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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

Delivery Rules Relaxed in Louisiana

Signed by the Governor, Senate Bill 178 relaxes certain rules governing the delivery of alcohol. Under the bill’s provisions, third-party delivery companies would be allowed to use independent contractors in addition to their own employees, provides that only malt …Read More

Beer Transfer Bill Considered in LA Senate

Advancing to committee consideration, S.B. 473 authorizes a manufacturer or brewer that operates more than one permitted brewing facility entirely located in the state of Louisiana to transfer bonded beer between the brewer’s permitted facilities, not to exceed 60% of …Read More

Beer Transfer Bill Intro’d in LA

H.B. 336 would allow an entity operating multiple brewing facilities located in the state to transfer bonded beer between the entity’s permitted facilities. Read More

Louisiana Brewery Event Legislation Debuted

House Bill 564 seeks to authorize brewers to host up to thirty private events at the brewing facility and provides certain restrictions for such events. Read More

Louisiana Recognizes Craft Brewers

H.R. 251 designates the week of September 23 through 29, 2019, as Louisiana Craft Brewer Week in Louisiana. Read More

Louisiana Craft Brewer Week Announced

House Resolution 244 designates the week of September 24 through 30, 2018 as Louisiana Craft Brewer Week in Louisiana, and commends Louisiana’s craft brewers for their many contributions. Read More

Under 21 Drinking Age Legislation Pulled

Withdrawn from committee consideration, S.B. 492 sought to allow those nineteen to twenty-one years of age to purchase alcohol under a certificate program that would require parental permission and the completion of educational course. 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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