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Alcohol Delivery and Shipment Bill Before MD Gov

Before the Governor for action, H.B.1232 proposes to codify the provisions set forth under Executive Orders issued by the Governor which grant alcohol delivery and shipment privileges and clarifies statutory provisions with respect to special event and off-premise permits by …Read More

Minority-Owned Study Bill Moves in MD

Passing the House, H.B. 422 requires the Governor’s Office of Small, Minority, and Women Business Affairs to conduct a study of the participation of minority-owned businesses in the alcoholic beverages industry. Read More

Delivery and Shipping Issues Considered in MD

House Bill 1232 proposes to codify the provisions set forth under Executive Orders issued by the Governor which grant alcohol delivery and shipment privileges and clarifies statutory provisions with respect to special event and off-premise permits by consolidating permitting language. Read More

Sales tax Reduction Considered in MD

H.B. 796 seeks to reduce from 9% to 6% the rate of the sales and use tax imposed on the charge for an alcoholic beverage. Read More

MD Legislation Seeks Tax Increase

Senate Bill 172 seeks to increase the sales and use tax rate for the sale of an alcoholic beverage from 9% to 10% of the charge for the alcoholic beverage in two phases: for off-sale retailers, the rate increase takes …Read More

Retail Sales Expansion Contemplated in MD

House Bill 12 and Senate Bill 205 seek to allow the holders of certain licenses that authorize the sale of alcoholic beverages at a restaurant, bar, or tavern to sell certain alcoholic beverages for off-premises consumption or delivery. Read More

Industry Study Proposed in Maryland

Senate Bill 285 requires the Governor’s Office of Small, Minority, and Women Business Affairs to conduct a study concerning the alcoholic beverages industry. Read More

MD Looks at Production / Distribution Changes

Passing the Senate, S.B. 839 seeks to repeal specified manufacturer’s permits and establishes a manufacturer off-site permit and a brewery special event permit. The bill authorizes a Class 8 farm brewery license to sell beer produced by the license holder …Read More

Brewery Modernization Bill Signed by MD Governor

Signed into law, H.B. 1010, the Brewery Modernization Act of 2019, contains a host of provisions enhancing the retail, production and distribution abilities for several classes of breweries. Read More

No Cause Termination Becomes Law in Maryland

Becoming law with the Governor’s signature, House Bill 1080 reduces, from 180 days to 45 days, the number of days that a brewery must wait after notifying a distributor of its intent to terminate or refuse to renew a 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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