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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THIS WEEK IN RETAIL NEWS

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

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

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

Bill would establish sex and race pay equity law in Alabama (alabamaretail.org)

Alabama Senate approves medical marijuana bill – SB236(montgomeryadvertiser.com)

Senate decides to study, rather than debate, direct shipment bills (alabamaretail.org)

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

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

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

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

Bill would require use of state vaccine database (timesdaily.com)

Hoover considering updating smoke ban to include vaping (wbrc.com)

Bills ban labeling lab-produced products as meat (alabamaretail.org)


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