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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.

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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Tied House Advertising Prohibition Relaxed in FL Bill

Passing through several committees, Senate Bill 822 exempts from the “tied house evil” prohibitions a written agreement between a manufacturer or importer of malt beverages and an alcoholic beverage vendor for brand naming rights, including …More

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Hawaii Beer Tax Reduced under Proposal

H.B. 2412/S.B. 2712 deletes the definition, for tax rate purposes, of draft beer and applies that tax rate of 0.54 cents/wine gallon to all beer. Currently, the non-draft rate is at 0.93 cents/wine gallon.

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Lower Beer Tax Proposed in HI

House Bill 2614 reduces the tax on beer to $0.42 per wine gallon of beer and eliminates the distinction between draft beer and packaged beer for taxation purposes.

Brewers Association

HI Carryover Bill Seeks BAC Reduction

Carried over from the previous session, S.B. 18 lowers the threshold of blood alcohol content from .08 to .05 for the offense of driving under the influence.

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Hawaii Legislation Seeks Lower BAC

Senate Bill 2540 seeks to lower the threshold of blood alcohol content from .08 to .05 for the offense of driving under the influence.

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