+ − Legislators (11) AL - Senator Tim Melson (R) Title: Member AL - Senator Donnie Chesteen (R) Title: Member AL - Senator Vivian Davis Figures (D) Title: Member AL - Senator David Burkette (D) Title: Member AL - Senator Tom Butler (R) Title: Member AL - Senator Chris Elliott (R) Title: Member AL - Senator Priscilla Dunn (D) Title: Member AL - Senator Jim McClendon (R) Title: Member AL - Senator Randy Price (R) Title: Member AL - Senator Shay Shelnutt (R) Title: Member AL - Senator Rodger M. Smitherman (D) Title: Member + − Bills Assigned (49) AL - SB263 Schools, grades K-3, Alabama Literacy Act, established, steps to improve reading proficiency required AL - SB60 Motor vehicles, reduced speed school zones, to include schools in a municipality, Secs. 32-5A-181, 32-5A-182, 32-5A-183 am'd. AL - SB119 Common Core Curriculum Standards, terminated, prior courses of study to be implemented AL - SB14 Education, public schools, grades 6 to 12, allow elective courses on the study of the Bible and display artifacts, monuments, symbols, and text related to the study of the Bible, State Board of Education to implement rules and policies AL - SB83 Education, boards of trustees, four-year institutions of higher education, newly appointed trustee or commissioner required to complete eight hours of professional development during first two years AL - SB144 Dental Scholarship Awards Board, Alabama Dental Service Program, name revised from Council on Dental Education to Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association, Sec. 16-47-78 am'd. AL - SB222 County Superintendent of Education, required to be appointed unless provided otherwise by constitution AL - HB64 University of North Alabama, Bd of Trustees, membership, add'l at-large member from within or without state, Secs. 16-51-1, 16-51-3 am'd. AL - SB84 Commission on Higher Education, convening deans of all public and private institutions of higher education at least twice a year, discuss improving student access and student success, annual report to Legislature and Governor AL - SB169 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Contractors, Board of, replace definition, qualifications, and registration requirements for positions of an apprentice with the positions of Technician I and Technician II, Secs. 34-31-18, 34-31-24, 34-31-25, 34-31-28 am'd. AL - SB281 Alabama State University, board of trustees, Governor, serve as an ex officio member, selection of president and president pro tempore by membership of the board, Secs. 16-50-20, 16-50-26 am'd. AL - SB293 Health care, requires health care practitioners to include information about licensure in advertising and in other communications with patients AL - SB255 Education, school resource officers, qualifications further provided for, Sec. 16-1-44.1 am'd. AL - SB258 Schools, public, pledge of allegiance to U.S. flag, required to be conducted at the beginning of each school day, Sec. 16-43-5 am'd. AL - SB8 Education, population requirement for city to establish a board of education increased from 5,000 to 15,000, determination of financial capability required, Sec. 16-11-1 am'd. AL - SB340 Health care employees, requiring employees to receive human trafficking training AL - HB339 Schools, public, pledge of allegiance to U.S. flag, required to be conducted at the beginning of each school day, Sec. 16-43-5 am'd. AL - HB291 Education, St. Board of Ed. to adopt policy, local boards of education authorized to allow released time for religious education off campus for elective credit, Alabama Released Time Credit Act AL - SB149 Retirement, Deferred Retirement Option Plan (DROP), open participation in Employees' Investment Retirement Plan (EIRP), options for Tier I and Tier II members to participate, reopened, Secs. 16-25-150, 16-25-151, 36-27-170, 36-27-171 am'd. AL - SB256 Health, St. Bd. of, immunization registry, reports re immunization vaccines, review by providers, Sec. 22-11B-2 am'd. AL - SB355 Colleges and universities, tuition rates, board of trustees, authorized to extend resident tuition rates to qualified nonresident students of other schools, Sec. 16-64-4 am'd. AL - SB358 Apprenticeships, completion of apprenticeship and fulfillment of other requirements to entitle applicant to receive occupational license, Secs. 25-8-33, 25-8-35, and 25-8-43 am'd. AL - SB397 Board of Education, State, renamed the Alabama Commission on Elementary and Secondary Education, members appointed by Governor, State Superintendent of Education renamed as the Secretary of Elementary and Secondary Education, secretary appointed by commission, Governor to appoint team to advise commission, const. amend. AL - HB506 Public K-12 