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2018 Legislative Tracking

Alabama Department of Revenue

Motor Vehicle Division

Status Report for Bills

2018 Regular Session

September 24, 2018
Bill # Sponsor Brief Description Synopsis Bill Status Effective Date Committee Act Number
HB 0040 South Gas; natural gas; conversion of motor vehicles for operating on compressed natural or liquefied gas; extended weight allowances; Sec. 32-9-20 am’d. To amend Section 32-9-20, Code of Alabama 1975, as last amended by Act 2017-442, 2017 Regular Session, relating to the restrictions on the operation of certain motor vehicles; to further provide for the length of certain vehicles; and to allow for weight increases for vehicles having conversion equipment installed that allows the vehicle to operate on compressed natural gas or compressed liquefied gas. HR-Senate-Final 1st D-3rd M TU & I, T & E 18-0176
HB 0091 McClammy Motor vehicles; distinctive license plates; Helping Schools; fee increased; Sec. 32-6-300 am’d. Motor vehicles, distinctive license plates, Helping Schools, fee increased, Sec. 32-6-300 am’d. HR-2R 1st D- 1st M PS & HS
HB 0092 Moore (B) Motor vehicles; license tags and plates; Dept. of Veterans Affairs; placard for certain military honors; provided; prohibit parking in parking places reserved for recipients of certain military honors. Motor vehicles, license tags and plates, Dept. of Veterans Affairs, placard for certain military honors, provided, prohibit parking in parking places reserved for recipients of certain military honors. HR-Senate-Final 1st D – 3rd M M & VA, V & MA 18-0133
HB 0127 Clarke Class 2 municipalities (Mobile); motor vehicles; inoperable; procedure to abate as nuisances. Class 2 municipalities (Mobile), motor vehicles, inoperable, procedure to abate as nuisances. HR-Senate-Final Immediately MOBCL, LL 18-0197
HB 0140 Johnson (K) Motor vehicles; handicapped parking; sign designated special access parking place not required to specify fine; Sec. 32-6-233.1 am’d. Motor vehicles, handicapped parking, sign designated special access parking place not required to specify fine, Sec. 32-6-233.1 am’d. HR-Senate-Final 1st D – 3rd M TU & I, GA 18-0458
HB 0153 Shiver Excel; low-speed vehicles; mun. may authorize. Excel, low-speed vehicles, mun. may authorize. HR-Senate-Final Immediately LL, LL 18-0225
HB 0188 McCampbell Marengo Co.; golf carts; allowed to be operated on municipal streets and public roads in municipalities; const. amend. Marengo Co., golf carts, allowed to be operated on municipal streets and public roads in municipalities, const. amend. HR-Senate-Final Constitutional Amendment LL, LL 18-0186
HB 0209 Clouse Dale Co., revenue commissioner’s office, tag transaction fee, distrib. for emergency medical services. Dale Co., revenue commissioner’s office, tag transaction fee, distrib. for emergency medical services. HR-Senate-Final Constitutional Amendment LL, LL 18-0239
HB 0342 Wilcox Motor vehicles, distinctive license plates, registration renewals, disclosure of certain information to sponsoring organization at time of registration, Secs. 32-6-64,32-6-67 am’d. To amend Sections 32-6-64 and 32-6-67, Code of Alabama 1975, relating to motor vehicle distinctive license plates and motor vehicle registration renewals; to provide the owner or owners of a motor vehicle to consent to the disclosure of certain information to the sponsoring organization at the time of registration of certain distinctive license plates; to provide that the sponsoring organization be prohibited from the resale or disclosure of the information; to update the membership references on the Legislative Oversight Committee on license tags and plates. HR-Final Section 1 – 01/01/2019; Section 2 – Immediately PS & HS
HB 0348 Millican Marion Co, judge of probate, compensation, provided for, motor vehicle licenses, one-stop issuance, provided for in office of revenue commissioner. Relating to Marion County; to provide for the compensation of the Judge of Probate on a salary basis; to provide for staff and expenses of the office of the Judge of Probate; to relieve the Judge of Probate from duties relating to the issuance of motor vehicle license plates in the county by providing for the one-stop issuance of motor vehicle license plates by the Revenue Commissioner; and providing additional compensation to the Revenue Commissioner for assuming the duties of the one-stop issuance of motor vehicle license plates. HR-Senate-Final 1st D – 3rd M LL, LL
HB 0349 Sessions Manufacturers and dealers of boats, boat trailers, add’l authorization to provide temporary license plates and registration certificates, when sold out of state, Sec. 32-6-212 am’d. To amend Section 32-6-212, Code of Alabama 1975, relating to temporary license plates and registration certificates; to provide for additional authorization for manufacturers and dealers of boats; to provide for temporary license plates and registration certificates for boat trailers when sold out of state; and to revise the bond requirements of manufacturers and dealers. HR-2R Immediately PS & HS
