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Expected heavy rain, flooding put Alabama under a state of emergency

Expected heavy rain, flooding put Alabama under a state of emergency

 Alabama has been under a statewide emergency declaration since 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 20, in anticipation of heavy rain, flooding and tornadoes possible over the next few days. >> Read governor’s emergency declaration release >> Additional proclamation related to drivers’ hours of service >> For real-time…

State Prepares for July Back-to-School Tax Holiday

State Prepares for July Back-to-School Tax Holiday

MONTGOMERY – For the first time in its 12-year history, Alabama’s Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday will be observed in July. During the Legislature’s 2017 regular session, lawmakers voted to officially change the date, moving it from the first weekend in August to…

Retail Report: 2017 Regular Session Summary

Retail Report: 2017 Regular Session Summary

Delivery license reform, a change in the back-to-school sales tax holiday date and alcohol sales for Sunday brunch topped the retail news that came out of the Alabama Legislature’s 2017 regular session. The Alabama Retail Association thanks Gov. Kay Ivey,…

Governor signs delivery license reform into law

Governor signs delivery license reform into law

Starting Aug. 1, retailers can deliver up to $10,000 in merchandise annually to a city before a $100 delivery license will be required under Act No. 2017-415. Gov. Kay Ivey signed SB316 by Sen. Paul Sanford, R-Huntsville, and Rep. Paul Lee,…

New law allows alcohol sales during Sunday brunch

New law allows alcohol sales during Sunday brunch

Local governments that already have Sunday alcohol sales can permit Sunday morning sales under a bill the Alabama Legislature passed on the  final day of the 2017 regular session. The governor signed Act No. 2017-444 into law May 26, 2017. It was…