2021 Regular Session

House and Senate Bills in the 2021 Regular Session that impact transportation

House Convened: 02/02/2021

Senate Convened: 02/02/2021

2021 Senate Bills

BILL NUMBER/NAME TOPIC STATUS COMMITTEE SPONSOR SUMMARY
SB2 Traffic Safety 1st Reading in House Senate Tourism & Energy Orr License plate scanners, limited use of on public highways by law enforcement agencies, confidentiality, destruction of information collected, criminal penalties
SB4 Traffic Safety 1st Reading in House House Public Safety and Homeland Security Allen Motor vehicles, rules of the road, construction zone violations, further provided, Sec. 32-5A-176.1 am’d.
SB11 Funding/Finance 1st Reading in Senate Senate Finance & Taxation Education Givhan Airport authorities, sales and use tax exemption, issuance of certificate of exemptions by Revenue Dept., Secs. 40-9-14.1, 40-9-60 am’d.
SB25 Insurance 1st Reading in House Senate Banking and Insurance Shelnutt Insurance Dept., expenses related to examination by Commissioner of Insurance, Vehicle Protection Products Act, fees deposited in Insurance Dept. Fund, expense related to exam by commissioner, Sec. 8-33-14 added.
SB28 Licensing 2nd Reading in Senate Senate Governmental Affairs Jones Motor vehicle dealers and motorcycle dealer, used vehicle license plates, combined total increased, Sec. 40-12-264 am’d.
SB76 Broadband Enacted Senate Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Development Orr Wireless telecommunications, installation and deployment of small wireless facilities and associated poles, towers, and base stations on the public rights-of-way, authorized
SB91 Traffic Safety 2nd Reading in Senate Senate Judiciary Smitherman Traffic stops, racial profiling by law enforcement officers, prohibited, written policies, forms for statistics, and reports to Attorney General required, provision for complaints, reporting and collection of data on injuries to officers, required
SB99 Contracts 2nd Reading in Senate Senate Finance & Taxation Education Whatley Sales and use tax, construction contracts for highways, roads, and bridges, Revenue Dept., issuance of exemption certificates if gov’t entity contracting is tax exempt, Sec. 40-9-14.1 am’d.
SB105 Land Use 2nd Reading in Senate Senate Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry Whatley Eminent domain, further provided to not include trails for biking or hiking, Sec. 18-1B-2 am’d.
SB112 Licensing 2nd Reading in House Senate Governmental Affairs Orr Motor vehicles, Revenue Dept., annual license tax and registration fee, low-speed electric vehicle
SB 113  Traffic Safety Pending 1st Reading in House Senate Judiciary Orr Artificial intelligence, limit the use of facial recognition, to ensure artificial intelligence is not the only basis for arrest
SB114 Funding/Finance Re-referred to Committee in Senate Senate Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Development Butler Taxation, registration fees and ad valorem taxes for utility trailers, exemptions provided for, Sec. 32-11-2 am’d.
SB125 Funding/Finance 1st Reading in Senate Senate Finance & Taxation Education Reed Economic development, job credit and investment credit for approved projects sunset date extended, incentives for attraction of new and expanding business including rural areas, incentives for high-tech companies Growing Alabama Act, Income tax, tax credits for use of state’s port facilities, authorized, Secs. 40-18-370, 40-18-375, 40-18-376.3, 40-18-382, 40-18-383, 40-18-400, 40-18-403 am’d.
SB154 Traffic Safety 2nd Reading in Senate Senate Tourism & Energy Allen Would repeal the Automated Commercial Vehicle and Teleoperations Act
SB156 Licensing 1st Reading in Senate Senate Governmental Affairs Allen License plates, impose a one dollar fee on firefighter license plates, distribute fee to Alabama Joint Fire Council and the Alabama Fire College, Secs. 32-6-271, 32-6-280 am’d.
SB169 State Agency Operations Pending 1st Reading in House Senate Governmental Affairs Figures State Port Authority, allow director to appoint up to eleven employees at executive level, terms of certain contracts exempt from state laws limiting confidentiality, technical revision to code, Secs. 33-1-3, 33-1-39 am’d.
SB180 Traffic Safety 2nd Reading in Senate Senate Judiciary Whatley Driving under the influence, ignition interlock devices, other alcohol monitoring device approved by the court, Secs. 32-5A-191, 32-5A-191.4 am’d.
SB187 Licensing 1st Reading in Senate Senate Transportation and Energy Allen Disabled access parking placards and license plates, prohibits duplication, forgery, sale, or transfer to unentitled individual, criminal penalties, Sec. 32-6-233 am’d.
