Retail Report: Hot-Button Issues Dominate 7th Week

In the 7th week of the 2019 regular session, the Alabama Legislature tackled or tried to tackle such hot-button issues as medical marijuana, abortion and parole board reorganization. A state lottery and abortion are expected to be back on deck next week.

A bill that would save Alabama employers $42.3 million annually is up first on Tuesday’s House agenda.

To learn about this and other issues of importance to retailers, keep reading.

The House will convene at 1 p.m. and the Senate at 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, for the 19th legislative day of the 30-day regular session.

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UC changes that save employers $42.3 million a year up for final debate Tuesday (

Lottery bill altered to put some proceeds in state education budget; committee vote expected next week (

By Aug. 1, wet local governments can skip Legislature to authorize Sunday sales (

Bill would establish sex and race pay equity law in Alabama (

Alabama Senate approves medical marijuana bill – SB236(

Senate decides to study, rather than debate, direct shipment bills (

One vote keeps plastic bag, single-use container preemption bill from being debated (

Senate revises franchisee protection bill; Business Entity changes effective next year; LLC partnership changes still pending (

Enterprise Sunday sales bill on governor’s desk, Senate OKs Hoover brunch bill; draft beer bills for Hamilton, Guin moving (

Committee vote expected on biologic substitutions; PBM regulations and other action on pharmacy-related bills (

Bill would require use of state vaccine database (

Hoover considering updating smoke ban to include vaping (

Bills ban labeling lab-produced products as meat (

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