Ivey signs COVID-19-related relief, job incentive bills into law

Gov. Kay Ivey signing a bill into law on Friday. (Photo/Governor’s Office)

Gov. Kay Ivey signed three priority bills into law today, including COVID-19 bills that help taxpayers and businesses, and a bill that renews job-creation incentives in the state.

The bills the governor signed on Friday included:

  • House Bill 170, which excludes COVID-19 relief payments from Alabama income tax.
  • House Bill 192, which renews and improves job-creation incentives under the Alabama Jobs and Growing Alabama act.
  • Senate Bill 30, which protects businesses from frivolous lawsuits related to COVID-19.

Ivey said the COVID-19 bills will help “Alabamians and Alabama businesses get back on their feet and our state moving forward.”

She commended the Legislature on the bills. “The people of Alabama who received any type of CARES Act dollars will not pay one penny in state income tax on that relief,” Ivey said. “Additionally, we are ensuring that our state will continue to grow our diverse economy.”

Ivey had said during her state of the state address that these bills were priority legislation and that she would sign them when they reached her desk.

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