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Off-Premise Sales Addressed in ME Bill

House Bill 1049 consolidates into one paragraph the provisions that govern the sale of a manufacturer’s product for off-premises consumption to non-licensees from the licensed manufacturer’s facility. It also repeals and replaces in a separate …More

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Texas Supreme Court Addresses Tied House Issue

The Texas Supreme Court issued a ruling in Cadena Comercial USA Corp. d/b/a OXXO v. Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, finding in favor of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) and weighing in for the first …More

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Off-Premise Permit Revision Signed into Law

Signed into law, Senate Bill 129 clarifies existing law that permits a person that is licensed to manufacture malt liquor, wine or spirits at a facility in the State to sell the product that person …More

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Alabama On-Premises Sales Measure Advances

Passing initial House committee consideration following Senate passage, substitute for S.B. 234 removes the requirement that manufacturers obtain the name, address and other personal demographic information for sales made on the premises.

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Small Brewers Take to the Hill

Over two hundred brewers, brewery owners, and state guild representatives left their home states and traveled to Washington, D.C. for the annual hill climb. This event took place in conjunction with the Craft Brewers Conference …More

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OK On-Site Sales Expanded

Passing the Senate, S.B. 411 authorizes the sale and sampling of beer at licensed breweries between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m.

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Bottle Bill ProvisionBecomes Law in Oregon

Signed into law, House Bill 2746 requires payment of refund value of 10 cents for certain beverage containers on and after April 1, 2017, regardless of refund value indicated on beverage container.

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Tax Increase on Tap in OK

Passing initial committee consideration, H.B. 1686 increases the excise tax rate on alcoholic beverages and exempts them from sales tax. The excise tax on each barrel of beer would increase from $12.50 to $45.00.

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