The Alabama House and Senate each cleared two calendars Thursday as lawmakers prepare for what could be the final week of the 2019 regular session.
The House is expected to vote on the state’s education budget Tuesday, and the general operating budget is in a conference committee. If lawmakers are able to finish work on the two budgets next week, they may end the session early. Technically, six legislative days remain in the session, which has to end by June 17.
At the time of this report, shoplifting and felony threshold legislation had not been scheduled for consideration next week. Lawmakers have said they anticipate a special session in the fall related to sentencing and prison reform.
To learn about issues of importance to retailers that became law this week or are pending in the final days, continue reading.
The House will convene at 2 p.m. and the Senate at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, for the 25th legislative day of the 30-day regular session.
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THIS WEEK IN RETAIL NEWS
Alabama Supreme Court rules all computer software is taxable(alabamaretail.org)
UC changes with $42.3 million annual savings for employers effective in 2020 (alabamaretail.org)
Vaping oversight requires tobacco permit and no sales to minors(alabamaretail.org)
Alabama to lower age for commercial truck drivers (alabamaretail.org)
Direct wine shipment bills move despite creation of study task force (alabamaretail.org)
Delivery license is per business, not per vehicle, under bill on governor’s desk (alabamaretail.org)
Pay equity bill heads to Senate; floor amendments expected (alabamaretail.org)
Alabama lottery bill is ‘dead for this session,’ says chairman (montgomeryadvertiser.com)
Local ban on new occupational taxes could get final debate Tuesday in House (alabamaretail.org)
Senate OKs statewide, year-round sales of small fireworks (alabamaretail.org)
Compromise medical marijuana bill to get House committee vote(aldailynews.com)
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