The Alabama Legislature resumed its regular session this week, putting in three legislative days instead of the traditional two. House Speaker Mac McCutchen said the intention is for the session to continue at a similar fast pace.
About 75% of Alabama businesses will be exempt from business personal property taxes and almost 2,500 businesses that collect sales taxes will no longer have to make monthly estimated payments under legislation the Alabama House approved Thursday.
Keep reading for summaries of that and most of the more than 50 bills currently being tracked by your Alabama Retail Association below.
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THIS WEEK IN RETAIL NEWS
Tax relief related to business personal property taxes and sales taxes moving; 75% of Alabama businesses will benefit (alabamaretail.org)
Eighteen to 20-year-olds could serve and deliver, not pour, alcoholic beverages under proposed bill; Drive-thru / walk-up beer and wine ready for House consideration (alabamaretail.org)
Proposed direct wine shipper law amendment would allow wineries to ship to dry counties (alabamaretail.org)
Bill creating seasonal employee designation ready for Senate debate (alabamaretail.org)
Deductions allowed on gross-receipts city business licenses; eliminating taxes on diapers and groceries among proposed tax changes (alabamaretail.org)
Introductions include creating a state minimum wage and classifying Grubhub, Waitr etc. drivers as independent contractors (alabamaretail.org)
Alabama lawmakers move to shield federal COVID-related child, earned income and dependent care tax credits from state income tax | SB152 / HB231 (al.com)
Senate OKs changes to pharmacy disciplinary notification; House panel OK pharmacy intern permits (alabamaretail.org)
Most Alabama lawmakers want four more years; dozens will return unopposed (al.com) | Dem qualified candidates | GOP qualified candidates | All candidates (alpoliticalreporter.com)
In 51-page brief, plaintiffs urge U.S. Supreme Court to uphold ruling against Alabama congressional map (montgomeryadvertiser.com)
14 states take Alabama’s side in redistricting case at U.S. Supreme Court (al.com)
Katie Britt dominates Senate race fundraising (aldailynews.com)
Retail economist says growth likely to continue even as Fed works to slow inflation (nrf.com)
U.S. employers defy expectations, add 467,000 jobs in January (ap.com)
Prices rose 5.8% in 2021, most in 39 years (ap.com)
U.S. House panel debates bill to create federal price-gouging policy (rollcall.com)
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