SB195 Traffic Safety 2nd Reading in Senate Senate Judiciary Givhan Motor vehicles, driving offenses, administrative suspension periods revised for certain driving offenses, Secs. 32-5-192, 32-5A-195, 32-5A-304 am’d.
SB198 Licensing Passed Senate Senate Governmental Affairs Chesteen Motor vehicles, certificates of title, certain notarization requirements waived, collection of commissions, further provided, issuance of new certificates of title, further provided, Secs. 32-8-3, 32-8-7, 32-8-35, 32-8-43, 32-20-3, 32-20-5, 32-20-23, 32-20-29 am’d.
SB211 Licensing Passed Senate Senate Governmental Affairs Orr Off-road vehicles, all-terrain vehicles (ATV’s) and recreational off-road vehicles, registration with Ala. State Law Enforcement Agency, width and weight restrictions increased, Sec. 32-12A-1 am’d.
SB215 Broadband Passed Senate Senate Tourism Marsh Digital Expansion Authority, composition and duties, development of Statewide Connectivity Plan, Alabama University Research Alliance, created, Alabama Digital Finance Authority created, Connect Alabama Act of 2021
SB220 Contracts Pending 3rd Reading in Senate Senate Transportation and Energy Orr Highway, roads, and bridges, contracts or subcontracts for public works, provisions requiring a party to indemnify another party for damages caused by the other party prohibited
SB232 Traffic Safety 2nd Reading in Senate Senate Judiciary Whatley Motor vehicles, speeding violations, arrest or conviction not subject to jail time, Sec. 32-5A-179 added.
SB236 Licensing 1st Reading in Senate Senate Governmental Affairs McClendon License plates, require approval and oversight of by the Legislative Oversight Committee on License Plates, application fee, and provide for reissuance requirements, Sec. 32-6-64 am’d.
SB248 Contracts 1st Reading in Senate Senate Judiciary Scofield Highways, roads and bridges, contractors for construction and repairing, civil liability to third parties, performance according to plans and specifications of awarding authority including Dept. of Transportation, liability limited if work accepted by awarding authority, Secs. 6-5-701, 6-5-702, 6-5-703 am’d.
SB256 Traffic Safety Pending 3rd Reading in Senate Senate Transportation and Energy Stutts Motor vehicles, authorized volunteer firefighter vehicles, authorized to be equipped with emergency lights, certain operating privileges, provided, Sec. 32-5A-7.1 added.
SB258 Traffic Safety Pending 3rd Reading in Senate Senate Judiciary Orr Driver license, to provide additional circumstances in which an expert witness may give expert testimony, provide for add’l chemical tests that may be used to determine if a person was driving under the influence, to provide for who can draw blood, provide that a witness may provide testimony on the results of horizontal gaze nystagmus test, Secs. 12-21-160, 32-5-192, 32-5-200, 32-5A-194, 32-5A-300, 32-5A-301, 32-5A-302, 32-5A-303, 32-5A-304, 32-5A-306, 32-5A-307, 32-5A-308, 32-6-49.13 am’d.
SB273 Funding/Finance 1st Reading in Senate Senate Transportation and Energy Allen Joint road improvement authorities, provide for method of incorporation, powers, duties, provide for reincorporation of certain existing road improvement commissions
SB281 Funding/Finance 1st Reading in Senate Senate Governmental Affairs Shelnutt Gasoline and motor fuel taxes, levied by muns. and counties, use restricted to road and bridge construction and maintenance, exceptions if pledged for bonds, special projects, or after approval by referendum
SB288 Funding/Finance 1st Reading in Senate Senate Finance & Taxation General Fund Shelnutt Municipalities, business license tax on gross receipts, gross receipts not to include any other taxes on gasoline or motor fuels, Sec. 11-51-90.1 am’d.
SB290 State Agency Operations 1st Reading in Senate Senate Governmental Affairs Albritton Public contract, to provide prohibitions on the Governor and executive agencies of the state from entering into certain public contracts without approval by the Legislature, const. amend.
SB299 Funding/Finance 1st Reading in Senate Senate Finance and Taxation Education Orr Aircrafts. Revenue Dept., required to centrally value and assess certain aircrafts
SB332 Traffic Safety 2nd Reading in Senate Senate Transportation and Energy Hatcher Motor carriers, update references to the federal motor carrier safety regulation, Sec. 32-9A-2 am’d.
SB336 Local Agency Operations 1st Reading in Senate Senate Local Legislation Allen Tuscaloosa Co., duties and operation of Tuscaloosa Co. Road Improvement Commission, further provided for, Act No. 56, 1953 Reg. Sess., am’d.

