Alabama House has too few members to meet

Alabama Capitol Building

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – The Alabama House was unable to meet Tuesday because many members couldn’t make the icy trip to Montgomery. But the Senate got enough members to Montgomery to meet.

Legislative rules required 52 of the 102 members to be present for an official meeting, but only 40 answered the roll call. Legislative rules require the House to keep trying to meet each day at 10 a.m. until a majority shows up. House Speaker Mike Hubbard says the House won’t try again until Thursday because roads are supposed to improve then.

Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh says the Senate will work on several matters Tuesday afternoon and then meet again on Thursday. He says the Legislature will lose one meeting day on Wednesday due to the bad weather.

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