Your Virginia Retail Federation team is at the Capitol representing the retail voice on any issues that impact the industry. As in years past, they will be sending out Action Alerts on priority issues. It is imperative that members participate in any Action Alert you receive. This is just one more way for your voice to be heard on issues that impact your individual business.

Week eight recap of the 2022 General Assembly

The 2022 General Assembly Session adjourned Sine Die, Saturday, March 12th. However, they adopted HJ 455 which allowed any legislation still in Conference to be carried over to a 2022 Special Session. The biggest legislation that is included in this group is the Budget. We are still waiting for the Governor to set the date for the pending Special Session, and once that is determined, we will inform members.

Below is a summary of key legislation to the Retail Industry. Any legislation that has passed out of both Chambers will now make its way to the Governor for action. This means that the Governor can sign it into law, amend it, or veto it. April 11th is the Governor’s last day for action on legislation. The Reconvened Session will be Wednesday, April 27th, this is when the Legislature returns to vote on any actions the Governor may have taken on legislation.

To view our complete tracking list, please click here.

MINIMUM WAGE

Several bills were introduced that relate to minimum wage. Delegates Marshall, McNamara, Freitas, and Senator Peake all introduced legislation that sought to freeze Virginia’s minimum wage at the current rate of $11 an hour. The legislation also repealed the rest of the provisions relating to increasing the state minimum wage based on an annual adjusted minimum wage determined by the Department of Labor and Industry.

In addition, Delegate Phillip Scott introduced HB1040 which exempted small employers, defined as those with 10 or fewer employees from the state minimum wage requirements. All of these measures were defeated in Senate Commerce and Labor Committee.

DEFEATED MINIMUM WAGE LEGISLATION:

  • HB 171 – Marshall – Minimum wage; removes certain provisions relating to increasing state wage. Left in Committee (Defeated).
  • HB 296 – McNamara – Minimum wage; removes certain provisions relating to increasing state wage. Passed by Indefinitely in Senate Commerce and Labor Committee (11-Y 4-N).
  • HB 320 – Freitas – Minimum wage; removes certain provisions relating to increasing state wage. Passed by Indefinitely in Senate Commerce and Labor Committee (12-Y 3-N).
  • HB 1040 – Scott, P.A. – Minimum wage; small employers. . Passed by Indefinitely in Senate Commerce and Labor Committee (12-Y 3-N).
  • SB 173 – Peake – Minimum wage; removes certain provisions relating to increasing state wage. . Passed by Indefinitely in Senate Commerce and Labor Committee (12-Y 3-N).

INFORM ACT

The Inform Act is legislation that was introduced to help improve safety and transparency on online marketplaces. This is accomplished by requiring the Online Marketplaces to collect and verify information on the identity of High-Volume Third-Party Sellers, as defined in the legislation as a seller who makes 200 or more discrete transactions and $5,000 or more in gross revenues in a continuous 12-month period over the past 24 months. While this legislation passed the Senate, it did not make it out of the House Commerce and Energy Committee.

In Subcommittee #4 it was determined that a letter would be sent to Attorney General Miyares by the Chairs of both House and Senate Commerce Committees and House and Senate General Laws Committees requesting a workgroup be conducted in the off-season. This workgroup is to take a deep dive into the issue at hand covered by SB 341, and will consist of industry experts from both brick and mortar as well as online marketplace retailers, in addition to law enforcement professionals.

ACTIVE INFORM ACT LEGISLATION:

  • SB 341 – Barker – Consumer protection; online marketplace; high-volume third-party sellers. Laid on the table by House Commerce and Energy Subcommittee #4 (6-Y 0-N).

Grocery Tax

One of Governor Youngkin’s initiatives is to eliminate the Grocery Tax in Virginia. There are several pieces of legislation that have been introduced to eliminate tax (state, regional, and local sales taxes) on food purchased for human consumption and essential personal hygiene products.

The two remaining pieces active pieces of legislation are the Senate versions, introduced by Senator Boysko, and the House version, introduced by Delegate McNamara. These two pieces of legislation were still in conference when they adjourned and were therefore carried over to the pending Special Session. This is one of the key issues that is still being negotiated in the budget as well.

ACTIVE GROCERY TAX LEGISLATION  – CONTINUED TO 2022 SPECIAL SESSION: 

  • HB 90 – McNamara – Sales tax; exemption for food purchased for human consumption & essential personal hygiene products. In conference – Carried over to the 2022 Special Session.
  • SB 451 – Boysko – Retail Sales and Use tax; exemption for food purchased for human consumption and essential personal hygiene products. In conference – Carried over to the 2022 Special Session.

