Federal Legislative Update:
Currently, the vending operators may receive a loan amount of up to 2.5 times their average monthly payroll costs in their second draw of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. PPP borrowers that identify under the North American Industry Classification System Class (NAICS) codes 72 can qualify for 3.5 times their average monthly payrolls costs – increasing their available amount. Vending operators who identify under NAICS codes 45 are unfortunately excluded from this additional benefit.
As Congress works to pull together another round of federal stimulus, NAMA is urging the expansion of the 3.5 times multiplier to include industry under class 45. This will provide much needed relief to heavily impacted operators in the convenience services industry.
TAKE ACTION HERE and tell your elected officials provide necessary relief to operators and expand the added benefit to convenience services.
State Legislation We Are Tracking:
NAMA will continue monitoring several trending issues in the States in 2021. Including: Single-use plastics bans, banning cashless retail, Sugar Sweetened Beverage Warning Label, Sugar Sweetened Beverage Tax/expansion, streamline local micro market licensing, HFC Refrigerant (R134a) phase outs, minimum wage, and Interfacing with all fifty Governor’s Offices to educate on importance of keeping industry open. Here is some legislation we are keeping a particularly close eye on:
- HB 1799– Creates the Illinois Container Fee and Deposit Act. Provides for a deposit value of 5 cents to be paid by consumers on each beverage container sold in the State by a dealer for consumption. Provides that upon the return to a dealer or person operating a redemption center, the dealer or redemption center shall pay the value of the deposit back to the consumer as a refund. Sets forth requirements for the administration of the program. Provides certain exemptions to the program. Requires that the refund value be clearly indicated on all beverage containers sold in the State. Provides for the Environmental Protection Agency to certify redemption centers. Prohibits snap-top beverage containers. Provides that persons violating the Act shall be guilty of a Class C misdemeanor. Prohibits the manufacture of certain plastic metal beverage containers. Prohibits the disposal of beverage containers at sanitary landfills.
- HB 647 – Amends the Illinois Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. In provisions regarding the handling of bulk food
- HB2477 – COVID19-SMALL BUSINESS RELIEF