2020 Regular Session

House and Senate Bills in the 2020 Regular Session that impact transportation

House Convened: 02/02/2020

Senate Convened: 02/04/2020

 

2020 Senate Bills

BILL NUMBER/NAME STATUS COMMITTEE SPONSOR SUMMARY
SB3 2nd Reading Senate Governmental Affairs Elliott Limit expenditure of GOMESA funds to the coastal political subdivisions
SB4 1st Reading Senate Finance and Taxation Education Elliott Establish income tax credit for tolls paid at certain toll roads
SB7 1st Reading in House Senate Local Legislation Whatley Permits a municipal or circuit court of Lee County to order the use of an ignition interlock device
SB11 1st Reading Senate Judiciary Whatley Requires each handicap placard to contain the photo of the individual with a disability to whom the placard is issued
SB45 Carried Over Senate Transportation and Energy Ward Makes it the crime of unauthorized entry of a critical infrastructure when operating an unmanned aircraft system, or drone, to conduct surveillance of, gather evidence or collect information about a critical infrastructure (Substitute offers alternative definition of “person”
SB67 2nd Reading in House Senate Governmental Affairs Holley Would prohibit any person from leaving a domestic animal unattended in a motor vehicle in a manner that would create an unreasonable risk of injury or harm to the animal. Would provide criminal immunity to a person who rescues an animal from an unattended vehicle. Would provide civil and criminal immunity to a public safety official who rescues an animal from an unattended vehicle.
SB71 1st Reading in House Senate Education Policy Ward Would provide that the reduced speed school zone is established for every public and private school in Alabama
SB75 2nd Reading Senate Judiciary Ward Would prohibit the Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency from suspending a person’s driver’s license for failure to pay a fine associated with certain traffic offenses if the court determines the driver to be indigent.
SB112 1st Reading in House Senate Governmental Affairs Figures Would authorize the Commissioner of the Department of Revenue to temporarily waive the requirements associated with the International Fuel Tax Agreement and the International Registration Plan during a declared state of emergency
SB113 1st Reading in House Senate Transportation and Energy Orr Would require the Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency to establish a method for a person to designate voluntarily on a driver’s license or non-driver ID that the person has a disability, including a cognitive, mental, neurological, or physical disability
SB141 1st Reading Senate Transportation and Energy Elliott Would amend the appointment process for the director of ALDOT by creating a State Transportation Commission composed of 5 members with 1 coming from each ADLOT region who are appointed by the Governor. The Commission will appoint the director of ALDOT.
SB151 1st Reading Senate Transportation and Energy Elliott Would require ALDOT to complete an economic impact study related to new toll roads, bridges or tunnels, prior to the construction and prior to the public hearing.
SB152 1st Reading Senate Transportation and Energy Elliott Would propose an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama that would require a referendum before a proposed toll may be fixed, charged, or collected for the construction or use of a public road, bridge, or tunnel project on an existing interstate highway.
SB185 Carried Over Senate Judiciary Orr Would provide that a chemical test may be used to determine whether a person was driving under the influence and would provide for additional persons who would be allowed to withdraw blood for a chemical test of a person’s blood
SB192 1st Reading Senate Governmental Affairs Stutts Would authorize a volunteer firefighter vehicle to be equipped with red flashing lights and would authorize the driver of a volunteer firefighter vehicle to disregard certain traffic laws while responding to an emergency
SB216 1st Reading Senate Finance and Taxation Education Whatley Would exempt sales and use tax for the purchase of construction materials for the construction of a highway, road, or bridge when the contract is for a governmental entity which is tax exempt
SB217 1st Reading Senate Finance and Taxation Education Whatley Would require a municipal or county that levies a motor fuel tax to use the proceeds for road and bridge construction and maintenance with certain exceptions
SB229 1st Reading Senate Transportation and Energy Allen Would further provide for the operation of automated commercial motor vehicles and commercial motor vehicles with teleoperation systems. Would also require routes that a vehicle uses to be approved by ALDOT
SB259 2nd Reading Senate Governmental Affairs Scofield Would prohibit a public works contract or subcontract for roads and bridges from containing a provision requiring a party to indemnify another entity for damages caused by the conduct of the other party
SB262 2nd Reading Senate Transportation and Energy Allen Would further provide for violations in construction speed zones to include all moving violations committed in the zone while workers are present
SB284 1st Reading Senate Finance and Taxation Education Orr Aircrafts. Revenue Dept., required to centrally value and assess certain aircrafts
SB287 Enacted Senate Local Legislation Chambliss Tallapoosa Co., Willow Point Estates, platted subdivisions, local laws authorized to establish road maint. districts, referendums, assessments for road maint, const. amend.
SB289 1st Reading Senate Judiciary Ward Corrections Dept., inmates being released, application for non-driver identification authorized, Sec. 14-10-1 am’d
SB295 1st Reading Senate Finance and 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.
SB303 1st Reading Senate Judiciary Allen Motor vehicles, school and church buses, special stops required when approaching, criminal penalties for violations, further penalties for causing death or bodily injury, Sec. 32-5A-154 am’d.
SB307 1st Reading Senate Governmental Affairs Allen Bicycles, to allow a person riding a bicycle to treat a stop sign as a yield sign, Sec. 32-5A-267 added; Sec. 32-5A-260 am’d.
SB310 1st Reading Senate Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Development Figures State Port Authority, allow director to appoint up to eleven employees at executive level, to exempt from disclosure certain terms of certain contracts, Secs. 33-1-3, 33-1-12.1, 33-1-39 am’d.
SB315 1st Reading Senate Finance and Taxation General Fund Orr Would provide a reduced additional annual license tax and registration fee for electric low speed vehicles

