Joint Money Committees Update

Last week, Governor Northam and Secretary of Finance, Aubrey Layne, addressed the Joint Money Committees with a Review of the 2018 Fiscal Year and a look forward to the coming Fiscal Year.

As of July 1st, the new laws from the 2018 General Assembly Session went into effect. Multiple laws impact our members. 




The Supreme Court says states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax.

The 5-4 ruling Thursday is a win for states, who said they were losing out on billions of dollars annually under a two-decades-old Supreme Court decisions that affected online sales tax collection.


A sincere thank you to everyone who attended, donated and supported our annual Virginia Retail Federation Silent Auction in Richmond. This event supports our lobbyists and the organization in its mission to proactively represent and support the legislative interests of Virignia retailers on the local, State and Federal levels. 

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.