The past week was an eventful week for the retail industry at the Virginia Capitol.


Our top priority, Sales Tax Fairness, was passed out of both Senate Finance and House Finance Committees. Both SB 1083 and HB 1722 were passed out of committee with a substitute. The bills differ from one another in a few ways, but the main difference is that SB 1083 has a delayed enactment date of January 1, 2020.

Let your Senators and Delegates know that Virginia’s Brick and Mortar Retailers DO NOT want to go through another Holiday Season with an unlevel playing fieldFind your legislator and copy a sample letter here >>


In addition, your VRF team has been the retail voice regarding mandates on businesses that will impact your businesses negatively. These issues include a minimum wage increase, reporting requirement for independent contractors, and additional pieces of legislation which would allow a cause of action to be initiated against employers on a multitude of issues. See all bills currently being tracked by VRF >>