2020 House Bills

BILL NUMBER/NAME STATUS COMMITTEE SPONSOR SUMMARY
HB10 1st Reading House Financial Services Nordgren Requires disclosure of portion of finance charge received by car dealer from financial institution
HB11 1st Reading House Ways and Means Education Lipscomb Creates an income tax credit for in-state automobile manufacturers and in-state aviation manufacturers equal to the cost of purchase for tires manufactured in Alabama
HB16; Cash Edwin Jordan Act 1st Reading House Children and Senior Advocacy Wood (R) To decrease hot car deaths, requires day care centers to call parents of children that have not arrived by 9:30 AM
HB19 1st Reading House Transportation, Utilities and Infrastructure Pringle Would amend the appointment process for the director of ALDOT by creating a State Transportation Commission composed of 5 members with 1 coming from each ADLOT region who are appointed by the Govenor. The Commission will appoint the director of ALDOT.
HB25 1st Reading House Judiciary Stadthagen Increases the crime of attempting to elude a law enforcement officer from a Class A misdemeanor to a Class C felony.
HB34 1st Reading in Senate House Public Safety and Homeland Security Stadthagen Provides for the removal of a person operating a motor vehicle and for the impoundment of the vehicle if the person has not procured a drivers’ license as required under Section 32-6-1
HB36 2nd Reading House Transportation, Utilities and Infrastructure Brown (C) Makes it the crime of unauthorized entry of a critical infrastructure when operating an unmanned aircraft system, or drone, to conduct surveillence of, gather evidence or collect information about a critical infrastructure
HB46 1st Reading in Senate House Health Hollis Prohibits the smoking of tobacco products and vape or vaping in a motor vehicle when a child aged 14 years or under is present in the vehicle
HB55 1st Reading House Public Safety and Homeland Security Hall Requires the Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency to include information on how to respond to law enforcement stops in the Alabama Driver’s Manual and other licensing examination materials
HB63 1st Reading House Public Safety and Homeland Security Pringle Requires a person to complete a motorcycle riders course in addition to the current requirement of completing a written motorcycle test in order to obtain a Class M license to operate a motorcycle
HB74 2nd Reading House Safety and Homeland Security Brown (K) Would prohibit a person from using or physically holding a cell phone while operating a motor vehicle, subject to certain exemptions
HB106 1st Reading in Senate House State Government Ledbetter Would provide that a manufacturer of motor vehicles who has a manufacturing, constructing, or assembling plant in AL may make an application to the department for authority to issue temporary license plates and temporary registration certificates
HB124 1st Reading House County and Municipal Government Sorrell Would prohibit the use of automated enforcement systems and would repeal all local laws authorizing the use of automated traffic enforcement for red light or speeding violations
HB133 1st Reading House Public Safety and Homeland Security Sorrell Would prohibit the transporting of animals in a flatbed truck while traveling on a public highway subject to exceptions
HB136 2nd Reading House Public Safety and Homeland Security Mooney Would prevent the current requirement from lapsing that a person charged with driving under the influence and approved for any pretrial diversion program is required to install an approved ignition interlock device for a minimum of 6 months
HB160 1st Reading House Judiciary Hill Would provide for the elimination of driver’s license suspension under certain circumstances including minor in possession of alcohol, failure to pay child support, and failure to appear in court.
HB180 1st Reading in Senate House State Government McMillan Would authorize the Commissioner of the Department of Revenue to temporarily waive the requirements associated with the International Fuel Tax Agreement and the International Registration Plan during a declared state of emergency
HB210 1st Reading House Transportation, Utilities and Infrastructure Hanes Would propose an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama to prohibit any toll from being fixed, charged, or collected for the construction, renovation, or use of a public road, bridge, tunnel, or interstate jighway, unless approved by a vote of the qualified electors in the county where the tolled project will be constructed, renovated, or used
HB244 3rd Reading House State Government Wood (R) Would provide a licensed motor vehicle wholesale auction the ability to purchase up to 25 auction transit license plates to transport vehicles to and from auction in lieu of temporary 7 day auction transit plates. Would also require a licensed motor vehicle wholesale auction to obtain a supplemental license for each additional location and would require the purchase of blanket motor vehicle liability insurance coverage on vehicles by the auction
