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Alabama's “Worker Protection” Bill Stuck in Committee

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Please Contact the Members of the House Commerce Committee!

The Alabama House Commerce Committee heard Senate Bill 360 (the companion bill to House Bill 364) today, Wednesday, March 24.  The Committee took a voice vote to carry over the bill.  SB360 is unlikely to be heard again before the end of the session due to the upcoming discussions on the state budget.  Thus, this bill has ultimately died in committee.

Introduced by State Senator Roger Bedford (D-6), SB360 would permit a law-abiding individual to store firearms in a locked motor vehicle while parked on a publicly accessible parking lot controlled by an employer or a business that he or she frequents.  This legislation would protect your right to keep a firearm in your car for self-defense, hunting, or target shooting before or after work.

Thirteen other states have enacted similar legislation and NRA will continue to work tirelessly in Alabama on this issue.  Please thank Senator Bedford for his effort on SB360.  You can call him at (334) 242-7862 or email him at senbedford@aol.com.  Also, please take a moment to thank State Representative Craig Ford for sponsoring HB364.  He can be reached at (334) 242-7690 or by email at Craig.Ford@alhouse.gov.

Finally, please contact the members of the House Commerce Committee and respectfully express your disappointment that they did not pass SB360.  Contact information for the committee can be found below.

State Representative Frank McDaniel (D-26), Chairman
State
House Phone: (334) 242-7697
District Phone: (256) 582 – 0619
Email:  Frank.McDaniel@alhouse.gov

State Representative Alan Harper (D-61), Vice Chairman
State House Phone: (334) 242-7732
Home Phone: (205) 373-2433
Email:  Alan.Harper@alhouse.gov

State Representative Gerald Allen (R-62)
State House Phone: (334) 242-7758
Home Phone: (205) 556-5310
Email: Gerald.Allen@alhouse.gov

State Representative DuWayne Bridges (R-38)
State House Phone: (334) 242-7600
Home Phone: (334) 756-9553
Email: DuWayne.Bridges@alhouse.gov

State Representative Bill Dukes (D-08)
State House Phone: (334) 242-7689
District Phone: (256) 260-2146
Email: Bill.Dukes@alhouse.gov

State Representative James Fields (D-12)
State House Phone: (334) 242-7600
Home Phone: (256) 287-0007
Email: James.Fields@alhouse.gov

State Representative David Grimes (R-73)
State House Phone: (334) 242-7707
Home Phone: (334) 834-3989
Email:  David.Grimes@alhouse.gov

State Representative Earl Hilliard (D-60)
State House Phone: (334) 242-7684
Email: Earl.Hilliard@alhouse.gov

State Representative A.J. McCampbell (D-71)
State House Phone: (334) 242-7747
District Phone: (334) 652-6531
Email: AJ.McCampbell@alhouse.gov

State Representative Rod Scott (D-55)
State House Phone: (334) 242-7752
Home Phone: (205) 781-1322
Email: Rod.Scott@alhouse.gov

State Representative Lesley Vance (D-80)
State House Phone: (334) 242-7687
Home Phone: (334) 298-4948
Email: Lesley.Vance@alhouse.gov

State Representative Pebblin Warren (D-82)
State House Phone: (334) 242-7734
Home Phone: (334) 727-9127
Email: Pebblin.Warren@alhouse.gov

State Representative Jack Williams (R-47)
State House Phone: (334) 242-7600
Home Phone: (205) 979-7901
Email: Jack.Williams@alhouse.gov

State Representative Greg Wren (R-75)
State House Phone: (334) 242-7764
District Phone: (334) 395-0123
Email: Greg.Wren@alhouse.gov

State Representative Greg Canfield (R-48)
State House Phone: (334) 242-7763
District Phone: (205) 325-5308 (Jefferson Co.)
District Phone: (205) 620-6610 (Shelby Co.)
Email: 
gcanfield@bellsouth.net

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