Retail Report: Dram Shop Act Reform gets final OK; Lawmakers introduce retail theft/organized retail theft bill

Legislation that will increase availability and reduce the cost for liquor liability insurance is on the governor’s desk. As soon as she signs it, it will become law.

Thank you for all you did to urge lawmakers to vote for this needed legislation!

Bills introduced this week will help put retail thieves behind bars while also punishing them financially. The Alabama Retail Association appreciates the Alabama District Attorneys Association for pursuing the legislation and the bills’ sponsors for introducing them. The retail theft/organized retail theft legislation makes it so retailers can sign out warrants for arrests without leaving their stores, gives convicted thieves and their organizers real jail time plus monetary consequences and provides for training for prosecutors and law enforcement agencies. View video of retail crime expert talking about the need for the legislation.

Keep reading for these and other legislative action of interest to retailers.

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Legislation targets retail thieves and organized retail theft (

Liquor liability (Dram Shop Act) insurance reform legislation gets final OK, on governor’s desk (

No action this week on bills to phase out or eliminate sales tax on food (

Limiting price gouging law to specific areas gets Senate approval (

Economic development package clears first hurdles in Alabama Legislature (

House panel adopts 8% tax on bill to prohibit the sale of hemp-derived psychoactive cannabinoid products to those younger than 21 (

Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission reviewing 90 applicants for new industry (

U.S. Health and Human Services to extend pharmacy PREP Act COVID-19 flexibilities to December 2024 (

Senate OKs allowing 18-year-old servers at hotel restaurants; mixed spirits beverage law proposed and other alcohol-related bills (

Drug supply chain and remote work for pharmacists bills progress (

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