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Friday, February 12, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Liz Chambers
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For Immediate Release                                                                                           Contact: Sam Duvall
Thursday, February 11, 2016                                                                                 Phone: 334-481-2129

Legislative Action Alert!

The Alabama Senate’s Transportation & Energy Committee is considering SB180 sponsored by Senator Gerald Dial (R- Lineville).  The Alabama Forestry Association and the Alabama Farmer’s Federation are working together to support a Substitute to SB180 that is being offered by Senator Greg Albritton (R- Bay Minette).

Senator Albritton’s Substitute would re-allocate $62 million of existing diesel tax revenue to the counties for road and bridge projects.  This would give the counties much needed revenue without having to raise taxes.

Please contact your county commissioners immediately and let them know about Senator Albritton’s Substitute and ask them to call their senators and express support for the Substitute.

If you are able to make contact with a commissioner, please let Bill Harris know the outcome of your discussion at  We need to know what contacts have been made.

The Senate Transportation and Energy is chaired by Gerald Allen (R- Tuscaloosa). Members include:

> Greg Albritton (R- Bay Minette)
> Clyde Chambliss (R- Prattville)
> Linda Coleman (D- Birmingham)
> Gerald Dial (R- Lineville)
> Jimmy Holley (R- Elba)
> Bill Holtzclaw (R- Madison)
> Steve Livingston (R- Scottsboro)
> Jim McClendon (R- Springville)
> Arthur Orr (R- Decatur)
> Greg Reed (R- Jasper)
> Quinton Ross (D- Montgomery)
> Hank Sanders (D- Selma)
> Clay Scofield (R- Guntersville)
> Cam Ward (R- Alabaster)
> Tom Whatley (R- Auburn).

Supporting us today in committee were Senators Albritton, Allen, Chambliss, Holtzclaw, Livingston, Orr, Scofield and Sanders. Please contact these senators (their contact information can be found here) and express your appreciation for their support and encourage them to continue to support the Substitute.

The Transportation and Energy Committee is expected to meet early next week on Tuesday, February 16th so time is of the essence.

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