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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.

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.

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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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Minors Allowed in HI Breweries under Bill

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.

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Indiana Looks to Loosen On-Site Sales Ability

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

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Sunday Sales on Tap in Indiana

Passing the Senate, S.B. 1 allows package liquor stores, grocery stores, convenience stores, drug stores, and certain restaurants to sell alcoholic beverages for carryout on Sunday from noon until 8 p.m. Companion H.B. 1051has passed …More

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