Our website is here to better connect the citizens of Shelby county with their legislators. On our "Home" page, you will find videos and email links to of each delegate, as well as, updates on what your legislators are doing around the state and county.
The "Contact Us" page has an email form that comes directly to my email mailbox, but there is also an email address, physical address, contact number, and fax number listed.
Please feel free to contact me or any members of the delegation with your questions. We hope you find this website helpful and look forward to working with you on making Alabama a better place to live.
Mimi W. Penhale
We would like to welcome Representative Corley Ellis
to the Alabama Legislature and
the Shelby County Legislative Delegation
Representative April Weaver
Representative April Weaver was elected in 2010. She is a member of the Alabama Republican party and the Shelby County Republican Party and has been a strong advocate for the voters and businesses of District 49. April received two board appointments by Governor Bob Riley in 2006: the Statewide Healthcare Coordinating Council (SHCC) and the Alabama Child Death Review System. She was recently appointed to her third term on the SHCC by Governor Robert Bentley. In addition, she holds the position of Chairman Emeritus for the Alabama Healthcare Public Relations and Marketing Society (AHPRMS), an affiliate of the Alabama Hospital Association. She is also very active in the community and serves on numerous boards and committees.
Weaver began her healthcare administration career seventeen years ago at Bibb Medical Center (BMC) after she received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Alabama in 1993. She became a registered nurse in 1997. Joining Brookwood Medical Center in 1999, April quickly rose to the rank of Director of Public, Community and Government Relations. She joined the Shelby Baptist Medical Center in 2002 and presently serves as its Director of Business Development and as a member of its administrative team. She completed her MBA in 2006. She has also received a Legal Nurse Consultant certificate.
April is married to Dr. Darrell Weaver. They are members of Westwood Baptist Church.
Shelby County Represenatives during Health Committee Meeting
Senator Ward Discusses Prison Reform
Rep, Weaver Named 2015 Rural Electric Assoc. Representative of the Year
Rep. Allen Farley and Rep. Dickie Drake at State House
Senator McClendon works on Redistricting in Al
2016 Special Session Ends
By Mimi Penhale, Legislative Director
This Fall has been busy for the Legislative Delegation. The 2016 Special Session ended on September 7th, which means that the legislators are back in the district working with constituents.
Special Session was dominated by two major bills; a Lottery Proposal for Alabama and bills that addresses the BP Oil Spill Settlement money. After weeks of much debate, both lottery proposals missed the deadline to make the November Election Ballot. Following that deadline, there was some discussion of having a Special Election just to address a possible statewide Lottery vote, but the measures failed. There is a chance that the Lottery Proposals will be brought up again during the 2017 Regular Session, but, as of now, they are dead.
The Legislature did manage to pass a bill that would appropriate the BP Settlement money, during the Special Session. This was another hotly debated topic, that took weeks of committee meetings and arguments from multiple sides, before a compromise was reached that gained enough support to pass the House and Senate. In the end, money from the settlement was allocated to pay debts, a portion was given to Medicaid to cover the 2017 shortfall, and to provide funding for road projects in our gulf counties, Mobile and Baldwin.
The Legislature passed out 14 Amendments during Regular and Special Session that we will see on the November ballot. These Amendments cover a variety of issues including, local legislation, the makeup of the Auburn Board of Trustees, state parks’ revenue, removing words and phrases in the Alabama Constitution that are no longer commonly used, and a measure that would change the current impeachment process for State Officials in Alabama. Make sure you take the time to learn what each Amendment does before you go vote in the General Election on November 8th.
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