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Member News: Shoals chamber honors local businesses

Member News: Shoals chamber honors local businesses

Shoals Chamber Resurrects Awards Program; Honors Local Businesses (Times Daily, June 14, 2018) When Alabama Retail or its members make the news, we’ll link the articles below. Email Melissa Warnke and Nancy Dennis when your store makes the news so we can share it! Monograms Plus…

Data Breach Notification Act effective as of June 1, 2018

Data Breach Notification Act effective as of June 1, 2018

Today, Alabama becomes the 50th state in the nation to require data breach notification. Alabama’s Data Breach Notification Act of 2018 requires notification to any affected individual when a business determines breached data could cause substantial harm to the consumer….

Alberto prompts state of emergency in Alabama

Alberto prompts state of emergency in Alabama

Beginning at 6 a.m. Sunday, May 27, Alabama will be under a state of emergency related to Subtropical Storm Alberto. The emergency proclamation prohibits price gouging and eases transportation restrictions for the movement of emergency supplies. The counties included are Autauga, Baldwin, Barbour,…

Retail Report: 2018 Regular Session Summary

Retail Report: 2018 Regular Session Summary

In its 2018 regular session, the Alabama Legislature again revised the state’s voluntary use tax program to further level the playing field between brick-and-mortar and online-only retailers. Stay tuned for more on April 17, when the U.S. Supreme Court delves…

Third-party online sellers draw closer to brick-and-mortars

Third-party online sellers draw closer to brick-and-mortars

Online marketplaces will either have to remit use tax or report sales made to Alabama consumers through third-party vendors under the latest revision to Alabama’s Simplified Seller Use Tax. Act No. 2018-539 by Rep. Rod Scott,  D-Fairfield, and Sen. Trip Pittman, R-Daphne, takes…

More than 20 local alcohol bills became law in 2018

More than 20 local alcohol bills became law in 2018

More than 20 local alcohol bills became law in 2018. SUNDAY SALES Sunday sales can be permitted by resolution, ordinance, a majority vote of the governing body or referendum. These cities and counties received state legislative permission in 2018 to…

Legislation that died in 2018 could return in 2019

Legislation that died in 2018 could return in 2019

As it did in 2017, legislation to reduce business license costs specifically for pharmacists did not make it through the legislative process in 2018. That bill or broader business license reform could return in 2019. Other legislation that died in…