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NE RTD Definition Bill Approved by Governor

Approved by the Governor, L.B. 274, provides for a promotional farmers market special designated license, defines “ready-to-drink cocktail” and establishes a per gallon tax rate of ninety-five cents per gallon that is separate and lower than that for distilled spirits. Read More

Consideration of NE RTD Definition Bill Continues

Continuing to advance, L.B. 274, which provides for a promotional farmers market special designated license, has been amended to define “ready-to-drink cocktail” and establish a per gallon tax rate separate and lower than that for distilled spirits. Read More

RTD Definition Bill Advances in NE

Advancing through committee, L.B. 274, which provides for a promotional farmers market special designated license, has been amended to define “ready-to-drink cocktail” and establish a per gallon tax rate separate and lower than that for distilled spirits. Read More

RTD Definition Amended into NE Bill

L.B. 274, which provides for a promotional farmers market special designated license, has been amended to define “ready-to-drink cocktail” and establish a per gallon tax rate separate and lower than that for distilled spirits. Read More

Amended Tax Rate Sought in NE

LB 723 seeks to amend the Nebraska Liquor Control Act to decrease excise tax rates for beer, wine, and spirits, with the tax rate for beer going from $0.31 per gallon to $0.25 per gallon. Read More

Tax Reduction Proposed in NE

L.B. 723 seeks to reduce alcohol tax rates, with the rate for beer dropping .06 cents to .25 cents per gallon. Read More

Tax Hike Stalls in Nebraska

Stalling in committee, L.B. 314 and L.B. 497 propose to raise alcohol taxes, among others, to address the state’s property tax crisis. Under both bills, the gallonage tax on beer would increase to $1.38 from thirty-one cents. Read More

Nebraska Alcohol Tax Increase Proposed

L.B. 314 and L.B. 497 propose to raise alcohol taxes, among others, to address the state’s property tax crisis. Under both bills, the gallonage tax on beer would increase to $1.38 from thirty-one cents. Read More

At Rest Provision Stripped from NE Bill

L.B. 632 was amended in the House to remove the “at-rest” provision that requires beer to be brought to a distributor’s warehouse prior to final distribution to a retailer. Read More

Nebraska Homebrew Bill Introduced

L.B. 254 would permit the transfer and serving of homebrew at events, homebrew shops, and club meetings. 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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