Alabama Retail Report: July Tax Holiday, Other Retail Bills Moving

In its second week, the Alabama Legislature began moving legislation in earnest, including several bills of concern to retailers.

Shifting the state’s August sales tax holiday to July could be debated soon in either chamber (HB132 / SB136). A bill (HB58) to reduce the cost of pharmacy business licenses is ready for House debate. And the Senate OK’d revisions to the state’s voluntary use tax law (SB86) this week.

All of those stories and more are featured in This Week in Retail News below.


July back-to-school sales tax holiday ready for floor debate (

Lawmakers discuss date change for back-to-school sales tax holiday (WSFA)

Senate agrees to refine voluntary tax remittance by online-only sellers (

Clothing, electronics and auto parts among top products that would take hit from border adjustment, retailers tell Trump  (

Alabama Retail opposes border adjustment (

Pharmacist equates current business license process to ‘robbery without a gun’ (

Expansion of Medicaid fraud gets Senate OK, heads to committee panels next week (

Senate votes to ban adjustable focus eyewear (

House panel agrees to increase district court jurisdiction by $5,000 (

Bills would allow wine and beer tastings in grocery stores with an off-premises license (


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