Legislative Summary - 3/1

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A summary of action in the Alabama Legislature on Tuesday, the first day of the regular session:


-Speaker Mike Hubbard called the House to order to begin the 2011 regular session.

-Met for about 20 minutes to conduct routine business and to allow members to introduce bills.


-Announced a bipartisan agreement to support a resolution that would cut legislative compensation in years when the governor has to prorate the state General Fund budget, starting in 2012.

-Joined the House to listen the governor's State of the State address. AGENDA

-House Public Safety Committee meets at 9 a.m. Wednesday in House chamber at Statehouse to consider immigration legislation.

-House Ways and Means Education Committee meets at 9 a.m. Wednesday in room 617 to consider legislation redesigning the state budget-writing process.

-House Constitution, Campaigns and Elections Committee meets at 9 a.m. Wednesday in room 122 to consider legislation requiring voters to show government-issued photo IDs at the polls and making union organization elections by secret ballot.

-House Health Committee meets at 9 a.m. Wednesday in the Joint Briefing Room to consider legislation prohibiting requirements that it be mandatory to participate in a health care system.

-House Ways and Means General Fund Committee meets at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in room 617 to consider a bill to phase out the state's Deferred Retirement Option Plan.

-Senate Finance and Taxation-Education Committee meets at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in room 727 to consider homestead exemption legislation.

-Senate Finance and Taxation-General Fund committee meets at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in room 727.

-House and Senate meet at 10 a.m. Thursday.

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