Racial profiling bill stalled in House on last day - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Racial profiling bill stalled in House on last day

(Source: WSFA 12 News file photo) (Source: WSFA 12 News file photo)

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama lawmakers could end the legislative session with debate to collect data about race and traffic stops, but it is uncertain if the measure has the votes to pass.

The House of Representatives could vote Wednesday on the bill that has become a contentious issue in the session's closing days.

The bill would require law enforcement officers to log the reason for traffic stops and the race of the stopped motorist.

House Speaker Mac McCutcheon, a Republican, said "We are counting the votes."

The Legislative Black Caucus named the bill a top priority for the session. It cleared the Alabama Senate without a dissenting vote, but ran into opposition in the House.

Democratic Rep. Merika Coleman said she has been frustrated at the bill's lack of progress in the House.

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Political Stories from the Associated PressMore>>

  • Melania Trump dons 'I really don't care, do u?' jacket

    Melania Trump dons 'I really don't care, do u?' jacket

    Friday, June 22 2018 6:29 AM EDT2018-06-22 10:29:55 GMT
    Saturday, June 23 2018 7:46 AM EDT2018-06-23 11:46:59 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). First lady Melania Trump boards a plane at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Thursday, June 21, 2018, to travel to Texas.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). First lady Melania Trump boards a plane at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Thursday, June 21, 2018, to travel to Texas.
    First lady Melania Trump wore a jacket that read "I really don't care, do u?" as she boarded a flight Thursday to a facility housing migrant children separated from their parents.More >>
    First lady Melania Trump wore a jacket that read "I really don't care, do u?" as she boarded a flight Thursday to a facility housing migrant children separated from their parents.More >>
  • Obama, like Trump, grappled with family immigration

    Obama, like Trump, grappled with family immigration

    Friday, June 22 2018 7:47 AM EDT2018-06-22 11:47:04 GMT
    Saturday, June 23 2018 7:46 AM EDT2018-06-23 11:46:44 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). In this Dec. 16, 2016, photo, President Barack Obama speaks to the media during a news conference at the White House in Washington. The Trump administration isn't the first to grapple with the question of how to handle tens of...(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). In this Dec. 16, 2016, photo, President Barack Obama speaks to the media during a news conference at the White House in Washington. The Trump administration isn't the first to grapple with the question of how to handle tens of...
    The Trump administration isn't the first to grapple with the question of how to handle tens of thousands of immigrant families arriving on the U.S.-Mexico border.More >>
    The Trump administration isn't the first to grapple with the question of how to handle tens of thousands of immigrant families arriving on the U.S.-Mexico border.More >>
  • Muted reaction by 'pro-family' groups to family separations

    Muted reaction by 'pro-family' groups to family separations

    Friday, June 22 2018 11:00 AM EDT2018-06-22 15:00:50 GMT
    Saturday, June 23 2018 7:46 AM EDT2018-06-23 11:46:28 GMT
    (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump, followed by Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway, left, walks into the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington  as David O'Steen of the ...(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump, followed by Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway, left, walks into the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington as David O'Steen of the ...
    'Pro-family' groups offer muted response to separation of parents and children at border.More >>
    'Pro-family' groups offer muted response to separation of parents and children at border.More >>
Powered by Frankly