RETAIL REPORT: Liquor liability reform positioned for final OK

Legislation that will increase the availability and reduce the cost for liquor liability insurance could receive final approval Tuesday, April 11.

The House Insurance Committee approved HB158 and SB104 on April 5th, sending the bills to the full House. HB158 is on the proposed House calendar for Tuesday. If you haven’t already done so, please

Contact your representative and ask them
to Vote ‘Yes’ on HB158


This much-needed legislation is being championed by the Alabama Retail Association and a coalition of 10 other business interests, including the hospitality and insurance industries.

Meanwhile, the education budget chairs introduced legislation to eventually eliminate the state’s sales tax on basic foods without creating a new revenue stream.

The Alabama House convenes at 1 p.m. and the Alabama Senate at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, for the eighth legislative day of the 2023 regular session.

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Budget chairs propose phasing out sales tax on food staples (

Liquor liability (Dram Shop Act) insurance reform legislation on Tuesday’s House agenda (

House unanimously approves $82 million in tax cuts; $10 to $26 cut for those with median household incomes (

Governor launches ‘Game Plan’ package of economic development bills ( Play 1: HB241/SB164 Play 2: SB165/HB257 Play 3: HB247/SB152 Play 4: SB151/HB240

Limiting price gouging law to specific areas ready for consideration by either chamber (

Business license tax reform and expanded tax deduction for health insurance premium paid among proposed tax bills (

Senate OKs prohibition of hemp-derived psychoactive cannabinoid products to those younger than 21 (

Alabama fentanyl sentencing bill signed into law (

Bill allowing remote work among pharmacy bills moving in 2023 regular session (

Allowing 18-year-old servers at hotel restaurants ready for Senate consideration; change in curbside alcohol service amounts and other alcohol-related bills (

Eliminating Class D felony among introduced bills (

Bill to eliminate tax on overtime pay has both Democrat and Republican support (

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