Legislative Clock Leaves Some Bills in the Dust

The Alabama Legislature's time clock has killed dozens of bills. Some of those on the chopping block include bills to halt executions, legalize casinos, and force judges off of some sensitive cases.

Some other bills that died during this session would have prohibited a judge from imposing a death sentence in certain jury trials, made it illegal for children to ride in the beds of pickup trucks and allowed unlimited cash prizes at video gaming machines in Greyhound tracks.

The legislature will return Monday for the final meeting day of the regular session. Bills that haven't passed at least one house of the Legislature by then are automatically dead.

Produced by Vanessa Staples