Session Summaries

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…

2008 Session Summary

2008 Session Summary

Anti-Business Forces Held at Bay: Business Avoids More Than $1 Billion in Additional Taxes In 2008, retailers and business in general survived what has been referred to as one of the most anti-business regular sessions on record. However, among the…

2007 Session Summary

2007 Session Summary

What WE Did As the Alabama Retail Association predicted even before the 2007 regular session began, few pieces of legislation cleared the closely divided Alabama Senate. In fact, only 12 bills, other than budgetary, local and sunset legislation, received final…

2006 Session Summary

2006 Session Summary

WHAT WE DID In the legislative arena, defense often is as important as offense. And in 2006, the Alabama Retail Association stepped up its offensive game and scored more legislatively for retailers than it has in decades. Create a Back-to-School…