In a busy legislative week after its spring break, the Alabama Legislature gave final approval to several bills, including one that would allow all businesses to remain open in declared emergencies under the same guidelines. That like many bills considered this week relate to the pandemic.
In good news related to the coronavirus, starting next week, everyone older than 16 in Alabama is eligible for COVID-19 vaccines. “The best shot is the shot that is in the arm,” Gov. Kay Ivey said today in announcing the eligibility expansion to 4 million Alabamians.
The Legislature has completed 18 of its 30 legislative days for a regular session. It is expected to meet three days next week.
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THIS WEEK IN RETAIL NEWS
Legislature gives final OK to bill allowing businesses, churches and the Alabama State House to stay open under same guidelines during an emergency; bill giving Legislature more say in emergency gains Senate OK (alabamaretail.org)
Paycheck Protection Program loan application deadline extended to May 31 (alabamaretail.org)
House OKs direct wine shipment bill, two other versions pending (alabamaretail.org)
April Weaver wins Senate GOP primary; runoff in House GOP contest (aldailynews.com)
Pharmacy licensing reform on the governor’s desk (alabamaretail.org)
Potential changes emerge for Alabama’s medical marijuana bill (montgomeryadvertiser.com)
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