The Alabama Legislature is meeting now. The Statehouse is closed to
everyone except the legislators and some staff. Not all of the members are
present but there is enough for a quorum in both houses. As we reported
before the only business that they are supposed to take up are the budgets
and local bills. However, there are two items that you might want to be aware
First, SB242 would authorize one billion dollars in bonds to be issued for
capital improvement for public schools, community colleges and other
colleges. This would, of course, be great for the construction industry and the
members of your association. The bill has passed the senate and we hope
that the house will take this measure up before they adjourn. Before the shut
down began AGC was working hard for this bond issue’s passage.
Second, SB330 was written by the Alabama Civil Justice Reform Committee,
(ACJRC). AGC sits on the Board of Directors of that group. This legislation
would provide employers, businesses and health care providers with much
needed protection against civil liability associated with COVID-19. We have
provided you with a synopsis of the bill. It is not certain at this time whether or
not this bill will be acted on since it is not a local bill or a budget related
measure. If not it will be our priority in any special session later in the year.
We will keep you posted on these measures and the rest of the regular
Again, please stay safe.
Until next time. . . . . . .
Director, Governmental Relations