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Livestock markets and dealers, language updated and duplicative permitting requirements repealed, Secs. 2-15-93, 2-15-95, 2-15-115 to 2-15-127, inclusive, repealed

Goes to Governor

Agriculture & Forestry

HB313/ Beech

Forest Products Severance Tax, provide duel options for taxpayers to calculate, definitions revised, deduction provided, am'd. 

In Senate

Agriculture & Forestry

HB387/ Chesteen

Income tax, irrigation project tax credit, add'l credit authorized with cap, Sec. 40-18-342 am'd. 

In House

Ways & Means Education

HB419/Rogers

Cockfighting, crimes of, penalties increased, Sec. 13A-12-4 am'd. 

In Committee

Judiciary

HB450/ Greer 

Agriculture authority, counties authorized to establish, duties and powers, provided of authority 

In House

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Livestock markets and dealers, language updated and duplicative permitting requirements repealed, Secs. 2-15-93, 2-15-95, 2-15-115 to 2-15-127, inclusive, repealed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Agricultural equipment and machinery, sales and use tax exempt, Sec. 40-23-38, 40-23-64 repealed; Sec. 40-23-37, 40-23-63 am'd.    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 Senate

Finance & Taxation Education

SB231/ Whatley

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

In Senate

Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry

SB244/ Albritton

Forest Products Severance Tax, provide duel options for taxpayers to calculate, definitions revised, deduction provided, am'd.

In Senate

Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry

SB255/Orr

Water, use from Ala., Tennessee, and Tombigbee Rivers by non-riparian landowners under certain conditions for agricultural purposes, duties and reporting by Water Resources Commission

In Committee

Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry

SB257/Orr

Income tax, irrigation project tax credit, add'l credit authorized with cap, amd

In House

Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry

 SB345/Melson

Agriculture authority, counties authorized to establish, duties and powers, provided of authority 

In House

Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry