The Alabama Legislature met for the final days of the 2022 Regular Legislative Session this week. A desire to finish pushed lawmakers to work long days and nights with multiple committee meetings every day between sessions. There was controversial legislation that was debated, filibustered, passed and killed throughout the week. Both houses worked into the night Thursday, with the Sine Die motions coming at the stroke of midnight.
At the end of the 2022 Legislative Session, there were a total of 339 bills introduced in the Senate and 534 bills introduced in the House of Representatives. Many bills received final passage this week and have been sent to the Governor to await her signature. Of those, 172 bills have been signed by the Governor and become official Acts. Another 96 bills have been sent to Governor Ivey for review and action.
Tracking of legislation through today is provided below, and the Alabama State Bar will provide a final tracking and summary of legislation once the time has passed for all legislation to be finalized and become law.
As always, the Alabama State Bar encourages all members to be aware of legislation that may impact court costs and fees. Access to justice is a priority. Please be aware of advertisements that may be occurring for local bills and those that may already be filed to use the courts as a fundraiser for non-court entities. We encourage you to be informed and notify us as well.
The Alabama State Bar provides legislative status reports concerning pending legislation that may be of interest to our members, with direct links to the actual legislation. The reports divide legislation into the following categories for your convenience: criminal, domestic relations, judicial, court costs, elections ethics and government relations (EEGR), civil/ general and tax.
The regular session of the 2022 Legislative Session has adjourned Sine Die.