Thursday, April 30, 2009

From Jihad Watch

You must be JOKING!!! Obama is going to release Guantanomo "residents" into the US. This is absolute insanity.

From Days of our Trailers...

The first is a point to a fella who is fixin' to get some coins minted. I just recently sent my request for a few.

The next is a point to a YouTube with a 10 minute long pretty much must watch cartoon from about 50 years ago.

On the Alabama Legislative Calendar for 05 May 2009

According to the ALISON Database (30 April 2009 20:40) the following bills (apparently should they choose to get to them) will be under discussion in their respective chambers on the 5th of May, 2009. Please take the time to contact your representative(s) and senator(s) and let them know what you think. Yes, it has not changed one bit in several days.

Bills on the House Schedule for Legislative Day 26 (05 May 2009)

HB362 - Storage of Firearms in a Motor Vehicle - with one substitution
The substitution exempts railroads from the provisions of this bill. It is not like adding them to the exemption list is a big deal. There are many others like, "(2) An employer providing employees with a secure parking area which restricts general public access through the use of a gate, security station, security officers, or other similar means which limit public access into the parking area." Which means anyone who has a gate and a fence can ignore this legislation.
- Committee Action: (15 Yea v. 0 Nay) / 1st Substitution
Read Second Time in House of Origin - 26 Mar 2009

HB528 - Explosive Devices, WMD, etc... - with one substitution
The substitution repairs a typographic error changing a 17 to a 20 in the enumeration of a list.
- Committee Action: (11 Yea v. 0 Nay) / 1st Substitution
Read Second Time in House of Origin - 05 Mar 2009

HB680 - Amdt to Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act - with one substitution
The substitution appears to do the following: address some change to when the landlord may show the property, redact some redundant verbiage about what is considered a non curable default and add some verbiage to clarify eviction processes.
- Committee Action: (11 Yea v. 0 Nay) / 1st Substitution
Read Second Time in House of Origin - 26 Mar 2009

SB296 - Seizure of Firearms During Emergencies - with one amendment
The amendment makes some language and punctuation changes. Page 9, line 11 replaces "and cable" with ", cable, and ". Page 9, line 13 replaces "and cable" with ", cable, and telecommunication".
- Committee Action: Favorable
Read 2nd Time in 2nd House - 09 Apr 2009

Bills on the Senate Schedule for Legislative Day 26 (05 May 2009)

HB225 - Seizure of Firearms During Emergencies - with one substitution
The substitution appears to make punctuation and verbiage changes to the effect of changing communications to telecommunications on lines 2 & 3 from page 9.

Read 2nd Time in 2nd House - 16 Apr 2009
- Committee Action: (10 Yea v. 0 Nay) / 1st Substitution


HB432 - Privacy of Pistol Permit Holders - with one substitution

The substitution appears to effect a verbiage change on the order of changing or when compelled by a court order or subpoena to or in response to a court order or subpoena on lines 18 & 19 from page 3.
Read 2nd Time in 2nd House - 16 Apr 2009
- Committee Action: (6 Yea v. 0 Nay) / 1st Substitution

SB124 - Hospital Reporting of Gunshot & Stab Wounds - original version
- Committee Action: (5 Yea v. 0 Nay)
Read Second Time in House of Origin - 12 Feb 2009

SB407 - Storage of Firearms in a Motor Vehicle - with one substitution
The substitution appears to do the following: substantially change the original to read much more like the House's companion bill (HB 362).
- Committee Action: (7 Yea v. 0 Nay w/2 Abstain) / 1st Substitution
Read Second Time in House of Origin - 12 Mar 2009

SB475 - Expungement of Record when Not Guilty or Pardoned - with three amendments
Amendment 1: Page 27, line 27 delete who and insert for other than law enforcement purposes intentionally
Page 28, after line 3, insert new Section 12 and renumber subsequent sections accordingly
Section 13. Nothing in this act shall prohibit a law enforcement agency, the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences, or a prosecuting attorney from maintaining an investigative file up to 10 years following an order of expungement. The file may include evidence, photographs, exhibits, or any other information in document or electronic form.

Amendment 2: Page 12, after line 12, insert a new subparagraph 52 as follows and renumber subsequent subparagraphs accordingly: 52. Sexual abuse in the second degree as proscribed by Section 13A-6-67, Code of Alabama 1975.
Page 16, line 24 after "in," insert the following: subdivision (20) of
Page 17, line 6, after "subdivision" delete the figure "21" and insert in lieu thereof the following: (20)
Page 27, lines 9-15, delete Section 9 in its entirety and renumber subsequent sections accordingly.
Page 27, line 25, after "individual" insert the following: that is not a law enforcement official or criminal justice agency official
Page 28, after line 3, insert the following: Section 12. Nothing in this act shall prohibit a law enforcement or criminal justice agency or official or a prosecuting authority from maintaining an investigative file, which may include evidence, photographs, exhibits, or information in documentary or electronic form. The expunged information shall be kept confidential, shall be exempt from disclosure under Section 36-12-40, Code of Alabama 1975, and may only be used for law enforcement purposes.

Amendment 3: Page 16, line 21, after "area" insert the following: or have any conviction for operation of a vehicle for which a commercial driver's license was required.
Page 20, line 6, after "a." delete "Six hundred dollars ($600)" and insert in lieu thereof the following: Five hundred dollars ($500)
Page 20, line 8, after "b." delete "Two hundred dollars ($200)" and insert in lieu thereof the following: One hundred dollars ($100)
Page 20, after line 14, insert the following: One hundred dollars ($100) to the Department of Public Safety
Page 20, line 19, after "a." delete "Four hundred fifty dollars ($450)" and insert in lieu thereof the following: Three hundred dollars ($300)
Page 20, after line 27, insert the following: e. Seventy-five dollars ($75) to the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center. f. Seventy-five dollars ($75) to the Department of Public Safety.
Page 21, line 6, after "a." delete "Three hundred dollars ($300)" and insert in lieu thereof the following: Two hundred dollars ($200)
Page 21, after line 14, insert the following: e. One hundred dollars ($100) to the Department of Public Safety.

