Session Summaries

Retail Report: 2019 Regular Session Summary

Retail Report: 2019 Regular Session Summary

In the first year of their term, Alabama lawmakers elected in 2018 tackled hot-button issues in long work weeks and late-night debates. The Alabama Legislature packed much into its three-month 2019 regular session. The Legislature approved changes in unemployment compensation…

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…

2015 Session Summaries

2015 Session Summaries

The Alabama Legislature had a regular session and two special sessions in 2015. Here are our summaries of what happened in each: 2015 Regular Session Summary 2015 First Special Session Summary 2015 Second Special Session Summary

2014 Session Summary

2014 Session Summary

In the final year of the quadrennium with minimal conflict, lawmakers ended the Alabama Legislature’s regular session early while enacting some substantial legislation significant to retailers. No legislation Alabama Retail actively opposed became law. For 71 years Alabama Retail has…

2013 Session Summary

2013 Session Summary

The Alabama Legislature applied the brakes slightly in the 2013 regular session to the dizzying pace at which it had been enacting legislation during the current term. Fewer bills were introduced and fewer were enacted. Even so, more than 400…

2012 Session Summary

2012 Session Summary

In the second year of the legislative term, the Alabama Legislature introduced and enacted more bills than it did in its record-breaking first year in office. During the regular session that ended May 16, 2012, and the special session that…

2011 Session Summary

2011 Session Summary

A reconfigured Alabama Legislature hit the ground running and never stopped during the regular session that ended June 9, 2011. More Alabama Retail Association supported legislation than ever became law. Seven items on Alabama Retail’s 2011 Legislative Agenda along with…

2010 Session Summary

2010 Session Summary

In 2010, your Alabama Retail Association governmental affairs team scoured the more than 1,300 bills introduced during the regular session of the Alabama Legislature in an effort to protect your business. Alabama Retail advocates for legislation that benefits your business,…

2009 Session Summary

2009 Session Summary

Each year, your Alabama Retail Association governmental affairs team scours the more than 1,000 bills introduced during a regular session of the Alabama Legislature to protect your business. Alabama Retail advocates for legislation that will benefit your business, while protecting retailers from…