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Sen. Holley recovering from back surgery, but bills pass

Sen. Jimmy Holley might have missed the last part of the 2019 legislative session, but his counterpart in the House of Representatives, Rep. Mike Jones, said most of his legislation was passed.

Holley, an Elba Republican who represents Covington, Coffee and Pike counties in the state Senate, had back surgery near the end of the session, and moved to rehab to rebuild his strength.

“Our delegation took care of his legislation,” Jones said. “He always has good bills.”

Sen. Holley sponsored SB79, which passed, which allows county housing authorities to post of bond notices electronically as opposed to advertising them.

He also sponsored SB136, which established a statewide 911 board, which also passed.

His SB208 assisted the Association of Realtors in moving the distribution of funds from their branded license plates to the Alabama Realtors Foundation.

Holley also sponsored SB209, which authorizes three-day saltwater fishing event licenses for disabled persons.