Read 2nd Time in House of Origin
- Committee Action: (5 Yea v. 2 Nay w/ 4 Abstain) / 3 Amendments

Today's Status of the Following Items in the Alabama Legislature

30 April 2009, 20:40

House Bills
HB225 - Seizure of Firearms During Emergencies - No Change
Read 2nd Time in 2nd House - 16 Apr 2009
- Committee Action: (10 Yea v. 0 Nay) / 1st Substitution
HB302 - Hospital Reporting of Gunshot & Stab Wounds - No Change
Pending Committee Action in House of Origin
HB362 - Storage of Firearms in a Motor Vehicle - No Change
Read Second Time in House of Origin - 26 Mar 2009
HB432 - Privacy of Pistol Permit Holders - No Change
Read 2nd Time in 2nd House - 16 Apr 2009
- Committee Action: (6 Yea v. 0 Nay) / 1st Substitution
HB528 - Explosive Devices, WMD, etc... - No Change
Read Second Time in House of Origin - 05 Mar 2009
HB680 - Amdt to Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act - No Change
Read Second Time in House of Origin - 26 Mar 2009

Senate Bills
SB124 - Hospital Reporting of Gunshot & Stab Wounds - No Change
Read 2nd Time in House of Origin - 12 Feb 2009
SB296 - Seizure of Firearms During Emergencies - No Change
Read 2nd Time in 2nd House - 09 Apr 2009
- Pending third reading on Day 20 (14 Apr 2009)
SB310 - Concealed Carry on Campus - No Change
Pending Committee Action in House of Origin
SB407 - Storage of Firearms in a Motor Vehicle - No Change
Read 2nd Time in House of Origin - 12 Mar 2009
- Committee Action: (7 Yea v. 0 Nay w/ 2 Abstain) / 1st Substitution
SB475 - Expungement of Record when Not Guilty or Pardoned - No Change
Read 2nd Time in House of Origin
- Committee Action: (5 Yea v. 2 Nay w/ 4 Abstain) / 3 Amendments

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

On the Alabama Legislative Calendar for 30 April 2009

According to the ALISON Database (28 April 2009 20:15) the following bills (apparently should they choose to get to them) will be under discussion in their respective chambers on the 30th of April, 2009. Please take the time to contact your representative(s) and senator(s) and let them know what you think. Yes, it has not changed one bit in several days.

Bills on the House Schedule for Legislative Day 25 (30 April 2009)

HB362 - Storage of Firearms in a Motor Vehicle - with one substitution
The substitution exempts railroads from the provisions of this bill. It is not like adding them to the exemption list is a big deal. There are many others like, "(2) An employer providing employees with a secure parking area which restricts general public access through the use of a gate, security station, security officers, or other similar means which limit public access into the parking area." Which means anyone who has a gate and a fence can ignore this legislation.
- Committee Action: (15 Yea v. 0 Nay) / 1st Substitution
Read Second Time in House of Origin - 26 Mar 2009

HB528 - Explosive Devices, WMD, etc... - with one substitution
The substitution repairs a typographic error changing a 17 to a 20 in the enumeration of a list.
- Committee Action: (11 Yea v. 0 Nay) / 1st Substitution
Read Second Time in House of Origin - 05 Mar 2009

HB680 - Amdt to Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act - with one substitution
The substitution appears to do the following: address some change to when the landlord may show the property, redact some redundant verbiage about what is considered a non curable default and add some verbiage to clarify eviction processes.
- Committee Action: (11 Yea v. 0 Nay) / 1st Substitution
Read Second Time in House of Origin - 26 Mar 2009

SB296 - Seizure of Firearms During Emergencies - with one amendment
The amendment makes some language and punctuation changes. Page 9, line 11 replaces "and cable" with ", cable, and ". Page 9, line 13 replaces "and cable" with ", cable, and telecommunication".
- Committee Action: Favorable
Read 2nd Time in 2nd House - 09 Apr 2009

Bills on the Senate Schedule for Legislative Day 25 (30 April 2009)

HB225 - Seizure of Firearms During Emergencies - with one substitution
The substitution appears to make punctuation and verbiage changes to the effect of changing communications to telecommunications on lines 2 & 3 from page 9.

Read 2nd Time in 2nd House - 16 Apr 2009
- Committee Action: (10 Yea v. 0 Nay) / 1st Substitution


HB432 - Privacy of Pistol Permit Holders - with one substitution

The substitution appears to effect a verbiage change on the order of changing or when compelled by a court order or subpoena to or in response to a court order or subpoena on lines 18 & 19 from page 3.
Read 2nd Time in 2nd House - 16 Apr 2009
- Committee Action: (6 Yea v. 0 Nay) / 1st Substitution

SB124 - Hospital Reporting of Gunshot & Stab Wounds - original version
- Committee Action: (5 Yea v. 0 Nay)
Read Second Time in House of Origin - 12 Feb 2009

SB407 - Storage of Firearms in a Motor Vehicle - with one substitution
The substitution appears to do the following: substantially change the original to read much more like the House's companion bill (HB 362).
- Committee Action: (7 Yea v. 0 Nay w/2 Abstain) / 1st Substitution
Read Second Time in House of Origin - 12 Mar 2009

SB475 - Expungement of Record when Not Guilty or Pardoned - with three amendments
Amendment 1: Page 27, line 27 delete who and insert for other than law enforcement purposes intentionally
Page 28, after line 3, insert new Section 12 and renumber subsequent sections accordingly
Section 13. Nothing in this act shall prohibit a law enforcement agency, the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences, or a prosecuting attorney from maintaining an investigative file up to 10 years following an order of expungement. The file may include evidence, photographs, exhibits, or any other information in document or electronic form.

Amendment 2: Page 12, after line 12, insert a new subparagraph 52 as follows and renumber subsequent subparagraphs accordingly: 52. Sexual abuse in the second degree as proscribed by Section 13A-6-67, Code of Alabama 1975.
Page 16, line 24 after "in," insert the following: subdivision (20) of
Page 17, line 6, after "subdivision" delete the figure "21" and insert in lieu thereof the following: (20)
Page 27, lines 9-15, delete Section 9 in its entirety and renumber subsequent sections accordingly.
Page 27, line 25, after "individual" insert the following: that is not a law enforcement official or criminal justice agency official
Page 28, after line 3, insert the following: Section 12. Nothing in this act shall prohibit a law enforcement or criminal justice agency or official or a prosecuting authority from maintaining an investigative file, which may include evidence, photographs, exhibits, or information in documentary or electronic form. The expunged information shall be kept confidential, shall be exempt from disclosure under Section 36-12-40, Code of Alabama 1975, and may only be used for law enforcement purposes.

Amendment 3: Page 16, line 21, after "area" insert the following: or have any conviction for operation of a vehicle for which a commercial driver's license was required.
Page 20, line 6, after "a." delete "Six hundred dollars ($600)" and insert in lieu thereof the following: Five hundred dollars ($500)
Page 20, line 8, after "b." delete "Two hundred dollars ($200)" and insert in lieu thereof the following: One hundred dollars ($100)
Page 20, after line 14, insert the following: One hundred dollars ($100) to the Department of Public Safety
Page 20, line 19, after "a." delete "Four hundred fifty dollars ($450)" and insert in lieu thereof the following: Three hundred dollars ($300)
Page 20, after line 27, insert the following: e. Seventy-five dollars ($75) to the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center. f. Seventy-five dollars ($75) to the Department of Public Safety.
Page 21, line 6, after "a." delete "Three hundred dollars ($300)" and insert in lieu thereof the following: Two hundred dollars ($200)
Page 21, after line 14, insert the following: e. One hundred dollars ($100) to the Department of Public Safety.

