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Summary of action in Alabama Legislature

Associated Press - December 16, 2010 4:14 AM ET

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A summary of action in the Alabama Legislature on Wednesday and Thursday morning, the sixth and seventh meeting days of the special session:

HOUSE

Gave final approval to a bill requiring ethics training for public officials and requiring people who lobby the judicial and executive branches of state government to register with the State Ethics Commission. Goes to governor.

Joined the Senate in giving final approval to a bill banning the transfer of campaign money between political action committees.

At 12:01 a.m. Thursday sang happy birthday to Rep. John Rogers, D-Birmingham, on his 70th birthday.

SENATE

Joined the House in approving a bill to ban legislators from holding other state jobs - a practice known as double dipping. Goes to governor.

Joined the House in passing a bill to limit how much lobbyists and the people who hire them can spend entertaining public officials. Goes to governor.

Joined the House in approving a bill to let the State Ethics Commission issue subpoenas. Goes to governor.

Joined the House in giving final approval to a bill ending payroll deductions for public employee groups' membership dues if they are used for political activity. Goes to governor.

Approved the governor's selection of Birmingham veterinarian Jerome Williams and Huntsville executive Chasidy Privett for the Alabama A&M University board.

Approved the governor's selection of Rebekah Elgin-Council of Birmingham for the State Ethics Commission and Montgomery surgeon Samuel Miller for the Environmental Management Commission.

AGENDA

House and Senate return in organizational session on Jan. 11.

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