SUMMARIES OF
GENERAL LAWS ENACTED AND
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS PROPOSED
BY THE LEGISLATURE OF ALABAMA
AT THE
FIRST SPECIAL SESSION, 2007
FEBRUARY 26 THROUGH MARCH 2, 2007

Prepared by:
Legislative Reference Service
613 Alabama State House
Montgomery, Alabama 36130


ACTS | HOUSE BILLS | SENATE BILLS | SUMMARIES


INDEX TO SUMMARIES OF GENERAL LAWS ENACTED AND CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS PROPOSED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF ALABAMA AT THE 2007 FIRST SPECIAL SESSION

ACTS
2007 FIRST SPECIAL SESSION

ACT
 BILL
ACT
BILL

Act 2007-5

HB10

Act 2007-8

HB2
Act 2007-6 SB2 Act 2007-9 HB3
Act 2007-7 SB4 Act 2007-16 SB3

HOUSE BILLS
2007 FIRST SPECIAL SESSION

HOUSE BILL
 ACT
HOUSE BILL
ACT
HB2 Act 2007-8 HB10 Act 2007-5
HB3 Act 2007-9

SENATE BILLS
2007 FIRST SPECIAL SESSION

SENATE BILL  ACT SENATE BILL ACT
SB2 Act 2007-6 SB4 Act 2007-7
SB3 Act 2007-16

2007 FIRST SPECIAL SESSION SUMMARIES

Act 2007-5, HB10, proposes an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, relating to the Capital Improvement Trust Fund, to increase the total amount of bonding authority granted under Amendment 666 to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901 (Section 219.04, Official Recompilation of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901), to $750 million dollars. The act requires competitive bidding of the bonds and requires the bond commission to contract with businesses or individuals reflecting the racial and ethnic diversity of the state.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Proclaimed ratified June 28, 2007 (Amendment 796).

Act 2007-6, SB2, proposes an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, pertaining only to Mobile County, to authorize the governing body of the City of Prichard to establish an Alabama Foreign Trade Investment Zone as a special tax district for the purpose of importing duty free and quota free articles under federal trade laws and to specify that the value of land and improvements on the land within the district would be assessed and taxed for ad valorem tax purposes by county tax officials under a single site valuation system. The proposed amendment would also permit any nonprofit organization located in Mobile County to contract with any person or corporation for operational purposes.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Proclaimed ratified June 28, 2007 (Amendment 797).

Act 2007-7, SB4, proposes an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, relating to the Alabama Retired State Employees' Health Care Trust and the Alabama Retired Education Employees' Health Care Trust, to require the assets, proceeds, and income of the trusts to be used exclusively for the purpose of providing health care benefits to retired state and education employees.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Proclaimed ratified June 28, 2007 (Amendment 798).

Act 2007-8, HB2, proposes an amendment to Amendment 471 to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901 (Section 12, Local Amendments, Baldwin County, Official Recompilation of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901), pertaining only to Baldwin County, to extend the special district tax levied for public hospital purposes for an additional 20 years.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Proclaimed ratified June 7, 2007 (Amendment 795).

Act 2007-9, HB3, proposes an amendment to Amendment 756 to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901 (Section 9, Local Amendments, Shelby County, Official Recompilation of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901), pertaining only to Shelby County, to authorize the Legislature, by local law, to provide for the enforcement of traffic laws on private roads in gated communities and platted subdivisions with 35 or more houses.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Proclaimed ratified June 28, 2007 (Amendment 799).

Act 2007-16, SB3, is the Retiree Health Care Funding Act of 2007. The act authorizes the state, as grantor, and members of the State Employees' Insurance Board and the Public Education Employees' Health Insurance Board, as trustees, to create irrevocable trusts for the purpose of holding, investing, and distributing assets to be used for certain post-employment health care benefits. The act also names the trusts the Alabama Retired State Employees' Health Care Trust and the Alabama Retired Education Employees' Health Care Trust.

EFFECTIVE DATE: March 5, 2007.