Retail Report: Legislation begins to reach governor; 10 days down

The governor this week signed into law legislation that could slow the adoption of new city occupational taxes. She also has on her desk a bill to ban private auditors from dumping the cost of doing local and state audits on taxpayers.

The Alabama Legislature enters the sixth week of its regular session next week. Tuesday will be the 11th legislative day of the session that can last up to 30 legislative days.

Alabama Retail Association will continue to keep you informed as issues of interest to retailers arise and progress. Keep reading for this week’s top stories.

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Governor signs into law legislation routing new city occupational taxes through the Legislature (

If governor signs bill, private auditors will be banned from charging taxpayers for audit costs (

Elimination of sales tax collection allowance introduced, not yet set for consideration (

Fridy, Windom win appellate court races; Kellum and Smith head to runoff (

Coleman, Moore facing tough runoff battle for GOP nomination in U.S. House’s 2nd District (

Public hearing set for Wednesday on allowing direct wine sales in Alabama (

Tobacco and nicotine sales and advertising regulation bill ready for House debate (

Legislation creates delivery service license specifically for home delivery of beer and wine (

Anti-pyramid scheme legislation also defines legitimate direct sellers, plus other introductions (

House OKs allowing pet dogs in outdoor dining areas; plus other restaurant-related legislation (

Senate next to consider drive-thru alcohol bill; House OKs Sulligent draft beer; Senate approves two Jackson County development districts (

Voters approve Sunday alcohol sales in rural, unincorporated Calhoun County (

5G infrastructure bill passes Senate (

Bates House of Turkey hits 50 year mark  (

Be counted in 2020 Census, starting next week  (

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