Below is a list of bills AAC will be monitoring during the 2017 Legislative Session. These bills have been identified by AAC and AAC Members as those of particular interest to Alabama agriculture. Bill status will be regularly updated throughout the legislative session.

 

Bill Number/ Sponsor

 Bill Summary

 Status

HB53/ Beech

Schools, nutrition, federal funds, use for farm to school program for farm products, competitive bid exception based on federal small purchase threshold, Secs. 16-1-46, 16-13B-2 am'd.

In Senate

Agriculture & Forestry

HB84/ Sessions

Livestock markets and dealers, language updated and duplicative permitting requirements repealed, Secs. 2-15-93, 2-15-95, 2-15-115 to 2-15-127, inclusive, repealed

In Senate

Agriculture & Forestry

SB115/ Whatley

Livestock markets and dealers, language updated and duplicative permitting requirements repealed, Secs. 2-15-93, 2-15-95, 2-15-115 to 2-15-127, inclusive, repealed

In Senate

Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry

SB165/ Whatley

Agricultural equipment and machinery, sales and use tax exempt, Sec. 40-23-38, 40-23-64 repealed; Sec. 40-23-37, 40-23-63 am'd.    

In Committee

Finance & Taxation Education

SB231/ Whatley

Dogs, used for agricultural work, exempt from local leash laws, exception

In Senate

Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry