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Hawaii Tax Rate Bill Advances

Passing a second Senate committee after clearing the full House, H.B. 2726 provides a reduced beer tax rate for qualified small brewers (70,000 barrels annual production or less) of 35 cents per wine gallon. The bill also seeks to …Read More

Hawaii Tax Rate Bill Advances

Amended in Senate committee after passing the full House, H.B. 2726 provides a reduced beer tax rate for qualified small brewers (70,000 barrels annual production or less) of 35 cents per wine gallon. The bill also seeks to amend …Read More

Hawaii Tax Rate Bill Moves to Senate

Passing initial Senate committee consideration after passing the full House, H.B. 2726 provides a reduced beer tax rate for small craft producer pubs of 35 cents per wine gallon. The bill also seeks to amend the definition of “cooler …Read More

Tax Rate Bill Passes HI House

Passing the House, H.B. 2726 seeks to reduce the tax rate on qualified small brewers (defined as producing 70,000 barrels or less annually) and adds spirits-based beverages to the definition of cooler beverages to bring those products into tax equivalency …Read More

.05 BAC Bill Moves to Hawaii House

Passing the Senate, Senate Bill 2234 seeks to lower the threshold blood alcohol concentration from 0.08 to 0.05 for the offenses of operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant. Read More

Tax Reduction Proposed in Hawaii

H.B. 2726 seeks to reduce the tax rate on qualified small brewers (defined as producing 70,000 barrels or less annually) and adds spirits-based beverages to the definition of cooler beverages to bring those products into tax equivalency with beer- and …Read More

.05 BAC Intro’d in Hawaii

Senate Bill 2234 seeks to lower the threshold blood alcohol concentration from 0.08 to 0.05 for the offenses of operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant. Read More

Changes to Hawaii Draft Beer Regs with Governor

On the Governor’s desk, Senate Bill 772 seek to repeal the requirement that there be attached a clear and legible notice, placard, or marker upon the faucet, spigot, or outlet wherefrom the draught beer is drawn. Also require rules adopted …Read More

Changes to Hawaii Draft Beer Regs with Governor

On the Governor’s desk, Senate Bill 772 seek to repeal the requirement that there be attached a clear and legible notice, placard, or marker upon the faucet, spigot, or outlet wherefrom the draught beer is drawn. Also require rules adopted …Read More

Beer Tax Rate Change Advances in Hawaii

Continuing to advance, House Bill 887 and companion S.B. 1006 repeal the definition of draft beer and apply the same tax rate (0.54 cents/per wine gallon) to all beer. 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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