Thanks to Sen. Paul Sanford, legislation is now before state lawmakers that should rein in delivery license costs in our state. The Alabama Retail Association backed bill creates an annual delivery threshold before a city can require a delivery license, prohibits delivery license fee increases, reduces issuance fees and limits penalties and interest rates.
The Alabama Legislature is on spring break until April 4. During the next two weeks, please email or call your senator to ask for support of delivery license reform in Alabama.
Expect the next Alabama Retail Report by Friday, April 7.
For more legislative news of relevance to retailers, read This Week in Retail News below.
THIS WEEK IN RETAIL NEWS
Moving Alabama’s back-to-school sales tax holiday to July on governor’s desk (alabamaretail.org)
Alabama Retail opposes unitary combined reporting (alabamaretail.org)
Budgets dominate debate in Montgomery and D.C. (alabamaretail.org)
Bill seeks to protect franchisees from harmful federal labor rulings (alabamaretail.org)
House OKs $5,000 increase in district court jurisdiction (alabamaretail.org)
As of June 1, Medicaid fraud in Alabama is a Class C felony(alabamaretail.org)
Representative wants obscenity filter on phones, computers (alabamaretail.org)
Mobile sidewalk alcohol sales bill with governor; House OKs Sunday sales bills (alabamaretail.org)
Bill would allow wine shipments (alabamaretail.org)
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