WHERE IS THE ALABAMA STATE HOUSE LOCATED?
The Alabama State House is located at 11 South Union Street in Montgomery. The House of Representatives chamber is on the 5th floor and the public viewing gallery for the House is located on the 6th floor. The Alabama Senate chamber is on the 7th floor and the public viewing gallery for the Senate is located on the 8th floor.
WHAT ABOUT LEGISLATIVE SESSIONS?
The 2017 Regular Session of the Alabama Legislature convened on Feb. 7, 2017. A regular session consists of 30 legislative (meeting) days, within a 105-calendar day framework. During the weeks the Alabama Legislature is convened, legislative days (“in-session”) are usually Tuesdays and Thursdays and committee meetings are typically scheduled for Wednesdays. However, during the course of any given legislative session the legislative days and committee meeting days can and may change.
Every four years (quadrennium), the members of the House and Senate must reorganize the Legislature, i.e. elect officers, adopt rules of procedure, appoint committees, etc. This reorganization is referred to as an organizational session. The most recent Organizational Session of the Alabama Legislature convened on Tuesday, January 13, 2015, and ended on Wednesday, January 14, 2015. The next organizational session of the Alabama Legislature will convene in 2019.
The Governor can call a Special Session of the Alabama Legislature at any time. A special session can last no longer than 12 legislative (meeting) days, within a 30-calendar day period.
WHO CAN I CALL TO FIND OUT WHAT TIME THE LEGISLATURE MEETS DURING A SESSION?
To find out the times the House and Senate will convene on any given legislative day during the session, you can reach the House of Representatives at (334) 242-7600 and the Alabama Senate at (334) 242-7800.
WHAT COMMITTEES DO MOST HEALTH-RELATED PIECES OF LEGISLATION GET ASSIGNED?
HOUSE HEALTH COMMITEE
Rep. April Weaver (R-District 49), Chairperson
Rep. Mike Millican (R-District 17), Vice Chairperson
Rep. John Knight (D-District 77), Ranking Minority Member
Rep. Elaine Beech (D-District 65)
Rep. Danny Crawford (R-District 5)
Rep. Matt Fridy (R-District 73)
Rep. Laura Hall (D-District 19)
Rep. Ron Johnson (R-District 33)
Rep. Paul W. Lee (R-District 86)
Rep. Arnold Mooney (R-District 43)
Rep. Becky Nordgren (R-District 29)
Rep. Jim Patterson (R-District 21)
Rep. Pebblin Warren (D-District 82)
Rep. Jack Williams (R-District 102)
For more information on the Health Committee visit the Alabama House of Representatives website.
SENATE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE
Sen. Gerald Dial (R-District 13), Chairperson
Sen. Jim McClendon (R-District 11), Vice Chairperson
Sen. Greg Reed (R-District 5)
Sen. William Beasley (D-District 28)
Sen. Slade Blackwell (R-District 15)
Sen. Paul Bussman (R-District 4)
Sen. Linda Coleman (D-District 20)
Sen. Tim Melson (R-District 1)
Sen. Harri Anne Smith (I-District 29)
Sen. Larry Stutts (R-District 6)
Sen. Jabo Waggoner (R-District 16)
Sen. Cam Ward (R-District 14)
Sen. Tom Whatley (R-District 27)
For more information on members of the Health and Human Services Committee visit the Alabama State Senate website.
WHAT IF I NEED SOME ADDITIONAL INFORMATION?
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