Read 2nd Time in House of Origin
- Committee Action: (5 Yea v. 2 Nay w/ 4 Abstain) / 3 Amendments

Today's Status of the Following Items in the Alabama Legislature

28 April 2009, 20:10

House Bills
HB225 - Seizure of Firearms During Emergencies - No Change
Read 2nd Time in 2nd House - 16 Apr 2009
- Committee Action: (10 Yea v. 0 Nay) / 1st Substitution
HB302 - Hospital Reporting of Gunshot & Stab Wounds - No Change
Pending Committee Action in House of Origin
HB362 - Storage of Firearms in a Motor Vehicle - No Change
Read Second Time in House of Origin - 26 Mar 2009
HB432 - Privacy of Pistol Permit Holders - No Change
Read 2nd Time in 2nd House - 16 Apr 2009
- Committee Action: (6 Yea v. 0 Nay) / 1st Substitution
HB528 - Explosive Devices, WMD, etc... - No Change
Read Second Time in House of Origin - 05 Mar 2009
HB680 - Amdt to Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act - No Change
Read Second Time in House of Origin - 26 Mar 2009

Senate Bills
SB124 - Hospital Reporting of Gunshot & Stab Wounds - No Change
Read 2nd Time in House of Origin - 12 Feb 2009
SB296 - Seizure of Firearms During Emergencies - No Change
Read 2nd Time in 2nd House - 09 Apr 2009
- Pending third reading on Day 20 (14 Apr 2009)
SB310 - Concealed Carry on Campus - No Change
Pending Committee Action in House of Origin
SB407 - Storage of Firearms in a Motor Vehicle - No Change
Read 2nd Time in House of Origin - 12 Mar 2009
- Committee Action: (7 Yea v. 0 Nay w/ 2 Abstain) / 1st Substitution
SB475 - Expungement of Record when Not Guilty or Pardoned - No Change
Read 2nd Time in House of Origin
- Committee Action: (5 Yea v. 2 Nay w/ 4 Abstain) / 3 Amendments

Monday, April 27, 2009

On the Alabama Legislative Calendar for 28 April 2009

According to the ALISON Database (27 April 2009 19:40) the following bills (apparently should they choose to get to them) will be under discussion in their respective chambers on the 28th of April, 2009. Please take the time to contact your representative(s) and senator(s) and let them know what you think. Yes, it has not changed one bit in several days.

Bills on the House Schedule for Legislative Day 24 (28 April 2009)

HB362 - Storage of Firearms in a Motor Vehicle - with one substitution
The substitution exempts railroads from the provisions of this bill. It is not like adding them to the exemption list is a big deal. There are many others like, "(2) An employer providing employees with a secure parking area which restricts general public access through the use of a gate, security station, security officers, or other similar means which limit public access into the parking area." Which means anyone who has a gate and a fence can ignore this legislation.
- Committee Action: (15 Yea v. 0 Nay) / 1st Substitution
Read Second Time in House of Origin - 26 Mar 2009

HB528 - Explosive Devices, WMD, etc... - with one substitution
The substitution repairs a typographic error changing a 17 to a 20 in the enumeration of a list.
- Committee Action: (11 Yea v. 0 Nay) / 1st Substitution
Read Second Time in House of Origin - 05 Mar 2009

HB680 - Amdt to Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act - with one substitution
The substitution appears to do the following: address some change to when the landlord may show the property, redact some redundant verbiage about what is considered a non curable default and add some verbiage to clarify eviction processes.
- Committee Action: (11 Yea v. 0 Nay) / 1st Substitution
Read Second Time in House of Origin - 26 Mar 2009

SB296 - Seizure of Firearms During Emergencies - with one amendment
The amendment makes some language and punctuation changes. Page 9, line 11 replaces "and cable" with ", cable, and ". Page 9, line 13 replaces "and cable" with ", cable, and telecommunication".
- Committee Action: Favorable
Read 2nd Time in 2nd House - 09 Apr 2009

Bills on the Senate Schedule for Legislative Day 24 (28 April 2009)

HB225 - Seizure of Firearms During Emergencies - with one substitution
The substitution appears to make punctuation and verbiage changes to the effect of changing communications to telecommunications on lines 2 & 3 from page 9.

Read 2nd Time in 2nd House - 16 Apr 2009
- Committee Action: (10 Yea v. 0 Nay) / 1st Substitution


HB432 - Privacy of Pistol Permit Holders - with one substitution

The substitution appears to effect a verbiage change on the order of changing or when compelled by a court order or subpoena to or in response to a court order or subpoena on lines 18 & 19 from page 3.
Read 2nd Time in 2nd House - 16 Apr 2009
- Committee Action: (6 Yea v. 0 Nay) / 1st Substitution

SB124 - Hospital Reporting of Gunshot & Stab Wounds - original version
- Committee Action: (5 Yea v. 0 Nay)
Read Second Time in House of Origin - 12 Feb 2009

SB407 - Storage of Firearms in a Motor Vehicle - with one substitution
The substitution appears to do the following: substantially change the original to read much more like the House's companion bill (HB 362).
- Committee Action: (7 Yea v. 0 Nay w/2 Abstain) / 1st Substitution
Read Second Time in House of Origin - 12 Mar 2009

SB475 - Expungement of Record when Not Guilty or Pardoned - with three amendments
Amendment 1: Page 27, line 27 delete who and insert for other than law enforcement purposes intentionally
Page 28, after line 3, insert new Section 12 and renumber subsequent sections accordingly
Section 13. Nothing in this act shall prohibit a law enforcement agency, the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences, or a prosecuting attorney from maintaining an investigative file up to 10 years following an order of expungement. The file may include evidence, photographs, exhibits, or any other information in document or electronic form.

Amendment 2: Page 12, after line 12, insert a new subparagraph 52 as follows and renumber subsequent subparagraphs accordingly: 52. Sexual abuse in the second degree as proscribed by Section 13A-6-67, Code of Alabama 1975.
Page 16, line 24 after "in," insert the following: subdivision (20) of
Page 17, line 6, after "subdivision" delete the figure "21" and insert in lieu thereof the following: (20)
Page 27, lines 9-15, delete Section 9 in its entirety and renumber subsequent sections accordingly.
Page 27, line 25, after "individual" insert the following: that is not a law enforcement official or criminal justice agency official
Page 28, after line 3, insert the following: Section 12. Nothing in this act shall prohibit a law enforcement or criminal justice agency or official or a prosecuting authority from maintaining an investigative file, which may include evidence, photographs, exhibits, or information in documentary or electronic form. The expunged information shall be kept confidential, shall be exempt from disclosure under Section 36-12-40, Code of Alabama 1975, and may only be used for law enforcement purposes.

