“Rain tax”, telepharmacy, and cage-free egg standards

In this issue:

  • House discusses stormwater fix via “rain tax”
  • Telepharmacy bill amended, reported by House committee
  • Bill would delay the cage-free egg standard until 2024
  • Regulatory round-up

House discusses stormwater fix via “rain tax”

In an effort to repair and improve systems that are designed to stop flooding basements,

MRA puts out legislative fires

By AMY DRUMM, MRA Vice President, Government Affairs

On the heels of attending a conference of state retail associations in Montana, I was able to spend some time in Glacier National Park and learned about the many forest fires that happen each year in our national parks.

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Looking out on the payments landscape and working on projects with various members of the Michigan Retailers Association has created a peek into the future of payments.

Flavored vape ban on hold, surprise medical billing discussion starts

Doctor challenges billing

In this issue:

  • Court puts flavored vape ban on hold
  • House unanimously reports marketplace bills
  • Discussion to end surprise medical billing starts
  • House passes updates to accessibility signs
  • Pure Michigan vows to continue

Court puts flavored vape ban on hold

On Oct.

New overtime rule, expungement, and vapor product transport guidance

In this issue:

  • U.S. Department of Labor issues final overtime rule
  • State releases transportation/return guidance on flavored vaping products
  • MRA’s marketplace bills one step closer to completion
  • House takes testimony on automatic expungement of certain crimes
  • House declares Oct.

Flavored vaping ban details, budget shutdown what ifs

In this issue:

  • Flavored vaping products cannot be sold after Oct. 1
  • What happens if the state shuts down?
  • Governor proclaims Oct. 4-6 as Buy Nearby Weekend
  • Regulatory round-up

Flavored vaping products cannot be sold after Oct.

Flavored e-cig product ban, wage theft bills introduced

In this issue:

  • Agreement reached to complete the budget before roads
  • Governor announces flavored vaping/alternative nicotine product ban
  • E-prescribing bills reported from house committee
  • Bills introduced to bolster AG’s wage theft task force
  • Governor proclaims September as Family Meals Month
  • Regulatory round-up

Agreement reached to complete the budget before roads

After much back and forth all year and parting shots all summer,

Upcoming regulations, court discusses adopt and amend

In this issue:

  • Marketplace bills reported from committee
  • Court hears oral arguments on changes to paid medical leave law
  • Democrats road funding plan: raise taxes on businesses
  • High court weighs in on nonresident alcohol sale restrictions
  • License needed to sell CBD/industrial hemp products
  • EEOC pay data due by Sept.

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