Today, the Alabama House Commerce and Small Business Committee passed Senate Bill 286 by a 6 to 2 vote. SB 286 was championed by state Senators Scott Beason (R-17) and Roger Bedford (D-6). State Representative Ed Henry (R-9) offered a substitute for Senate Bill 286 in committee, and this will be the bill that will come to the floor of the Alabama House of Representatives. While SB 286 has not yet been scheduled for consideration on the state House floor, please contact your state Representative in support of SB 286. Contact information for your state Representative can be found here.