February 23, 2017
A bill making technical changes to laws related to livestock markets passed the House of Representatives Tuesday and a Senate committee Wednesday.
HB 84, sponsored by Rep. David Sessions, R-Grand Bay, repeals duplicative language related to the weighing of livestock; merges permitting requirements; and clarifies the authority of the Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries over livestock markets in the state.
The legislation passed the House by a vote of 98-0, and received a favorable report (10-0) from the Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Committee. It now awaits final action in the full Senate. A companion bill, SB 115, is sponsored by Sen. Tom Whatley, R-Auburn.
The Federation supports the legislation.