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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Government affairs current issues, news and announcements from the Brewers Association and members of the House and Senate Small Brewers Caucus.
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.
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.
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.
H.B. 2656 establishes a small craft beer producers income tax credit.
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.
Senate Bill 2540 seeks to lower the threshold of blood alcohol content from .08 to .05 for the offense of driving under the influence.
House Bill 2411/Senate Bill 2711 clarifies that a class 14 brewpub licensee or class 18 small craft producer pub licensee may conduct liquor sales at multiple, appropriately licensed premises. Specifies that brewpubs and small craft …More
House Bill 2410/Senate Bill 2710 would allow brewpub and small craft producer pub licensees to allow minors, who are accompanied by a parent or legal guardian of legal drinking age, on the licensee’s premises.
Passing the House and under Senate consideration, House Bill 1419, would, in part, allow a manufacturer of two types of alcoholic beverages, which has both production facilities in one building, to serve alcohol from both …More
The Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) has posted further information of interest to brewers as part of the continuing effort to provide guidance concerning the reduced excise tax rates. The new information concerns eligibility to …More