FOUR DAYS REMAIN IN 2015 REGULAR LEGISLATIVE SESSION, SPECIAL SESSION LOOMINGWith the 2015 regular session winding to a close, four days remain to solve the state’s current general fund crisis during this legislative session. The legislature is scheduled to meet three days next week and sine die on Monday, June 15.
The House, Senate and Governor have not yet reached a consensus on how to shore up an estimated $200 million hole in the General Fund budget. Various revenue proposals have failed in both the House and Senate chambers. A special session appears likely if a solution is not reached over the last four legislative days. A special session could occur in July or August of 2015.
In April, Senator Bill Hightower (R-Mobile) and 19 other cosponsors filed SB 409, which is commonly called a “flat tax” proposal. Read more here.
REALTOR®-backed Homeowners’ Association Management Reform legislation, HB 241, sponsored by Rep. Mac McCutcheon (R-Madison), was received by the House Tuesday afternoon in Senate messages. Read more here.
REALTOR®-supported SB 254, sponsored by Sen. Bill Hightower (R-Mobile), came to the floor of the House on Tuesday afternoon. Read more here.
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