Retail Report: Week 9 full of controversy; Next week: Delivery license reform public hearing

The Alabama Legislature packed debate agendas with controversial legislation in Week 9 of the 2017 regular session. Along with several pro-life bills, legislation passed in at least one chamber this week related to church day-care licensing, eliminating concealed carry permits, legalizing fantasy sports and mandating coverage for autism therapy.

Although gas tax legislation was declared dead in the House last week, a senator this week introduced a bill allowing counties to levy a 5-cent-per-gallon tax.

The Legislature has completed two-thirds of its 2017 regular session and has 10 meeting days left to pass legislation. It takes a minimum of five days for a bill to complete the legislative process.

Among the legislation left for the final stretch of the session is Alabama Retail-backed delivery license reform. The House State Government Committee has scheduled a Wednesday public hearing on SB316.

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Call your Rep! Delivery license reform to get public hearing Wednesday (

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey moves U.S. Senate election to this year (

Panel narrowly OKs direct wine shipment, sends to full Senate (

Wholesaler/distributor reporting of beer/wine/tobacco sales could see final debate soon in Senate (

Senate panel OKs bill calling for Medicaid eligibility verification twice annually (

Health care compromise circulates as Congress prepares to return (

Workers’ comp exemption for LLC members on way to Senate (

House panel amends Senate bill limiting liability for restaurants that donate food (

Pharmacy operating revisions headed to House for final vote (

Senate OKs end to concealed carry in Alabama (

Senate next to hear franchisee protection bill (

Alabama House votes to mandate insurance coverage for autism therapy (


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