Regulation & Legislation

Regulation & legislation news affecting the convenience store industry

Organization says now something can be done to ‘bring these fees under control’

WASHINGTON -- The National Retail Federation (NRF) is applauding the U.S. Supreme Court for declining to take up a $5.7 billion settlement on retailers’ claims that Visa and MasterCard unfairly set credit-card interchange or “swipe” fees. “If this settlement had been approved, the structure of fees...

NATO’s Briant outlines seven states’ efforts that have fallen from consideration

MINNEAPOLIS -- Nearly three months into 2017, a growing number of tobacco-related bills have either died for failure to be passed by a state legislative deadline or been defeated in committee hearings. Those bills that have either died or been defeated come in four general forms: To raise the legal...

Industry association supports tax exclusions for employer-based coverage

WASHINGTON -- The National Retail Federation (NRF) threw its support behind House Republicans’ Affordable Care Act replacement plan. The proposal would end the Obama administration’s employer mandate to provide healthcare coverage and allow retailers to retain their tax exclusion status on health...

Embraces other states' success to build momentum.
Health-driven group sues to stop ‘deceptive promotion’
Law sets population-density limits on retailing
Agency officially aligns compliance and enforcement dates
California, Colorado and North Dakota tobacco-tax proposals go before voters
Will other mergers, acquisitions take place among top tobacco makers?