2013 Agenda Generators Fiscal Cliff
FROM CAPITOL HILL
for the NACS
legislative and regulatory
agenda cover lots of major issues.
The NACS Legislative Committee collectively agrees that the coming regulatory agenda
will take top precedence for NACS advocacy.
BY JOHN EICHBERGER
Soon after the 2012 election, the NACS Legislative Com- mittee, comprised of 21 retail members, met with government relations staff at the NACS offices
in Alexandria, Virginia, to discuss the
outcome of the election and what issues will most directly affect the convenience and fuel retailing industry in
the coming year.
Following an in-depth evaluation of
the results of the election — both nationally and by state — the committee
considered implications for the NACS
legislative and regulatory agenda. Top
of mind remains the future of debit
and credit card reform efforts. NACS
continues to work with the Merchants
Payments Coalition to ensure that the
Durbin Amendment remains the law
of the land.
The committee is also extremely
concerned about the effect of health-
care reform regulations on the in-
dustry. While the administration has
not yet released many details on the
regulations that will implement the
new health-care law, it’s generally
expected that these rules will be re-
leased soon. NACS will stay on top in
evaluating these rules and commu-
nicating compliance requirements to