Other Bills Pass in Final Day of Session

Here's a look at some bills that manage to survive the regular session.

The Alabama legislature passed a bill that makes burning a cross or an American flag to intimidate a person a crime that carries up to 10 years in prison.

The senate approved an amendment that would delete the provisions for segregated schools and for poll taxes. State Senator Wendell Mitchell says it sends a message that Alabama is not living in the past.

Also approved was a bill that provides for an automatic recount in state elections where the results are within one half of a percentage point.

State Senator Vivian Figures was successful in her efforts to pass a bill that restricts smoking in Alabama buildings like hospitals, schools, and theaters.

And also heading to the governor is a bill that will make Alabama the first state to create a Department of Homeland Security.