Week One of the 2024 Legislative Session

BCA Governmental Affairs Staff

BCA Governmental Affairs Staff

Gov. Kay Ivey Briefs BCA Members

February 6 marked BCA’s first Tuesday Morning Issues Briefing of the 2024 legislative session. Governor Kay Ivey attended and spoke on the impactful work that has been done to grow our economy and the importance of protecting jobs and businesses in Alabama. Governor Ivey discussed the success of the economic incentives package ‘The Game Plan’ which was enacted last year; the preservation of the historic fiscal position in both state budgets; and tackling the state’s low labor force participation rate.

BCA President and CEO Helena Duncan introduced Governor Ivey, touting the impact her public service continues to have on the state of Alabama and outlined the many issues where BCA and Gov. Ivey’s administration have partnered to enhance Alabama’s business climate. Helena highlighted the economic impact Governor Ivey’s leadership has had on the state throughout her tenure, including more than $40 billion of business investments in urban and rural communities and the addition of over 73,000 jobs across the state.

Legislature Returns to Montgomery for the 2024 Legislative Session; Governor Ivey Delivers State of the State Address

The House and Senate gaveled in on Tuesday, February 6, to officially begin the 2024 legislative session. A total of 242 bills have been introduced in both chambers, with 157 in the House and 85 in the Senate. 

Governor Ivey opened the session by delivering the State of the State Address where she outlined her administration’s legislative priorities. Gov. Ivey’s top agenda item this session focuses on one of her greatest passions – improving Alabama’s education system. She urged lawmakers to pass the CHOOSE Act to provide up to $7,000 for families to spend on educational expenses. Additional priorities of hers include workforce development, infrastructural improvement, and ballot harvesting or vote tampering.

BCA Bills of Interest

This section will be updated as necessary throughout the 2024 legislative session.

Week Ten of the 2024 Legislative Session

Capitol Briefing Tuesday Morning Issues Briefing BCA hosted Senator Greg Albritton, the Senate General Fund Budget Committee chairman, this week to provide an overview of Alabama’s fiscal position and offer

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