By Mary Virginia Huffaker
Tomorrow-Today Staff Writer
Gov. Pavel Shirley signed 21 bills into law. Nine bills were from First Year, six originated in the House and six originated in the Senate. The First Year bills passed in their chamber while the other six had to pass in both the House and Senate before they were eligible for signing into law.
SB5 – Act to Prohibit Use of Risk Assessment Tools by Sara Guven Vestavia Hills High School, Birmingham.
SB7 – Excused Mental Health Related Absences Act by Whitt Sheumaker, Vestavia Hills High School.
SB13 – Changing Alabama’s Firearms Laws by Josh Philips, Spain Park High School, Hoover.
SB29 – Tax Reform for Alabama Businesses by Reid Freeman, Mountain Brook High School
SB39 – Abolish the Federal Income Tax Deduction by Mark Waller, Mountain Brook High School.
SB43 – An Act to Legalize Prostitution and Brothels by Halla Elmore, LAMP, Montgomery.
HB19 – Abolish the Death Penalty by Selma Maric, Spain Park High School, Hoover.
HB29 – 24-Hour Gun Purchase Wait Time by Miguel Juan and Antonio Nava-Flores, YMCA Heart of the Valley, Huntsville.
HB32 – LGBTQ + Rights Enforcement by Calvin Byrd and Jarquez Byrd, Heart of the Valley, Huntsville.
HB74 – An Act to Protect Alabama Waterways from Coal Ash Pits by Claire Cesarini, W.P. Davidson High School, Mobile.
HB81 – Reducing Alabama’s Infant Mortality Rates by Griffin Darden, Mountain Brook High School.
HB80 – The Healthy Alabama Act by Chloe Kinderman and Jane Grey Battle, Mountain Brook High School.
FYB2 – The Elkmont Act by Rylen Dempsey, Vestavia Hills High School
FYB9 – Integration for Immigration by Camila Lopez, Spain Park High School, Hoover.
FYB14 – The Confederate Monument Removal Act by Abigail Linderman, Spain Park High School, Hoover
FYB28 – Self Defense Instructional Class to Primarily Combat the Human Trafficking Industry by Virginia Averyt, Mountain Brook High School
FBY29 – Termination of the Death Penalty by Vaughn Frost, Mountain Brook High School
FBY46 – Removing Confederate School Names by Claire Gary and Elizabeth Ray, The Montgomery Academy, Montgomery.
FBY47 – Rural Doctors Training Program by Holden Habermacher and Charlie Hill, The Montgomery Academy, Montgomery.
FBY51 – Equal Rights for Young Immigrants by Mohammed Shahrouj, St. Luke’s Episcopal School, Mobile.
FYB61 – The Legalization of Recreational Cannabis Act by Brooke Bender, Anna Dickey and Christian Glenos, Mountain Brook High School.
The 72nd Youth Legislature had many successful and debatable bills that stimulated civil debate among all the chambers. Congratulations to all those who had their bills signed into law.