Latest Alabama State Legislature News

Alabama marriage forms to change next week

Aug. 20, 2019 3:44 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama will require new forms— and a new process — for getting married beginning next week. The Alabama Department of Public Health issued guidance Tuesday about the new form and procedure. The Alabama Legislature this year voted to do away with marriage licenses to...

Former Alabama legislator wounded in shooting

Aug. 13, 2019 8:09 AM EDT

SELMA, Ala. (AP) — A former Alabama state representative was shot several times inside his car but didn't report the shooting. WSFA-TV reports former Rep. James Thomas was wounded last week on Aug. 5 and has since recovered. Selma Interim Police Chief Robert Green says Wilcox County Sheriff's Office asked...

Medical marijuana commission to hold first meeting

Aug. 12, 2019 5:31 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's commission considering laws about medical marijuana is holding its first meeting. The Medical Cannabis Study Commission is tasked with recommending legislation to be considered in the 2020 legislative session. The panel will hold its first meeting at the Alabama Statehouse...