After many years of campaigning by ICSC and other trade organizations, the U.S. Senate voted 69 to 27 yesterday to approve S. 743, “The Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013,” moving the legislation one step closer to enactment. As I mentioned in my recent President’s Message, the passage of this bill is critical to the Commercial Real Estate industry, brick-and-mortar retailers and perhaps more importantly, to our State.
There is more work to be done before the Marketplace Fairness Act can become law. Now it must be approved by the House of Representatives, so there will be more challenges ahead and much education that needs to take place. I encourage you to contact your Representative today!