Legislative Summary

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A summary of action in the Alabama Legislature on Thursday, the 10th meeting day of the regular session:


-Discussed, but did not vote on a bill to raise the mandatory

retirement age for University of Alabama trustees from 70 to 75.

-Approved a bill to strengthen the penalty for assaulting

utility workers. Goes to Senate.

-Passed a bill to require some people convicted of driving under

the influence to use interlocking devices that would prevent their

cars from starting if they had been drinking alcohol. Goes to



-Passed a bill to provide $236 million to shore up the state's

prepaid college tuition plan. Goes to House.

-Passed legislation requiring the termination and loss of pay

for any education employee convicted of a sex offense or one of

several major felonies. Goes to House.


Senate meets at 1 p.m. Tuesday and House at 3 p.m.

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