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Alcohol Task Force Formed in Maryland

Comptroller Peter Franchot announced the creation of a statewide “Reform on Tap” task force that will conduct a comprehensive review of the laws governing Maryland’s alcohol industry.

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Coupon Bill Intro’d in Missouri

H.B. 494 seeks to allow manufacturers of beer and wine to offer consumer cash rebate coupons. Currently, only manufacturers of intoxicating liquor other than beer or wine can offer such coupons. The bill specifies that …More

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MT Tax Increase Proposal Dies

Dying in committee, Senate Bill 328 sought to increase the tax rate on the sale of beer, wine, liquor and hard cider.

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Production Cap Increased in Montana

Signed by the Governor, H.B. 541 changes the definition of “small brewery” to allow annual production up to 60,000 barrels (from the current 10,000) and would include the production of all affiliated companies and beer …More

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Nevada Tax Increase Considered

Passing initial committee consideration, Senate Bill 181 seeks to raise the tax on malt beverages from 16 cents to 24 cents per gallon.

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FL Theme Park Sponsorship Bill Withdrawn

Failing to advance, Senate Bill 388 sought to allow beer manufacturers to participate in (sponsor) up to 25 events or promotions each year at theme parks that cover at least 25 acres and attract at …More

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On-Premise Sales Clarified in IL

Awaiting a full Senate vote, S.B. 1588 provides that the authorization for on-premise sales at breweries shall not permit the sale of beer manufactured on the licensed premises (i) bearing the name of another brewer, …More

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