Year in Review: Top Legislative & Regulatory Happenings of 2020
NATIONAL REPORT — Backbar regulation was the talk of the town in 2020. This year, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made lots of headlines around tobacco and vapor issues — notably, the extension of the premarket tobacco application (PMTA) deadline, and the agency’s postponement of new cigarette warning labels and graphics to Oct. 16, 2021.
Convenience store retailers also complied with Federal Trade Commission (FTC) rulings by divesting assets to satisfy antitrust concerns.
Here are the top 10 legislative and regulatory headlines of the year, as reported by Convenience Store News Online:
Manufacturers now have until Sept. 9 to file applications to remain on the market.
At this time, a companion bill has not been introduced in the U.S. Senate.
The SAFE TO WORK Act would shield businesses from litigation, provided they took appropriate steps to guard against the spread of COVID-19.
The Federal Trade Commission finds the deal will impact competition in seven local markets in Indiana, Michigan, Maryland and Texas.
This settles allegations that the companies violated an order requiring divestitures in 2018.
The parent of Twice Daily will divest assets in two Tennessee markets to satisfy antitrust concerns.
A 75-percent excise tax on the wholesale price of nicotine vaping products also hits the category on June 1.
The c-store retailer's proposed ballot question would lift caps on traditional off-premise sales licenses until they are eliminated in 2024.
A U.S. District Court agrees to postpone the deadline to Oct. 16, 2021.
Operators secured nearly $30 million toward E15 infrastructure projects under the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program.