As amended Wednesday, April 5, Alabama Retail Association-backed legislation now essentially eliminates the need for delivery licenses.
The Senate Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Development Committee on an 9-5 vote increased the threshold at which delivery licenses would be required from $5,000 to $75,000. State law currently requires a full business license once a business does $75,000 or more annually in gross receipts in a municipality where it does not have a physical presence.
Alabama Retal agrees delivery licenses are an outdated concept and supports the committee change to the legislation. The bill in its amended form creates a $75,000 annual delivery threshold before a city can require a delivery license, prohibits delivery license fee increases, reduces issuance fees and limits penalties and interest rates.
The bill now goes to the full Senate for consideration. If you haven’t already, please ask your senator to support SB316.
For more legislative news of relevance to retailers, read This Week in Retail News below.
THIS WEEK IN RETAIL NEWS
Pharmacists: Call Legislative Council to oppose rescheduling of Xanax (alabamaretail.org)
Back-to-school sales tax holiday is now July 21-23 (alabamaretail.org)
Durable medical equipment business license reform is back (alabamaretail.org)
Representative introduces gas tax at session’s midpoint (alabamaretail.org)
House OKs bill to protect franchisees from harmful federal labor rulings (alabamaretail.org)
Senate panel approves pharmacy board requested revisions (alabamaretail.org)
Bill increases cost of child labor certificate by $10 (alabamaretail.org)
ABC board taking public comment on hiking liquor prices 5% (alabamaretail.org)
Rule hearing on beer and wine tastings set for May 5 (alabamaretail.org)
Hotline available to report for-profit audit abuse (alabamaretail.org)
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