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Summary of Legislature 2/4

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A summary of action in the Alabama Legislature on Wednesday, a committee meeting day:

COMMITTEES

-House and Senate postponed committee meetings so members could attend the funeral for former Gov. Guy Hunt.

AGENDA

-House Education Appropriations Committee meets at 9 a.m. Thursday in room 617 at the Alabama Statehouse to consider a bill to remove the state sales tax on food purchases.

-House Judiciary Committee meets at 9 a.m. Thursday in room 123 to discuss a bill to make it a crime to elude a law enforcement officer.

-House Constitution and Elections Committee meets at 9 a.m. Thursday in room 603 to consider bill to ban the practice of transferring campaign contributions from one political action committee to another.

-House Government Operations Committee meets at 9 a.m. Thursday in room 622 to discuss proposed legislation to establish a

commission that would manage the Alabama Department of Transportation.

-House Public Safety Committee meets at 9 a.m. Thursday in room 602 on consider banning text messaging while driving.

-The Legislature's Contract Review Committee meets at 9 a.m. Thursday in the Joint Briefing Room.

-House Commerce Committee meets at 10 a.m. Thursday in room 621.

-House Government Appropriations Committee meets at 11 a.m. Thursday in room 617 to consider bill to require DNA testing of all persons arrested for felony offenses.

-House Committee on Boards and Commissions meets at 11 a.m. Thursday in room 601.

-Senate Finance and Taxation-General Fund Committee meets at noon in room 727.

-Senate Fiscal Responsibility and Accountability Comittee meets at 1 p.m. in room 609 to consider creating an energy grant program.

-House meets at 1:30 p.m. Thursday and Senate at 2 p.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"What everyone in this room wants is an expanding budget, not a contracting one." - Gov. Bob Riley unveiling his recommended state budgets for fiscal 2010.

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