Alabama Legislature scheduled to return to work

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After Tuesday's weather, the Alabama Legislature will attempt to go back to work this morning.

After Tuesday’s weather, the Alabama Legislature will attempt to go back to work this morning.

After Tuesday’s weather, the Alabama Legislature — like the rest of the state — will try to return to normal operations today.

The House and Senate are both scheduled to return at 10 a.m. this morning, after ice, snow and poor road conditions interrupted the week’s regular order of business. The House was forced to adjourn Tuesday after many representatives were unable to make it to Montgomery; only 40 of the chamber’s current 102 members answered the call that day, less than the majority needed to conduct business.

The Senate managed to hold a session Tuesday afternoon, though only 22 of the upper chamber’s 35 members were present. Both House and Senate canceled committee meetings Wednesday. The Senate attempted to hold some committee meetings Thursday morning, though one — Constitution and Elections — was called off for lack of a quorum.

If one or both chambers of the Legislature can not summon a quorum on a particular day, the chambers must return at 10 a.m. the following day, and for every day after that until a majority of members can assemble.

– posted by Brian Lyman

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