Senate Bill 115 increases from four percent to eight percent the maximum tax that any county is authorized to impose on food and beverages sold by a restaurant, commonly referred to as the meals tax. …More
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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.
S.B. 756 provides that any brewery licensee may donate beer that it has manufactured and any (i) mixed beverage special events licensee or (ii) banquet licensee that is a charitable nonprofit corporation or association that …More
H.B. 2419 authorizes a qualifying microbrewery to sell growlers of beer to the public at a qualifying farmers market and defines “growler” as a sanitary container brought to an authorized premises by the purchaser, or …More
S.B. 6008 adds wine to the allowable products a microbrewery may sell for both on- and off-premises consumption.
H.B. 2985 would grant authority to municipalities to impose taxes on beer and nonintoxicating beer and on purchases of beer and nonintoxicating beer outside corporate limits of municipalities for the benefit of counties and municipalities.
The Texas Court of Appeals for the Third District issued an opinion reversing a lower court’s determination that a statute prohibiting self-distributing brewers from selling the distribution rights to their products was unconstitutional under the …More
A.B. 1133 imposes $0.25 surcharge on alcoholic beverages to be dedicated to Alcohol Education, Rehabilitation and Enforcement Fund.
A Mississippi trial court has issued a series of orders dismissing a substantial number of the claims brought in Rex Distributing Company v. Anheuser-Busch et al. which involves the sale of a distributor, AB-InBev’s redirect …More
S.B. 513 allows for the consumption of food on limited brewery premises.
Senate Bill 1224 would allow a malt beverage distributor to give branded glassware to vendors licensed to sell malt beverages for on-premises consumption. Further, it prohibits a vendor from selling the branded glassware or returning …More