 

SB357 Traffic Safety 2nd Reading in Senate Senate Governmental Affairs Chambliss Motorcycles, reflective protective headgear required, Sec. 32-5A-245 am’d.
SB398 Traffic Safety 1st Reading in Senate Senate Judiciary Shelnutt Crimes and offenses, assault against a first responder, created, riot and inciting to riot, further provided, aggravated riot, and unlawful traffic interference, created, holding period after arrest, provided, penalties for defunding police, provided, Secs. 13A-11-3.1, 13A-11-5.1 added; Secs. 13A-6-21, 13A-11-1, 13A-11-3, 13A-11-4, 15-10-3 am’d.

2021 House Bills

BILL NUMBER/NAME TOPIC STATUS COMMITTEE SPONSOR SUMMARY
HB14 Funding/Finance 1st Reading in Senate House Ways and Means Education Reynolds Airport authorities, sales and use tax exemption, issuance of certificate of exemptions by Revenue Dept., Secs. 40-9-14.1, 40-9-60 am’d.
HB33 Insurance 2nd Reading in House House Insurance Rich Insurance Dept., expenses related to examination by Commissioner of Insurance, Vehicle Protection Products Act, fees deposited in Insurance Dept. Fund, expense related to exam by commissioner, Sec. 8-33-14 added.
HB77 Licensing 2nd Reading in Senate House Public Safety and Homeland Security Whorton License plates, impose a one dollar fee on firefighter license plates, distribute fee to Alabama Joint Fire Council and the Alabama Fire College, Secs. 32-6-271, 32-6-280 am’d.
HB78 Licensing 2nd Reading in House House Ways and Means General Fund Marques Motor vehicles, license plate issuance fee, exemption for disabled veterans under certain conditions
HB90 Traffic Safety Carried Over House Public Safety and Homeland Security Brown (K) Motor vehicles, distracted driving, use of cell phone while operating a motor vehicle prohibited, exceptions, Secs. 32-5A-353 to 32-5A-358, inclusive, added; Sec. 32-5A-350 repealed; Secs. 32-5A-351, 32-5A-352, am’d and renumbered, 32-10-8 am’d.
HB96 Licensing 2nd Reading in House House Public Safety and Homeland Security Wood (R) Motor vehicle dealers and motorcycle dealer, used vehicle license plates, combined total increased, Sec. 40-12-264 am’d.
HB99 Traffic Safety 2nd Reading in Senate House Public Safety and Homeland Security Gray Motor vehicles, electric bicycles, operation and regulation provided, Sec. 32-5A-267 added; Secs. 32-1-1.1, 32-12-20, 32-12A-1 am’d.
HB104 Licensing 1st Reading in House House Public Safety and Homeland Security Wood (R) Motor vehicle dealers and motorcycle dealer, used vehicle license plates, combined total increased, Sec. 40-12-264 am’d.
HB118 Community Aid 2nd Reading in House House Ways and Means General Fund Oliver Volunteer rescue squads, taxation, registration fees and ad valorem taxes for utility trailers, exemptions provided for, Sec. 32-11-2 am’d.
HB125 Traffic Safety 2nd Reading in House House Public Safety and Homeland Security Pringle Motor vehicles, motorcycle license, requirements, further provided, Secs. 32-5A-240, 32-12-22 am’d.
HB127 State Agency Operations 1st Reading in House House State Government Pringle Transportation Commission, established, five members appt from five regions of dept, duties, compensation, appointment of Transportation Department director, department not subject to Budget Management Act, Secs. 23-1-21, 23-1-21.2 am’d.
HB129 Licensing 1st Reading in House House Judiciary Pringle Drivers license, provide for the elimination of driver license suspensions in certain circumstances, Secs. 28-3A-25, 30-3-170, 30-3-179 am’d; Secs. 13A-12-290, 13A-12-291, 13A-12-292, 13A-12-293, 13A-12-294, 16-28-40, 16-28-41, 16-28-42, 16-28-43, 16-28-44, 16-28-45 repealed.
HB158 Traffic Safety 1st Reading in House House Public Safety and Homeland Security Moore (P) Off-road vehicles, all-terrain vehicles (ATV’s) and recreational off-road vehicles, registration with Ala. State Law Enforcement Agency, width and weight restrictions increased, Sec. 32-12A-1 am’d.
HB160 Traffic Safety 2nd Reading in House House Public Safety and Homeland Security Moore (P) Driving under the influence, to require the use of ignition interlock devices in certain circumstances, Sec. 32-5A-191 am’d.
HB163 Licensing 2nd Reading in House House State Government Wood (R) Motor vehicles, certificates of title, certain notarization requirements waived, collection of commissions, further provided, issuance of new certificates of title, further provided, Secs. 32-8-3, 32-8-7, 32-8-35, 32-8-43, 32-20-3, 32-20-5, 32-20-23, 32-20-29 am’d.
