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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Jeff Co. Occupational Tax Bill Passes

In a close vote, a occupational tax was passed out of the Alabama House of Representatives Wednesday.

The bill, which would reinstate Jefferson County's occupational tax passed on a 17 to 15 vote. Thirty-six legislators abstained from the vote. The bill needed only a simple majority vote of the legislators present to pass.

There were actually two votes on the bill. The first vote failed 14 to 15, but passed after it was asked to be reconsider.

-- posted by Markeshia Ricks

UPDATE: House passes companion accountability legislation for Jefferson County in 25 to 1 vote.


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