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Sales and Transfer Abilities Expanded in Maine

S.B. 563 would allow a manufacturer of spirits, wine or malt liquor with a retail license to sell its products for consumption off the premises of that manufacturer without the licensed premises being physically separated …More

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TTB Issues Guidance on Category Management

The Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) has issued general guidance concerning promotional activities commonly associated with category management programs and whether or not these activities are lawful. TTB Ruling 2016-1, The Shelf Plan and …More

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Feds Renew Call for .05 BAC

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released its 2016 Most Wanted List of transportation safety improvements which includes renewing the call for lowering the legal limit on blood alcohol content to .05. The relevant …More

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Federal Highway Bill Funds Impaired Driving Initiatives

The recently passed federal highway funding measure includes over $21 million for the Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety (DADSS) program for development of in-car alcohol detection sensors/ignition interlocks and about $3 million for 24/7 …More

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Cold Beer Sales Restriction Upheld in Indiana

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has denied the appeal of a district court decision which upheld a state law denying grocery and convenience stores the ability to sell cold packaged beer. …More

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