Below is a list of bills AAC will be monitoring during the 2018 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. The 2018 Legislative Session adjourned Sine Die on Thursday, March 29.

 

Bill Number/ Sponsor

 Bill Summary

 Status

SB61/Dial

 
Hunting, authorize the taking of whitetail deer or feral swine by means of bait, Secs. 9-11-244, 9-11-245 am'd.

In Committee/AC&F

SB149/Scofield


Rural Broadband Act, investment in infrastructure in rural areas, income tax credit and property tax exemption under certain conditions, termination date

Governor/FR&ED

SB168/Whatley

Income, business privilege tax credit, for sales/rent of agricultural assets to beginning farmers 

In Senate/ F&TE

SB173/Whatley

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

In House/AC&F

SB191/Whatley

Sales and use taxes, exemption for sale of fruit and agricultured products further provided for, all sales tax exemptions incorporated in use tax, Secs. 40-23-4, 40-23-62 am'd. 

In Senate/ F&TE 

SB192/Dial

Agriculture and Conservation Development Commission, allocation of funds to soil and water conservation districts, minimum deleted, Sec. 9-8A-5 am'd.

Governor/ AC&F

SB271/Whatley 

Division of Conservation and Natural Resources, created, Ag. and Industries Dept., Secs. 2-2-8, 9-2-14, 9-2-15 am'd.

In Senate/AC&F

SB282/Whatley 

Vending machines, sale of corn in, authorized, inspection by Agriculture and Industries Dept, required  

In Committee/AC&F 

HB21/Williams

Hunting, authorize the taking of whitetail deer or feral swine by means of bait, Secs. 9-11-244, 9-11-245 am'd.  

In Senate/A&F 

HB183/Hanes 

Jackson Co., human sewage biosolids, application to land as fertilizer or soil amendment, prohibited, exception, const. amend.  

In Senate/LL

HB242/Sessions

Sales and use taxes, exemption for sale of fruit and agricultured products further provided for, all sales tax exemptions incorporated in use tax, Secs. 40-23-4, 40-23-62 am'd. 

Governor/A&F

HB252/Rowe

Economic development, tax credits for investments in rural growth funds auth., administered by the Dept. of Commerce, Ala. Agribusiness and Rural Jobs Act 

In Committee/W&ME

HB260/Chesteen 

Irrigation equip. or reservoirs for agriculture purposes, income tax credit, eligibility for credit, Sec. 40-18-342 am'd.

Governor/A&F 

HB309/Chesteen

Agriculture and Conservation Development Commission, allocation of funds to soil and water conservation districts, minimum deleted, Sec. 9-8A-5 am'd.

In House/A&F