HB179 State Agency Operations 2nd Reading in House House State Government Clarke State Port Authority, allow director to appoint up to eleven employees at executive level, terms of certain contracts exempt from state laws limiting confidentiality, technical revision to code, Secs. 33-1-3, 33-1-39 am’d.
HB182 Community Aid 1st Reading in House House Transportation, Utilities, and Infrastructure Morris Roadways, state Department of Transportation to erect markers on Martin Luther King, Jr. Expressway
HB192 Funding/Finance Enacted House Ways and Means Education Poole Economic development, job credit and investment credit for approved projects sunset date extended, incentives for attraction of new and expanding business including rural areas, incentives for high-tech companies Growing Alabama Act, Income tax, tax credits for use of state’s port facilities, authorized, Secs. 40-18-370, 40-18-375, 40-18-376.3, 40-18-382, 40-18-383, 40-18-400, 40-18-403 am’d.
HB195 Licensing 2nd Reading in House House Public Safety and Homeland Security Brown (K) Motor vehicles, distinctive license tags, expand eligibility to include honorably discharged veterans of the Cold War, Secs. 32-6-350, 32-6-350.1 am’d.
HB209 Traffic Safety 1st Reading in House House Public Safety and Homeland Security Warren Roads, highways, and bridges, roadside memorials, placement in right-of-way authorized and regulated
HB218 Traffic Safety 1st Reading in House House Public Safety and Homeland Security Moore (P) Motor vehicles, driving offenses, administrative suspension periods revised for certain driving offenses, Secs. 32-5-192, 32-5A-195, 32-5A-304 am’d.
HB221 Licensing 1st Reading in House House State Government Ledbetter Motor vehicles, registration, transporter defined, issuance of temporary license plates and temporary registration certificates further provided, Secs. 32-8-2, 32-6-210, 32-6-212, 32-6-214, 32-6-215, 32-6-216, 32-6-217, 32-6-218, 32-6-219 am’d.
HB234 Contracts 2nd Reading in House House State Government McMillan Highway, roads, and bridges, contracts or subcontracts for public works, provisions requiring a party to indemnify another party for damages caused by the other party prohibited
HB238 Traffic Safety 1st Reading in House House Judiciary Shaver Watercraft, operation of, boater safety certification requirements, further provided, Secs. 32-5A-191.3, 33-5-51, 33-5-52, 33-5-72 am’d.
HB239 Traffic Safety 2nd Reading in House House Judiciary Shaver Crimes and offenses, to revise the criminal penalties for violations of fleeing or attempting to elude law enforcement, Sec. 13A-10-52 am’d.
HB245 Traffic Safety 2nd Reading in House House Transportation, Utilities, and Infrastructure Greer Motor vehicles, rules of the road, construction zone violations, further provided, Sec. 32-5A-176.1 am’d.
HB251 Traffic Safety Indefinitely Postponed House Urban and Rural Development Scott Wireless telecommunications, installation and deployment of small wireless facilities and associated poles, towers, and base stations on the public rights-of-way, authorized
HB269 Counter-Trafficking 1st Reading in House House State Government Coleman Human trafficking, National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline notice, criminal penalties for failure to display further provided, Sec. 13A-6-170 am’d.
HB280 Traffic Safety 2nd Reading in House House Public Safety and Homeland Security Faulkner Motor vehicles, reduced speed school zones, to include schools in a municipality, Secs. 32-5A-181, 32-5A-182, 32-5A-183 am’d.
HB286 Traffic Safety 1st Reading in House House Public Safety and Homeland Security Coleman Traffic stops, racial profiling by law enforcement officers, prohibited, written policies, forms for statistics, and reports to Attorney General required, provision for complaints, reporting and collection of data on injuries to officers, required
HB332 Traffic Safety 2nd Reading in House House Public Safety and Homeland Security Rowe Motor vehicles, law enforcement, allow for members of law enforcement to have dark tint on their personal vehicles, Sec. 32-5C-2 am’d.
HB340 Funding/Finance 2nd Reading in House House Ways and Means Education Faulkner Sales and use tax, construction contracts for highways, roads, and bridges, Revenue Dept., issuance of exemption certificates if gov’t entity contracting is tax exempt, Sec. 40-9-14.1 am’d.
HB362 Traffic Safety 1st Reading in House House Public Safety and Homeland Security Sorrell Motor vehicles, traffic citations, prohibit state and local law enforcement agencies from establishing traffic ticket quotas or providing incentives for issuance of traffic tickets
