MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A summary of action in the Alabama Legislature on Tuesday, the 20th meeting day of the regular session:
Approved a bill to ban abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected, something that can happen as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. Goes to Senate.
Approved a bill to require women seeking an abortion because of lethal fetal anomalies to be advised about the availability of perinatal hospice services. Goes to Senate.
Approved a bill to extend the waiting period before abortions from 24 to 48 hours. Goes to Senate.
Approved a bill to require parents to present a birth certificate when giving parental consent for their daughter to have an abortion. Goes to Senate.
Approved a bill creating an independent tax tribunal to hear tax appeals. Goes to governor.
Approved Kevin Ball of Birmingham, Neal Morrison of Cullman, James Montgomery of Anniston and Perry Jones of Riverwoods, Ill., as trustees of Alabama A&M University.
Approved Hal Bloom of Montgomery as a trustee of the University of West Alabama.
Approved a bill to provide a pension bonus to retired state employees. Goes to House.
Gave final approval to a bill creating a scholarship program for high school students to have dual enrollment in technology courses in community colleges. Goes to governor.
Senate Finance and Taxation-Education Committee meets at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in room 727 of the Statehouse to consider reduction-in-force legislation for teachers.
Senate Health Committee meets at noon Wednesday in room 304 to consider legislation on spay-neuter clinics.
Senate Judiciary Committee meets at 1 p.m. Wednesday in room 325 to consider firearms legislation.
House Ways and Means-Education meets at 9 a.m. in room 617 for a public hearing on the education budget.
House Financial Services Committee meets at 9 a.m. in room 428 to consider payday loan legislation.
House Health Committee meets at 9 a.m. in the joint briefing room to consider restrictions on smoking in public places.
House Education Policy Committee meets at 2 p.m. in room 418 to consider changes to school layoff policies and a bill to allow homeschooled children to play on public school athletic teams.
House Internal Affairs Committee meets at 11 a.m. in room 410 to consider a legislative reorganization bill.
Senate meets at 3 p.m. Wednesday. House meets at 3:30.
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