Legislation

Orr alters legislation aimed at increasing E-Verify participation

Orr alters legislation aimed at increasing E-Verify participation

The Senate Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Development Committee on Wednesday approved a substantially different version of legislation that requires verification of Alabama employers’ use of the federal E-Verify system. Legislation by Sen. Arthur Orr, R-Decatur, initially would have required businesses…

Anti-pyramid scheme legislation ready for either chamber

Anti-pyramid scheme legislation ready for either chamber

Companion bills to protect Alabamians from pyramid schemes while clearly defining legitimate direct sellers are ready for either chamber to consider when the Alabama Legislature returns from its spring break. Each chambers’ judiciary committees approved the bills Wednesday, March 11,…

Panel conducts hearing on removing sales tax on food

Panel conducts hearing on removing sales tax on food

The Senate Finance and Taxation Education Committee conducted a public hearing but did not vote Wednesday on one of two bills that have been introduced so far in the 2020 regular session that would remove the sales tax on food….