Capitol News & Notes
March 7, 2017
Bill Restoring Historic Tax Credit Filed in the Senate with 28 Co-Sponsors
SB 262, The Alabama Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit Bill, sponsored by Senator Jabo Waggoner (R-Vestavia Hills) and 28 co-sponsors, was filed in the Senate last week and has been referred to the Senate Committee on Finance and Taxation Education. READ MORE HERE.
Bill Restoring Credits for Neighborhood Revitalization Projects Passes Senate Committee
SB 229, sponsored by Trip Pittman (R-Montrose), received a favorable report in the Senate Committee on Finance and Tax Education last week and is pending final passage in the Senate. READ MORE HERE.
Meet the New House Republican Majority and Democratic Minority Leaders
The House Republicans announced Wednesday that they have elected Rep. Nathaniel Ledbetter (R- Rainsville) as Majority Leader. READ MORE HERE.
High Court Decision Shakes Business Community
In a shocking final decision last week, the Alabama Supreme Court upheld by a 4-3 vote a $2.4 million punitive damage verdict against Farmers Insurance Company. (Article By the Alabama Civil Justice Reform Committee.) READ MORE HERE.
Alabama Real Estate Commission Bill Pending Final Passage in the House
HB 281, sponsored by Rep. Steve McMillan (R-Bay Minette), received favorable report in the House Committee on Boards, Agencies and Commissions last week and is pending final passage in the House. READ MORE HERE.
Last Week at A Glance
Last week wrapped up the fourth week of the 2017 Regular Legislative Session. With about 22 days remaining, legislators met for the 7th and 8th days of Session and considered various bills and proposals. READ MORE HERE.