Governor Lifts State of Emergency in Relation to Tropical Depression Karen
ALABAMA'S PRICE GOUGING LAW: Makes it unlawful for anyone to raise prices on commodities or lodging by more than 25 percent during the declared state of emergency. To avoid violating Alabama's price gouging law, figure the price charged for each of the previous 30 days. Add the 30 daily prices, divide by 30, and multiply the price by .25, or 25 percent, to figure the maximum price increase allowed for any one day. The exception is if a wholesale price increases by more than 25 percent and merchants have no choice but to pass along the price increase.
The fine for violating Alabama's price gouging law can be up to $1,000 per incident. Those who willfully and continually violate the law can be banned from doing business in Alabama.
Emergency Agency Links and Phone Numbers
Being personally prepared greatly improves your outcome during an emergency situation. The Alabama Department of Health has compiled a list of the 10 items most needed during an emergency. You can find those items linked here and by clicking on the Get 10 logo above.
Alabama Retail Association | 7265 Halcyon Summit Drive, Montgomery, Alabama 36117 | t. 334 263 5757