Busy day for Alabama Legislature


There are several items on the agenda in Alabama today.

Alabama agriculture officials are banning poultry sales after concerns about avian influenza.

Agriculture commissioner John McMillan issued an order Wednesday prohibiting bird sales, poultry exhibitions and the transportation of birds.

The ban follows confirmation of avian flu in tennessee, plus possible cases in three northern alabama counties.

Alabama lawmakers will debate a proposal to declare Alabama a "right to life" state in the state constitution. The Alabama house of representatives will consider the bill today in what republican house leaders have dubbed "pro-life day" in the chamber.

Lawmakers are trying to add Alabama to the list of states that protect faith-based adoption organizations.

Including those that refuse to place children with gay parents or in certain other households.

The house of representatives is scheduled to vote on the bill today.