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Alabama Policy Institute: 2024 Session by the Numbers 

During the 2024 Regular Legislative Session, a total of 844 bills were introduced by the Alabama Legislature. After the session, API conducted data analysis that looked at factors such as how many bills were approved by committees in the respective houses, how many were passed by each house, and how many became law. Similar analysis was conducted for bills directly relating to API’s BluePrint for Alabama. Findings of that analysis include:

House of Representatives

Total Bills Introduced: 495

BluePrint Bills Introduced: 34

Bills Approved by Committee in House of Origin: 337

BluePrint Bills Approved by Committee in House of Origin: 15

Bills Passed by House of Origin: 290

BluePrint Bills Passed by House of Origin:12

Bills Approved by Committee in Second House: 266

BluePrint Bills Approved by Committee in Second House: 11

Bills Passed by Second House: 174

Blueprint Bills Passed by Second House: 6

Number of Bills Passed by House of Origin Unanimously: 166

In the House, Rep. Danny Garrett had the most bills enacted at 10, with Chip Brown and David Faulkner next with 5 bills enacted each.

Senate

Total Bills Introduced: 349

BluePrint Bills Introduced: 21

Bills Approved by Committee in House of Origin: 228

BluePrint Bills Approved by Committee in House of Origin: 14

Bills Passed by House of Origin: 194

BluePrint Bills Passed by House of Origin: 11

Bills Approved by Committee in Second House: 184

BluePrint Bills Approved by Committee in Second House: 11

Bills Passed by Second House: 147

Blueprint Bills Passed by Second House: 9

Number of Bills Passed by House of Origin Unanimously: 134

In the Senate, Arthur Orr had the most bills enacted at 13, with Sam Givhan next at 11 bills.

BluePrint Bills & Totals

Total Bills Introduced: 844

BluePrint Bills Introduced: 55

Bills Approved by Committee in House of Origin: 564

BluePrint Bills Approved by Committee in House of Origin: 29

Bills Passed by House of Origin: 488

BluePrint Bills Passed by House of Origin: 23

Bills Approved by Committee in Second House: 450

BluePrint Bills Approved by Committee in Second House: 22

Bills Passed by Second House: 321

Blueprint Bills Passed by Second House: 15

Number of Bills Passed Unanimously: 300 (Note: in total, nearly 36% of all bills introduced in 2024 passed one or both houses unanimously).

55 bills related directly to API’s BluePrint were introduced during the 2024 Regular Session. Of those bills, 29 were approved by a committee in the house of origin, 22 were approved by a committee in both Houses, and 15 received final passage by the Legislature. Two BluePrint issues were framed as a resistance (gambling and Medicaid expansion), therefore 17 of the 30 BluePrint Issues were successful in 2024.

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