Alabama laws

Wanna sell marijuana in Alabama? Here's your chance to do it legally

Alabama has opened its application process for medical cannabis business licenses. If you're interested in applying for a license in areas including medical cannabis cultivator, processor, dispensary, secure transporter, state testing laboratory or integrated facility, now's the time to file…

Alabama outlaws gender-affirming medicines for trans kids

By KIM CHANDLER Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - It’s now a crime in Alabama to administer or prescribe gender-affirming puberty blockers and hormones to transgender people under age 19. The new law took effect Sunday. A federal judge continues…

Alabama's new transgender care felony faces federal test

By KIM CHANDLER Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A doctor testified that it would be devastating for transgender kids if Alabama outlaws the use of gender-affirming medications for adolescents. U.S. District Judge Liles Burke heard evidence Thursday on a…

Alabama's new transgender care felony faces federal test

By KIMBERLY CHANDLER Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama’s law criminalizing the use of gender-affirming medications to treat transgender youth now faces a federal test. U.S. District Judge Liles Burke set a hearing Thursday on a request to block…

Hearing set in effort to block Alabama transgender law

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A federal judge will hear arguments next month on whether to block an Alabama law banning the use of gender-affirming medications to treat transgender people under age 19. U.S. District Judge Liles Burke set a May…

Alabama lawmakers approve teacher pay raises

  Longtime Alabama teachers will soon be rewarded for their tenure, as the state recently approved a record $8.3 million education budget including pay raises of up to 21% for teachers. Teachers…

End of session roundup: What Alabama lawmakers approved

By KIM CHANDLER Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama lawmakers have ended the 2022 legislative session. The election-year session saw Republicans push through a number of priority bills ahead of next month primaries. Alabama will become the 22nd state…

Lawmakers approve bill named for slain police officer

By KIM CHANDLER Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama lawmakers have approved legislation to restrict the use of good behavior incentives to shorten prison sentences. The bill was put forward in reaction to the slaying of a north Alabama…

Major issues to be decided in session's final days

By KIM CHANDLER Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala (AP) - Alabama lawmakers are returning to Montgomery with a number of large issues to be decided in the closing days of the legislative session. Lawmakers convene Tuesday for what is expected to…

Trans people say Alabama license policy puts them at risk

ATLANTA (AP) - Federal judges last week heard arguments in a challenge to Alabama's policy requiring a transgender person to undergo full gender reassignment surgery to change the sex listed on their driver's license. A three-judge panel of the 11th…

Permitless carry bill goes to conference committee

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Lawmakers have created a conference committee to discuss legislation that would do away with the requirement to get a state permit to carry a concealed handgun. The Alabama House of Representatives on Wednesday voted 71-13 to…

Alabama committee advances ban on abortion pill

MONTGOMERY, Ala, (AP) - An Alabama legislative committee has advanced legislation to outlaw the use of abortion pills to end unwanted pregnancies. The House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday approved the bill that would make it a felony to prescribe, dispense…

School choice proposal goes to study group

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A school choice bill that could give parents $5,500 in state funds to send their child to private school is headed to a study group for negotiations after opposition from education groups and some lawmakers. Republican…