Legislation

Governor signs law making Medicaid fraud a Class C felony

Governor signs law making Medicaid fraud a Class C felony

On Tuesday, March 14, 2017, the governor signed into law legislation that makes Medicaid fraud a Class C felony and otherwise conforms the provider portion of Alabama’s Medicaid fraud statute with federal law. The new law takes effect June 1. Under…

Phase-out of ABC stores dies in the Senate

Phase-out of ABC stores dies in the Senate

Legislation that would have phased out retail alcohol sales at the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board’s 186 state stores by Oct. 1 2022, was ready for debate by the full Senate, but the Senate never considered it. The Senate Fiscal…

Senate votes to expand tax credits for hiring unemployed veterans

Senate votes to expand tax credits for hiring unemployed veterans

On an unanimous vote, the Alabama Senate agreed Tuesday, March 7, to extend tax credits to qualifying small businesses for hiring any certified unemployed veteran, not just recently discharged veterans. SB66 by Sen. Gerald Dial, R-Lineville, removes the requirement from the…