Law enforcement consolidation bill headed to Gov. Robert Bentley

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The Senate Tuesday night gave final approval to legislation sponsored by Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh, R-Anniston, that would consolidate law enforcement functions under a new Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency. The Senate passed the bill last month; the House passed the bill on Feb. 28.  It now goes to Gov. Robert Bentley for [...]

Law enforcement consolidation plan approved by Alabama House

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After a contentious debate, the House of Representatives Thursday approved a bill that would reorganize the state’s law enforcement agencies under the guidance of a new cabinet-level officer. The House approved the bill 67 to 26 after an all-day debate led by the House’s black caucus, which raised objections to an absence of training standards [...]

Key senator talks employee buyouts, law enforcement consolidation, paying back trust fund

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Lead Senate Republican Del Marsh said on Wednesday that priorities for the upcoming legislative session include moving forward with buyouts for state employees, consolidating nearly three dozen law enforcement agencies, and passing a plan to pay back the money borrowed through the Sept. 18 referendum. He said they are also considering overhauling the organization of [...]