HB366 Traffic Safety 1st Reading in House House Public Safety and Homeland Security Sorrell Motor vehicles, automated traffic enforcement, repeal all local laws authorizing the use of
HB368 Traffic Safety 1st Reading in House House Public Safety and Homeland Security Sorrell Animals, public highways, prohibit transporting animals in a flatbed truck
HB390 Funding/Finance Pending 3rd Reading in House House Ways and Means General Fund Faulkner ClasTran, Birmingham Regional Paratransit Consortium, exempt from all sales and use taxes
HB420 Licensing 2nd Reading in House House Transportation, Utilities, and Infrastructure Wilcox License plates, require approval and oversight of by the Legislative Oversight Committee on License Plates, application fee, and provide for reissuance requirements, Sec. 32-6-64 am’d.
HB434 Local Agency Operations 1st Reading in House House Jefferson County Legislation Moore (M) Counties having a population of 600,000 or more (Jefferson Co.), public transit authority, board of directors, two regular riders and one elected by labor union added, Sec.11-32-6 am’d.
HB460 Licensing 2nd Reading in House House Agriculture & Forestry Allen Motor vehicles, commercial vehicles, intrastate transportation of intrastate forest products or agricultural products from harvest to first point of processing, exempt from federal regulations, trucks or truck tractors used by a farmer or to haul forest products, reduced fee for maximum weight class, limit for number of farm trucks deleted, reduce fees for trucks or truck tractors hauling forest products for maximum weight class, exclusion for truck tractors used for hire, deleted, Secs. 32-9A-2, 40-12-248 am’d.
HB463 Funding/Finance 2nd Reading in House House Transportation, Utilities, and Infrastructure England Joint road improvement authorities, provide for method of incorporation, powers, duties, provide for reincorporation of certain existing road improvement commissions
HB465 Traffic Safety 1st Reading in House House Judiciary Scott Artificial intelligence, limit the use of facial recognition, to ensure artificial intelligence is not the only basis for arrest
HB491 Funding/Finance 1st Reading in House House Local Legislation Shiver Monroe Co., sales and use tax, co. commission authorized to levy, Monroe Co. Highway Repair and Maintenance Fund, created
HB505 Traffic Safety 1st Reading in House House Public Safety and Homeland Security Pettus Motor vehicles, Dept. of Transportation, required to post signs giving notice of restrictions against driving vehicle in leftmost lane, Sec. 32-5A-80 am’d.
HB516 Unmanned Aircraft Systems 1st Reading in House House Public Safety and Homeland Security Shelnutt Critical infrastructure, provides further for crime of unauthorized entry of a critical infrastructure, including unmanned aircraft systems, provides additional penalties, Sec. 13A-7-4.3 am’d.
HB519 Traffic Safety 1st Reading in House House Public Safety and Homeland Security Mooney Driving under the influence, pretrial diversion programs, ignition interlock devices required, provision repealing in July 2023 deleted, Act 2018-517, 2018 Reg. Sess., am’d; Sec. 32-5A-191 am’d.
HB535 Road designation 1st Reading in House House Transportation, Utilities, and Infrastructure Hurst Cheaha Road in Talladega, Clay, and Cleburne Counties, road to Cheaha State Park, transferred to Transportation Dept. jurisdiction as state highway
HB545 Local Agency Operations 1st Reading in House House Tuscaloosa County Legislation Wingo Tuscaloosa Co., duties and operation of Tuscaloosa Co. Road Improvement Commission, further provided for, Act No. 56, 1953 Reg. Sess., am’d.
HB556 Funding/Finance 1st Reading in House House County & Municipal Government Sells Gasoline and motor fuel taxes, levied by muns. and counties, use restricted to road and bridge construction and maintenance, exceptions if pledged for bonds, special projects, or after approval by referendum
HB600 Traffic Safety 1st Reading in House House Transportation, Utilities, and Infrastructure Smith Motor vehicles, uniform vehicle width restriction, provided, Sec. 32-9-20 am’d.
HB611 Traffic Safety 2nd Reading in House House Public Safety and Homeland Security Brown (K) Motor vehicles, distracted driving, use of cell phone while operating a motor vehicle prohibited, exceptions, Secs. 32-5A-353 to 32-5A-358, inclusive, added; Sec. 32-5A-350 repealed; Secs. 32-5A-351, 32-5A-352, am’d and renumbered, 32-10-8 am’d