Special Session summary - Day 4

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A summary of action in the Alabama Legislature today, the 4th day of a special session:


-Met briefly and took care of procedural matters.

-Recognized Rep. Oliver Robinson, D-Birmingham, for his admission into the inaugural class of the UAB Sports Hall of Fame. SENATE

-Passed a resolution and had a short ceremony mourning the death of longtime Senate employee Dodie Pappanastos.

-Passed a resolution mourning the death of Jack Miller, a longtime member of the Auburn University Board of Trustees and former chairman of the Alabama Democratic Party.

-Confirmed the nominations to the Alabama A&M of Mobile businessman Norman Hill; Rev. Tom Bell of Huntsville, a United Methodist minister; Odysseus Lanier, founding partner of a Houston, Texas-based accounting firm, and Lucien Blankenship, the owner of the Birmingham Power women's pro basketball team. AGENDA

-Senate meets at 9 a.m. Friday and the House at 10 a.m.


"If the people vote for the tax to go away, I want to know that it really goes away." - Sen. Scott Beason, R-Gardendale, discussing a referendum that would allow Jefferson County residents to vote on the occupational tax in 2012.

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