Local home delivery of alcohol along with a fix so Alabama taxpayers won’t get charged interest under the revised income tax filing deadline became law this week. Legislation related to a state lottery, medical marijuana and increases in how much breweries and distilleries can sell to-go from their facilities als0 advanced.
Other major happenings this week included a pause in one of the three available COVID-19 vaccines, a drop in state unemployment to near pre-pandemic levels and the continuing shortage of applicants seeking restaurant jobs.
Seven legislative days remain in the Alabama Legislature’s 30-day session, which is to end on or before May 17. The House convenes at 1 p.m. and the Senate at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, for the 24th legislative day.
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THIS WEEK IN RETAIL NEWS
Alabama Senate approves casino and lottery legislation – SB309 Lottery | SB310 Gaming | SB319 Constitutional amendment – (aldailynews.com)
Alabama medical marijuana bill heads to full House after clearing 2nd House committee – SB46 (montgomeryadvertiser.com)
Mountain Brook City Council can establish entertainment districts; Proposed Orange Beach entertainment districts head to House; Brewery, brewpub and distillery per-day, to-go limit increases advance (alabamaretail.org)
Alabama’s March unemployment rate drops to 3.8%; rate was 2.6% a year ago (labor.alabama.gov)
Small wineries and wine festival bills advance (alabamaretail.org)
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