John Merrill
This constitutional amendment, if approved in a statewide referendum, would prohibit occupational taxes.

SB 137 by Arthur Orr
This bill would allow online verification of liability insurance on motor vehicles.

SB 152 by Paul Bussman
This bill would create a tax credit for expansion or relocation projects.

SB 171 by Del Marsh
HB 204 by Bill Roberts
This bill would require the state to pay on its contracts within 30 days or interest accrues.

SB 177 by Gerald Dial
HB 200 by Mike Ball

This legislation would establish timeframes and procedures for calling ad valorem school tax elections, whereby the school board would have deadlines for petitioning the county commission to have the issue included on a general election ballot. Additionally, this legislation would require the school board to pay all costs of a special election in the event the school board petitioned the county commission to call for a special election.

SB 195 by Del Marsh
This bill would require counties to make provision for electronic bids.

SB 217 by Phil Williams
This bill would authorize the establishment of Honor and Opportunity Probation with Enforcement programs in each judicial circuit.

SB 349 by Quinton Ross
This bill would require contractors on government projects to use 90 percent Alabama workers, defined as those who have been in the state for at least two years.

SB 375 by Roger Bedford
This bill would require the state to contract with a vendor to create a public notice website.

SB 381 by Quinton Ross
This bill would prohibit using findings under unemployment compensation law in other actions.

SB 387 by Bill Holtzclaw
This bill would authorize any legal notice to be published on a designated nongovernmental entity’s website.

SB 417 by Roger Bedford
This bill would require the state to publish legal notices on a state-sanctioned website.

SB 448 by Bill Holtzclaw
This bill would authorize any legal notice published in a county or municipality to be published on an Internet website.

SB 454 by Tom Whatley
This bill would authorize a county commission to contract with third parties for the noncompliance detection of previously unknown and unpaid personal property ad valorem taxes.


If you have questions concerning these or other bills, please contact Mary Pons at (334) 263-7594.


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