In the wee hours of this morning, the Alabama Legislature sent the governor both the education and general spending plans for 2024, as well as supplemental appropriations from this year’s education and general funds. Thursday, the Legislature approved a one-time income tax rebate. Three legislative days remain in the 2023 regular session.
First up on the House’s proposed agenda for next week is legislation creating a retail theft and organized retail theft law.
Even though the budgets are done, the retail theft and several other major items await action, including reducing the sales tax on food and freeing more than 3,000 businesses from having to prepay sales tax.
The Alabama House will convene at 1 p.m. Alabama Senate and the Alabama Senate at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, for the 28th day of the 2023 regular session. The Legislature is expected to meet for two days next week after an extended Memorial Day weekend.
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THIS WEEK IN RETAIL NEWS
Bill targeting retail thieves tops Wednesday’s House agenda (alabamaretail.org)
Alabama Legislature gives final approval to education budget, supplemental spending (alabamareflector.com)
Local projects focus of $3B General Fund, supplemental conflicts (aldailynews.com)
One-time emergency refill expansion effective Aug. 1 (alabamaretail.org)
Rep. Fred Plump to resign amid conspiracy, obstruction charges (aldailynews.com)
Bill that makes doxing a crime passes the Senate, must go back to the House (alabamareflector.com)
PARCA report shows online sales tax impact on schools, stores (aldailynews.com)
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