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State and Regional Associations

CDA works very closely with our state association executive directors to promote improved communication between our various associations and to facilitate lobbying efforts to all the legislative levels. CDA hosts our state executives at our annual Marketplace where participants can engage with the association on a wide variety of topics of mutual concern to our industry.

State and Regional Associations List

Regional Government Affairs Reporting

CDA's regional legislative reports detail all legislation in a particular region alphabetically by state, and also include the full text of a bill and the status of that bill in the legislative process. In addition, you can click the highlighted state in the map at the top of the report and immediately jump to the pending legislation in that state.

Along with CDA’s State Advocacy Center, our legislative reports become powerful tools, allowing members to engage state officials in the important debates that will shape the future of our industry. Please click below to view a regional legislative report:

Southern Legislative Report

Northeastern Legislative Report

Mid Atlantic Legislative Report

Mid West Legislative Report

Western Legislative Report

State Tobacco Excise Taxes

State Excise Taxes on Cigarettes

Federation of Tax Administrators (FTA)

CDA launched a series of video tutorials taking members through an in-depth, step-by-step overview of the Federation of Tax Administrator’s (FTA) uniform electronic reporting initiative along with the specific technology and forms the agency is promoting nationwide. These videos, created and narrated by CDA Task Force Chair Helen Hayes (Core-Mark International), should be reviewed by employees in the distribution industry responsible for documenting tax and other information and submitting it to the states. CDA continues to widely publicize the FTA uniform electronic reporting initiative and these videos are an integral part of that effort. The concerns of all our CDA distributor member companies—large, medium and small—need to be fully and effectively addressed as this FTA initiative moves forward. For that reason, we urge you—or those employees you deem appropriate—to review these videos (below) and relay any concerns you may have to Anne Holloway, Vice President of Government Affairs.

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