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Hawaii .05 BAC Bill Stalls in Committee

Failing to advance from House committee, S.B. 754 proposed to lower the threshold blood alcohol concentration (BAC) for the offense of operating a vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant from .08 to .05. Read More

HI Interlock Device Bill Amended

Amended in the House, Senate Bill 765 establishes sentencing guidelines for highly intoxicated drivers and requires that ignition interlock devices be installed on all vehicles operated by a person upon license revocation. Read More

Grown in Hawaii Bill Amended

Amended twice in House committee, S.B. 263 addresses the parameters under which the “Grown in Hawaii with Aloha” phrase may be used in advertising. Read More

HI Beer Definition Bill Deferred

Deferred in House committee, Senate Bill 565 expands the definition of “beer” to specify an alcohol by volume of no less than 0.5 percent and to include alcoholic seltzer beverages. Read More

Hawaii Direct Shipping Bill Stalls

Failing to advance from a second House committee, S.B. 65 sought to allow direct shipment of beer and spirits by certain licensees. Read More

Tax Surcharge Proposal Fails in HI

Failing to advance from committee, Senate Bill 1232 sought to establish a three-year surcharge on the liquor tax. Read More

Hawaii Direct Shipping Bill Advances

Passing the Senate and amended in House committee, S.B. 65 seeks to allow direct shipment of beer and spirits by certain licensees and requires the county liquor commissions to adopt rules and regulations. Read More

Tax Surcharge Proposal Fails in HI

Failing to advance from committee, Senate Bill 1232 sought to establish a three-year surcharge on the liquor tax. Read More

HI Beer Definition Bill Passes Senate

Now under consideration in the House, Senate Bill 565 expands the definition of “beer” to specify an alcohol by volume of no less than 0.5 percent and to include alcoholic seltzer beverages. Read More

Hawaii .05 BAC Bill Advances

Passing the Senate, S.B. 754 proposes to lower the threshold blood alcohol concentration (BAC) for the offense of operating a vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant from .08 to .05. 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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