Senator Figures now serves as Chairwoman of the Children First Trust Fund Board Joint Legislative Oversight Committee, and on the following Senate Standing Committees: Finance and Taxation, Education; Rules; Judiciary; Education; Governmental Affairs; Children, Youth Affairs and Human Resources; and Local Legislation #3. She was elected by the Senate to serve on the Sunset Committee and the Legislative Council. Senator Figures has been appointed to serve on the Permanent Legislative Committee on Reapportionment, Permanent Joint Legislative Committee on Medicaid Policy, Mental Health Capital Outlay Oversight Committee, the Children’s Policy Council, the Alzheimer’s Task Force (co-chair), Energy Council, the Alabama Women’s Commission, and the Alabama Prison Reform Task Force.
Senator Figures is very passionate about protecting, caring for, and protecting our children. She led the effort in helping to author legislation and securing funding for the school personnel background checks for both public and private schools to make children safer. She also, authored, and sponsored the Amiyah White Act and the Hiawayi Robinson Emergency Missing Child Alert System Act.