Monday, February 16, 2009

Some Bills that need your attention this week




In Judiciary Committee


HB475 Under existing law, salvia divinorum and Salvinorin A are not listed as controlled substances. This bill would list salvia divinorum and Salvinorin A as Schedule I controlled substances.


We don't need to list salvia divinorum and Salvinorin A as schedule 1 controlled substances. We already have far too many people in jail and prison in Alabama for use of natural plants. The prison commissioner says that drug laws and 67 new felony laws passed by the legislature are the reason he has over 30,000 inmates in a space built to hold 12,000. Salvia isn't a problem, but they can sure make it one if they pass this law. This law will primarily effect college age kids, barring them from receiving federal student financial aid, living in public housing and making it more difficult if not impossible for them to find gainful employment because of a 'drug conviction' on their record over a damn geranium plant. How much sense does that make? If the legislature wants to go after plants then I suggest, kudzu, privet and poison oak/ivy.

Please write and call the members of the judiciary committee and tell then to vote NO on HB475

Emails are firstname.lastname@alhouse.org Example marcel.black@alhouse.org

Marcel Black
Room 516-F
11 S. Union Street
Montgomery, AL 36130
(334) 242-7667

Spencer Collier
Room 540-D
11 South Union Street
Montgomery, AL 36130
(334) 242-7719

Paul DeMarco
Room 537-F
11 S. Union Street
Montgomery, AL 36130
(334) 242-7740

Priscilla Dunn
Room 540-B
11 S. Union Street
Montgomery, AL 36130
(334) 242-7702

Chris England
Room 539-B
11 S. Union Street
Montgomery, AL 36130
(334) 242-7703

Laura Hall
Room 518
11 S. Union Street
Montgomery, AL 36130
(334) 242-7688

Tammy Irons
Room 526-B
11 S. Union Street
Montgomery, AL. 36130
(334) 353-9032

Jamie Ison
Room 527-B
11 South Union Street
Montgomery, AL 36130
(334) 242-7711

Marc Keahey
Room 630-A
11 S. Union Street
Montgomery, AL 36130
(334) 242-7748

Steve McMillan
Room 532
11 S. Union Street
Montgomery, AL 36130
(334) 242-7723

Charles Newton
Room 541-E
11 S. Union Street
Montgomery, AL 36130
(334) 242-4460

John Robinson
Room 534-D
11 S. Union Street
Montgomery, AL 36130
(334) 242-7728

Yusuf Salaam
Room 539-E
11 South Union Street
Montgomery, AL 36130
(334) 242-7746

Howard Sanderford
Room 528-B
11 S. Union Street
Montgomery, AL 36130
(334) 242-4368

Cam Ward
Room 625-C
11 S. Union Street
Montgomery, AL 36130
(334) 242-7750


The Constitution and Elections Committee

HB72 The Ballot Access Bill

Under existing law, to be placed on the ballot, independent candidates must present a written petition signed by at least three percent of the qualified electors who cast ballots for Governor in the last general election.
This bill would lower that percentage to one and one-half percent of such electors.


This is a good bill that would make it easier for people like me and others who are neither Republican nor Democrat to gain ballot access and run in state wide elections. If there is anything Alabama needs it is MORE CHOICES ON THE BALLOT! Competition is good. It helps us move forward. This bill is sponsored by Rep. Cam Ward.

Please contact the Constitution and Elections Committee and ask them to support HB72.

james.martin@alhouse.org,
tommy.sherer@alhouse.org,
jay.love@alhouse.org,
george.bandy@alhouse.org,
greg.canfield@alhouse.org,
randy.davis@alhouse.org,
chad.fincher@alhouse.org,
james.gordon@alhouse.org,
ken.guin@alhouse.org,
micky.hammon@alhouse.org,
barry.mask@alhouse.org,
joseph.mitchell@alhouse.org ,
mary.moore@alhouse.org,
jack.page@alhouse.org,
patricia.todd@alhouse.gov



2 comments:

Brandon said...

Any idea if the salvia bill was discussed today?

Loretta Nall said...

No they aren't in session today. They return tomorrow and the committee meeting where it will be discussed is on Wednesday at 9 am in room 123 at the state house.