Retail Report: 1st felony threshold bill emerges; Lottery gets nod

In the fifth week of the Alabama Legislature’s 2019 regular session, legislation was introduced that would increase the felony shoplifting threshold in Alabama by 400%. More legislation on that subject could be forthcoming as the Legislature grapples with prison overcrowding and trying to avoid a federal takeover of Alabama prisons.

Meanwhile, the Senate gave the go ahead for a state lottery and is expected to begin tackling the state’s education budget next week.

The House will convene at 1 p.m. and the Senate at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, for the 14th legislative day of the 2019 regular session. On Thursday of next week, the 2019 session will reach the halfway mark.

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Shoplifters could steal five times more before receiving consequential punishment, under bill (

Senate OKs UC changes that save employers $42.3 million annually  (

Birmingham’s proposed plastic bag/single-use container ban referred to committee (

Alabama Senate passes lottery bill – SB220 (

Statewide, year-round sales of small fireworks headed to House; Senate panel delays consideration (

Health department: Alabama residents in Livingston and Fort Payne may have been exposed to measles from traveler (

Three direct shipment bills ready for Senate debate (

Governor gets Business Entity revision; Senate OKs LLC partnership changes; franchisee protection awaits floor debate  (

Biologic substitutions bill clears Senate; action on other pharmacy-related bills (

Wine festivals get Senate nod; Mountain Brook brunch and other alcohol bills move  (

Permitless concealed carry bill defeated in Senate committee (

Spice-related overdoses on the rise in Alabama – again; feds warn about ‘disturbing’ trend (

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