HB247 1st Reading House Urban and Rural Development Shedd Would increase the examination fee for an original driver’s license/permit from $5 to $10 and would increase the fee for a copy of a person’s driving record from $5.75 to $15
HB273 1st Reading in Senate House Public Safety and Homeland Security Gray Would provide for the operation of electric bicycles in Alabama
HB279 2nd Reading House Public Safety and Homeland Security Pettus Would prohibit a nonresident from operating a motor vehicle in the State of Alabama unless the nonresident maintains insurance requirements of the state in which the vehicle is registered
HB284 2nd Reading House Judiciary Shaver Would provide that if a person is convicted of boating under the influence, the person’s boating license and driver’s license will be suspended and if a person is convicted of driving under the influence, a person’s driver’s license and boating license will be suspended
HB305 1st Reading House Public Safety and Homeland Security Coleman Would require county and municipal police departments and the Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency to adopt written policies to prohibit racial profiling; would require the adoption of formas to be used for statistics of traffic stops; and would provide for the reporting and collection of data on injuries to state and local law enforcement officers
HB316 Enacted House Jefferson County Legislation Treadway Would provide that in Class 1 municipalities, in addition to law enforcement officers, parking enforcement officers and traffic enforcement officers who are not required to be certified by the Alabama Peace Officers’ Standards and Training Commission may cause a motor vehicle to be towed under certain conditions
HB328 1st Reading House Public Safety and Homeland Security Sells Would prohibit the use of a photographic speeding enforcement system or automated speed enforcement system within a reduced speed school zone while the school for which the school zone is designated is not in session
HB356 1st Reading House Public Safety and Homeland Security Sorrell Would prohibit individuals from transporting cats or dogs in a flatbed truck while traveling on a public highway. Subject to exceptions.
HB361 1st Reading House Public Safety and Homeland Security Lovvorn Would further provide for the operation of automated commercial motor vehicles and commercial motor vehicles with teleoperation systems. Would also require routes that a vehicle uses to be approved by ALDOT
HB383 2nd Reading House Public Safety and Homeland Security Greer Would further provide for violations in construction speed zones to include all moving violations committed in the zone while workers are present
HB409 2nd Reading House County and Municipal Government McMillan Would prohibit a public works contract or subcontract for roads and bridges from containing a provision requiring a party to indemnify another entity for damages caused by the conduct of the other party
HB410 1st Reading House Public Safety and Homeland Security Faulkner Would expand the reduced speed school zone to every public and private school in the state
HB416 1st Reading House Economic Development and Tourism Rafferty Would permit food trucks a license to sell alcoholic beverages for public consumption in Class 1 municipalities, Sec. 28-3A-17.1 added.
HB422 1st Reading House Judiciary Coleman Human trafficking, crimes and penalties further provided, Secs. 13A-6-151, 13A-6-152, 13A-6-157.1, 13A-6-170, 13A-12-122, 15-27-5 am’d.
HB431 1st Reading House Local Legislation Oliver Tallapoosa Co., Willow Point Estates, platted subdivisions, local laws authorized to establish road maint. districts, referendums, assessments for road maint, const. amend.
HB432 1st Reading House Public Safety and Homeland Security Mooney Lodging establishments, human trafficking training for employees required, posting of signs at establishments, enforcement by Attorney General, civil fines, limitation of liability for reporting and lodging establishments
HB451 1st Reading House State Government Easterbrook Would authorize an individual with a disability or parent/legal guardian of an individual with a disability to receive special access or a disability access sticker to be placed on the license plate to enable the applicant to park the motor vehicle in an area reserved for handicapped parking
HB453 1st Reading House County and Municipal Government Meadows Would require the county commission to allow an individual to renew his/her registration up to 90 days prior to the month assigned for renewal. Would also require the county commission give the option to renew a registration for a 2 year period