- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 11, 2014

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A summary of action in the Alabama Legislature on Tuesday, the 23rd meeting day of the regular session:


- Approved an amended a Senate bill to establish that private schools are not subject to regulation by the State Department of Education or the state superintendent. Goes back to Senate

-Approved a bill related to the regulation of preneed funeral sales. Goes to Senate


-Approved a bill to expand the Birmingham Water Works board to add members from outside Birmingham. Goes to House.

-Approved a research project at the University of Alabama at Birmingham to use a marijuana derivative to treat epileptic seizures. Goes to House.


-Senate Education Committee held a public hearing, but did not vote, on a proposal to let local school systems opt out of the Common Core school standards.


- House Ways and Means Education Committee meets at 9 a.m. Wednesday in room 617 of the Statehouse to consider the education budget.

- House Education Policy Committee meets at 3 p.m. Wednesday in room 418 to consider changes to the Alabama Accountability Act.

-House Health Committee meets at 9 a.m. Wednesday in the joint briefing room to consider a ban on smoking in many public places.

-House Internal Affairs Committee meets at 11 a.m. in room 410 to consider a legislative reorganization bill.

- House State Government Committee at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday in room 428 to consider a package of bills that put more requirements on welfare applicants.

- Senate Education Committee meets at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in room 727 to consider a bill to let local school boards opt out of Common Core and use alternative curriculum.

-Senate Health Committee meets at noon Wednesday in room 304 to consider legislation setting new regulations on abortions.

-Senate Constitution and Elections Committee meets at 2 p.m. Wednesday to consider constitutional revision.

-Senate meets at 10 a.m. Thursday.

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