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Legislative summary

COMMITTEES

—House and Senate postponed committee meetings so members could attend the funeral for former Gov. Guy Hunt.

AGENDA

—House Education Appropriations Committee meets at 9 a.m. Thursday in room 617 at the Alabama Statehouse to consider a bill to remove the state sales tax on food purchases.

—House Judiciary Committee meets at 9 a.m. Thursday in room 123 to discuss a bill to make it a crime to elude a law enforcement officer.

—House Constitution and Elections Committee meets at 9 a.m. Thursday in room 603 to consider bill to ban the practice of transferring campaign contributions from one political action committee to another.

—House Government Operations Committee meets at 9 a.m. Thursday in room 622 to discuss proposed legislation to establish a commission that would manage the Alabama Department of Transportation.

—House Public Safety Committee meets at 9 a.m. Thursday in room 602 on consider banning text messaging while driving.

—The Legislature’s Contract Review Committee meets at 9 a.m. Thursday in the Joint Briefing Room.

—House Commerce Committee meets at 10 a.m. Thursday in room 621.

—House Government Appropriations Committee meets at 11 a.m. Thursday in room 617 to consider bill to require DNA testing of all persons arrested for felony offenses.

—House Committee on Boards and Commissions meets at 11 a.m. Thursday in room 601.

—Senate Finance and Taxation-General Fund Committee meets at noon in room 727.

—Senate Fiscal Responsibility and Accountability Comittee meets at 1 p.m. in room 609 to consider creating an energy grant program.

—House meets at 1:30 p.m. Thursday and Senate at 2 p.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“What everyone in this room wants is an expanding budget, not a contracting one.” — Gov. Bob Riley unveiling his recommended state budgets for fiscal 2010.