HB 0361 Sessions Roads and bridges, correct technical revision of Act 2017-375,provide for suspension of vehicle registration for unpaid toll violation, Secs. 23-2-167,23-2-168,23-2- 169,23-2-172,23-2-173,23-2-175 am’d. Relating to roads and bridges; to amend Act 2017-375, 2017 Regular Session, now appearing as Sections 23-2-167, 23-2-168, 23-2-169, 23-2-172, 23-2-173, and 23-2-175, Code of Alabama 1975, to provide for certain technical revisions concerning the assessment of administrative fees for unpaid toll violations; and to provide for the suspension of a registered owner’s vehicle registration and clarify the assessment of administrative fees for failure to a pay a toll violation. Senate-2R 1st D – 3rd M PS & HS,
T & E
HB 0381 Boothe Motor vehicles; veteran; distinctive license plates; proof for tag by government issued identification card; Sec. 32-6-250.1 am’d. To amend Act 2017-400 of the 2017 Regular Session, now appearing as Section 32-6-250.1 of the Code of Alabama 1975, relating to military veteran distinctive license plates; to specify that a veteran could provide proof for an appropriate tag by a government issued identification card. HR-2R Immediately M & VA
HB 0400 Scott Motor vehicles; commercial driver license (CDL); Revenue Dept; testing; public transit authority in Class 1 municipality to be designated. Relating to any Class 1 municipality; to provide for any public transit authority whose principal office is located in the municipality to be designated as a testing site for the administration of testing relating to the issuance of commercial driver licenses. HR-1R Immediately JCL
HB 0418 Wood Tax tribunal; motor vehicles and manufactured housing titles; appeal of competing ownership; filed in circuit court. Relating to an appeal concerning the ownership and title to a motor vehicle or manufactured home, to provide that any appeal concerning competing ownership claims shall be filed in circuit court. HR-Senate-Final Immediately JUDY, JUDY
HB 0429 Weaver Health care providers, nurse practitioners and nurse midwives authorized to sign forms which may be signed by a physician. To authorize certified registered nurse practitioners and certified nurse midwives to have signature authority to sign health care forms and documents within the scope of practice of the health care professional. HR-Senate-Final Immediately HLTH, HLTH 18-0474
HB 0456 Brown Calhoun Co., Alexandria, license commissioner and revenue commissioner, branch office, funding by co. gen. fund, other branch office authorized. Relating to Calhoun County; to provide for a branch office of the county license commissioner and county revenue commissioner in the community of Alexandria; and to authorize other county officers to establish a branch office at the same location upon approval of the county license commissioner. HR-Senate-Final LL, LL
HB 0495 Butler Motor vehicles, distinctive license plates, provide for “person with autism” motor vehicle plate. Relating to distinctive license plates; to provide for the issuance of a distinctive license plate for any person with autism. HR-2R PS & HS
HB 0522 Blackshear Russell Co.,sheriff authorized to sell certain abandoned,unclaimed,or stolen property,and firearms,notice,record keeping requirement,distribution of funds for law enforcement purposes. Relating to Russell County; authorizing the sheriff to sell certain abandoned, stolen, and unclaimed property at public auction; providing for such an auction and for the disposition of proceeds; and authorizing the sheriff to sell or destroy certain abandoned, stolen, or unclaimed firearms. Senate-2R LL, LL
HJR 0014 Wood Curbstoning, task force to combat, created. ESTABLISHING THE TASK FORCE TO COMBAT CURBSTONING.
SB 0052 Chambliss Motor vehicles; mandatory liability insurance; vehicle registration suspensions; reinstatement fees; percentage of fees county license plate issuing official authorized to retain; increased; Sec. 32-7A-12 am’d. Motor vehicles, mandatory liability insurance, vehicle registration suspensions, reinstatement fees, percentage of fees county license plate issuing official authorized to retain, increased, Sec. 32-7A-12 am’d. HR-1R 1st D – 3rd M W & MGF,
F & TG
SB 0121 Holtzclaw, Sanford, Orr, Williams Motor vehicles; distinctive license plates; parent or guardian of a disabled person authorized to apply for a disability access license plate; Sec. 40-12-300 am’d. Existing law provides that a disability access license plate may only be issued for a vehicle owned by a person with a disability or an organization that transports a person with a disability. This bill would specify that a parent or guardian of a disabled person may apply for and receive a disability access license plate. Senate-HR-Final 1st D – 3rd M PS & HS, GA 18-0261