Amendment 3: Page 16, line 21, after "area" insert the following: or have any conviction for operation of a vehicle for which a commercial driver's license was required.
Page 20, line 6, after "a." delete "Six hundred dollars ($600)" and insert in lieu thereof the following: Five hundred dollars ($500)
Page 20, line 8, after "b." delete "Two hundred dollars ($200)" and insert in lieu thereof the following: One hundred dollars ($100)
Page 20, after line 14, insert the following: One hundred dollars ($100) to the Department of Public Safety
Page 20, line 19, after "a." delete "Four hundred fifty dollars ($450)" and insert in lieu thereof the following: Three hundred dollars ($300)
Page 20, after line 27, insert the following: e. Seventy-five dollars ($75) to the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center. f. Seventy-five dollars ($75) to the Department of Public Safety.
Page 21, line 6, after "a." delete "Three hundred dollars ($300)" and insert in lieu thereof the following: Two hundred dollars ($200)
Page 21, after line 14, insert the following: e. One hundred dollars ($100) to the Department of Public Safety.

Read 2nd Time in House of Origin
- Committee Action: (5 Yea v. 2 Nay w/ 4 Abstain) / 3 Amendments

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Bo goes for his first walk...

Got this today via e-mail. Thanks Tom.

Today's Status of the Following Items in the Alabama Legislature

23 April 2009, 21:35

House Bills
HB225 - Seizure of Firearms During Emergencies - No Change
Read 2nd Time in 2nd House - 16 Apr 2009
- Committee Action: (10 Yea v. 0 Nay) / 1st Substitution
HB302 - Hospital Reporting of Gunshot & Stab Wounds - No Change
Pending Committee Action in House of Origin
HB362 - Storage of Firearms in a Motor Vehicle - No Change
Read Second Time in House of Origin - 26 Mar 2009
HB432 - Privacy of Pistol Permit Holders - No Change
Read 2nd Time in 2nd House - 16 Apr 2009
- Committee Action: (6 Yea v. 0 Nay) / 1st Substitution
HB528 - Explosive Devices, WMD, etc... - No Change
Read Second Time in House of Origin - 05 Mar 2009
HB680 - Amdt to Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act - No Change
Read Second Time in House of Origin - 26 Mar 2009

Senate Bills
SB124 - Hospital Reporting of Gunshot & Stab Wounds - No Change
Read 2nd Time in House of Origin - 12 Feb 2009
SB296 - Seizure of Firearms During Emergencies - No Change
Read 2nd Time in 2nd House - 09 Apr 2009
- Pending third reading on Day 20 (14 Apr 2009)
SB310 - Concealed Carry on Campus - No Change
Pending Committee Action in House of Origin
SB407 - Storage of Firearms in a Motor Vehicle - No Change
Read 2nd Time in House of Origin - 12 Mar 2009
- Committee Action: (7 Yea v. 0 Nay w/ 2 Abstain) / 1st Substitution
SB475 - Expungement of Record when Not Guilty or Pardoned - No Change
Read 2nd Time in House of Origin
- Committee Action: (5 Yea v. 2 Nay w/ 4 Abstain) / 3 Amendments

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Church of G.O.D. (Gun Owning Disciples)

Kaveman over at Days of our Trailers had a brain wave awhile back and came up with the sporty idea that as religion is constitutionally protected as are the relics unique to said religion, one should be able to form a church, declare firearm(s) as one of the religious relics and thereby make any further attack on personal ownership moot. This church is aptly called the Church of G.O.D. (Gun Owning Disciples) and I am one of them. Actually, I have always been one of them, now it is certifiable.

For the princely sum of $12 sent to Mr. Kaveman, you receive, in turn, a lovely certificate, a wallet card (I modded the back of mine to list the four rules and will laminate it for carrying along with my Concealed Carry Permit) and membership in the church.


Again, I think this is tremendously clever and shall be mounting my certifiable upon the wall directly. You ought to travel over to the link above and read about it from the source.

BTW, for those of you who are curious or just wish to be a pain. I was, am and will ever be Christian. This particular church does not worship firearms nor any of the mayhem that they may cause or be associated with.

On the Alabama Legislative Calendar for 23 April 2009

According to the ALISON Database (22 April 2009 20:55) the following bills (apparently should they choose to get to them) will be under discussion in their respective chambers on the 23rd of April, 2009. Please take the time to contact your representative(s) and senator(s) and let them know what you think.

Bills on the House Schedule for Legislative Day 23 (23 April 2009)

HB362 - Storage of Firearms in a Motor Vehicle - with one substitution
The substitution exempts railroads from the provisions of this bill. It is not like adding them to the exemption list is a big deal. There are many others like, "(2) An employer providing employees with a secure parking area which restricts general public access through the use of a gate, security station, security officers, or other similar means which limit public access into the parking area." Which means anyone who has a gate and a fence can ignore this legislation.
- Committee Action: (15 Yea v. 0 Nay) / 1st Substitution
Read Second Time in House of Origin - 26 Mar 2009

HB528 - Explosive Devices, WMD, etc... - with one substitution
The substitution repairs a typographic error changing a 17 to a 20 in the enumeration of a list.
- Committee Action: (11 Yea v. 0 Nay) / 1st Substitution
Read Second Time in House of Origin - 05 Mar 2009

HB680 - Amdt to Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act - with one substitution
The substitution appears to do the following: address some change to when the landlord may show the property, redact some redundant verbiage about what is considered a non curable default and add some verbiage to clarify eviction processes.
- Committee Action: (11 Yea v. 0 Nay) / 1st Substitution
Read Second Time in House of Origin - 26 Mar 2009

SB296 - Seizure of Firearms During Emergencies - with one amendment
The amendment makes some language and punctuation changes. Page 9, line 11 replaces "and cable" with ", cable, and ". Page 9, line 13 replaces "and cable" with ", cable, and telecommunication".
- Committee Action: Favorable
Read 2nd Time in 2nd House - 09 Apr 2009

Bills on the Senate Schedule for Legislative Day 23 (23 April 2009)

HB225 - Seizure of Firearms During Emergencies - with one substitution
The substitution appears to make punctuation and verbiage changes to the effect of changing communications to telecommunications on lines 2 & 3 from page 9.

Read 2nd Time in 2nd House - 16 Apr 2009
- Committee Action: (10 Yea v. 0 Nay) / 1st Substitution


HB432 - Privacy of Pistol Permit Holders - with one substitution

The substitution appears to effect a verbiage change on the order of changing or when compelled by a court order or subpoena to or in response to a court order or subpoena on lines 18 & 19 from page 3.
Read 2nd Time in 2nd House - 16 Apr 2009
- Committee Action: (6 Yea v. 0 Nay) / 1st Substitution

SB124 - Hospital Reporting of Gunshot & Stab Wounds - original version
- Committee Action: (5 Yea v. 0 Nay)
Read Second Time in House of Origin - 12 Feb 2009

SB407 - Storage of Firearms in a Motor Vehicle - with one substitution
The substitution appears to do the following: substantially change the original to read much more like the House's companion bill (HB 362).
- Committee Action: (7 Yea v. 0 Nay w/2 Abstain) / 1st Substitution
Read Second Time in House of Origin - 12 Mar 2009

SB475 - Expungement of Record when Not Guilty or Pardoned - with three amendments
Amendment 1: Page 27, line 27 delete who and insert for other than law enforcement purposes intentionally
Page 28, after line 3, insert new Section 12 and renumber subsequent sections accordingly
Section 13. Nothing in this act shall prohibit a law enforcement agency, the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences, or a prosecuting attorney from maintaining an investigative file up to 10 years following an order of expungement. The file may include evidence, photographs, exhibits, or any other information in document or electronic form.

