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Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act

On December 20, 2019, the President signed into law the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020, which includes a one-year extension (through December 31, 2020) of the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (CBMTRA) provisions originally passed for a two-year …Read More

Sales Tax Assistance Signed by CO Governor

Signed by the Governor, H.B. 20B-1004 allows a temporary deduction from state net taxable sales for qualifying retailers in the alcoholic beverages drinking places industry (including breweries and taprooms), the restaurant and other eating places industry, and the mobile food …Read More

Small Business Relief Approved in Colorado

Signed by the Governor, Senate Bill 20B-001 provides $37 million for direct relief payments to small businesses located in counties subject to, and in compliance with, severe capacity restrictions pursuant to a public health order, with payments allocated to the …Read More

Responsible Server Training Proposal Considered in MT

Draft Bill 409 seeks to allow alcoholic beverage licensees to use Department of Revenue-provided responsible server and sales training in areas where responsible server and sales training is not readily available. Read More

Premise Extension Bill Passes NJ Legislature

Passing both chambers of the legislature, Assembly Bill 4525 seeks to allow the owners and operators of restaurants, bars, distilleries, or breweries to use outdoor spaces which they own or lease and which are located on, or adjacent to, their …Read More

Brewery Tour Promotion Bill Advances in NJ

Passing the Assembly after being amended to permit the New Jersey Brewers Association, the Brewers Guild of New Jersey, and their successor organizations to submit information or changes to the Internet website established pursuant to this bill, A.B. 1091 requires …Read More

Multiple Location Sales Considered in OK

Senate Bill 85 (prefile) seeks to authorize holders of multiple small brewer licenses to sell beer at multiple locations. Read More

PA Franchise Legislation in Committee

Referred to committee, Senate Bill 1370 provides for conditions under which a supplier may terminate a distributor relationship in the absence of good cause with sixty days’ notice and provided that “irrevocable loss” (defined as the loss of volume of …Read More

License Fees Addressed in PA

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) approved the forgiveness of an estimated $1.8 million in license fees in 2021 for brewery, winery, and distillery manufacturing licensees. Read More

Executive Order Limitations Proposed in Texas

Pre-filed for the 2021 session, HJR 40 proposes a constitutional amendment to prohibit the governor from regulating alcoholic beverages, firearms, explosives, or combustibles by order or proclamation. 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. 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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