Urge Congress to Provide Step 1 Sell Through Period in COVID-19 Relief Package

March 25, 2020

The U.S. Congress has been working on multiple pieces of legislation that would provide relief to Americans in the wake of impacts by the coronavirus (COVID-19). So far, enacted legislation has addressed general small business concerns and tax policy, but not industry-specific relief.


The EPA’s Step 2 deadline of May 15, 2020 still stands, regardless of closures and the lack of foot traffic as a result of coronavirus mitigation measures. HPBA sent a letter to Congressional leadership and proposed legislative language that would extend the retail sales deadline for Step 1 products until December 31, 2020.


Send emails to your elected officials now, urging them to include Step 1 product sales relief in a future coronavirus package. AN email template can be accessed via HPBA Legislation Action Center.


Please feel free to personalize your message with information about:


  • How many employees you have

  • What sales or promotions to sell Step 1 products have been interrupted

  • How the shutdowns/lack of customers has impacted you


Thank you for your dedication to our industry.




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