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Franchise Bill Intro’d in PA

S.B 623 provides for a required renegotiation of a supplier-distributor franchise agreement prior to the fifth anniversary of said agreement and non-good cause termination with sixty days’ notice as long as the termination does not cause irrevocable loss (defined as …Read More

PA Franchise Legislation in Committee

Referred to committee, Senate Bill 1370 provides for conditions under which a supplier may terminate a distributor relationship in the absence of good cause with sixty days’ notice and provided that “irrevocable loss” (defined as the loss of volume of …Read More

License Fees Addressed in PA

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) approved the forgiveness of an estimated $1.8 million in license fees in 2021 for brewery, winery, and distillery manufacturing licensees. Read More

Franchise Legislation Intro’d in PA

Senate Bill 1370 provides for conditions under which a supplier may terminate a distributor relationship in the absence of good cause with sixty days’ notice and provided that “irrevocable loss” (defined as the loss of volume of such brand or …Read More

PA Looks to Create Alcohol Manufacturers Grant Fund

House Bill 2821 seeks to establish the Brewery, Distillery, and Winery Manufacturers COVID 19 Grant Program, with $20,000,000 of the money available to the Commonwealth under the CARES Act appropriated for the purpose of awarding grants under the program. Read More

Sales Tax Fix Signed in Pensylvania

Signed by the Governor, House Bill 262 provides that Pennsylvania breweries will pay 6 percent sales tax on 25 percent of the retail sale to its consumer, rather than on every dollar of beer sold directly to consumers via taprooms, …Read More

Non-Alc Beer Distribution Addressed in PA

Signed by the Governor, House Bill 131 further defines “alcoholic cider” and adds a definition of “fermented fruit beverage.” The bill also amends the Liquor Code to require non-alcoholic beer come through the wholesale tier of the three-tiered system. Read More

Local Option Issues for PA Brewery Licensees Signed

Approved by the Governor, H.B. 423 amends the Liquor Code to allow questions as to whether certain types of liquor licenses should be issued within a municipality to be on the ballot at any election other than a special election. …Read More

PA Tasting Room Sales Tax Regs Delayed

The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue has extended the effective date of its Sales and Use Tax Bulletin 2018-02 concerning taxation on the sale of malt or brewed beverages by manufacturers until July 1, 2019. Direct sales tax to customers …Read More

PA Releases Tax Guidance for On-Premise Sales

The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue issued Sales and Use Tax Bulletin 2018-02 concerning taxation on the sale of malt or brewed beverages by manufacturers. 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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