Retail Report: Alabama Legislature’s 2018 regular session almost done

A data breach notification requirement for Alabama awaits Senate concurrence, while a measure aimed at leveling the playing field between brick-and-mortar retailers and online-only retailers awaits Senate action in the final week of the Alabama Legislature’s 2018 regular session.

Gov. Kay Ivey this week signed the state’s general operating budget, while a conference committee continues to consider Alabama’s education spending plan.

Keep reading to find out what has become law, more on the issues above as well as other issues that may relate to your business.

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Fifteen tornadoes touched down in Alabama on Monday; 30-day state of emergency in effect (

Bill leveling field for online third-party sellers and brick-and-mortars still in Senate (

Data breach notification bill heads back to the Senate (

By Dec. 1, restaurants must have secured grease trap (

Reform of commercial property value appeal procedures now law (

End for ‘traveling through’ business licenses on governor’s desk (

Bonding requirement for certain beer, wine and tobacco retailers with governor (

Status of local alcohol bills heading into the final week (

Credit for taxes paid for pass-through entities receives final OK (

Streamlined special events nonprofit alcohol licensing on governor’s desk (

BlueCross BlueShield changing opioid prescription policy (

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