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Spirits RTD Bill Amended in VT Senate

Amended in the Senate, H.B. 730 creates a new Ready to Drink (RTD) beverage definition and makes it subject to a $1.10 cents per gallon tax. It also changes the taxation of cider, making those with less than 7% alcohol …Read More

On-Site Food at NJ Breweries Floated

A.B. 3843 would allow limited breweries to offer certain food to consumers and coordinate food service with certain third-party vendors. Read More

Intra, Interstate Shipping Bill Intro’d in NY

S.B. 8789 authorizes the direct intrastate and interstate shipment of liquor, cider, mead, and braggot. Read More

NY State Beer Definition Advances

Passing the Senate, S.B. 7655 seeks to amend the definition of New York State labelled beer to require that at least 60%, by weight, of its hops and at least 60% of any other ingredients, excluding water, are grown in …Read More

PA Alt-Prop Bill Amended

Amended in the Senate, H.B. 1615 provides for sales of malt beverages produced under a contract brewing or an alternating proprietorship agreement. Read More

RI Sales Tax Exemption Bill Dies

Held in committee, House Bill 7984 sought to exempt beer and malt beverages from sales tax. Read More

Manufacturer Retail Modification Passes NH Legislature

Passed by both chambers, H.B. 1039 removes the production and manufacturing requirements from the definition of “beverage manufacturer retail outlet.” Read More

NH Direct Shipping Bill Stalls in House

Stalled in House Committee, S.B. 340 relates to direct to consumer shipments of alcohol to New Hampshire residents, specifying that beer, specialty beer and specialty beverages delivered to the state’s consumers shall not exceed 8 percent alcohol by volume with …Read More

Cross-Category Sales Considered in NJ

A.B. 3709 would permit limited breweries, wineries, cideries, meaderies, and distilleries to sell each other’s products on the licensed premises. Read More

NJ Satellite Location Bill Intro’d

S.B. 2418 seeks to allow the holder of a limited brewery license to operate up to fifteen salesrooms apart from the brewery premises and to sell their products in original containers or open containers for consumption on the salesroom premises. …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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