Retail Report: 2018 regular session gearing down

Ten weeks have passed and, technically,10 legislative days remain in the 2018 regular session of the Alabama Legislature. It is obvious by their actions, though, that Alabama’s lawmakers are gearing down for the session.

This week, they sent the governor pay raises for teachers and state employees and may put the final touches on the state’s General Fund and education budgets as early as next week. Changes were made to both budgets this week.

Legislation to make third-party online sellers collect the same or similar taxes to those brick-and-mortar retailers must collect is anticipated be up next week too. Tuesday will be the 21st day of the session, which by law can go 30 days.

As she was last week, the governor stayed busy signing legislation into law.

Keep reading to find out what has become law and for more on the issues above, plus other issues that may relate to your business.

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Bill leveling field for online third-party sellers and brick-and-mortars moves to Senate (

Secure grease trap requirement on governor’s desk (

$1,000 tax break for hiring combat and out-of-work veterans now law (

Dozen local alcohol bills now law (

Bill creates a voluntary do-not-sell list for guns (

Senate unanimously approves a $6.6 billion education budget (

Brewery Sunday sales ready for final OK; breweries in entertainment districts also advances (

Bill allowing infused liquor ready for final consideration (

Streamlined special events nonprofit alcohol licensing ready for final OK (

Fewer weeks, more pay unemployment comp bill on way to the House (

Alabama Senate calls for permanent daylight-saving time (

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