The Alabama Senate convened today at 1:00 pm. All moved smoothly, two locals bills were passed, until around 2:10 pm when Senator Bobby Singleton rose to the mic to filibuster because his local bill SB135 (Greene County Bingo Bill) has not passed the Alabama Senate. Senator Singleton threatened that he would filibuster the entire afternoon. He even encouraged other senators to go get some lunch, play some golf, get comfortable, etc. because he was going to be there for a while.
Yielding to let HB609 by Representative Hammet pass, Senator Singleton also yielded the mic for four of Senator Ted Little’s local bills.
Senator Singleton remains at the podium and it is still uncertain if the Senate will accomplish much on its special order calendar today.
Stay tuned for more up to date reports from the Alabama Senate.