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.
DELIVERY LICENSE REFORM
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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THIS WEEK IN RETAIL NEWS
Call your Rep! Delivery license reform to get public hearing Wednesday (alabamaretail.org)
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey moves U.S. Senate election to this year (montgomeryadvertiser.com)
Panel narrowly OKs direct wine shipment, sends to full Senate (alabamaretail.org)
Workers’ comp exemption for LLC members on way to Senate (alabamaretail.org)
Pharmacy operating revisions headed to House for final vote (alabamaretail.org)
Senate OKs end to concealed carry in Alabama (alabamaretail.org)
Senate next to hear franchisee protection bill (alabamaretail.org)
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