I left Madison ahead of the predicted snow early on Tuesday morning, driving through flurries as far south as Cullman and arriving in Montgomery in time for several scheduled meetings prior to the Senate going into session at 2PM. Of note, in one of those meetings, SB121 - the Disability Tag Bill I'm sponsoring, passed the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee with a unanimous vote. With bi-partisan support, I will work to have this bill placed on the Special Order Calendar (SOC) as early as next week. The Senate worked through a non-controversial SOC on Tuesday before adjourning around 5PM allowing State House staff to get home before the snow began to fall.
On Wednesday the Governor wisely decided to close the State Government as the roads remained very treacherous. I hunkered down in my hotel room only venturing out later in the day to find that the local Cracker Barrel close to my hotel had already closed for the day. Now that's a testament to how bad the roads were!
On Thursday the Senate went into session at 10AM with just enough members present for a quorum. I attended two committee meetings - County and Municipal Government, and General Fund Budget. We worked our way through several bills in both committees including two public hearings.
The Senate will return to session next Tuesday at 2PM and hopefully we'll have better weather allowing us continue with our work of the 2018 session.