Education, validity of emergency teaching certificate extended from one to two years, for a maximum of four years. Section 16-23-3, Code of Alabama 1975, amd. AL - HB216 Schools, K-12, phase in of computer science courses required, funding for teacher training and certification provided, position created within Dept. of Education to administer, ACHE to create scholarships for preservice teachers, and Computer Science Education task force created AL - HB159 Schools, public high schools, number of restroom fixtures reduced at sports stadiums for each sex based on seating occupancy, Sec. 16-1-2.3 added. AL - HB349 Age of majority, jurisdiction of juvenile court, admission to public school, involuntary commitments of persons who are mentally ill, right to contract, child protective services of Dept. of Human Resources, further provided, Secs. 12-15-102, 16-28-3, 22-52-16, 26-1-1, 26-14-1 am'd. AL - SB398 Commission on Elementary and Secondary Education, Secretary of Elementary and Secondary Education, to submit ed. policy to Legislature, Governor required to consult with all minority caucuses when appointing minority members to the commission, contingent effective date AL - SB411 Education, public K-12, buses, local boards of education authorized to sell advertising space on buses, prohibit certain types of advertising AL - HB462 Schools, public high school career technical programs, local boards of education authorized to use any available facilities board determined better suited than existing facilities, notwithstanding State Building Code or other building codes AL - HB32 School campus, Kyle Graddy Act, self-administration of single dose autoinjectable epinephrine on K-12 school campuses by students, Secs. 16-1-39, 16-1-48 am'd AL - HB388 Education, K-3 grades, Alabama Literacy Act, established, steps to improve reading proficiency AL - HB385 Schools, emergency operations plans, alert levels, including school lockdowns, Secs. 16-1-44, 36-19-10 am'd. AL - HB498 Colleges and universities, require public colleges and universities to enact policies protecting freedom of speech on campus AL - HB209 Education, school resource officers, qualifications further provided for, Sec. 16-1-44.1 am'd. AL - HB261 Junior colleges, commercial driver's license (CDL) programs, required to provide human trafficking training AL - HB500 Litter, increase penalties, new penalties for litter from vehicle or watercraft, litter further defined, and penalty increased from Class C to Class B misdemeanor, Secs. 13A-7-29, 23-5-6, 32-5-76, 32-5A-60, 33-6-10 am'd. AL - HB497 Class 4 municipalities, personnel system, eligibility lists, appointments and probationary periods, further provided, Secs. 11-44B-43, 11-44B-44 am'd. AL - HB392 Public Service Commission, telecommunications carriers, supervision and inspection fees, reductions in fees will be cumulative, Sec. 37-2A-10.1 am'd. AL - HB566 Schools, public K-12, schools authorized to donate surplus, non-expired food to charitable organizations, redistribution to needy students AL - HB128 Veterans, distinctive license plates, Air Medal added to military awards eligible to be commemorated, Secs. 32-6-250, 32-6-251 am'd. AL - HB582 Municipalities, business license requirements, electronic process for renewal authorized, contracts with vendors AL - HB423 Public schools, require a child successfully complete kindergarten before being admitted to the first grade, Sec. 16-28-4 am'd. AL - HB570 Apprenticeships, completion of apprenticeship and fulfillment of other requirements to entitle applicant to receive occupational license, age requirements for apprenticeships further provided, Secs. 25-8-33, 25-8-35, and 25-8-43 am'd. AL - SB227 University of North Alabama, technical correction removing reference to State Superintendent of Edu., at-large member from within or without state added, Secs. 16-51-1, 16-51-3 am'd. AL - HJR246 Education, public K-12 schools, sex education, revising the focus of content, course materials and instructions provided, Sec. 16-40A-2 am'd. AL - SB311 Alabama School Choice and Student Opportunity Act, local revenue projections provided for charter school applicants, terms for amt of local revenue following child from non-charter public to public charter school provided, Sec. 16-6F-10 am'd. AL - SB341 Law enforcement officers, Alabama Peace Officers' Standards and Training Commission (APOSTC) provide mandatory training, human trafficking, state and local agencies, human trafficking training AL - SB304 Teachers, provisional teaching certificates, length of time for which emergency certificate is valid is extended from one year to two years, Secs. 16-3-16, 16-23-3, 16-23-16.1, 16-24C-3 am'd.