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A bill aimed at keeping minors from getting an abortion without parental consent was approved Tuesday by the Alabama House Health Committee. The bill's sponsor, Representative Mike Jones of Andalusia, said his goal is to ensure the bill is safe from future legal challenges. Representative Joe Hubbard of Montgomery said the bill doesn't address all of his concerns but he hopes to resolve them once the bill is presented to the full House. This piece of legislation is one of four abortion bills approved by the House Committee Tuesday to strengthen abortion regulations.
Montgomery County District Attorney Ellen Brooks stepped down Tuesday. According to WSFA the resignation was made public Tuesday. Brooks had served as Montgomery County's DA since 1993. Daryl Bailey is the new District Attorney.
Education officials and law enforcement officers from around the state are in Montgomery for the 2014 Virtual Alabama School Safety Summit. The 4th annual event focuses on social media, gangs and creating school safety plans. Governor Robert Bentley charged the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency with implementing an ongoing Active Shooter Strategic Response Plan.