The Alabama legislature will meet for the first time for the regular session next Tuesday on February 7th. Senate Bill 28, Alabama Fantasy Sports Contests Act, is the piece of legislation that I think most of us in Alabama who want DFS to come back to the state are most interested in. The bill is sponsored by Senator Thomas Whatley ®. You can read about the Bill if you want: wanthttps://legiscan.com/AL/text/SB28/2017 I will try to update this thread as the bill makes progress during the session and hopefully passes. Now is the time to email and call your reps and let them know you would like their support for this bill!
Alabama House Bill 354 could possible come up for vote on April 18, 2017. The House meets at 1:00 pm.
http://www.legislature.state.al.us/aliswww/ISD/HseChamberAudio.aspx House Chamber live audio. The live stream should start around 1:00 p.m.
Update 2: April 18, 2017
HB 354 Passes by narrow margin in House after voting machine malfunction. Now will go to Senate for their vote.
Update 3: May 14, 2017
HB 354 still awaits a vote in the Alabama Senate. The Senate convenes on Tuesday May 16th at 2:00 p.m. It is not known at this time if the bill will come up for vote on this day. This is the last week of the 2017 Legislative session.
FINAL UPDATE: Alabama House Bill number 354 Fantasy Sports Contest Act died in the Senate this afternoon on May 19, 2017. The current legislative session is now over and no further action will be taken.
YOU CAN CONTACT THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF ALABAMA AT THE FOLLOWING LINK PROVIDED: http://www.ago.state.al.us/Page-Contact-Us