Legislation

Retail Report: Ask Senate to vote for delivery license reform 

Retail Report: Ask Senate to vote for delivery license reform 

Thanks to Sen. Paul Sanford, legislation is now before state lawmakers that should rein in delivery license costs in our state. The Alabama Retail Association backed bill creates an annual delivery threshold before a city can require a delivery license, prohibits delivery…

Unitary combined reporting set for public hearing April 5

Unitary combined reporting set for public hearing April 5

Alabama Retail Association President Rick Brown, as chairman of the Business Associations’ Tax Coalition (BATC), plans to speak out against SB67 by Sen. Linda Coleman-Madison, D-Birmingham, during an April 5 public hearing before the Senate Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Development Committee….

House approves $5,000 increase in district court jurisdiction

House approves $5,000 increase in district court jurisdiction

The Alabama House on Wednesday, March 15, approved legislation to give Alabama’s 67 district courts authority in civil matters involving $5,000 more than their current jurisdiction allows. The bill now goes to the Senate Judiciary Committee for consideration. District courts currently have…

It was budget week in Alabama and Washington

This week, the Alabama House approved a $1.8 billion general operating budget for Alabama, while the Alabama Senate delayed action on a $6.4 billion education budget. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump this week released his budget plans, which would boost military spending by…

Bill would allow shipment of wine to Alabama residents

Bill would allow shipment of wine to Alabama residents

Legislation has been introduced that would create a new Alcoholic Beverage Control Board license allowing the shipment of wine directly to Alabama consumers. Under SB329 by Sen. Bill Holtzclaw, R-Madison, a currently licensed wine producer, supplier, importer, wholesaler, distributor or retailer could obtain…