The General Assembly adjourned Sine Die on Saturday, March 10th. As you will see from our wrap-up report it was a very successful session for the Retail Industry. We defeated all bills that would have a negative impact on our members and had several bills pass that would be beneficial to our members.

VRF is tracking these bills to proactively represent and support the legislative interests of Virginia retailers on the local, State, and Federal levels.

VRF is tracking these bills to proactively represent and support the legislative interests of Virginia retailers on the local, State, and Federal levels.

We have had a very successful 2018 General Assembly Session so far. The majority of our issues have been handled for the year, but we still have a few issues remaining. These include legislation to promote recycling and budget issues.

VRF opposes any industry-specific taxes, particularly those that target the retail sector. The City of Richmond recently proposed and approved a 1.5% increase to the meals tax (the city does not require a referendum as the counties do) as well as a recent consideration to implement a Cigarette Tax.