SB 0183 Williams Cherokee Co.; sheriff authorized to sell certain abandoned; unclaimed; or stolen property; and firearms; notice; record keeping requirement; distribution of funds for law enforcement purposes. Cherokee Co., sheriff authorized to sell certain abandoned, unclaimed, or stolen property, and firearms, notice, record keeping requirement, distribution of funds for law enforcement purposes. Senate-HR-Final 1st D – 3rd M LL, LL#1 18-0079
SB 0214 Dial Motor vehicles, distinctive license plate, owners may authorize release of personal information to sponsoring organization, including colleges, Secs. 32-6-64,32–6-67 am’d. To amend Sections 32-6-64 and 32-6-67, Code of Alabama 1975, relating to motor vehicle distinctive license plates and motor vehicle registration renewals; to provide the owner or owners of a motor vehicle to consent to the disclosure of certain information to the sponsoring organization at the time of registration or renewal of certain distinctive license plates; to provide that the sponsoring organization of such distinctive license plates shall be prohibited from the resale or disclosure of such information to third parties without written consent from the owner; to update the membership on the Legislative Oversight Committee on license plates to reflect organizational changes in state agencies. Senate-HR-Final Section 1 – 01/01/2019; Section 2 – Immediately PS & HS, GA 18-0190
SB 0268 Allen Gas, natural gas, conversion of motor vehicles for operating on compressed natural or liquefied gas, extended weight allowances,Sec. 32-9-20 am’d. To amend Section 32-9-20, Code of Alabama 1975, as last amended by Act 2017-442, 2017 Regular Session, relating to the restrictions on the operation of certain motor vehicles; to further provide for the length of certain vehicles; and to allow for weight increases for vehicles having conversion equipment installed that allows the vehicle to operate on compressed natural gas or compressed liquefied gas. Senate-2R 1st D – 3rd M T & E
SB 0276 Coleman-Madison Motor vehicles, vehicle registration, to require parking tickets be paid prior to registration, fees. Relating to parking enforcement; to provide procedures for counties and municipalities to notify the Department of Revenue of unpaid parking tickets; and to provide that the Department of Revenue may not renew the registration of a motor vehicle owner who has one or more unpaid parking tickets or citations in the county or municipality at the time the motor vehicle owner attempts to renew the registration; to provide for administrative fees. Senate-1R 1st D – 3rd M C & MG
SB 0293 Hightower Manufacturers and dealers of boats; boat trailers; add’l authorization to provide temporary license plates and registration certificates; when sold out of state; Sec. 32-6-212 am’d. To amend Section 32-6-212, Code of Alabama 1975, relating to temporary license plates and registration certificates; to provide for additional authorization for manufacturers and dealers of boats; to provide for temporary license plates and registration certificates for boat trailers when sold out of state; and to revise the bond requirements of manufacturers and dealers. Senate-HR-Final Immediately TU & I,
T & E
18-0366
SB 0308 Singleton Hale Co.; sheriff authorized to sell certain abandoned; unclaimed; or stolen property and firearms; notice; record keeping requirement; distribution of funds for law enforcement purposes. Relating to Hale County; authorizing the sheriff to sell certain abandoned, stolen, confiscated, lost, and unclaimed property at public auction; authorizing the sheriff to sell or destroy certain abandoned, stolen, or unclaimed firearms; and providing for the auction and for the disposition of proceeds. Senate-HR-Final 1st D – 3rd M LL, LL#1 18-0277
SB 0344 Marsh Calhoun Co., Alexandria, license commissioner and revenue commissioner, branch office, funding by co. gen. fund, other branch office authorized. Relating to Calhoun County; to provide for a branch office of the county license commissioner and county revenue commissioner in the community of Alexandria; and to authorize other county officers to establish a branch office at the same location upon approval of the county license commissioner. Senate-HR-Final LL, LL#1 18-0291
SB 0359 Chambliss Motor vehicles, mandatory liability insurance, proof of continuous coverage further provided, Sec. 32- 7A-11 am’d. Relating to mandatory liability insurance; to amend Section 32-7A-11, Code of Alabama 1975, to provide a limitation on the time period for which a person may be penalized for having a lapse in liability insurance coverage. HR-1R PS & HS, GA
SB 0381 Williams Motor vehicles; distinctive license plates; provide for “person with autism” motor vehicle plate. Relating to distinctive license plates; to provide for the issuance of a distinctive license plate for any person with autism. Senate-2R GA