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Beer and RTD Taxes Addressed in Hawaii Bill

Senate Bill 2096 would amend the definition of “cooler beverage” to include spirits-based beverages thereby qualifying them for a lower tax rate. The bill also seeks to establish a separate, reduced tax rate on beer for qualified small brewers (defined …Read More

Direct Shipping Proposal Intro’d in HI

S.B. 2848 provides for the direct shipment of beer and distilled spirits. Read More

AZ Special Event License Proposal Intro’d

H.B. 2185, among several provisions, would allow a special event license to be issued concurrently with a microbrewery license. Read More

Seasonal Returns Addressed in CA Bill

A.B. 1940 would allow a wholesaler or manufacturer, or a successor, to accept the return of a seasonal brand of beer from a retail licensee if the beer is exchanged for a quantity of beer of similar quality of a …Read More

Alcohol Display Restrictions Proposed in CO

S.B. 48 addresses, among a number of provisions, where and how malt beverage and wine retailers may display alcohol beverages. Read More

TTB Announces Action on Three Major Rulemakings

The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) is initiating action on mandatory allergen labeling, mandatory “alcohol facts” labeling, and mandatory ingredient labeling. This action may eventually result in new regulations applicable to brewers and other producers and importers …Read More

Alcohol Warning Sign Changes Proposed in AK

House Bill 298 addresses the posting of warning signs for alcoholic beverages. Read More

Canned Cocktail Tax Break Bill Intro’d in WA

S.B. 5375 defines low-proof beverage to mean any beverage 16 ounces or less that contains more than 0.5 percent and less than 7 percent alcohol by volume, but does not include wine, malt beverages, or malt liquor and imposes a …Read More

.05 BAC Legislation Reintroduced in WA

Reintroduced from the previous session, Senate Bill 5002 seeks to reduce the breath or blood alcohol concentration limit for operating a motor vehicle from 0.08 to 0.05. Read More

WA Recycling Proposal Under Consideration Again

Reemerging from the 2023 session, H.B. 1131 requires producers of certain paper products and packaging (covered PPP) to participate in and fund the operations of a producer responsibility organization (PRO) to collect and manage covered PPP from consumers and carry …Read More

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Pete Johnson

State & Regulatory Affairs Manager

Pete Johnson serves as the State & Regulatory Affairs Manager for the Brewers Association (BA). He joined the BA at its inception in 2005, having previously worked as Programs Director for the Brewers Association of America. Before coming to the small brewing industry in 2001, Pete worked for 14 years with both state and federal elected officials in Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.

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