RETAIL REPORT: Delivery of alcohol to homes coming by fall; ABC board working on rules

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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Local, home delivery of sealed beer, wine and liquor can begin Oct. 1; ABC working on rules (

Interest on state income taxes owed won’t begin accruing until after May 17; Ivey signs ‘tax fix’ on April 15 (

Alabama Senate approves casino and lottery legislation – SB309 Lottery | SB310 Gaming | SB319 Constitutional amendment – (

House panel votes to carry over bill giving the Legislature more say in extending public health emergencies (

Alabama medical marijuana bill heads to full House after clearing 2nd House committee – SB46 (

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 (

Effective May 1, COVID-19-related Medicaid universal prior authorization will no longer be accepted for pharmacy overrides of three-month maintenance supply (

Alabama’s March unemployment rate drops to 3.8%; rate was 2.6% a year ago (

Small wineries and wine festival bills advance (

House restricts year-round small fireworks sales to novelties; bill returns to Senate for concurrence (

Companion bills that would allow consumers to recover price plus damages for bogus collectibles ready for floor debate (

Massachusetts business faces $136,532 in penalties for refusing to provide COVID-19 safeguards for employees (

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