The first year of a quadrennium is always anticipated to be chaotic. An environment where a significant portion of the legislature is new to the process, combined with returning legislators feeling a need to spread their wings, leads to an interesting situation. The 2015 Regular Legislative Session did not disappoint. Your Alabama Association for Justice tackled hundreds of issues, some were small, some were minutiae, some were aimed at shutting down the plaintiff’s bar, and a number of them were actually good pieces of legislation.
Regardless of the issue, ALAJ leadership -
509 Senate Bills – 1,119 Documents*
701 House Bills – 1,425 Documents*
ALAJ monitored 253 bills
39 Bills passed with approved language
44 Bills amended but did not pass
39 Bills died without amendment
* Includes amendments and substitutes.