Philadelphia Legislative Priorities PFMA and its Philadelphia members were successful in blocking passage of legislation that would have been detrimental to the interests of our members:
Grocery Store Restrictive Covenant Legislation Sponsored by Councilwoman Cindy Bass, this bill would restrict grocery stores with over 15,000 square feet of space located in a food desert from restricting another grocery store from buying during transition of sale, and refuse a commercial license for any grocery store that had a restrictive covenant in its lease.
Plastic Bag Fee, Ban, and Taxes PFMA was successful in preventing passage of plastic bag fees, bans, or taxes in the city of Philadelphia, as well as several other municipalities across the Commonwealth.
Tobacco Pharmacy Sales Prohibition Sponsored by Councilwoman Derek Green, this bill would ban the sale of tobacco and other tobacco products in pharmacies and grocery stores with pharmacies. We expect this issue to be raised again in the future.
Tobacco products flavor ban legislation Sponsored by Councilwoman Curtis Jones Jr., this would have instituted a ban on the sale of flavored tobacco products.
Fortunately, bills such as the last two can no longer be offered in Philadelphia due to the newly enacted preemption statute noted above.