Monday, May 27, 2013
Alabama's legislation is officially over, and HB 85 dies from neglect. For now.
On May 20, 2013, the Alabama state legislature officially ended. And HB 85 is still "indefinitely postponed." Unless there is a "special session," HB 85 is dead in the water. For now. (This is the best we can expect, as no pol will go on record as opposing this law.)
Does this mean we'll never see this bill again. As I stated before, this bill has existed in the past (and failed just as it did this year). I will be keeping a twice-weekly watch over the legislative website in the meantime. For now, victory is ours!
Keep in mind one thing. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. But the prevention is not a one-time event. Each new legislative session means new people we have to educate. Our work is never truly finished.