We Support Alcohol Sales Privatization:PFMA will work to update state alcohol sales and distribution laws to allow its members to sell adult beverages (beer, wine and spirits) in any quantity, at their stores. Also, PFMA will work to create a competitive market-based wholesale distribution system for delivery and purchase of products by retailers.
Change/Extend the SNAP Distribution Schedule (HB 877 and SB 568): PFMA supports legislation that would adjust the SNAP distribution schedule to allow for a longer distribution period during which recipients would receive their monthly benefits. Currently recipients receive their benefits in the first ten days of the month.
PFMA supports HB 877, sponsored by Rep. Toohil, and SB 568, sponsored by Senator Argall.
Vape/E-cigarette formula change:PFMA supports legislation that would establish a five-cent per fluid millimeter tax on consumable vapor products. This is a change from the current 40% tax on these products.
PFMA supports SB 508 (Bartolotta) and HB 1477 (Wheeland), which would eliminate the 40 percent wholesale tax and replace it with a 5-cents per milliliter retail tax on e-liquid.
Anti-Credit Card Skimming Legislation (HB 1918): PFMA supports HB 1918 (Phillips-Hill), which would help to eliminate and punish the use of fraudulent credit card devices by criminalizing the use of a scanning or skimming device, the use of a re-encoder, and the possession or sale of a skimming device
Philadelphia Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Tax repeal and preemption: PFMA supports efforts currently being pursued by Senator Scavello and Rep. Mustio to repeal the Philadelphia sugar-sweetened beverage tax. The legislation would also preempt all municipalities from trying to enact a similar tax or fee.
We Oppose Increasing the State Cigarette Tax or Instituting New/Additional Taxes on OTP or E-Cigarettes: The association will work to prevent any proposed increases to the state cigarette tax as well as the implementation of new taxes on e-cigarettes and other tobacco products. These taxes were increased in 2016.
State Sales Tax Rate Increase and Base Expansion: PFMA will work to halt attempts to raise the state sales tax from 6% and expand the base to additional products.
Mandatory statewide paid and unpaid leave: PFMA opposes a government mandated statewide paid and unpaid leave ordinances.
PFMA supports SB 128 (Eichelberger) and HB 861 (Grove), which would prohibit municipalities from passing such local mandated leave ordinances.
Property tax elimination/tax shift: PFMA opposes the elimination of property taxes, which would require a dramatic increase in the personal income tax and sales tax.
Personal Income Tax Increase: PFMA opposes an increase in the personal income tax on its members and their customers.