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. 

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 just completed our fourth week of the 2018 session. This week there were several issues heard within the committee that impact the retail industry. These issues include product bans and tax issues.