Amendment 2: Page 12, after line 12, insert a new subparagraph 52 as follows and renumber subsequent subparagraphs accordingly: 52. Sexual abuse in the second degree as proscribed by Section 13A-6-67, Code of Alabama 1975.
Page 16, line 24 after "in," insert the following: subdivision (20) of
Page 17, line 6, after "subdivision" delete the figure "21" and insert in lieu thereof the following: (20)
Page 27, lines 9-15, delete Section 9 in its entirety and renumber subsequent sections accordingly.
Page 27, line 25, after "individual" insert the following: that is not a law enforcement official or criminal justice agency official
Page 28, after line 3, insert the following: Section 12. Nothing in this act shall prohibit a law enforcement or criminal justice agency or official or a prosecuting authority from maintaining an investigative file, which may include evidence, photographs, exhibits, or information in documentary or electronic form. The expunged information shall be kept confidential, shall be exempt from disclosure under Section 36-12-40, Code of Alabama 1975, and may only be used for law enforcement purposes.

Amendment 3: Page 16, line 21, after "area" insert the following: or have any conviction for operation of a vehicle for which a commercial driver's license was required.
Page 20, line 6, after "a." delete "Six hundred dollars ($600)" and insert in lieu thereof the following: Five hundred dollars ($500)
Page 20, line 8, after "b." delete "Two hundred dollars ($200)" and insert in lieu thereof the following: One hundred dollars ($100)
Page 20, after line 14, insert the following: One hundred dollars ($100) to the Department of Public Safety
Page 20, line 19, after "a." delete "Four hundred fifty dollars ($450)" and insert in lieu thereof the following: Three hundred dollars ($300)
Page 20, after line 27, insert the following: e. Seventy-five dollars ($75) to the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center. f. Seventy-five dollars ($75) to the Department of Public Safety.
Page 21, line 6, after "a." delete "Three hundred dollars ($300)" and insert in lieu thereof the following: Two hundred dollars ($200)
Page 21, after line 14, insert the following: e. One hundred dollars ($100) to the Department of Public Safety.

Read 2nd Time in House of Origin
- Committee Action: (5 Yea v. 2 Nay w/ 4 Abstain) / 3 Amendments

Kellene has taken the time...

to talk about how the .gov, MSM and others with agendas alter the facts (lie, cheat and steal) to make their point. It is a little lengthy, but worth the time.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Got here from a link to another...

post from Kellene over at Women of Caliber that links over to Hsoi... Therein lay a youtube of Metallica which got me back on the path to...

Rammstein... True the first song I heard from them was Du Hast... and my German is too slow to keep up, but I got the concept. And, I think it is funny. Also true that this lies a bit afield from my current standard listening habits, but is fun to cross over (to the past) once in awhile.

Or... from Linkin Park


Or... throw some KORN in the way


Or... from Iron Maiden


"Ozzie and Randy had something to say too"


And then back around to... Metallica


"Don't overlook the Idol..."


"Before that there was..."


"But it started somewhere around here... AC\DC


"No Matter what... David...


But one of the prettiest songs ever is here...

Received today via e-mail...

Read the following and form your own opinions. It is in the results from a GPOAccess search using the term "Gaza". It appears to me that 20 million plus has been set aside (yes, over two months ago) to assist in the emigration of those who wish to leave Palestine. This is just one more thing that makes me believe that no one person could ever understand all of our "laws". And, I will have to read on the Constitution some more to figure out where the "power vested in me by the Constitution and laws..." actually allows for this sort of behavior.

[Federal Register: February 4, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 22)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Page 6115]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
[DOCID:fr04fe09-106]
Presidential Documents
[[Page 6115]]
Presidential Determination No. 2009-15 of January 27,
2009

Unexpected Urgent Refugee and Migration Needs
Related To Gaza
Memorandum for the Secretary of State
By the authority vested in me by the Constitution and
the laws of the United States, including section
2(c)(1) of the Migration and Refugee Assistance Act of
1962 (the ``Act''), as amended (22 U.S.C. 2601), I
hereby determine, pursuant to section 2(c)(1) of the
Act, that it is important to the national interest to
furnish assistance under the Act in an amount not to
exceed $20.3 million from the United States Emergency
Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund for the purpose
of meeting unexpected and urgent refugee and migration
needs, including by contributions to international,
governmental, and nongovernmental organizations and
payment of administrative expenses of Bureau of
Population, Refugees, and Migration of the Department
of State, related to humanitarian needs of Palestinian
refugees and conflict victims in Gaza.
You are authorized and directed to publish this
memorandum in the Federal Register.


(Presidential Sig.)
THE WHITE HOUSE,
Washington, January 27, 2009
[FR Doc. E9-2488
Filed 2-3-09; 8:45 am]
Billing code 4710-10-P

More on the illegal guns post from earlier...

I have had this thought ruminating about my skull for the last few days and every time that I am on here... I have other things running.

We keep hearing about the firearms that are confiscated at Mexican crime scenes that originate in the US. Why do we not keep hearing about the "imported" criminals we keep rounding up at US crime scenes? Which, incidentally, is anywhere that they are rounded up... being illegal and all. I mean really, how is it that inanimate objects controlled by mammals become more of a story than mammals controlling inanimate objects? Yes dear, that is also a rhetorical question.

This whole line of thought begs the question... who/what is in charge? Is it the humanoid behind the gun or the gun in front of the humanoid? IMHO... Larry the Cable Guy says it best. If Smith & Wesson et al. can be sued for the deaths caused by their firearms, then Hustler magazine can be sued for my wrist developing carpal tunnel syndrome and my pencil manufacturer can be sued for me misspelling werdz.

So again I say... they are mad about firearms flowing South. Good. I am mad about undocumented, illegal, law-breaking (department of redundancy department) migrants flowing North. How about we all work together to stop the bi-directional flow of things/objects/persons that chap our @sses?

Sounds like a viable "fence" is needed on both our parts. How about DHS work out a plan with the .mx to build two independent and secure nations that do not revolve around removing people's rights... instead of profiling those whom they should hope would be on their side?

