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.05 BAC Introduced in Vermont

Senate Bill 291 seeks to reduce the legal blood alcohol concentration limit from 0.08 percent to 0.05 percent and to require the Secretary of Transportation to conduct a public education campaign about the reduced limit, to take effect upon two …Read More

New Alcohol Definitions Proposed in VT

H.B. 563 seeks to define “low alcohol spirits beverage” and include such beverages in the regulatory structure governing vinous beverages. Read More

Vermont Farm Manufacturer License Proposed

House Bill 781 seeks to create a farm-based manufacturer’s license for alcoholic beverage manufacturers that are located on a farm and produce alcoholic beverages that are made a majority by weight from ingredients produced by that farm. Read More

Vermont Franchise Bill Signed by Governor

Signed by the Governor, H.B. 710 creates an exception to the beer franchise law for certificate of approval holders and manufacturers of malt beverages that manufacture or distribute not more than 50,000 barrels of malt beverages and whose products comprise …Read More

Vermont Passes Franchise Reform

Vermont has now joined the ranks of a select number of states that have actively considered and implemented changes to the franchise laws which govern the relationships between brewers and distributors, providing small brewer provisions that recognize the need for …Read More

Vermont Franchise Bill Sent to Governor

Sent to the Governor for action, H.B. 710 would create an exception to the beer franchise law for certificate of approval holders and manufacturers of malt beverages that manufacture or distribute not more than 50,000 barrels of malt beverages and …Read More

Vermont Franchise Bill Heard in Senate 

Under Senate consideration following House passage, H.B. 710 would create an exception to the beer franchise law for certificate of approval holders and manufacturers of malt beverages that manufacture or distribute not more than 50,000 barrels of malt beverages and …Read More

Vermont Franchise Bill Amended

Amended in committee, H.B. 710 would create an exception to the beer franchise law for certificate of approval holders and manufacturers of malt beverages that manufacture or distribute not more than 50,000 barrels of malt beverages and whose products comprise …Read More

Franchise Changes Proposed in Vermont

Subject of a committee hearing, H.B. 710 would create an exception to the beer and wine franchise law for certificate of approval holders and manufacturers of malt beverages that manufacture or distribute not more than 300,000 barrels of malt beverages …Read More

Franchise Changes Proposed in Vermont

Senate Bill 189 seeks an exception to the beer and wine franchise law for certificate of approval holders and manufacturers of malt beverages that manufacture or distribute not more than 300,000 barrels of malt beverages per year. 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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