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Retail Crime Prevention Act is on the governor’s desk

Retail Crime Prevention Act is on the governor’s desk

The Alabama Legislature gave final approval Wednesday to the Retail Crime Prevention Act. The legislation that creates the crimes of retail theft and organized retail theft awaits the governor’s signature to become law. SB206 by Sen. Clyde Chambliss, R-Prattville, and…

Sales tax free gun safes awaits final action in the Senate

Sales tax free gun safes awaits final action in the Senate

The Senate Finance and Taxation Education Committee on Wednesday approved HB375 by Rep. Matt Simpson, R-Daphne, which would exempt gun safes and gun safety devices from sales and use taxes. Simpson said gun safety devices include fingerprint scanners and locks….

Law allows hotels to hire 18- to 20-year-old servers

Law allows hotels to hire 18- to 20-year-old servers

Hotels that have a restaurant or special retail license can hire 18- to 20-year-olds to serve alcoholic beverages, under legislation the governor signed into law Thursday. The 18- to 20-year-old servers cannot work as bartenders, cannot deliver alcohol to a…