DEFEATED GROCERY TAX LEGISLATION:

  • HB 696 – Keam – Retail Sales and Use tax; exemption for essential personal hygiene products. Laid on the Table in House Finance Committee (16-Y 5-N).
  • HB 848 – Lopez – Sales and use tax; exemption for incontinence products. Laid on the Table by House Finance Committee (14-Y 7-N).
  • HB 1008 – Durant – Sales tax; exemption for food purchased for human consumption and essential personal hygiene. – Left in Committee (defeated).
  • SB 380 – McDougle – Sales tax; exemption for food purchased for human consumption & essential personal hygiene products. Incorporated into SB451.
  • SB 571 – Newman – Sales tax; exemption for food purchased for human consumption and essential personal products. Incorporated into SB451.
  • SB 609 – DeSteph – Sales tax; exemption for food purchased for human consumption and essential personal hygiene. Incorporated into SB451.

SALES TAX

Several bills were introduced to increase the sales tax in certain localities in order to support school construction projects. We have seen these bills pass throughout the last several years, however, this year these bills were defeated in House Finance Committee.

DEFEATED SALES TAX LEGISLATION:

  • HB 63 – Edmunds – Sales and use tax, local; additional tax in Prince Edward County to support the construction of schools. Laid on the Table by House Finance Subcommittee (5-Y 3-N).
  • HB 531 – Hudson – Additional local sales and use tax to support schools. Laid on the Table by House Finance Subcommittee (5-Y 3-N).
  • HB 545 – Hudson – Additional local sales and use tax to support schools. Laid on the Table by House Finance Subcommittee (5-Y 3-N)
  • SB 37 – Norment – Sales tax; authorizes additional local tax for constructing, etc., schools in Isle of Wight County. Laid on the Table by House Finance Subcommittee #3 (4-Y 3-N).
  • SB 298 – Deeds – Additional local sales and use tax to support schools. Laid on the Table by House Finance Subcommittee #3 (4-Y 3-N).
  • SB 472 – McClellan – Retail sales & use tax, additional local; use of revenues for construction or renovation of schools. Laid on the Table by House Finance Subcommittee #3 (4-Y 3-N).

OVERTIME

Multiple bills were introduced that will correct the issues caused by the Virginia Overtime Wage Act, passed last year. Delegate Ware and Senator Barker are the patrons of the remaining legislation that will import all the exemptions from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) into state law, as was intended when the original legislation passed in 2021.

The legislation states that, for purposes of the Virginia Overtime Wage Act, the term “employee” does not include certain people excluded from the definition of “employee” under FLSA and that the employer may assert an exemption to the overtime requirement of the Virginia Overtime Wage Act for employees who meet certain exemptions in FLSA. In addition, both pieces of legislation include provisions on wage calculation that were also left out of the 2021 legislation.

OVERTIME LEGISLATION – BEFORE GOVERNOR FOR ACTION:

  • HB 1173 – Ware – Fair Labor Standards Act; overtime, employer liability. Passed both House and Senate and is now before Governor for action.
  • SB 631 – Barker – Fair Labor Standards Act; overtime, employer liability. Passed both House and Senate and is now before Governor for action.

DEFEATED OVERTIME LEGISLATION:

  • HB 1143 – Byron – Virginia Overtime Wage Act. Left in Committee.
  • HB 1017 – Guzman – Overtime; compensable hours worked; compensatory time. Stricken from Docket.
  • SB 365 – Stuart – Virginia Overtime Wage Act. Incorporated into SB631.

PAID LEAVE

As in years past, multiple pieces of legislation were introduced on the topic of paid leave that mandate paid leave for employers. Of the introduced legislation, only the legislation introduced by Delegate Byron and Senator Favola passed. This legislation is not a mandate, rather it creates a class of insurance for family leave. This policy would be available for employers to provide for employees as a part of their benefits program if they so choose.

PAID LEAVE LEGISLATION – BEFORE GOVERNOR FOR ACTION

  • HB 1156 – Byron – Private family leaves insurance. Passed both House and Senate and is now before Governor for action.
  • SB 15 – Favola – Insurance; paid family leave. Passed both House and Senate and is now before Governor for action.

