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Ceremonial bill signing held by Gov. Kay Ivey on Wednesday


MONTGOMERY, Ala. – This past Wednesday, April 6, Gov. Kay Ivey held a bill-signing ceremony commemorating a number of bills she has passed so far in 2022.

Eighteen acts of legislation were penned into law by Ivey, and a list of them and what each bill does is provided below:

Senate Bill 9 – Provides for the expenditure of GOMESA funds by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
Senate Bill 28 – Creation of a Space National Guard within the Alabama National Guard
Senate Bill 52 – Establishes a reimbursement process to motor vehicle dealers for warranty repairs
Senate Bill 99 – Professional Counselor Licensure Compact among compact states
Senate Bill 116 – Establishes a K-12 program of advanced enrollment for children of military families
Senate Bill 119 – Alabama G.I. and Dependents’ Educational Benefit Act
Senate Bill 126 – Provides for the determination of eligibility claims by the Alabama Crime Victims Compensation Commission
Senate Bill 134 – Sets requirements for the purchase, possession and sale of certain catalytic converters
Senate Bill 141 – License reciprocity clarification for military spouses
Senate Bill 167 – Occupational Therapy Licensure Compact among compact states
Senate Bill 175 – Allows funds from the ETF Advancement and Technology Fund to be used for capital outlay
Senate Bill 211 – Adopts the Uniform Certificate of Title for Vessels act that requires the owner of a vessel to obtain a certificate of title

House Bill 46 – Allows students proficient in English and a second language to add a Seal of Biliteracy to their diplomas and transcripts
House Bill 68 – Provides additional protections to victims and witnesses of certain criminal prosecutions
House Bill 105 – Creates an elder abuse registry maintained through the Department of Human Resources, named “Shirley’s Law” after Mrs. Shirley Holcomb
House Bill 250 – Authorizes the Alabama Port Authority to build inter-modal and multi-modal transfer facilities
House Bill 272 – Constitutional carry bill that revises certain restrictions on the carrying or possession of a pistol and eliminates the requirement to obtain a pistol permit to carry a concealed pistol
House Bill 306 – Local bill that abolishes the Baldwin County Barbers Commission

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