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Retail Cooler Lease Extension Approved in MO

Signed into law, Senate Bill 197 would extend the expiration of the statutory language giving brewers the ability to lease to retailers portable refrigeration units to January 1, 2026. Read More

Retail Cooler Lease Extension Passes Missouri House

Passed by both chambers of the legislature, Senate Bill 197 would extend the expiration of the statutory language giving brewers the ability to lease to retailers portable refrigeration units to January 1, 2026. Read More

Missour Retail Cooler Lease Extension Advances

Advancing in the House following Senate passage, Senate Bill 197 would extend the expiration of the statutory language giving brewers the ability to lease to retailers portable refrigeration units to January 1, 2026. Read More

Retail Cooler Lease Sunset Repeal Moves to MO Senate

Passing he House, House Bill 356 repeals the expiration date of the statutory language giving brewers the ability to lease to retailers portable refrigeration units. Read More

MO Retail Display Changes Bill Passes Committee

Passed by committee, House Bill 634 addresses the ability to provide retailers with non-refrigeration dispensing equipment and seeks to increase dollar limits relating to retail displays and advertising. Currently, a distiller, wholesaler, winemaker, or brewer may give or sell product …Read More

MO Retail Display Changes Bill Stalls

Held in committee, House Bill 634 addresses the ability to provide retailers with non-refrigeration dispensing equipment and seeks to increase dollar limits relating to retail displays and advertising. Currently, a distiller, wholesaler, winemaker, or brewer may give or sell product …Read More

Missour Retail Cooler Lease Extension Advances

Passing the Senate, Senate Bill 197 would extend the expiration of the statutory language giving brewers the ability to lease to retailers portable refrigeration units to January 1, 2026. Read More

Retail Cooler Lease Sunset Repeal Moves in MO

Passing committee consideration, House Bill 356 repeals the expiration date of the statutory language giving brewers the ability to lease to retailers portable refrigeration units. Read More

Missouri Retail Cooler Lease Extension Proposed

Senate Bill 197 and House Bill 356 seek to repeal the expiration date of the statutory language giving brewers the ability to lease to retailers portable refrigeration units. Read More

Retail Dispaly Modifications Sought in Missouri

House Bill 634 addresses the ability to provide retailers with non-refrigeration dispensing equipment and seeks to increase dollar limits relating to retail displays and advertising. Currently, a distiller, wholesaler, winemaker, or brewer may give or sell product displays to a …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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