DEFEATED PAID LEAVE LEGISLATION:

  • HB 851 – Reid – Paid sick leave; penalty; state tax deduction. Laid on the table by House Commerce and Energy Subcommittee (3-Y 2-N).
  • HB 1160 – Mundon King – Paid sick leave; health care providers and grocery store workers. Laid on the table by House Commerce and Energy Subcommittee (3-Y 2-N).
  • SB 1 – Boysko – Paid family and medical leave program; Virginia Employment Commission required to establish. Senate Commerce and Labor Committee Continued to 2023 (defeated) (15-Y 0-N).
  • SB 352 – Surovell – Paid sick leave; health care providers and grocery store workers. Failed to report our of House Commerce and Energy Subcommittee #4 (2-Y 4-N).

TAX CONFORMITY/CORPORATE AND INDIVIDUAL TAX RATES/ PPP AND OTHER COVID-19 RELATED LOANS DEDUCTIBILITY

TAX LEGISLATION – EMERGENCY LEGISLATION:

  • HB 971 – Byron – Commonwealth’s taxation system; conformity with the Internal Revenue Code, etc. Passed both House and Senate, Signed by the Governor – Effective now because contains Emergency Clause.
  • SB 94 – Howell – Internal Revenue Code; conformity of the Commonwealth’s taxation system. Passed both House and Senate, Signed by the Governor – Effective now because contains Emergency Clause.

TAX LEGISLATION – BEFORE THE GOVERNOR FOR ACTION:

  • HB 224 – Coyner – Income tax, corporate; filing status for tax returns of affiliated corporations. Passed both House and Senate and is now before the Governor for action.
  • HB 348 – Watts – Income tax, corporate; tax returns of affiliated corporations. Substitute passed both House and Senate, now before the Governor for action.
  • SB 288 – Ebbin – Virginia taxable income; corporations; deductions; business interest. Passed both the House and the Senate, now before the Governor for action.

TAX LEGISLATION – CONTINUED TO 2022 SPECIAL SESSION:

  • SB 579 – Hanger – Income tax refunds for individuals or married persons filing a joint return. In conference – Carried over to the 2022 Special Session.

DEFEATED TAX LEGISLATION:

  • HB 106 – McNamara – Income tax, state; rolling conformity, report. Laid on the table by House Finance Subcommittee (5-Y 3-N).
  • HB 273 – McNamara – Income tax, state; subtractions and deductions related to Paycheck Protection Program loans. Failed to report from House Finance Committee (8-Y 13-N).
  • HB 295 – McNamara – Income tax, corporate; reduces tax from its current rate. Laid on the table by House Finance Subcommittee (8-Y 1-N).
  • HB 332 – Head – Income tax, state and corporate; credit for small businesses. Left in Committee.
  • HB 472 – McNamara – Income tax, state; increases standard deduction. Continued to 2023 in Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee (11-Y 3-N 1-A).
  • HB 1003 – Byron – Internal Revenue Code; conformity of the Commonwealth’s taxation system. Stricken from the Docket.
  • SB 7 – Petersen – Income tax, state; Virginia’s standard deduction equivalent to federal standard deduction. Continued to 2023 by Senate Finance Appropriations Committee (11-Y 3-N 1-A).
  • SB 11 – Suetterlein – Income tax, state; increases standard deduction for single and married filers. Continued to 2023 by Senate Finance Appropriations Committee (11-Y 3-N 1-A).
  • SB 540 – Peake – Income tax, state and corporate; credit for small businesses. Continued to 2023 by Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee (defeated) (12-Y 4-N).
  • SB 560 – Norment – Income tax, state; increases standard deduction. Continued to 2023 by Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee (defeated) (11-Y 3-N 1-A).
  • SB 583 – Newman – Conformity of the Commonwealth’s taxation system with the Internal Revenue Code. Incorporated into SB94 by Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee.

OTHER TAX ISSUES

TAX LEGISLATION – BEFORE THE GOVERNOR FOR ACTION:

