Retail Report: House OKs New Tax Holiday, ‘Working for Alabama’ bills

House OKs Tax Holiday, Carries Over ‘Fairness’ Bill

The Alabama House was unanimous this week in its support for a new sales tax holiday intended “to inspire Alabamians to get outdoors,” but the body carried over legislation to level taxes charged on remote sales.

Thank you for contacting your representative about supporting these two measures, which are tied together. Unfortunately, the sales tax holiday won’t advance without the legislation to offset the loss of revenue.

In other action during the ninth week of the 2024 regular session, the House approved a record education budget and the Senate sent lottery/gaming legislation to a conference committee. The House also passed five of the seven bills in the ‘Working for Alabama’ package intended to increase workforce participation in Alabama.

The Alabama House will reconvene at 1 p.m. and the Senate at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, for the 24th legislative day of the 30-day regular session.

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Repeal of small corporations annual report requirement one step from final OK in either chamber (

House OKs  ‘adventure’ sales tax holiday but carries over bill to replace the revenue loss (

Senate sends Alabama lottery, gambling bills to conference committee (

No vote taken on allowing tourism improvement districts statewide; Tourism panel chairman asks for ‘common qround’ (

Employer and facility childcare tax credits clear House as part of ‘Working for Alabama’ package (

Unemployment, overall workforce participation unchanged in March (

‘Mere possession’ of vaping device, no matter the liquid contained, by those under 21 will be illegal in Alabama as of Oct. 1 (

Federal farm bill leads to gummies and vapes, delta-8 and delta-9 and THC-A lining gas stations and smoke shop shelves (

Senate Tourism conducts public hearing, takes no vote on expanding ready-to-drink cocktail distribution  (

Overtime tax exemption law having much larger fiscal impact than expected (

State to buy beach bridge, end tolls ( | Governor’s announcement (

House OKs aligning overtime hours eligible for income tax exemption to Fair Labor Standards Act  (

Mercedes-Benz workers will vote on union in May (

Future economic incentives could be withheld for voluntarily recognizing unions under bill ready for final debate in the House (

Alabama House adopts record $9.3 billion education budget (

Analysis: Pregnant Worker Fairness Act could turn into most significant employee entitlement since FMLA (

Nominees set for Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District. competitive race in November (

Lawmakers advance bills to ensure Joe Biden is on the state’s ballot (

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