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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.

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.

Brewers Association

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.

Brewers Association

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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NY Sales Bill Becomes Law

Signed by the Governor, S.B. 2481 adds on premise consumption sales to that of off premise sales and the conducting of tastings of New York state labelled beer manufactured by a licensed brewer or licensed …More

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Beer Transport Legislation Passes Senate

Passing the Senate, S.B. 5962 seeks to eliminate the expiration and repeal of certain provisions authorizing manufacturers to transport alcoholic beverages to an adjacent retail premises.

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New York Sales Tax Exemption Advances

Passing both legislative chambers, A.B. 6945 amends the tax law to provide wine, beer, cider, and liquor tastings by a licensed producer are exempt from the sales and compensating use tax.

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