Senate focused, efficient this session

Senate focused, efficient this session

Sen. Greg Reed The 2021 Alabama Legislative Session has now officially come to an end, and I couldn’t be prouder of the way the Senate has operated since the session started in early February. Due to the coronavirus outbreak cutting the 2020 session short last year, wehad a backlog of important priorities that needed to be addressed, as well as a long list of items that were important to the people of Alabama. There were three pieces of priority legislation that we took up and immediately passed at the beginning of the session. The first of these bills prevented the state government from taxing federal stimulus payments, ensuring that as much of this money would remain in Alabamians’ pockets as possible. Another priority bill we passed protects churches, businesses and individuals from frivolous lawsuits related to the COVID-19 pandemic. And the third renewed and expanded three important economic development incentive programs used by the state to incentivize companies and investment to come to Alabama and contribute to our economy. The swiftness and the efficiency in which the Senate and House took up, debated and passed these important bills stressed the significant focus we placed on giving our state the support needed to recover from the pandemic and grow economically. We also addressed several legislative topics that, as we have heard from countless constituents, are important to the people of our state. One of these areas of focus was the need to defend and support Alabamians’ Second Amendment rights. The […]

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