Retail Report: Shoplifting arrests in-store; Closing sales tax gap between brick-and-mortar and online-only retailers

This week, a Senate committee moved legislation that would allow police to arrest shoplifters inside Alabama stores; while a House committee voted to allow a one-time increase of up to 1% for the flat rate use tax collected by remote sellers in Alabama.

For more on issues of importance to retailers, keep reading. The House will convene at 1 p.m. and the Senate at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, for the 12th legislative day of the 2019 regular session.

For legislative and other news of relevance to retailers,
read This Week in Retail News.


Panel OKs creating Alabama shoplifting law; Allows arrests inside stores (

Bill allows one-time rate adjustment for Simplified Sellers Use Tax (

Legislation stalls allowing localities to reduce or repeal sales tax on groceries (

UC changes with $42.3 million annual savings for employers ready for floor debate (

Senate panel OKs delivery of wine and beer in Alabama; No votes taken on other direct shipment bills (

House OKs slight change to delivery license law, full Senate next (

Doctors, pharmacists compromise on written and electronic prescriptions (

Senate Governmental Affairs amends, OKs franchisee protection bill; Senate Judy OKs Business Entity & LLC law revisions  (

Introduced bills would repeal Alabama’s minimum wage preemption law; create new fireworks regulations (

Trump approves disaster declaration for north Alabama, covers damage sustained between Feb 19 and Mar. 20 (

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