Bill Tracker

 

Below is a list of bills AAC will be monitoring during the 2019 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 Alabama Legislature adjourned sine die on May 31, 2019.

 

Bill Number/ Sponsor

 Bill Summary

 Status

SB12-Williams

Hunting, authorize the taking of whitetail deer or feral swine by means of bait, when baiting privilege license is purchased, Chronic Wasting Disease Management Zones authorized, Commissioner of Dept. of Consv. and Nat'l Res. to establish, Sec. 9-11-244 am'd. In Committee (AC&F)

SB66- Williams

Hunting, authorize the taking of whitetail deer or feral swine by means of bait, when baiting privilege license is purchased, under certain conditions, Sec. 9-11-244 am'd. Governor (AC&F)

SB82-Chambliss

Landscape Architects, Board of Examiners of, increase maximum fine from $250 to $2,500 per violation against a licensee, license application fee increased, Secs. 34-17-5, 34-17-25 am'd. In Senate (GA)

SB90-Scofield

Broadband accessibility, grant program to provide broadband in unserved areas revised, Secs. 41-23-212, 41-23-213, 41-23-214 am'd. Governor (FR&ED)

SB102- Whatley

Dogs, used for agricultural work, exempt from local leash laws, exception Governor (AC&F)

SB103-Whatley

Vending machines, sale of corn in, authorized, inspection by Agriculture and Industries Dept, required In Committee (AC&F)

SB160-Elliott

Animals, required rabies vaccines for certain canidae and felidae, further provided for, possession of certain large felidae, wolves, or bears, prohibited under certain conditions, minimum caging requirements, penalties, Secs. 3-8-1 am'd; Sec. 3-8-2 added. In Committee (FR&ED)

SB183-Sessions

Pet stores, regulation of, prohibit from providing false information on certifications, civil penalities, Dept. of Agriculture and Industries provided rulemaking authority, Agricultural Fund, created In Senate (AC&F)

SB225-Melson

Hemp, require state to seek federal approval of state program regulating hemp production, deschedule THC derived from hemp as a controlled substance, Secs. 2-8-381, 2-8-383, 20-2-2, 20-2-23 am'd. Governor (AC&F)

SB234-Whatley

Small farm wineries, authorize to sell to consumers or distribute to retailers In Senate (AC&F)

SB324-Chesteen

Soil and water conservation districts, extend limited civil liability immunity to district supervisors and employees for rental or lending of equipment, Sec. 9-8-25 am'd.

Governor (AC&F)

SB369-Sessions

Agriculture, to provide that lab grown meat may not be labeled for sale as "meat" or a "meat product", Sec. 2-17-10 am'd.

In Senate (AC&F)

HB161- Hanes

Jackson Co., human sewage biosolids, application to land as fertilizer or soil amendment, prohibited, exception, const. amend. In Senate (LL)

HB193-Hanes

Biosolids composed of human fertilizer, reg. by ADEM, minimum standard set out, enforcement, tax on delivery of biosolids used to administer act In Committee (A&F)

HB197- Crawford

Hunting, authorize the taking of whitetail deer or feral swine by means of bait, when baiting privilege license is purchased, under certain conditions, Sec. 9-11-244 am'd. In Senate (A&F)

HB241-Lipscomb

Landscape Architects, Board of Examiners of, increase maximum fine from $250 to $2,500 per violation against a licensee, license application fee increased, Secs. 34-17-5, 34-17-25 am'd. Governor (BA&C)

HB244-Ball

Animals, required rabies vaccines for certain canidae and felidae, further provided for, possession of certain large felidae, wolves, or bears, prohibited under certain conditions, minimum caging requirements, penalties, Secs. 3-8-1 am'd; Sec. 3-8-2 added. In Senate (A&F)

HB305-Sorrell

Animals, cruelty to dogs and cats, shelter defined, Sec. 13A-11-240 am'd. In Committee (A&F)

HB400-Shedd

Telecommunications, Broadband Using Electric Easement Accessibility Act, Secs. 37-16-1 to 37-16-8, inclusive, added. Governor (U&RD)

HB475- Garrett

Commerce, Alabama Rural and Agribusiness Jobs Act In House(W&ME)

HB488-Crawford

Soil and water conservation districts, to grant immunity from civil action related to the loan or renting of equipment by district supervisors and employees, Sec. 9-8-25 am'd. In House (A&F)

HB518-Crawford

Agriculture, to provide that lab grown meat may not be labeled for sale as "meat" or a "meat product", Sec. 2-17-10 am'd. Governor (A&F)

HB540-Poole

Taxation, incentives for attraction of new and expanding business including rural areas, investment credit for income tax, financial institution excise tax, insurance premium tax, utility tax, further incentives for rural areas as defined, purchase of credits, incentives for high-tech companies, Ala. Incentives Modernization Act, Secs. 40-18-6.1, 40-18-8.1, 40-18-376.3 added; Secs. 40-18-376, 40-18-376.1, 40-18-410, 40-18-411, 40-18-412, 40-18-413, 40-18-414 am'd. Governor (W&ME)

HB640-Rogers

Cockfighting, crimes of, penalties increased, Sec. 13A-12-4 am'd. In Committee (A&F)