Alabama House version of income tax rebates passes Senate committee
The Alabama Senate education budget committee Wednesday approved the House of Representatives version of the tax rebate bill with changes made to match a Senate version.
The bill, HB 175, sponsored by House Ways and Means Education Committee chair Danny Garrett, R-Trussville, was amended by the committee to the amount of $150 per individual and $300 for couples. The $150 amount was decided in a conference committee substitute last Thursday that ultimately passed the Legislature early Friday morning.
“No other changes,” Senate Finance and Taxation Education Committee chair Arthur Orr, R-Decatur, said about the substitute. “$150 per taxpayer. Everything else is the same.”
The bill passed unanimously.
The tax rebate bill has gone through numerous changes this legislative session. Gov. Kay Ivey had proposed $400. Orr changed it in the Senate to $105 per individual. Garrett changed it in the House to $210.
As of late Wednesday morning, Ivey had not acted on the refund bill sent to her last week.
The bill goes to the full Senate. It would need another day to pass; there are two days left in the current session.