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Alcohol Tax and Pricing Study Bill Amended in OR

Amended in committee, House Bill 3377 establishes the Task Force on Substance Use to study alcohol tax and pricing mechanisms to reduce substance use in the state. Read More

Modified Malt Beverage Definition Considered in OR

The subject of a public hearing, S.B. 806 modifies definition of “malt beverage” for purpose of regulation and taxation of alcoholic beverages to align more closely with federal statutory definition of “beer.” Read More

Seventy Dollar/Barrel Tax Increase Derailed in Oregon

Failing to advance from committee, House Bill 3296 seeks a seventy dollar increase to the excise tax on beer, to a total of $72.60 per barrel. Read More

OR Malt Beverage Definition Bill Advances

Passing the House H.B. 2264, among several provisions, defines “malt beverage” as beer, ale, porter, stout and other similar fermented beverages that contain more than one-half of one percent and not more than 16 percent of alcohol by volume and …Read More

Franchise Bill Intro’d in PA

S.B 623 provides for a required renegotiation of a supplier-distributor franchise agreement prior to the fifth anniversary of said agreement and non-good cause termination with sixty days’ notice as long as the termination does not cause irrevocable loss (defined as …Read More

RI Farmer Brewer License Bill Stalls

Held in committee, S.B. 748 sought to authorize the issuance of farmer-brewery and farmer-distillery licenses to qualifying farms. Read More

TN Self-Distribution Bill on Governor’s desk

On the Governor’s desk, Senate Bill 177 has been amended to allow breweries producing 25,000 barrels or less annually to self-distribute up to 1,800 barrels statewide before they must enter into a distribution agreement with a wholesaler. Read More

Temporary TN Tax Extended

Signed by the Governor, S.B. 26 extends for an additional six years to June 30, 2028, the temporary tax on bottles of soft drinks and barrels of beer to fund programs for the prevention and collection of litter; makes other …Read More

Texas Expanded Brewpub Priviliges Bill Heads to Gov

Passing the legislature, Senate Bill 1226 would allow brewpubs to conduct tastings and samplings at retailer locations. Read More

WA To-Go Bill Becomes Law

Signed into law, House Bill 1480 includes authorizations related to curbside delivery and takeout service or delivery of alcohol products, the sale by restaurants of premixed cocktails, cocktail kits, and wine drinks, and the sale of growlers by certain licensees. 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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