They gave me a very detailed campus tour and made sure that I was aware of the location of all buildings to prevent me getting lost. I met students who participated in a little bit of everything such as athletics, theater department, campus ambassadors, honors college and Greek life- and they all gave high regards of the school.
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Notice and introduction Alabama state bills[ edit ] Prior to the introduction of bills that apply to specific, named localities, the Alabama Constitution requires publication of the proposal in a newspaper in the counties to be affected. The proposal must be published for four consecutive weeks and documentation must be provided to show that the notice was posted.
The process is known as "notice and proof. Committees[ edit ] As with other legislative bodies throughout the world, the Alabama legislature operates mainly through committees when considering proposed bills.
The Constitution of Alabama states that no bill may be enacted into law until it has been referred to, acted upon by, and returned from, a standing committee in each house. Reference to committee immediately follows the first reading of the bill. Bills are referred to committees by the presiding officer.
The state constitution authorizes each house to determine the number of committees, which varies from quadrennial session to session.
Each committee is set up to consider bills relating to a particular subject. Legislative Council[ edit ] The Alabama legislature has a Legislative Council, which is a permanent or continuing interim committee, composed as follows: The majority and minority leaders of each house. The Legislative Council meets at least once quarterly to consider problems for which legislation may be needed, and to make recommendations for the next legislative session.
Committee reports[ edit ] After a committee completes work on a bill, it reports the bill to the appropriate house during the "reports of committees" in the daily order of business.
Reported bills are immediately given a second reading. The houses do not vote on a bill at the time it is reported; however, reported bills are placed on the calendar for the next legislative day.
The second reading is made by title only. Local bills concerning environmental issues affecting more than one political subdivision of the state are given a second reading when reported from the local legislation committee and re-referred to a standing committee where they are then considered as a general bill.
Bills concerning gambling are also re-referred when reported from the local legislation committee but they continue to be treated as local bills. When reported from the second committee, these bills are referred to the calendar and do not require another second reading.
The regular calendar is a list of bills that have been favorably reported from committee and are ready for consideration by the membership of the entire house. Bills are listed on the calendar by number, sponsor, and title, in the order in which they are reported from committee.
They must be considered for a third reading in that order unless action is taken to consider a bill out of order. Important bills are brought to the top of the calendar by special orders or by suspending the rules.
To become effective, the resolution setting special orders must be adopted by a majority vote of the house. These special orders are recommended by the Rules Committee of each house. The Rules Committee is not restricted to making its report during the Call of Committees, and can report at any time.
This enables the committee to determine the order of business for the house. This power makes the Rules Committee one of the most influential of the legislative committees. Fiscal notes are prepared by the Legislative Fiscal Office and signed by the chairman of the committee reporting the bill.
They must contain projected increases or decreases to state revenue in the event that the bill becomes law. Third reading[ edit ] A bill is placed on the calendar for adoption for its third reading.
It is at this third reading of the bill that the whole house gives consideration to its passage. At this time, the bill may be studied in detail, debated, amended, and read at length before final passage.Watch video · Alabama, which joined the union as the 22nd state in , is located in the southern United States and nicknamed the “Heart of Dixie.” The region that became.
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