A bill rolling back the controversial Birmingham City Council pay raise became law Friday. The measure, sponsored by state Sen. Jabo Waggoner (R-Vestavia Hills) ties the council's pay to the median household income in Birmingham, which is currently $32,000. The council sparked public outrage after it voted, without discussion, to increase its pay from $15,000 annually, to $50,000. Waggoner described the vote as "an abuse of the process." The bill sailed through the county's House and Senate delegations. The pay raise takes effect with the new term.