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Ohio Franchise Bill Intro’d in House

Referred to committee, House Bill 306 would exempt manufacturers producing less than two hundred fifty thousand barrels of beer a year from the Ohio Alcohol Franchise Law. Similar legislation (S.B. 138) is pending in Senate committee. Read More

Sunday Sales Addressed in Ohio Legislation

S.B. 170 provides for the Sunday sale of alcohol. Read More

NY Sunday Sales Bill Becomes Law

Signed into law, A.B. 6941 permits beer to be sold for off-premise consumption between the hours of 3AM and 5AM on Sundays. Read More

CA Tied-House Bill on Governor’s Desk

Signed by the Governor, Assembly Bill 546 seeks to revise tied-house restrictions related to paying, crediting, or compensating a retailer or retailers for advertising, display, or distribution service in connection with the advertising and sale of all alcoholic beverages, rather …Read More

IL Agency Rules on Alc/Non-Alc Retail Placements

The Illinois Liquor Control Commission (ILCC) adopted a permanent rule regulating the placement of co-branded alcoholic beverages on retail sales floors with the goal of protecting the public from confusion between alcoholic beverages and non-alcoholic beverages with similar branding and …Read More

Multiple Bills I’ntro’d in IL Addressing Alc/Non-Alc Retail Issues

Senate Bill 2625, House Bill 4203, and House Bill 4212 provide that no retail establishment with a retail sales floor that exceeds 2,500 square feet shall display alcohol-infused products and co-branded alcoholic beverages immediately adjacent to similar products that are …Read More

Bottle Deposit Bill Intro’d in Illinois

H.B. 4205 creates the Bottle Deposit Act and provides that, to encourage container reuse and recycling, every beverage container sold or offered for sale to a consumer in the State must have a deposit and refund value. Read More

Brewer Licensing Change Signed by NY Gov

Signed by the Governor, Assembly Bill 6134 provides the liquor authority the ability to set the duration of brewer’s licenses, farm brewery licenses and restaurant-brewer licenses to three years. Read More

Ohio Franchise Bill Moves to Committee

Referred to committee, Senate Bill 138 seeks to exempt manufacturers producing less than 250,000 barrels of beer a year from the Ohio Alcohol Franchise Law. Read More

VA Self-Distribution Statute Gets Implementation Funding

Previously signed by the Governor and now receiving implementation funding, H.B. 2258 establishes the Virginia Beer Distribution Company (operated by the Virginia Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services) that will provide all breweries with the ability to self-distribute up to …Read More

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Pete Johnson

State & Regulatory Affairs Manager

Pete Johnson serves as the State & Regulatory Affairs Manager for the Brewers Association (BA). He joined the BA at its inception in 2005, having previously worked as Programs Director for the Brewers Association of America. Before coming to the small brewing industry in 2001, Pete worked for 14 years with both state and federal elected officials in Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.

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