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Changes to Wisconsin Alcohol Laws on Governor’s Desk

Passing both chambers of the legislature, Senate Bill 268 would, among a variety of provisions, create the Division of Alcohol Beverages (DAB) within the Department of Revenue (DOR) and assign to DAB the authority to regulate and enforce Wisconsin’s alcohol …Read More

BA Petitions TTB for Further Formula Requirement Exemptions

The Brewers Association (BA) has submitted its latest petition to the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) seeking exemption from formula requirements for specific ingredients used in the brewing of beer. Since 2006, BA has submitted four ingredient …Read More

MI Craft Beverage Council Changes Proposed

House Bill 5327 seeks to modify membership in the Michigan craft beverage council. Read More

NJ Governor Declines to Sign Expansion of Brewer Retail, Events Abilities

Conditionally vetoed by the Governor, S.B. 3038 seeks to allow craft alcoholic beverage manufacturers (defined as a limited brewery license, cidery and meadery license, and craft distillery license holder) to hold not more than 25 off-premises special events and an …Read More

Out of State Deposit Container Sales Approved in New Jersey

Signed into law, S.B. 3782 allows the sale of malt alcoholic beverages in cans or bottles marked for deposit in another state. Read More

Ohio Sunday Sales Bill in Committee

Referred to committee, S.B. 170 provides for the Sunday sale of alcohol. Read More

Ohio Franchise Bill Intro’d in House

Referred to committee, House Bill 306 would exempt manufacturers producing less than two hundred fifty thousand barrels of beer a year from the Ohio Alcohol Franchise Law. Similar legislation (S.B. 138) is pending in Senate committee. Read More

Sunday Sales Addressed in Ohio Legislation

S.B. 170 provides for the Sunday sale of alcohol. Read More

NY Sunday Sales Bill Becomes Law

Signed into law, A.B. 6941 permits beer to be sold for off-premise consumption between the hours of 3AM and 5AM on Sundays. Read More

CA Tied-House Bill on Governor’s Desk

Signed by the Governor, Assembly Bill 546 seeks to revise tied-house restrictions related to paying, crediting, or compensating a retailer or retailers for advertising, display, or distribution service in connection with the advertising and sale of all alcoholic beverages, rather …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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