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Senate getting ready for Alabama's bicentennial

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Some Alabama legislators are trying to start planning now for the state's bicentennial in 2019.

Republican Sen. Arthur Orr of Decatur got the Senate to pass a resolution Thursday setting up the Alabama Bicentennial Commission. The commission would plan and develop activities to celebrate Alabama becoming a state in 1819. Orr said the commission will have members representing state government, tourism and historic preservation. The members will only receive reimbursement for travel.

Orr's resolution still must be approved by the House. If it is, the commission will begin its work by Sept. 1.

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