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On December 20, 2017, Congress passed H.R. 1, the Tax Cut and Jobs Act. Learn more about how this bill could affect your brewery.

New York Considers Lower BAC

A.B. 3208 seeks to lower the blood alcohol concentration required for driving while intoxicated from .08 to .05, and for aggravated driving while intoxicated from .18 to .12.

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NY Considers Sustainability Grants

A.B. 10761 seeks to require the State Liquor Authority to develop and implement a New York State Craft Beverage Sustainable Production, Marketing and Labelling Program to highlight craft beverage producers that have adopted and demonstrated …More

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Sampling Parameters Proposed in New York

Assembly Bill 11165 provides that manufacturers and wholesalers may not charge the consumer for a sample, that no more than six samples may be provided to a person in one calendar day and that such …More

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Electronic Tax Filing Passes NY Senate

Passing the Senate, S.B. 1827 would require the commissioner of taxation and finance to allow distillers and brewers to file their taxes electronically.

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Hops-Related Bill Advances in NY

Clearing initial committee consideration, Senate Bill 5649 seeks to include the manufacturing of hops when determining if something is considered a New York state labelled beer.

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NY Legislation would Lower Legal BAC Limit

A.B. 2302 seeks to lower the blood alcohol concentration required for driving while intoxicated from .08 to .05, and for aggravated driving while intoxicated from .18 to .12.

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Trade Practice Case Settled in NY

The State Liquor Authority has accepted a conditional no contest offer from Southern Glazer Wine & Spirits (SGWS) to settle charges that SGWS engaged in “pay-to-play” by providing illegal gifts and services to business to …More

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