  • HB 267 – McNamara – Taxes, local; surplus revenues. Passed both House and Senate, now before Governor for action.
  • HB 518 – Head – Sales and transient occupancy taxes; accommodations intermediaries. Passed the both House and Senate, Signed by the Governor – Effective 10/1/22.
  • HB 551 – Scott, D.L. – Retail Sales and Use Tax; exemption for medicine and drugs purchased by veterinarians. Passed both House and Senate, now before Governor for action.
  • HB 1076 – McNamara – Local cigarette tax; unsold inventory. Passed both House and Senate, now before Governor for action.
  • HB 1199 – Ware – Tobacco products tax; remote retail sales. Passed both House and Senate, now before Governor for action.
  • SB 12 – Suetterlein – Taxes, local; surplus revenues. Passed both House and Senate, now before Governor for action.
  • SB 25 – Ruff – Cigarette tax, local; tax increase payment on unsold inventory. Passed both House and Senate, now before Governor for action.
  • SB 432 – Dunnavant – Sales tax; taxable accommodations. Passed both House and Senate, now before Governor for action.
  • SB 517 – Lucas – Retail Sales and Use Tax; exemption for medicine and drugs purchased by veterinarians. Passed both House and Senate, now before Governor for action.
  • SB 651 – Vogel – Sales and transient occupancy taxes; accommodations intermediaries. Passed both House and Senate, now before Governor for action.
  • SB 748 – McDougle – Tobacco products tax; remote retail sales. Passed both House and Senate, now before Governor for action.

DEFEATED TAX LEGISLATION:

  • HB 7 – Ware – Transient occupancy tax; supporting documentation. Left in Committee (Defeated).
  • HB 75 – Ware – Localities; restricts authority to impose transient occupancy tax at rate that exceeds five percent. Laid on the table by House Finance Subcommittee (defeated) (9-Y 0-N).
  • HB 152 – March – Sales and use tax; exemption for portion of payment card processing fees. Laid on the table by House Finance Subcommittee (defeated) (9-Y 0-N).
  • HB 274 – McNamara – Sales and transient occupancy taxes; broadens definition of accommodations intermediaries. Left in Committee (defeated).
  • SB 553 – Marsden – Sales and transient occupancy taxes; broadens definition of accommodations intermediaries. Incorporated into SB651 by Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee.

DRAM SHOP LIABILITY – DEFEATED

  • HB 984 – Runion – Liability for sale of alcohol or marijuana product to an underage person. Left in Committee (defeated).
  • SB 230 – Hanger – Liability for sale of alcohol to an impaired customer; injury to another person. Incorporated into SB555 by Senate Judiciary Committee.
  • SB 555 – Obenshain – Liability for sale of alcohol to an underage person. Failed to Report from Senate Judiciary Committee (4-Y 10-N).

MANDATORY OPT-OUT FOR AUTOMATIC RENEWAL

  • HB 78 – Davis – Automatic renewal or continuous service offer to consumer; cancellation and online opt-out. Passed both House and Senate with amendments, now before the Governor for action.

PRIVATE CAUSE OF ACTION AGAINST EMPLOYERS – DEFEATED

  • HB 510 – March – Employer medical mandates; cause of action. Left in Committee.

MISCLASSIFICATION OF WORKERS – DEFEATED

  • HB 529 – Batten – Labor and employment; misclassification of workers. Continued to 2023 by House Commerce and Energy Subcommittee (defeated).

PRIVACY

  • HB 381 – Davis – Consumer Data Protection Act; data deletion request. Passed the House and the Senate with Substitute, now before the Governor for action.
  • HB 714 – Hayes – Consumer Data Protection Act; enforcement, abolishes Consumer Privacy Fund. Passed the House and the Senate with Substitute, now before the Governor for action.
  • SB 393 – Ebbin – Consumer Data Protection Act; data deletion request. Passed the House and the Senate with Substitute, now before the Governor for action.
  • SB 534 – Marsden – Consumer Data Protection Act; enforcement, abolishes Consumer Privacy Fund. Passed the House and the Senate with Substitute, now before the Governor for action.
  • SB 584 – Norment – Consumer Data Protection Act; personal data obtained from source other than the consumer. Incorporated into SB 393 by Senate General Laws and Technology Committee.

FELONY LARCENY THRESHOLD – DEFEATED

  • HB 107 – McGuire – Larceny and certain property crimes; penalties. Left in Committee.
  • HB 247 – Ransone – Grand larceny and certain property crimes; decreases threshold amount, penalty. Left in Committee.

LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANIES

  • HB 309 – Rasoul – Limited liability companies; prepayment of annual registration fees. Passed the House and Senate with Substitute, now before the Governor for action.

SHORT-TERM RENTAL – DEFEATED

  • SB 602 – DeSteph – Short-term rental properties; definition; locality requirements and restrictions. Stricken from the Docket.

