Alabama bans business licenses for business reps ‘just traveling through’

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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