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Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act

On December 20, 2019, the President signed into law the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020, which includes a one-year extension (through December 31, 2020) of the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (CBMTRA) provisions originally passed for a two-year …Read More

LA Bill Limiting Local Authority over Alcohol Sales Advances

Passing the House, House Bill 44 suspends the authority of a parish or municipality to prohibit the sale of alcoholic beverages or to limit the time of operation of any establishment selling alcoholic beverages during any COVID-19 public emergency until …Read More

Tax Credit Passes in Louisiana

Signed by the Governor, S.B. 72 authorizes a one-time refundable income tax credit for a portion of annual state license or permit fees imposed by the commissioner of alcohol and tobacco control and paid by the owners or operators of …Read More

LA Governor Vetoes Permit Fee Relief

Vetoed by the Governor, S.B. 18 sought to provide that a permit holder that timely paid its operating permit fees and its malt beverages or beverages of low alcoholic content permit fees during the 2020 calendar year, shall have its …Read More

Relief Bill Includes Breweries in LA

The subject of a House-Senate conference committee, House Bill 85 creates the Bar Assistance Relief Program (BAR Program) within the Louisiana Main Street Recovery Program to provide economic support to eligible bars, breweries and commercial fishermen. Read More

Permit Extensions Passed by LA House

Passed by the House and delivered to the Senate, H.R. 17 requests the Department of Health and the office of alcohol and tobacco control in the Department of Revenue grant each bar and restaurant owner and in-state manufacturer a permit …Read More

Violation Enforcement Suspension Bill Moves in LA

Passed by the House and referred to Senate committee, H.C.R. 8 would suspend until 60 days after final adjournment of the 2021 Regular Session of the legislature the enforcement authority of the commissioner of alcohol and tobacco control afforded to …Read More

Tasting Room Bill Signed by Michigan Governor

Signed into law by the Governor, Senate Bill 665 amends the Michigan Liquor Control Code to allow a brewer producing less than 120,000 barrels and that is not licensed as a micro brewer to sell its beer for consumption on …Read More

Direct Shipping of Spirits Considered in NJ

S.B. 3020 and companion H.B. 4908 seek to allow craft distilleries to sell mixed drinks and mixed drink ingredients for consumption off licensed premises and authorizes direct shipping by craft distilleries. Read More

NJ Bill Seeks Fee Waiver

A.B. 4750 waives the issuance and renewal fees for certain alcoholic beverage manufacturing licenses during Coronavirus pandemic. 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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