Alabama Association of Fire Chiefs

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The Alabama Association of Fire Chiefs is a government sector lobbying association in Alabama.


Lobbying priorities

Volunteer firefighter vehicle tagging: The AAFC supports Alabama House Bill 559 and Senate Bill 54. These bills will allow one passenger vehicle registered in the name of a volunteer firefighter to have a free firefighters tag on it.[1]

Free college tuition for fallen firefighters' spouses and children: The AAFC is committed to passing Alabama House Bill 744 and Senate Bill 379, which will provide for free college tuition to the children and or spouse of a firefighter killed or totally disabled in the line of duty.[1]

Gasoline and diesel fuel tax exemption: The AAFC supports the passage of Alabama House Bill 519, which will allow volunteer fire departments and fire protection districts to be exempt from state and local taxes on gasoline and diesel fuel.[1]

Gasoline and diesel fuel tax exemption: The AAFC supports Alabama House Bill 315, which will allow for volunteer rescue squads to be exempt from state and local taxes on gasoline and diesel fuel.[1]

Fire Marshall regulation of commercial fire alert system installers: The AAFC is committed to the passage of Alabama House Bill 289 and Senate Bill 139, which will provide that the State Fire Marshall shall regulate and license people who install commercial fire detection, fire alarms, or fire communications systems.[1]

Regulation of explosives, explosive devices, bacteriological, and biological weapons: The AAFC is working to pass Alabama House Bill 528. This legislation would repeal the current law on explosives, explosive devices, bacteriological, and biological weapons. Moreover, fines and penalties will be levied against individuals for falsely reporting an incident, the unlawful manufacturing of, transporting, distributing, and possession with intent to distribute explosives, explosive devices, bacteriological, and biological weapon. The legislation would also provide for seizure and individual forfeiture of all materials used that are in violation of this act.[1]

Cigarette regulation: The AAFC is committed to the passage of Alabama House Bill 610 and Senate Bill 311 - this legislation would fashion test methods and performance standards for cigarettes sold in Alabama that would entail cigarette manufacturers to pay certification fees, submit written certification to the Alabama State Fire Marshall, create penalties for non-compliance, and allow the Alabama State Fire Marshall to enforce and form a special fund for collected penalties, which in turn will be used for the development of fire safety programs.[1]

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