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‘Doxing’ ban passes House
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‘Doxing’ ban passes House

According to the bill, someone commits doxing if a person “intentionally electronically publishes, posts, or provides personal identifying information of another person, with the intent that others will use that information to harass or harm that other person, and the other person is actually harassed or harmed.”

Public records bill delayed
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Public records bill delayed

A bill that would strengthen Alabama’s public records law was delayed on Wednesday at the call of the bill’s sponsor in order to hear concerns from interested parties.

Bill stalled that increases penalties for rioting
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Bill stalled that increases penalties for rioting

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY, Ala. – A bill that would increase penalties for those who participate in riots was slowed down in a House committee today after some lawmakers expressed concerns that the bill is limiting First Amendment rights to protest. State Rep. Allen Treadaway, a retired Birmingham assistant police chief, is...

Monuments bill killed; lawmaker calls colleagues racist
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Monuments bill killed; lawmaker calls colleagues racist

An Alabama legislative committee on Wednesday voted down a proposal giving counties and municipalities more flexibility in removing historical monuments, including Confederate statues. Afterward, the Democratic sponsor of the bill accused Republicans who voted against it as being racist.

Legislative briefs
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Legislative briefs

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News Here’s a rundown of legislative action in the Alabama House of Representatives Tuesday.  Aniah’s Law The House passed unanimously the two bills related to denying bail for those accused of committing violent crimes. The bill, otherwise known as “Aniah’s Law,” is named after Aniah Blanchard whose alleged killer was...