AGRMA Issues

Here are SOME of the issues that Arkansas Grocers and Retail Merchants Association follow. Please feel free to contact our office to learn more about any issue.

Assets Protection

  • Organized Retail Crime
  • Felony Threshold
  • Guns in Parking Lots
  • Security Guards Solicitation
  • Bad Checks
  • Video Surveillance
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Crowd Management

Credit

  • Identity Theft
  • Gift Cards
  • Interchange Fees
  • Banking Reform
  • Credit Cards
  • Consumer Reporting Agencies
  • Collection
  • Call Centers
  • WIC/Food Stamp Interoperability

Energy Policy

  • Carbon Footprint
  • Energy Incentives
  • Rate Structure/Cases
  • Renewable Mandates
  • Transmission Stability
  • Climate Change
  • Efficiency/Conservation

Environmental Policy

  • Sustainability
  • Plastic Bags
  • Product Stewardship
  • Bottle Bills
  • E-Waste
  • Packaging

Fiscal Policy

  • Income Tax
  • Property Tax
  • Inventory Tax
  • Sales Tax
  • Gross Receipts Tax
  • Streamline Sales Tax
  • Business Activity Tax
  • WOTC/WTW Credit
  • POS Fees – E911
  • Alcohol Tax
  • Beer Tax
  • Cigarette Tax
  • Smokeless Tobacco Tax
  • Item Tax

Grocery

  • Country of Origin
  • Food Labeling
  • Menu Labeling
  • Food Safety
  • Liquor Licensing
  • Tobacco Licensing
  • Food Handling
  • Alcohol/Tobacco Sales Training
  • WIC/Food Stamps

Health Care Clinics

  • Scope of Practice
  • Corporate Practice of Medicine Licensing

Health Care Policy

  • ERISA Preservation
  • Mandated Benefits
  • Employer Mandates
  • State Benefit Reporting
  • Electronic Medical Records
  • Transparency
  • HSA/HRA
  • Wellness and Prevention
  • Retirement Benefits

Human Resources/Labor Policy

  • Employee Relations
  • Unemployment Insurance
  • Workers Compensation
  • Labor Reform
  • Living/Minimum Wage
  • Meal/Personal/Rest Breaks
  • Immigration
  • UI Insurance
  • Paid Leave/FMLA
  • A.D.A. OSHA/Workplace Safety
  • Employment Screening
  • Background Checks
  • Payroll

Pharmacy

  • Medicare/Medicaid
  • Reimbursement
  • Diversion PSE, DXM, OTC
  • Pharmacy Technicians
  • Tracking of Sales
  • Pedigree
  • Conscience Clause
  • Labeling
  • Medical Waste
  • Immunizations
  • Generic Substitution
  • Scope of Practice

Privacy Policy

  • Data Security/Data Breach
  • Drivers License Swipe
  • RFID/EPC
  • Sharing/Use of Information
  • Social Security Numbers
  • Do Not Mail/Text/Call
  • Opt In/Opt Out
  • Advertising/Behavioral
  • Advertising

Product Safety

  • Food Recalls
  • General Merchandise Recalls
  • Restricted Products
  • Kiosks/Electronic Posting
  • Product Chemical
  • Restrictions/BPA

Property Development

  • Building Codes
  • LEED
  • Energy Star
  • Big Box Bans
  • Water Management
  • Waste Management

Store Operations

  • Item Pricing/Scanner Accuracy
  • POS Standards
  • Weights and Measures
  • Video Games regulations
  • Receipt/Rebate/Return Restrictions
  • Signage

Transportation

  • Trucks Idling
  • Hours of Service
  • Infrastructure Fees/Improvements
  • Inland Import Warehouses
  • Mass Transit/Corridor/Development
  • Environmental/Green Trucks