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VA Low Alc Cooler Provision Advances

Passing the Senate, S.B. 1428 would prohibit the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority from selling in government stores low alcohol beverage coolers not manufactured by licensed distillers. Under current law, the Board may sell any low alcohol beverage coolers …Read More

Temporary Fee Waiver Advances in WA

Passing the Senate, S.B. 5272 waives temporarily the fees for certain liquor license renewals, including brewery licenses, beer/wine and beer/wine/spirits restaurant licenses, and tavern licenses. Read More

WA Direct to Consumer Bill Intro’d

H.B. 1432 seeks to authorize direct to consumer sales of distilled spirits by out-of-state manufacturers. Read More

Prohibited Acts Addressed in OK Legislation

House Bill 1920 provides that a manufacturer, brewer, or importer of beer shall not commit certain acts relating to beer distribution. Read More

WA To-Go and Delivery Legislation Intro’d

House Bill 1480 and companion Senate Bill 5417 provide that certain licensees, including domestic breweries and microbreweries, may sell alcohol products at retail for curbside and takeout service or delivery or both. Read More

Multiple Sales Venue Bill Advances in OK

Passing committee, S.B. 85 seeks to authorize holders of multiple small brewer licenses to sell beer at multiple locations. Read More

Multi-Provisioned Bill on WY Governor’s Desk

Passed by the legislature, House Bill 13 clarifies that businesses with a retail liquor licencee, microbrewery permit, winery permit, winery satellite permit or a manufacturer licencee with a satellite location are able to “deliver or contract to have delivered alcoholic …Read More

Distribution Agreements Subject of OK Bill

Senate Bill 945 prohibits any beer distribution agreement with a manufacturer, brewer, or importer of beer from requiring wholesalers to submit certain records, mandate hiring decisions, contribute to marketing, attribute risk of loss to a wholesaler, invoice or initiate electronic …Read More

OR Bill Seeks to Lower BAC Level

House Bill 3132 provides that a person commits the offense of driving while under influence of intoxicants if that person drives a vehicle and has 0.05 percent or more by weight of alcohol in their blood. Read More

Deposit-Handling Fee Proposed in RI

House Bill 5280 would create a refundable ten cent deposit for non-reusable beverage containers and further provides for a four cent handling fee to be paid by distributors. 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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