The ones who fight tooth and nail, even though there are enough votes to pass it, are simply doing it for the votes. Next election they'll shrug their shoulders and say, "Well, we fought it hard, but those eeeevil [opposite party] passed it anyway. I did my best. Vote for me."
You have to admit thought, that was a pretty sneaky tactic the Republicans used today. I don't know if the Democrats ever used that in the past, but it was a pretty well thought out plan.
Hmmmmm we may need to talk to Mac about setting up something like that for the Homebrew bill!
I kind of enjoy listening to the audio. It is interesting to see the personalities, positions, and tactics of the different representatives.
I click on the representative to see who they are when the speak. It personalizes it a bit-almost like being there.
Yeah, the condensed amendment was 1 thing... Did you listen all the way through the School Flex bill stuff?
They passed a bill in the house, handed it to the Senate where they added an amendment to get AEA's support and passed it 35 or so to 0, then brought it back to the house and handed it over to a committee to resolve the amendment. The comittee brought back a bill that added 20 pages (!!!!) to the original 8 page bill and forced it though.
What they passed after the committee was nothing at all like what was voted on in the senate or the house. It was a completely different bill.
Oh well, here's to hoping we are on the SOC for Tuesday. :tank:
If you consult a map, you will see several other states, all having work and educational opptys.
We are not on the SOC for tomorrow in the House
PROPOSED BY THE RULES COMMITTEE
FOR TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2013
THE 10th LEGISLATIVE DAY
HR ______ SPECIAL ORDER CALENDAR BY: HOUSE RULES COMMITTEE
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE LEGISLATURE OF ALABAMA, That immediately upon the adoption of this resolution, the following business, in the order set forth below, shall be the special and paramount order of business for the 10th legislative day taking precedence over the regular order of business or any pending or unfinished business.
Appropriations, supplemental appropriations for fiscal year ending September 30, 2013, from Education Trust Fund to Department of Commerce and from Education Trust Fund to Department of Veterans' Affairs
Senator Orr-Representative Clouse:
General Fund, transfer of funds from numerous funds of various agencies, departments, etc. for fiscal year ending September 30, 2014
Taxation, refund for excise tax paid on purchases of aviation jet fuel by international cargo air carriers, exemption from sales tax for purchases of aviation jet fuel and from use tax for use, storage, or consumption, Secs. 40-17-329, 40-23-4, 40-23-62 am'd.
Elections, computerized statewide voter registration list, residential address of domestic violence victims omitted, Secs. 11-46-36, 11-46-107, 17-4-33, 17-9-15, 17-11-5 am'd.
Hazardous waste disposal, fee for certain hazardous wastes, decreased, Secs. 22-30-4, 22-30B-2, 2-30B-2.1, 22-30B-4, 22-30B-4.1 am'd.
Emergency Communication Services, creating statewide communication system for emergency first responders, create the Alabama First Responder Wireless Commission, create the First Responder Wireless Commission Fund
Income tax credit, tax credit against the tax liability of taxpayer for rehabilitation, preservation, and development of historic structures
State Employees' Insurance board, authorized to offer a high deductible health plan with a federally qualified health saving account and a federally qualified health reimbursement arrangement (HRA)
Fishing, gill net fishing in Tennessee River, prohibition repealed, Sec. 9-11-88 am'd.
Higher Education, 2-year institutions authorize to charge resident tuition for nonresident distance learning students Secs. 16-64-2, 16-64-4 am'd.
Entities, dormant, exempt from business privilege tax, Sec. 40-14A-44 am'd.
Representative Moore (B):
Business license tax, rental of residential real estate tax, not to be on a per unit basis, const. amend.
Board of Hearing Instrument Dealers, to provide further for definitions, remove specific fees and authorize board to set by rule, Secs. 34-14-1 to 34-14-9, inclusive, 34-14-11, 34-14-30, 34-14-32, 34-14-33 am'd.
Crimes and offenses, elder abuse, creating the crimes of elder abuse and neglect and financial exploitation of an elderly person in the first, second, and third degree
Crime of promoting prison contraband in the first, second, and third degrees, attempt included, increased penalties, Secs. 13A-10-36, 13A-10-37, 13A-10-38 am'd.
Taxpayers' Bill of Rights, Uniform Revenue Procedures Act, broader "innocent spouse" relief, taxpayer appeals, revenue rulings from Department of Revenue, Alabama Tax Appeals Commission
County Commission, purchasing, use of credit or debit cards, rebates distrib. to co., general fund
Just keeping the fingers crossed! Starting to doubt... Must.. Keep.. Positive.
I think tomorrow would be a bad deal for us anyway. I bet the Democrats are going to spend several days blocking every piece of Republican legislation they possibly can as payback for the School Flex bill. I can't say I blame them, the repubs were a little sneaky on that deal!
I wouldn't be surprised if the Democrats don't filibuster for the rest of the session, in both chambers...
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