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Headlights bill wins Shroud award for session's deadest bill

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By MALLORY MOENCH
Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Rep. Ritchie Whorton won the House of Representatives' annual "Shroud Award" for the session's deadest bill Thursday for his proposal to turn on headlights from sunrise to sunset - a half hour earlier than current law.

When Whorton introduced the bill, he said he almost got into an accident around sunset and provided members a color photo of the visibility from his car.

The Shroud Award - a black suit mounted on cardboard and a bottle of embalming fluid - is a House tradition given on the final day to the session's "deadest bill." The resolution bestowing the award pokes fun at failed bills.

Runners-up included regulating eyelash extension facilities, creating a former Alabama legislative members' association and requiring the state's Forever Wild conservation program to pay taxes on land.

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