Retail Report: Container preemption ready for debate; panel rejects state alcohol sales privatization

Either chamber of the Alabama Legislature is poised to debate bills that disallow local bans, regulations or taxes on plastic grocery bags and other single-use containers. Companion bills cleared their assigned committees this week.

In other action in the fourth week of the Alabama Legislature’s regular session, the House approved the state’s general operating budget, sending it to a Senate committee consideration.

The House will convene at 1 p.m. and the Senate at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, for the 10th legislative day of the 2019 regular session. After Tuesday, a third of the regular session will have passed.

More on state and federal issues of importance to retailers follows as well as this week’s top stories.

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Either chamber ready to consider legislation disallowing local bans or fees on plastic items and other containers (

Panel OKs UC changes that will save employers $42.3 million annually  (

House approves $2.1 billion General Fund budget (

7 candidates qualify for Montgomery House district race (

Ban on vaping in places where smoking is prohibited among introduced bills; Motor Fuel Marketing Act repeal carried over (

Franchisee protection back in committee next week; Senate panel OKs LLC revisions  (

Bill to get state out of retail alcohol business fails in committee; more wine shipment bills introduced (

Panel OKs collaborative practice, delays vote on drug substitution; biologic standard bill in committee next week (

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