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Electronic Advertising Provisions Considered in VA

Each passing their respective chambers, companions S.B. 182 and H.B. 522 direct the Board of Directors of the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority to promulgate regulations that prescribe the terms and conditions under which manufacturers, brokers, importers and wholesalers may …Read More

VA Self-Distribution Statute Gets Implementation Funding

Previously signed by the Governor and now receiving implementation funding, H.B. 2258 establishes the Virginia Beer Distribution Company (operated by the Virginia Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services) that will provide all breweries with the ability to self-distribute up to …Read More

VA Restricted Wholsale Beer License Proposal Becomes Law

Signed by the Governor, H.B. 2258 creates a restricted wholesale beer license that authorizes the licensee to provide wholesale beer distribution services to brewery and limited brewery licensees, provided that no more than 500 barrels of beer shall be distributed …Read More

Alternate Beer Distribution Model Bill Fails

Failing to advance from House committee, Senate Bill 885 directs the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority to convene a work group to study an alternative beer distribution program. Read More

Non-Alc Display Bills Approved by VA Governor

Signed into law by the Governor, companions S.B. 809 and H.B. 1979 require licensees that sell wine and beer for off-premises consumption, when displaying such wine and beer outside a clearly discernible location reserved solely for alcoholic beverages, to not …Read More

Non-Alc Display Bill Passes VA Legislature

Passing both legislative chambers, S.B. 809 would require licensees that sell wine and beer for off-premises consumption, when displaying such wine and beer outside a clearly discernible location reserved solely for alcoholic beverages, to not place such wine or beer …Read More

Virginia Proposes Requiring ABV Information Stalls

Failing to clear committee, House Bill 2001 sought to require retail licensees that are authorized to sell and serve alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption to provide customers with information regarding the alcohol by volume content for each type of alcoholic …Read More

Alternate Beer Distribution Model Clears the VA Senate

Under House consideration following Senate passage, Senate Bill 885 directs the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority to convene a work group to study an alternative beer distribution program. Read More

Virginia Slotting Fee Records Bill Fails to Advance

Each failing to advance from committee, H.B. 1971 and companion S.B. 1387 sought to require retail licensees to keep complete, accurate, and separate records of all slotting fees, as defined in the bill, received from a manufacturer of both alcoholic …Read More

VA Tied House Exception Bill Stalls

Failing to receive committee consideration, Senate Bill 1371 sought to create an exception to the tied house restriction on the retail sale of beer by allowing brewery licensees to sell no more than 5,000 barrels of beer per year to …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 (BA). 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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