- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 2, 2014

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A summary of action in the Alabama Legislature on Wednesday, the 29th meeting day of the regular session:


-Held a moment of silence for shooting victims at Fort Hood, Texas.

-Passed a resolution honoring the late Jeremiah Denton.

-Passed a resolution calling for a constitutional convention to put a gay marriage ban in the U.S. Constitution.

- Gave final approval to a bill to block bars, strip clubs, casinos and psychic services from accepting electronic welfare benefit cards. Goes to governor.

-Passed a bill that would require welfare applicants to show proof that they’ve applied for three jobs. Goes to Senate.


-Gave final approval to a bill doubling the waiting time for an abortion until 48 hours after a woman receives information from an abortion clinic about the risks of abortion, gestational development and alternatives to abortion. Goes to governor.

-Approved the governor’s selection of Robert Gilpin and Larry Thornton as trustees of Alabama State University.


-House Public Safety and Homeland Security did not approve a bill that would let people carry loaded pistols in their vehicle without having to get a concealed carry permit.

-Senate Confirmations Committee rejected the governor’s selection of Jacqueline Brooks and Fitzgerald Washington as trustees of Alabama State University.


-Senate meets at 9:30 a.m. Thursday and House at 10 a.m.



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