Today's Status of the Following Items in the Alabama Legislature

21 April 2009, 21:05

House Bills
HB225 - Seizure of Firearms During Emergencies - No Change
Read 2nd Time in 2nd House - 16 Apr 2009
- Committee Action: (10 Yea v. 0 Nay) / 1st Substitution
HB302 - Hospital Reporting of Gunshot & Stab Wounds - No Change
Pending Committee Action in House of Origin
HB362 - Storage of Firearms in a Motor Vehicle - No Change
Read Second Time in House of Origin - 26 Mar 2009
HB432 - Privacy of Pistol Permit Holders - No Change
Read 2nd Time in 2nd House - 16 Apr 2009
- Committee Action: (6 Yea v. 0 Nay) / 1st Substitution
HB528 - Explosive Devices, WMD, etc... - No Change
Read Second Time in House of Origin - 05 Mar 2009
HB680 - Amdt to Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act - No Change
Read Second Time in House of Origin - 26 Mar 2009

Senate Bills
SB124 - Hospital Reporting of Gunshot & Stab Wounds - No Change
Read 2nd Time in House of Origin - 12 Feb 2009
SB296 - Seizure of Firearms During Emergencies - No Change
Read 2nd Time in 2nd House - 09 Apr 2009
- Pending third reading on Day 20 (14 Apr 2009)
SB310 - Concealed Carry on Campus - No Change
Pending Committee Action in House of Origin
SB407 - Storage of Firearms in a Motor Vehicle - No Change
Read 2nd Time in House of Origin - 12 Mar 2009
- Committee Action: (7 Yea v. 0 Nay w/ 2 Abstain) / 1st Substitution
SB475 - Expungement of Record when Not Guilty or Pardoned - No Change
Read 2nd Time in House of Origin
- Committee Action: (5 Yea v. 2 Nay w/ 4 Abstain) / 3 Amendments

On the Alabama Legislative Calendar for 23 April 2009

According to the ALISON Database (21 April 2009 21:05) the following bills (apparently should they choose to get to them) will be under discussion in their respective chambers on the 23rd of April, 2009. Please take the time to contact your representative(s) and senator(s) and let them know what you think.

Bills on the House Schedule for Legislative Day 23 (23 April 2009)

HB362 - Storage of Firearms in a Motor Vehicle - with one substitution
The substitution exempts railroads from the provisions of this bill. It is not like adding them to the exemption list is a big deal. There are many others like, "(2) An employer providing employees with a secure parking area which restricts general public access through the use of a gate, security station, security officers, or other similar means which limit public access into the parking area." Which means anyone who has a gate and a fence can ignore this legislation.
- Committee Action: (15 Yea v. 0 Nay) / 1st Substitution
Read Second Time in House of Origin - 26 Mar 2009

HB528 - Explosive Devices, WMD, etc... - with one substitution
The substitution repairs a typographic error changing a 17 to a 20 in the enumeration of a list.
- Committee Action: (11 Yea v. 0 Nay) / 1st Substitution
Read Second Time in House of Origin - 05 Mar 2009

HB680 - Amdt to Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act - with one substitution
The substitution appears to do the following: address some change to when the landlord may show the property, redact some redundant verbiage about what is considered a non curable default and add some verbiage to clarify eviction processes.
- Committee Action: (11 Yea v. 0 Nay) / 1st Substitution
Read Second Time in House of Origin - 26 Mar 2009

SB296 - Seizure of Firearms During Emergencies - with one amendment
The amendment makes some language and punctuation changes. Page 9, line 11 replaces "and cable" with ", cable, and ". Page 9, line 13 replaces "and cable" with ", cable, and telecommunication".
- Committee Action: Favorable
Read 2nd Time in 2nd House - 09 Apr 2009

Bills on the Senate Schedule for Legislative Day 23 (23 April 2009)
Who knows... as of 21:05 the "Viewable Text for this End of Day Report is not yet available". Either everyone is covered up or they are choosing to not report what they are going to talk about next... not like what is on the calendar actually all gets discussed anyway. Will check all of this tomorrow.

They are mad about illegal guns...

Good. I am mad about illegal immigrants. If 90% of the guns found in Mexican crime scenes originate in the US, then 90% of the criminals found in US crime scenes originate in Mexico.

More later...

Monday, April 20, 2009

Sermon without a word

A member of a certain church, who previously had been attending services regularly, stopped going. After a few weeks, the preacher decided to visit him. It was a chilly evening. The preacher found the man at home alone, sitting before a blazing fire. Guessing the reason for his preacher's visit, the man welcomed him, led him to a comfortable chair near the fireplace and waited.

The preacher made himself at home but said nothing. In the grave silence, he contemplated the dance of the flames around the burning logs. After some minutes, the preacher took the fire tongs, carefully picked up a brightly burning ember and placed it to one side of the hearth all alone then he sat back in his chair, still silent.

The host watched all this in quiet contemplation. As the one lone ember's flame flickered and diminished, there was a momentary glow and then its fire was no more. Soon it was cold and dead. Not a word had been spoken since the initial greeting.

The preacher glanced at his watch and realized it was time to leave. He slowly stood up, picked up the cold, dead ember and placed it back in the middle of the fire. Immediately it began to glow, once more with the light and warmth of the burning coals around it.

As the preacher reached the door to leave, his host said with a tear running down his cheek, 'Thank you so much for your visit and especially for the fiery sermon. I shall be back in church next Sunday.

'We live in a world today, which tries to say too much with too little. Consequently, few listen. Sometimes the best sermons are the ones left unspoken.

The Lord is my Shepherd ----- that's a Relationship!
I shall not want ----- that's Supply!
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures ----that's Rest!
He leadeth me beside the still waters -----that's Refreshment!
He restoreth my soul ----- that's Healing!

He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness --that's Guidance!
For His name sake ----- that's Purpose!
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death--that's Testing!
I will fear no evil ----- that's Protection!

For Thou art with me ----- that's Faithfulness!
Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me -----that's Discipline!
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine Enemies------that's Hope!
Thou annointest my head with oil ----- that's Consecration!

My cup runneth over ----- that's Abundance!
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my Life----that's Blessing!
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord -----that's Security!
Forever ----- that's Eternity!

Received this today via e-mail as well. Thanks Tom, probably sleep a bit better now. ;)

So we have further mortgaged our country to China, the...

Oil Commonwealth and anyone else who wants to own a bit of US. Got this in an e-mail today (titled:FEDS GRANT EMINENT DOMAIN AS COLLATERAL TO CHINA) also... Thanks Tom... as if I didn't have enough problems getting to sleep.

Cartoon from the Chicago Tribune...


in 1934. Received today in an e-mail... Thanks Tom.

On the Alabama Legislative Calendar for 21 April 2009

According to the ALISON Database (20 April 2009 18:05) the following bills (apparently after a mountain of others) will be under discussion in their respective chambers on the 21st of April, 2009. Please take the time to contact your representative(s) and senator(s) and let them know what you think.

