This year Representative Todd led the passing of House Bill 141 to allow spay-neuter clinics across the state to stay open and continue providing affordable spay and neuter services. Thousands of animals are euthanized in Birmingham every year, and the non-profit spay-neuter clinics who provide these services are invaluable to our community.
Predatory payday and title lending practices have been prevalent in Alabama for years, throwing hard-working taxpayers across the state into a vicious, inevitable cycle of debt. Payday and title loans in Alabama can have interest rates -- legally-- of over four hundred percent, and lenders, who are eager to profit, will certainly not make positive changes themselves.
In the 2014 legislative session, Representative Todd once again fought for the legalization of medical marijuana. She was instrumental in passing Representative Mike Ball's bill known as Carly's Law, which will allow those suffering from debilitating seizure disorders to participate in research done by UAB on cannibidiol (CBD) oil. Representative Todd is proud that this research is taking place here in Birmingham where it is most needed.