ABC

ABC LEGISLATION – BEFORE GOVERNOR FOR ACTION

  • HB 426 – Bulova – Alcoholic beverage control; delivery of alcoholic beverages, third-party delivery license. Passed the House and Senate with Substitute, now Before Governor for action.
  • HB 455 – Knight – Casino gaming; sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages in establishments, etc. Passed the House and Senate with Substitute, now Before Governor for action.
  • HB 1251 – Fowler – Alcoholic beverage control; operation of government stores, sale of nonalcoholic spirits. Passed the House and Senate with Amendments, now Before Governor for action.
  • SB 254 – Bell – Alcoholic beverage control; delivery of alcoholic beverages, third-party delivery license. Passed the House and Senate with Substitute, now Before Governor for action.
  • SB 519 – Lucas – Casino gaming; sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages in establishments, etc. Passed the House and Senate with Substitute, now Before Governor for action.

DEFEATED ABC LEGISLATION:

  • HB 300 – Freitas – Alcoholic beverage control; distiller licenses to allow Internet orders and shipments. Laid on the table (defeated) by House General Laws Subcommittee (8-Y 0-N).
  • HB 328 – Freitas – Alcoholic beverage control; retail privatization of government stores. Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (8-Y 0-N).
  • SB 65 – Ruff – Alcoholic beverage control; distiller licenses to allow Internet orders and shipments. Passed by Indefinitely (defeated) by Senate Rehabilitation and Social Services Committee (13-Y 1-N).
  • SB 619 – Cosgrove – Alcoholic beverage control; food-to-beverage ratio. Stricken at request of Patron in Rehabilitation and Social Services (15-Y 0-N).

Employer Mandates

EMPLOYER MANDATE LEGISLATION – BEFORE GOVERNOR FOR ACTION

  • SB 271 – Ebbin – Living organ donors; discrimination prohibited, unpaid leave, civil penalty. (S) Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations. Passed House and Senate with Substitute, now before the Governor for action.

DEFEATED EMPLOYER MANDATE LEGISLATION:

  • HB 532 – Convirs-Fowler – Public accommodations, employment, and housing; prohibited discrimination. (H) Subcommittee recommends striking from docket (7-Y 0-N).
  • HB 676 – Hope – Fair Labor Standards Act waiver; employees with disabilities. (H) Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (6-Y 4-N).
  • HB 757 – Krizek – Employment; anti-harassment training requirement. Stricken from the docket.
  • SB 244 – Hashmi – Organ donors; unpaid leave; civil penalty. Incorporated into SB271 by Senate Commerce and Labor Committee.
  • SB 407 – Dunnavant – Disability insurance; disability arising out of childbirth. Left in House Commerce and Energy Subcommittee #2.
  • SB 447 – Boysko – Wage or salary history inquiries; prohibited, civil penalty. Laid on the Table in House Commerce and Energy Subcommittee #2 ( 6-Y 4-N).
  • SB 494 – McClellan – Virginia Human Rights Act; nondiscrimination in employment; definition of employer. Failed to Report in House Commerce and Energy Committee (10-Y 2-N).

UNEMPLOYMENT/WORKERS COMPENSATION

UNEMPLOYMENT/WORKERS COMPENSATION LEGISLATION – BEFORE GOVERNOR FOR ACTION:

  • HB 652 – Wampler – Unemployment compensation; notice of hearing prior to discontinuing benefits. Passed the House and Senate with Substitute, now before Governor for Action.
  • HJ 11 – Marshall – Workers’ compensation; study on prohibition on charging premiums for bonus pay, vacations, etc. Passed the House and Senate with Substitute, now before Governor for action.
  • SB 562 – Saslaw – Workers’ compensation; time period for filing claim; certain cancers. Passed the House and Senate, now before the Governor for action.
  • SB 655 – Ebbin – Unemployment compensation; required written notice upon separation. Passed the House and Senate with Substitute, now before Governor for action.

DEFEATED UNEMPLOYMENT/WORKERS COMPENSATION LEGISLATION:

  • HB 153 – March – Unemployment/workers compensation; testing for the use of nonprescribed controlled substances. Left in Committee.
  • HB 600 – Hudson – Unemployment compensation; continuation of benefits; repayment of overpayments. Laid on the Table (defeated) In House Commerce and Energy Subcommittee (3-Y 2-N).
  • HB 640 – Carr – Unemployment compensation; invalid claims. Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (7-Y 0-N).
  • HB 730 – Ward – Workers’ compensation; failure to market residual capacity. Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (6-Y 4-N).
  • HB 1002 – Guzman – Workers’ compensation; injuries caused by repetitive and sustained physical stressors. Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (6-Y 4-N).
  • HB 1201 – Byron – Unemployment compensation; disqualification for benefits, etc. Passed by Indefinitely by Senate Commerce and Labor Committee (12-Y 3-N).
  • SB 181 – Saslaw – Workers’ compensation; presumption as to death or disability from COVID-19, vaccine. Left in House Commerce and Energy Committee.
  • SB 226 – McPike – Workers’ compensation; notice to employees. Laid on the Table in House Commerce and Energy Subcommittee #2 (6-Y 4-N).

CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT – DEFEATED

  • HB 737 – Krizek – Virginia Consumer Protection Act; certain disclosure in advertising required. Continued to 2023 (defeated) by House Commerce and Energy Subcommittee.

COVID-19 – DEFEATED

  • HB 27 – Anderson – COVID-19 vaccination status; mandatory COVID-19 vaccination prohibited, discrimination prohibited. Left in Committee (defeated).
  • HB 934 – LaRock – Employer-mandated vaccinations for COVID-19; required exemptions; civil penalties. Left in Committee (defeated).
  • SB 189 – Chase – Employer-mandated vaccinations for COVID-19; discrimination prohibited, civil penalties. Passed by indefinitely in Commerce and Labor (12-Y 2-N).
  • SB 548 – Chase – Virginia Human Rights Act; nondiscrimination in places of public accommodation; COVID-19. Failed to report (defeated) in General Laws and Technology (7-Y 8-N).
  • SB 582 – Chase – Virginia Human Rights Act; nondiscrimination in places of public accommodation. Passed by indefinitely (defeated) in General Laws and Technology (8-Y 6-N).

SMALL BUSINESS

SMALL BUSINESS LEGISLATION – BEFORE GOVERNOR FOR ACTION:

  • SB 128 – Obenshain – Small Business and Supplier Diversity, Department of; redefines “small business.” Passed the House and Senate, now before Governor for Action.

DEFEATED SMALL BUSINESS LEGISLATION:

  • HB 155 – March – Small Business and Supplier Diversity, Department of; business permitting program, etc. (H) Subcommittee recommends striking from docket (7-Y 0-N).
  • HB 476 – Murphy – Retail Small Business Grant Program and Fund. Left in Appropriations Committee (defeated).

PRODUCT BAN – DEFEATED

  • HB 949 – Tran – Pavement sealants containing coal tar prohibited. Laid on the Table by House Agriculture, Chesapeake, and Natural Resources Subcommittee (5-Y 4-N).

FOOD DELIVERY PLATFORM – DEFEATED

  • HB 460 – Bennett-Parker – Food delivery platforms; fee transparency. Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (7-Y 3-N).

TOBACCO RETAIL LICENSES – DEFEATED

  • HB 685 – Hope – Tobacco retail licensing; penalties. Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (7-Y 1-N).

PERMIT ISSUES

PERMIT LEGISLATION – BEFORE GOVERNOR FOR ACTION:

  • HB 837 – Wilt – Food and drink law; permitting requirements. Passed the House and Senate with Substitute, now before Governor for Action.

DEFEATED PERMIT LEGISLATION:

  • SB 32 – Marsden – Overweight vehicle permits; increases maximum extension of existing weight limits. Stricken from the Docket (defeated).

ENVIRONMENTAL – DEFEATED

  • HB 647 – Carr – Packaging Stewardship Program and Fund; established. (H) Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (6-Y 4-N).
  • HB 709 – Keam – Packaging Stewardship Program and Fund; established. (H) Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (6-Y 4-N).
  • HB 826 – Hope – Beverage container deposit and redemption program; established, civil and criminal penalties. (H) Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (10-Y 0-N).
  • HB 918 – Lopez – Packaging Stewardship Program and Fund; established. (H) Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (6-Y 4-N).

NONPAYMENT OF WAGES – STILL ACTIVE

  • HB 889 – Kilgore – Nonpayment of wages; defense of contractor. Passed the House and Senate with Substitute, now before Governor for action.
  • SB 538 – Peake – Nonpayment of wages; defense of contractor. Passed the House and Senate with Substitute, now before Governor for action.

CLASS ACTION AND ARBITRATION – DEFEATED

  • HB 505 – Mullin – Civil actions; filed on behalf of multiple persons. (H) Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (5-Y 3-N).
  • SB 309 – Edwards – Consumer Protection Act; prohibited practices, certain restrictive provisions. Failed to Report on the Floor of the Senate (19-Y 21-N).

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