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.
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THIS WEEK IN RETAIL NEWS
Alabama House OKs vape regulation; Tobacco 21 bill introduced in Congress (alabamaretail.org)
House votes to allow infused liquor, sends to Senate committee (alabamaretail.org)
Bill would require E-Verify participation affidavit to get business license (alabamaretail.org)
House District 74 special primary election set for June 11 following Polizos’ death (montgomeryadvertiser.com)
Motor Fuel Marketing Act repeal and other bills among introductions (alabamaretail.org)
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