Capitol News & Notes

Capitol News & Notes

State General Fund Revenue from Property Taxes Increased in 2016 from 2015
Revenue generated from property taxes in the State General Fund has increased from 7.91% in 2015 to 8.2% in 2016. READ MORE HERE. 

Bill That Would Force the Annexation of Private Property into City Limits Carried Over in Both House and Senate Committees
SB 266, sponsored by Senator Linda Coleman-Madison (D-Birmingham), was carried over in the Senate Committee on County and Municipal Government last week. HB 369, the House companion legislation sponsored by Representative Jack Williams (R-Birmingham), was also carried over in the House Committee on County and Municipal Government. READ MORE HERE.

Senate Confirms Alabama Real Estate Commissioner
Governor Bentley appointed Vaughn T. Poe, upon confirmation of the Senate, to the Alabama Real Estate Commission. READ MORE HERE

Uniform Procedure for Funds from Real Estate Tax Sales Bill Receives Final Passage and Moves to the Governor’s Desk
SB 95, sponsored by Sen. Trip Pittman (R-Montrose), received final passage from both Chambers unanimously and has been sent to the Governor for approval. READ MORE HERE

Other Issues from Week 6 of the Legislative Session That Could Impact You And a Look at What's Ahead
Legislators met for the 11th, 12th and 13th days of session last week and considered various bills and proposals, such as Prison Reform, the General Fund Budget and the Education Trust Fund. READ MORE HERE.