Summary of action in Alabama Legislature on Tuesday
A summary of action in the Alabama Legislature on Tuesday, the first day of the regular session:
—Held moments of silence and passed resolutions mourning the deaths of former Gov. Guy Hunt and state Sen. Pat Lindsey.
—Passed a resolution mourning the death of former University of Alabama assistant football coach Bobby Marks.
—Invited Alabama Chief Justice Sue Bell Cobb to address a joint session of the Legislature at 4 p.m. Feb. 10.
—Held moments of silence and passed resolutions mourning the deaths of state Sen. Pat Lindsey and former Gov. Guy Hunt.
—Did not address any changes in the president pro tem’s position.
—Joined the House to hear the governor’s State of the State address.
—House meets at 1:30 p.m. Thursday and Senate at 2 p.m.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“I’ve got 17 votes, and 17 is more than 15.” — Sen. Rodger Smitherman, D-Birmingham, predicting that he will have 17 of the Senate’s 32 votes to be elected president pro tem on Thursday.
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