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Statement from Business Council of Alabama on SB 286

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  APRIL 1, 2013

MONTGOMERY—After weeks of negotiating with representatives from business and industry, law enforcement, the plaintiff’s bar, non-profits and the NRA, the Business Council of Alabama has no choice but to oppose SB 286. 

At a time when the business community in all sectors should be focused on creating jobs, we instead are dealing with this unnecessary legislation which erodes the constitutional property rights of businesses,” said BCA President and CEO William J. Canary.  “We have said from the beginning that in order to support this legislation, businesses must be immune from civil liability, the bill must apply equally to everyone in Alabama, and there must be an opt-in opt-out provision for businesses,” Canary concluded.

BCA Senior Vice President for Intergovernmental Affairs and Advocacy & Legal Advisor Anita L. Archie added, “None of the conditions presented by the business community have been met, and Alabama businesses are already struggling with burdensome regulations that impact productivity and increase costs.”

                                        

The Business Council of Alabama is Alabama’s foremost voice for business. The BCA is a non-partisan statewide business association representing the interests and concerns of nearly one million working Alabamians through its member companies and its partnership with the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama.  BCA is Alabama’s exclusive affiliate to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers.

Contact: Nathan Lindsay (334) 834-6000

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