Cities seeking to require business licenses for retailers and others whose representatives just travel through their city are out of luck under one of Alabama’s newest laws.
Act No. 2018-411 by Rep. Paul Lee, R-Dothan, took effect when the governor signed it March 28.
“There is a part of the state where some municipalities are trying to stop vehicles that are not doing business in their area and require a business license for just driving through,” Lee said.
Under the new law, a business whose representative travels through a municipality where there is no branch office and conducts no business in that municipality does not have to purchase a business license from that city.
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