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Enhanced Sales and Delivery Extension Approved in MD

Signed into law, House Bill 550 repeals the termination date for various provisions relating to alcoholic beverages manufacturer’s licenses and off–site permits and extends the termination date for provisions relating to the authorization of holders of certain manufacturer’s licenses to …Read More

Minority-Owned Business Study Group Formed in MD

Becoming law without the Governor’s approval, House Bill 324 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 in the state. Read More

Alcohol Producer Promotion Bill Signed by MD Governor

Approved by the Governor, companions H.B. 854 and S.B. 698 establish the Advisory Commission on Maryland Alcohol Manufacturing and the Maryland Alcohol Manufacturing Promotion Fund to provide grants that promote the advantages and attributes of State breweries, distilleries, and wineries …Read More

Retail and Delivery Bill Before MD Governor

Awaiting gubernatorial action, House Bill 550 repeals the termination date for various provisions relating to alcoholic beverages manufacturer’s licenses and off–site permits and extends the termination date for provisions relating to the authorization of holders of certain manufacturer’s licenses to …Read More

Brewery Promotion Legislation Advances in Maryland

Each passing both chambers, companions H.B. 854 and S.B. 698 establish the Advisory Commission on Maryland Alcohol Manufacturing and the Maryland Alcohol Manufacturing Promotion Fund to provide grants that promote the advantages and attributes of State breweries, distilleries, and wineries …Read More

MD Bills Propose RTD Definition and Tax Rate

H.B. 867 and companion S.B. 793 would set the tax rate for ready-to-drink cocktails (up to 12% ABV and packaged in a can or “metallic container” of not more than 12 oz. each) at 40 cents per gallon. Read More

MD Alcohol Producer Promotion Proposed

H.B. 854 and companion S.B. 698 establish the Advisory Commission on Maryland Alcohol Manufacturing and the Maryland Alcohol Manufacturing Promotion Fund to provide grants that promote the advantages and attributes of State breweries, distilleries, and wineries and their products. Read More

MD Governor Approves Delivery & Shipment Bill

Signed into law, H.B.1232 codifies 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

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

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Pete Johnson

State & Regulatory Affairs Manager

Pete Johnson serves as the State & Regulatory Affairs Manager for the Brewers Association (BA). 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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