MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A summary of action in the Alabama Legislature on Thursday, the 19th meeting day of the regular session:
Approved a bill to give schools system greater flexibility to set the school calendar. Schools could keep a 180-day meeting schedule or adopt a 1080-hour school year. Goes to Senate.
Approved a bill to require lobbyists who subcontract with another firm to list the companies or people paying for the lobbying work. Goes to Senate.
Approved an open meetings bill that restores the public's ability to sue when a public body improperly keeps a meeting secret or closed. Goes to House.
Approved an education budget that gives a one-time bonus of 1 percent for public school employees. Goes to House.
Approved a bill setting up regulations of wind farms and providing for oversight by the Public Service Commission. Goes to House.
Approved a bill to allow some felony drug offenders to qualify for food stamps and welfare after completing their sentences. Goes to House.
Approved a bill to set up a procedure separate from the state Revenue Department for taxpayers to appeal tax cases. Goes back to House.
The Senate Constitution and Elections Committee approved a proposed constitutional amendment to allow the Ten Commandments, mixed with other historical documents, to be displayed in schools and public buildings. Goes to Senate.
House meets at 1 p.m. Tuesday, and the Senate at 2 p.m.
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