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LA Bill Would Limit Local Authority over Alcohol Sales

House Bill 44 suspends the authority of a parish or municipality to prohibit the sale of alcoholic beverages or to limit the time of operation of any establishment selling alcoholic beverages during any COVID-19 public emergency until one year after …Read More

Tax Credit Considered in Louisiana

Awaiting floor debate, H.B. 37 authorizes a one-time income tax credit for the amount of annual state license or permit fees imposed by the commissioner of alcohol and tobacco control and paid by the owners or operators of restaurant establishments …Read More

Permit Fee Relief Moves in LA Senate

Amended in the Senate to include breweries, microbreweries, and microdistilleries that offer on-site retail consumption, S.B. 18 provides that a permit holder that timely paid its operating permit fees and its malt beverages or beverages of low alcoholic content permit …Read More

Tasting Room Bill Before Michigan Governor

Passing the legislature and before the Governor for action, Senate Bill 665 amends the Michigan Liquor Control Code to allow a brewer producing less than 120,000 barrels and that is not licensed as a micro brewer to sell its beer …Read More

MI Considers Beer Definition Change

Senate Bill 1139 (part of a package of three bills addressing mixed spirits beverages) proposes a change to the definition of beer. Currently, “beer” is defined as a beverage obtained by alcoholic fermentation of an infusion or decoration of barley, …Read More

Alcohol Delivery Bill Intro’d in NJ

A.B. 4719 and companion S.B. 2952 seek to allow limited brewery licensees to deliver beer to a consumer’s residence and alcoholic beverage retailers and craft distilleries to sell and deliver alcoholic beverages and mixed drinks for consumption off the licensed …Read More

Brewery License Fees Waived under NJ Proposal

Assembly Bill 4700 and companion Senate Bill 2950 seek to waive the renewal fees to hold a limited brewery license and restricted brewery license (brewpub). The bill further allows municipal governing bodies to also waive the municipal renewal fees to …Read More

Alcohol Delivery Bill Awaits OH Gov’s Action

Passing both legislative chambers, House Bill 669 allows bars, restaurants, small breweries, micro-distilleries, and wineries (qualified permit holders) to sell alcoholic beverages in sealed, covered cups or other containers for off-premises consumption, including via delivery (drinks may include beer, wine, …Read More

Alcohol Tax Increase Proposed in Oregon

The Oregon Health Authority’s 2021-23 budget request includes a proposal to increase the tax on beer, wine, and cider by an as yet undetermined amount, although the associated line item references a total amount of $293 million. The additional …Read More

Take-Out Alcohol with Food Provisions Intro’d in RI

S.B. 2928 would authorize certain retail license holders to sell alcoholic beverages with take-out food orders. This act would take effect upon passage and would sunset on December 31, 2021. 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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