Summary

The Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America (BPAA) is the leading voice for over 3,500 bowling centers across the nation. We represent and work to empower bowling proprietors as they work to innovate their business, serve their consumers, and lead in their communities.

BPAA, led by its Government Affairs Committee, represents the bowling industry’s interests at the federal and state level. At the federal level, we are engaged on issues of tax, labor, alcohol, health care, and small business. At the state level, we work with our state associations and are engaged on issues of tax, labor, alcohol, food and beverage, and gaming.

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Members of the BPAA Government Affairs Team traveled to Washington D.C. in early October 2017 to meet with Members of Congress and senior level staff to discuss tax reform and how it affects BPAA and the bowling industry. From left to right: Bob Stubler (IL), Roger Nyquist (OR), Gary Forman (CA), Reggie Frederick (WA), Steve Wiemer (MO), and BPAA Executive Director Frank DeSocio (KS).

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Members of the BPAA Government Affairs Team meet with a senior level tax policy staffer in Washington D.C.

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BPAA Executive Director Frank DeSocio (far left), along with the rest of the BPAA delegation, listens to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) at an event in Washington D.C.

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Reggie Frederick, owner of Chalet Bowl in Tacoma, WA, met with his U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer (D-WA-6) while in Washington, D.C. Rep. Kilmer visits Chalet Bowl with his family.

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Jan 12 - State Policy Update

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California: What you need to know about California's new minimum wage: One thing is always certain for California employers at the start of each year — a number of significant employment-related laws will go into effect.
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Jan 12 - Federal Policy Update

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The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced, “Employers have received new withholding guidance from Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in order to implement tax cuts and other provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
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On Friday afternoon, the Conference Committee filed its Conference Report on the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.” They had reached an agreement in principle on Wednesday and continued to fine-tune it until Friday to ensure they had the votes necessary for passage.
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Alabama: Bloomberg news reports, The Alabama Department of Revenue adopted Ala. Admin. Code r. 810-3-39-.02, 810-3-39-.03, 810-3-39-.05 and repealed Ala. Admin. Code r. 810-3-39-.04, concerning corporate income tax returns. The amendments include: 1) the extension of time for filing a corporate return; 2) consolidated filing; and 3) taxable years following an election period for an affiliated group.
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