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IL Bill Addressing Alc/Non-Alc Retail Issues Considered

Carried forward from the previous session, Senate Bill 2625 provides that no retail establishment with a retail sales floor that exceeds 2,500 square feet shall display alcohol-infused products and co-branded alcoholic beverages immediately adjacent to similar products that are not …Read More

Wholesaler Residency Change Advances in IN

Now in Senate committee, H.B. 1197, among many provisions, repeals a provision concerning residency requirements for beer wholesalers Read More

Contract Brewing Legislation Passes Indiana Senate

Now under consideration in the House, Senate Bill 205 allows a small brewery to manufacture beer for another small brewery if certain requirements are met (contract brewing). Read More

Beer Definition Changes Proposed in HI

Senate Bill 2354 and companion H.B. 2522 expand the definition of “beer” under the liquor regulatory laws to mean any alcoholic beverage containing no less than 0.5 per cent alcohol by volume obtained by fermentation of any infusion or decoction …Read More

Hawaii Considers Inflation-Based Alcohol Tax Increase

S.B. 3275 seeks to increase alcohol tax rates to reflect inflation since 1998 (when rates were last set), with the draft beer rate increasing forty-seven cents to $1.01/wine gallon and the rate on beer other than draft increasing eighty-two cents …Read More

Low ABV Spirits Addressed in HI Bill

House Bill 1982 defines “low alcohol by volume spirits beverage” as any alcoholic beverage containing no more than five per cent alcohol by volume including distilled spirits mixed with other ingredients and establishes a tax on low alcohol by volume …Read More

Alcohol Surcharge Considered in Hawaii

House Bill 2589 establishes a three-year surcharge on all alcohol taxes, the amount being unspecified. Read More

Alcohol Tax Increase Intro’d in HI

H.B. 2624 establishes a substance abuse treatment special fund, increases alcohol tax rates to unspecified amounts, and allocates increased liquor tax revenues to the substance abuse treatment special fund. Read More

Malt Beverage Issues Addressed in FL Legislation

House Bill 1107 and companion S.B. 1348 seek to authorize manufacturers of malt beverages to transfer malt beverages to another manufacturer for brewing under certain conditions; specify conditions under which licensed craft breweries may conduct tastings and sell malt beverages; …Read More

Agritourism Bill Intro’d in Florida

Senate Bill 696 / House Bill 339 seek to prohibit local governments from adopting ordinances, regulations, rules, or policies that require certificates of use for certain agricultural lands, facilities, and venues or that limit certain activities associated with agritourism including …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 (BA). 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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