Legislation

House to consider $5,000 increase in district court jurisdiction

House to consider $5,000 increase in district court jurisdiction

Proposed legislation would give Alabama’s 67 district courts authority in civil matters involving $5,000 more than their current jurisdiction allows. The bill is on the House calendar for Tuesday, Feb. 28. District courts currently have jurisdiction in civil matters where the amount…

House next to consider expansion of Medicaid fraud law

House next to consider expansion of Medicaid fraud law

The House Ways and Means General Fund Committee on Wednesday, Feb. 22, approved SB85 by Sen. Trip Pittman, R-Daphne, which would make Medicaid fraud a Class C felony. The Senate bill now goes to the full House for consideration. Under the…

Panel approves revisions to pharmacy operating practices

Panel approves revisions to pharmacy operating practices

After making minor alterations, the House Health Committee on Wednesday, Feb. 22, approved a 56-page revision to pharmacy operating practices under the Alabama State Board of Pharmacy. It now goes to the full House for consideration. HB170 by Rep. Elaine…

House next for Senate bill banning adjustable focus eyewear

House next for Senate bill banning adjustable focus eyewear

Legislation that would halt the sale of eye glasses with an adjustable magnification, a technology being marketed worldwide by Adlens, is headed to the Alabama House, putting it just one step away from arriving on the governor’s desk. The House Health Committee…