Retail Report: Vape regs head to Senate, General Fund budget ready for House debate

After sending the Alabama Senate legislation regulating the vaping industry this week, the Alabama House will take up the state’s General Fund budget next week. This week, the Senate conducted public hearings on competing lottery bills (see story below).

Meanwhile, bills to limit plastic bag and other container regulations to the state level, allow some state retailers to use the simplified sellers use tax program, end the state’s sales tax on groceries and allow direct wine shipping in the state were introduced this week.

The House will convene at 1 p.m. and the Senate at 3 p.m Tuesday, April 9, for the eighth legislative day of the 2019 regular session.

More on state and federal issues of importance to retailers follows as well as this week’s top stories.

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Alabama House OKs vape regulation; Tobacco 21 bill introduced in Congress (

Limiting plastic bag or container bans/regulations to state level in committee next week (

Proposal would allow some Alabama retailers that deliver or ship in state to collect flat 8% use tax (

House votes to allow infused liquor, sends to Senate committee (

Bill would require E-Verify participation affidavit to get business license (

House District 74 special primary election set for June 11 following Polizos’ death (

Franchisee protection gets public hearing; House OKs Business Entity and LLC revisions  (

House votes to allow wet areas to OK Sunday sales; wine shipment bills introduced (

Committee vote expected next week on drug substitution and collaborative bills; biologic standard bills introduced (

Bills aim to end sales tax on groceries (

Motor Fuel Marketing Act repeal and other bills among introductions (

Dueling lottery bills go before Alabama lawmakers ( – SB116 / SB130SB220

Alabama’s new 659 area code began April 1 (

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