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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.

WI Legislation would Create State-Certified Beer

A.B. 826/S.B. 698 create a process for certification of fermented malt beverages (beer) by the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection as “state-certified Wisconsin beer.”

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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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Virginia At Rest Provision Advances

Passing their respective chambers, House Bill 820 and companion S.B. 382 require that before any wine or beer may be delivered to a retail licensee for resale, such wine or beer must first be delivered …More

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Bill Establishes VA Internet Beer Retailer Licence

Senate Bill 695 creates an internet beer retailer license, which would authorize persons located within or outside the Commonwealth to sell and ship beer in closed containers to persons in the Commonwealth to whom beer …More

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Local Tax Expansion on Tap in VA

Senate Bill 527 increases from four percent to eight percent the maximum tax that any county is authorized to impose on food and beverages sold by a restaurant, commonly referred to as the meals tax. …More

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Change to Advertising Expenditure Fails in VA

Failing to advance from committee, Senate Bill 233 sought to increase from $40 to $99 the amount per item a manufacturer or its authorized vendor and a wholesale wine and beer licensee may lend, buy …More

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