Bills on the House Schedule for Legislative Day 22 (21 April 2009)

HB362 - Storage of Firearms in a Motor Vehicle - with one substitution
The substitution exempts railroads from the provisions of this bill. It is not like adding them to the exemption list is a big deal. There are many others like, "(2) An employer providing employees with a secure parking area which restricts general public access through the use of a gate, security station, security officers, or other similar means which limit public access into the parking area." Which means anyone who has a gate and a fence can ignore this legislation.
- Committee Action: (15 Yea v. 0 Nay) / 1st Substitution
Read Second Time in House of Origin - 26 Mar 2009

HB528 - Explosive Devices, WMD, etc... - with one substitution
The substitution repairs a typographic error changing a 17 to a 20 in the enumeration of a list.
- Committee Action: (11 Yea v. 0 Nay) / 1st Substitution
Read Second Time in House of Origin - 05 Mar 2009

HB680 - Amdt to Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act - with one substitution
The substitution appears to do the following: address some change to when the landlord may show the property, redact some redundant verbiage about what is considered a non curable default and add some verbiage to clarify eviction processes.
- Committee Action: (11 Yea v. 0 Nay) / 1st Substitution
Read Second Time in House of Origin - 26 Mar 2009

SB296 - Seizure of Firearms During Emergencies - with one amendment
The amendment makes some language and punctuation changes. Page 9, line 11 replaces "and cable" with ", cable, and ". Page 9, line 13 replaces "and cable" with ", cable, and telecommunication".
- Committee Action: Favorable
Read 2nd Time in 2nd House - 09 Apr 2009

Bills on the Senate Schedule for Legislative Day 22 (21 April 2009)

HB225 - Seizure of Firearms During Emergencies - with one substitution
The substitution appears to make punctuation and verbiage changes to the effect of changing communications to telecommunications on lines 2 & 3 from page 9.

Read 2nd Time in 2nd House - 16 Apr 2009
- Committee Action: (10 Yea v. 0 Nay) / 1st Substitution


HB432 - Privacy of Pistol Permit Holders - with one substitution

The substitution appears to effect a verbiage change on the order of changing or when compelled by a court order or subpoena to or in response to a court order or subpoena on lines 18 & 19 from page 3.
Read 2nd Time in 2nd House - 16 Apr 2009
- Committee Action: (6 Yea v. 0 Nay) / 1st Substitution

SB124 - Hospital Reporting of Gunshot & Stab Wounds - original version
- Committee Action: (5 Yea v. 0 Nay)
Read Second Time in House of Origin - 12 Feb 2009

SB407 - Storage of Firearms in a Motor Vehicle - with one substitution
The substitution appears to do the following: substantially change the original to read much more like the House's companion bill (HB 362).
- Committee Action: (7 Yea v. 0 Nay w/2 Abstain) / 1st Substitution
Read Second Time in House of Origin - 12 Mar 2009

SB475 - Expungement of Record when Not Guilty or Pardoned - with three amendments
Amendment 1: Page 27, line 27 delete who and insert for other than law enforcement purposes intentionally
Page 28, after line 3, insert new Section 12 and renumber subsequent sections accordingly
Section 13. Nothing in this act shall prohibit a law enforcement agency, the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences, or a prosecuting attorney from maintaining an investigative file up to 10 years following an order of expungement. The file may include evidence, photographs, exhibits, or any other information in document or electronic form.

Amendment 2: Page 12, after line 12, insert a new subparagraph 52 as follows and renumber subsequent subparagraphs accordingly: 52. Sexual abuse in the second degree as proscribed by Section 13A-6-67, Code of Alabama 1975.
Page 16, line 24 after "in," insert the following: subdivision (20) of
Page 17, line 6, after "subdivision" delete the figure "21" and insert in lieu thereof the following: (20)
Page 27, lines 9-15, delete Section 9 in its entirety and renumber subsequent sections accordingly.
Page 27, line 25, after "individual" insert the following: that is not a law enforcement official or criminal justice agency official
Page 28, after line 3, insert the following: Section 12. Nothing in this act shall prohibit a law enforcement or criminal justice agency or official or a prosecuting authority from maintaining an investigative file, which may include evidence, photographs, exhibits, or information in documentary or electronic form. The expunged information shall be kept confidential, shall be exempt from disclosure under Section 36-12-40, Code of Alabama 1975, and may only be used for law enforcement purposes.

Amendment 3: Page 16, line 21, after "area" insert the following: or have any conviction for operation of a vehicle for which a commercial driver's license was required.
Page 20, line 6, after "a." delete "Six hundred dollars ($600)" and insert in lieu thereof the following: Five hundred dollars ($500)
Page 20, line 8, after "b." delete "Two hundred dollars ($200)" and insert in lieu thereof the following: One hundred dollars ($100)
Page 20, after line 14, insert the following: One hundred dollars ($100) to the Department of Public Safety
Page 20, line 19, after "a." delete "Four hundred fifty dollars ($450)" and insert in lieu thereof the following: Three hundred dollars ($300)
Page 20, after line 27, insert the following: e. Seventy-five dollars ($75) to the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center. f. Seventy-five dollars ($75) to the Department of Public Safety.
Page 21, line 6, after "a." delete "Three hundred dollars ($300)" and insert in lieu thereof the following: Two hundred dollars ($200)
Page 21, after line 14, insert the following: e. One hundred dollars ($100) to the Department of Public Safety.

Read 2nd Time in House of Origin
- Committee Action: (5 Yea v. 2 Nay w/ 4 Abstain) / 3 Amendments

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Porterhouse over charcoal...

mashers and broccoli w/ cheese for dinner with a sidecar of Gentleman Jack on the rocks. Oh my goodness are we fat and happy now?



Got the above via e-mail and it always makes me smile. Thanks Tom.

Just sayin'

Got these today in an e-mail and felt a very strong compulsion to share come over me.







Thanks Tom.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Shamelessly raided from Michael Bane


From here.

Yup, been doing the least that I could do...

I am going a fair bit back in time with this but I am tired of the distractions. If they want a Socialist utopia... lets get on with it.

Big Daddy "fires" the CEO of GM. Assures the American sheeple that their GM warranties are back by the US .gov and tells Dodge to be absorbed by Fiat or else. Oh yeah, and tells members of the banking community that his administration is the only thing standing between them and the pitch forks. At the end of all of this, Big Daddy proclaims that he sees "light". I say only from the blistering pit which issued him forth.

Banks that didn't want TARP funds to start with are not being allowed to pay it back.

Christian, conservative, caucasian, veteran who is over Big Brother = I am a terrorist, er... extremist. Isn't that special... meanwhile Ayers, et al, who have actually perpetrated crimes against this nation, are still moaning that they did not do enough.

Pirates of the Somali coast diversion. As I recall, our Secretary of State wanted desperately to send troops to Africa (Darfur) during her candidacy... seems like an easy in to me. This has intelligent friends proclaiming ground war (although they call it raids on pirate property) in Africa is a good idea. Trust me, we do not want Africa to unite against us --think children with machetes (and REAL AK-47s, as in automatic fire) that don't know anything else. That is scarier than the UN, Chinese and Russians put together. Another inane idea around candidacy time was Big Daddy wanting to go to ground war in Pakistan. I trust that his handlers have told him to back off as the Pakis are nuclear armed. I still maintain that forceful response to aggression (force on force) at the point of aggression is the only way to get these toads to quit it.

Speaking of the UN, secretary general needs to hush about our rights as American citizens, he has no clue.

Repeating the lie enough times to cause intelligent people who I know to ask me why we can't ban some guns to help the .mx with their problem... I refuse to even get started on this... again. No, the number is 17 (or less) not 90.

