These special-order bills for the 2020 Alabama YMCA Youth Legislature will take precedence over all other bills and will be debated first in their respective chambers.
SENATE (Review these and other Senate bills here).
- SB5 – Prohibit the Use of Risk Assessment Tools by Sara Guven, Vestavia Hills High School, Birmingham. Prohibits the use of risk assessment tools to determine pretrial incarceration for all Alabama state and county jurisdictions.
- SB13 – Changing Alabama’s Firearms Laws by Josh Phillips, Spain Park High School, Hoover. Bans all self-loading or auto-loading rifles and creates a government-promoted buyback for firearms already owned.
- SB39 – Abolish the Federal Income Tax Deduction by Mark Waller, Mountain Brook High School, Mountain Brook.
HOUSE (Review these and other House bills here).
- HB32 – LGBTQ + Rights Enforcement by Calvin Byrd and Jarquez Byrd, Heart of the Valley delegation, Huntsville. Protects LGBTQ Alabamians from discrimination and hate crimes.
- HB74 – Protect Alabama Waterways from Coal Ash Pits by Claire Cesarini, W.P. Davidson High School, Mobile. This bill proposes that Alabama Department of Environmental Management regulations for coal ash management ban the cap-in-place method at any utilities plant’s coal ash pits that are not already capped. Plants will be required to excavate the coal ash and transport it to lined onsite landfills.
- HB81 – Reducing Alabama’s Infant Mortality Rate by Griffin Darden, Mountain Brook High School, Mountain Brook. Launch additional pilot programs in accordance with “The State of Alabama Infant Mortality Reduction Plan” in Jefferson, Shelby and Tuscaloosa counties as well as Madison County.
FIRST YEAR (Review these and other House bills here).
- FYB9 – Integration for Immigration by Camilla Lopez, Spain Park High School, Hoover. Repeals the Beason-Hammon Alabama Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act enacted in 2011.
- FYB25 – Healthy Families Act by Malaki Sipsy, Cherokee County High School, Centre. An employee who, on or after July 1, 2020, works in Alabama for 30 or more days within a year from the beginning of employment, is entitled to paid sick leave. Employees, including part-time and temporary employees, will earn at least one hour of paid leave for every 30 hours worked. Accrual begins on the first day of employment or July 1, 2020, whichever is later. An employer shall not deny an employee the right to use accrued sick days, discharge, threaten to discharge, demote, suspend, or in any manner discriminate against an employee for using accrued sick days or attempting to exercise the right to use accrued sick days.
- FYB47 – Rural Physician Training Program by Charlie Hill and Holden Habermacher, The Montgomery Academy, Montgomery. The Rural Physicians Training Program (RPTP) will produce 80 young physicians dedicated to serving the state of Alabama through certain programs. Scholarship opportunities will be offered to the medical students who will be placed in a failing hospital in rural Alabama.