- Associated Press - Friday, June 5, 2015

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Lawmakers have given the “Shroud Award” for the deadest bill of the legislative session to an idea to let small cities enforce speed limits on state highways.

The House of Representatives handed out the dubious distinction Thursday.

The bill by Rep. Jimmy Martin sought to change a state law that prohibits small cities from enforcing speed limits on interstate highways.

Alabama has had the speed limit enforcement ban since 1996, when a then-state senator got clocked for driving more than 90 mph while commuting to Montgomery.

The award- a black suit mounted on cardboard- is a light-hearted House tradition on the final night of the session.

Previous winners included a medicinal marijuana bill and a bill to create a state sales tax holiday for gun purchases.



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