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Growler Sales and Definition Bill Advances in WA

Now under Senate consideration, H.B. 2419 authorizes a qualifying microbrewery to sell growlers of beer to the public at a qualifying farmers market, defines “growler” as a sanitary container brought to an authorized premises by …More

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Distributor Sales to WA Consumers Considered

Senate Bill 6444 authorizes beer distributors to sell malt beverages to their own full-time employees under specified conditions and authorizes both beer and wine distributors to sell their respective products to consumers, for off-premises consumption, …More

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Franchise Changes Proposed in Vermont

Subject of a committee hearing, H.B. 710 would create an exception to the beer and wine franchise law for certificate of approval holders and manufacturers of malt beverages that manufacture or distribute not more than …More

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NY Legislation would Lower Legal BAC Limit

A.B. 2302 seeks to lower the blood alcohol concentration required for driving while intoxicated from .08 to .05, and for aggravated driving while intoxicated from .18 to .12.

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Hops-Related Bill Advances in NY

Clearing initial committee consideration, Senate Bill 5649 seeks to include the manufacturing of hops when determining if something is considered a New York state labelled beer.

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