For Immediate Release
March 4, 2021
Montgomery, AL – During today’s legislative session, Alabama House Democrats helped advance several key bills to support the military.
SB84, sponsored by Sen. Rodger Smitherman (D-Birmingham) and carried in the House by Rep. Tashina Morris (D-Montgomery), would amend the current law regarding the Alabama Job Creation and Military Stability Commission to add one senator and one representative from the minority caucuses to the commission to be appointed by legislative leadership.
SB102, sponsored by Sen. Andrew Jones (R-Montgomery) and carried in the House by Rep. Neil Rafferty (D-Birmingham), would create a compact that would authorize licensed psychologists to practice on a limited basis among member states.
SB80, sponsored by Sen. Tom Butler (R-Madison) and carried in the House by Rep. Ralph Howard (D-Greensboro), requires local governments to apply for approval with the U.S. Department of Defense and Federal Aviation Administration before building tall structures or wind energy facilities to ensure that the structures do not interfere with military aviation or other military activities.
Alabama House Minority Leader Anthony Daniels (D-Huntsville) remarked, “House Democrats strongly support our nation’s men and women in uniform. The military bills that advanced today show that commitment. These bills are common sense measures with bipartisan support that we are pleased to get behind.”