The 2020 regular session continues. Eight legislative days have been
used leaving 22
Issues that AGC is monitoring:
SB23 is the sunset bill for your licensing board; it will continue the
board until 2023. The bill has passed the Senate and awaits action in
HB287 this would remove the requirement for your licensing board to
transfer their unencumbered funds to the State General Fund at the
end of the fiscal year. We will follow the lead of the board on this
HB300 would create a judicial review board to hear complaints of
discrimination against licensing boards. We will oppose this attempt to
create another unneeded state agency.
SB126 deals with design professionals and indemnification. There is
much work being done on this legislation. There is a possibility that
there could be a substitution or an entirely new bill. AGC is monitoring
this situation and giving input from the general contractor’s
SB178 this bill would allow an awarding authority to negotiate with
the lowest responsible and responsive bidder when all bids received
exceed the funding available to the awarding authority for the
contract, provided that the awarding authority can document the
shortage of funding, that time is of the essence, and that the
negotiated changes are in the public interest and do not materially
alter the scope and nature of the project. This bill has been amended
to apply only to projects at four-year institutions of higher education.
And finally Senate House joint Resolution 18 ( SJR18). This resolution
recognizes and congratulates the Alabama AGC on its 100 anniversary
has passed the Senate and awaits action by the House.
Until next time…..
Director, Governmental Relations