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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.

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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Kansas Bill Provides for Contract Brewing

House Bill 2470 would allow microbreweries within the state of Kansas to contract with other microbreweries for production and packaging of beer and hard cider.

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FMB Tax Proposed in NJ

Senate Bill 1185 creates a new category of alcoholic beverages entitled flavored malt beverages for purposes of the alcoholic beverages tax. The new flavored malt beverage category is taxed at a rate of $4.40 …More

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Add-On Distillery License Offered in NJ

Assembly Bill 1202 would permit the issuance of a craft distillery license to the holder of a limited brewery license, restricted brewery license, plenary winery license, or farm winery license, for use on the same …More

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