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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.

Under 21 Drinking Age Legislation Pulled

Withdrawn from committee consideration, S.B. 492 sought to allow those nineteen to twenty-one years of age to purchase alcohol under a certificate program that would require parental permission and the completion of educational course.

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Lousiana Successor Provisions Become Law

Signed by the Governor, Senate Bill 255 provides that a successor (defined as a person who replaces a supplier, importer, broker, or wholesaler with regard to the right to manufacture, sell, distribute, broker, or import …More

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Beer Tax Increase Passes in Louisiana

In an effort to close a significant budget shortfall, the Governor and legislature worked together to pass multiple tax increases, including on alcohol. The barrel rate for beer increased from the current $10.00 to $12.50.

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Beer tax Increase Passes Louisiana House

Passing the House, House Bill 27 seeks to increase excise taxes on alcoholic beverages, with the barrel rate for beer rising to $13.33 from the current $10.00.

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On-Site Sales Bill Becomes Law in Louisiana

Signed by the Governor, H.B. 232 authorizes manufacturers for low and high alcoholic content beverages and brewers for low alcoholic content beverages to sell certain quantities of these beverages at the facility where they are …More

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On-Site Sales Bill on Louisiana Governor’s Desk

Awaiting gubernatorial action, H.B. 232 seeks to authorize manufacturers for low and high alcoholic content beverages and brewers for low alcoholic content beverages to sell certain quantities of these beverages at the facility where they …More

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Bill Seeks to all On-Premise Privileges in Louisiana

Under Senate consideration after passing the House, H.B. 232 seeks to authorize manufacturers for low and high alcoholic content beverages and brewers for low alcoholic content beverages to sell certain quantities of these beverages at …More

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