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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THIS WEEK IN RETAIL NEWS
Senate OKs UC changes that save employers $42.3 million annually (alabamaretail.org)
Three direct shipment bills ready for Senate debate (alabamaretail.org)
Permitless concealed carry bill defeated in Senate committee (montgomeryadvertiser.com)
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