Warming up to the Cubans. great we are going to overlook all of that atrocious past behavior... Plus, we are going to push the CIFTA treaty as another back door effort to curtail second amendment rights. And today, I read about how the .dems were holding talks with the FARC and now they (FARC) are fixin' to make some demands of their own.

The Iranians are now making demands because they see us as the weak (insert derogatory term here) that we are. Oh yeah, the North Koreans are also. And, I read that we are possibly planning retaliatory efforts against Israel should they plan to preempt Iran. Who, along with the North Kos, are spinning the centrifuges a little bit faster today. Oh yeah, and Big Daddy bowing so low to the Saudi royalty I thought he was going to blow an MCL.

And, there are things I am leaving out... mostly because this list is already long enough. So, let me ask a question... With all of this weakness being shown to the world and all of the discussion around firearms restrictions and all of the devaluation of the US currency and ALL of the distractions being presented to us, what is the end game? Yes, dear... the question is rhetorical in nature.

Birmingham, AL Appleseed

I should have gotten off of my duff earlier, now the first one is tomorrow. I won't be here over the 4th of July. So, that leaves me hoping for good weather in October... durn it. Link to the information here or here.



Thursday, April 16, 2009

On the Alabama Legislative Calendar for 21 April 2009

According to the ALISON Database the following bills (apparently after a mountain of others) will be under discussion in their respective chambers on the 21st of April, 2009. Please take the time to contact your representative(s) and senator(s) and let them know what you think.

Bills on the House Schedule for Legislative Day 22 (21 April 2009)

HB362 - Storage of Firearms in a Motor Vehicle - with one substitution
The substitution exempts railroads from the provisions of this bill. It is not like adding them to the exemption list is a big deal. There are many others like, "(2) An employer providing employees with a secure parking area which restricts general public access through the use of a gate, security station, security officers, or other similar means which limit public access into the parking area." Which means anyone who has a gate and a fence can ignore this legislation.
- Committee Action: (15 Yea v. 0 Nay) / 1st Substitution
Read Second Time in House of Origin - 26 Mar 2009

HB528 - Explosive Devices, WMD, etc... - with one substitution
The substitution repairs a typographic error changing a 17 to a 20 in the enumeration of a list.
- Committee Action: (11 Yea v. 0 Nay) / 1st Substitution
Read Second Time in House of Origin - 05 Mar 2009

HB680 - Amdt to Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act - with one substitution
The substitution appears to do the following: address some change to when the landlord may show the property, redact some redundant verbiage about what is considered a non curable default and add some verbiage to clarify eviction processes.
- Committee Action: (11 Yea v. 0 Nay) / 1st Substitution
Read Second Time in House of Origin - 26 Mar 2009

Senate Bills
SB296 - Seizure of Firearms During Emergencies - with one amendment
The amendment makes some language and punctuation changes. Page 9, line 11 replaces "and cable" with ", cable, and ". Page 9, line 13 replaces "and cable" with ", cable, and telecommunication".
- Committee Action: Favorable
Read 2nd Time in 2nd House - 09 Apr 2009

Bills on the Senate Schedule for Legislative Day 22 (21 April 2009)

HB225 - Seizure of Firearms During Emergencies - with one substitution
The substitution appears to make punctuation and verbiage changes to the effect of changing communications to telecommunications on lines 2 & 3 from page 9.

Read 2nd Time in 2nd House - 16 Apr 2009
- Committee Action: (10 Yea v. 0 Nay) / 1st Substitution


HB432 - Privacy of Pistol Permit Holders - with one substitution

The substitution appears to effect a verbiage change on the order of changing or when compelled by a court order or subpoena to or in response to a court order or subpoena on lines 18 & 19 from page 3.
Read 2nd Time in 2nd House - 16 Apr 2009
- Committee Action: (6 Yea v. 0 Nay) / 1st Substitution

SB124 - Hospital Reporting of Gunshot & Stab Wounds - original version
- Committee Action: (5 Yea v. 0 Nay)
Read Second Time in House of Origin - 12 Feb 2009

SB407 - Storage of Firearms in a Motor Vehicle - with one substitution
The substitution appears to do the following: substantially change the original to read much more like the House's companion bill (HB 362).
- Committee Action: (7 Yea v. 0 Nay w/2 Abstain) / 1st Substitution
Read Second Time in House of Origin - 12 Mar 2009

SB475 - Expungement of Record when Not Guilty or Pardoned - with three amendments
Amendment 1: Page 27, line 27 delete who and insert for other than law enforcement purposes intentionally
Page 28, after line 3, insert new Section 12 and renumber subsequent sections accordingly
Section 13. Nothing in this act shall prohibit a law enforcement agency, the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences, or a prosecuting attorney from maintaining an investigative file up to 10 years following an order of expungement. The file may include evidence, photographs, exhibits, or any other information in document or electronic form.

Amendment 2: Page 12, after line 12, insert a new subparagraph 52 as follows and renumber subsequent subparagraphs accordingly: 52. Sexual abuse in the second degree as proscribed by Section 13A-6-67, Code of Alabama 1975.
Page 16, line 24 after "in," insert the following: subdivision (20) of
Page 17, line 6, after "subdivision" delete the figure "21" and insert in lieu thereof the following: (20)
Page 27, lines 9-15, delete Section 9 in its entirety and renumber subsequent sections accordingly.
Page 27, line 25, after "individual" insert the following: that is not a law enforcement official or criminal justice agency official
Page 28, after line 3, insert the following: Section 12. Nothing in this act shall prohibit a law enforcement or criminal justice agency or official or a prosecuting authority from maintaining an investigative file, which may include evidence, photographs, exhibits, or information in documentary or electronic form. The expunged information shall be kept confidential, shall be exempt from disclosure under Section 36-12-40, Code of Alabama 1975, and may only be used for law enforcement purposes.

Amendment 3: Page 16, line 21, after "area" insert the following: or have any conviction for operation of a vehicle for which a commercial driver's license was required.
Page 20, line 6, after "a." delete "Six hundred dollars ($600)" and insert in lieu thereof the following: Five hundred dollars ($500)
Page 20, line 8, after "b." delete "Two hundred dollars ($200)" and insert in lieu thereof the following: One hundred dollars ($100)
Page 20, after line 14, insert the following: One hundred dollars ($100) to the Department of Public Safety
Page 20, line 19, after "a." delete "Four hundred fifty dollars ($450)" and insert in lieu thereof the following: Three hundred dollars ($300)
Page 20, after line 27, insert the following: e. Seventy-five dollars ($75) to the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center. f. Seventy-five dollars ($75) to the Department of Public Safety.
Page 21, line 6, after "a." delete "Three hundred dollars ($300)" and insert in lieu thereof the following: Two hundred dollars ($200)
Page 21, after line 14, insert the following: e. One hundred dollars ($100) to the Department of Public Safety.

Read 2nd Time in House of Origin
- Committee Action: (5 Yea v. 2 Nay w/ 4 Abstain) / 3 Amendments