Posted: May 27, 2021 11:37 AM CDT
The Legislative Session is now over, but Governor Ivey is still signing bills into law.
On Thursday, May 27, Governor Ivey signed the following bills:
— Senate Bill 361 (Albritton); Board of Pardons and Paroles
— House Bill 227 (Lovvorn); provides income tax credit for the construction, acquisition or installation of a qualified storm shelter, and provides that federal restaurant revitalization grants are excluded from Alabama income taxation to the same extent as under federal income tax law
Here is a comment from the governor on that: “As Alabama moves full steam ahead in our COVID-19 recovery, and restaurants continue getting back on their feet, relieving them of this tax burden just makes sense. I thank Rep. Lovvorn for his work on House Bill 227, and I am glad to sign it into law. In Alabama, our restaurants are an important part of our big cities and smallest towns, and this is certainly a common sense step to help them as they work to fill jobs and get back to welcoming a full house. Alabama restaurants and Alabama are open for business, and we will continue doing all we can to make business easier for them.”
— Senate Bill 298 (Orr); amendment to Alabama Innovation Act
— House Bill 555 (Pettus); provides duty of law enforcement to remove illegal guests upon operator’s request at RV parks
— House Bill 93 (Baker); related to teacher retirement, allowing the conversion of sick leave into creditable service for Tier II plan members
In signing HB 93, the governor also offered the following comment: “Ensuring we have a good benefits system for our students’ educators is critical. I commend Rep. Baker for his work on this, and I am proud to sign it into law. Education remains a top priority for my Administration.”
As the bill review process continues, we will provide any other relevant updates.