Signed into law, House Bill 2746 requires payment of refund value of 10 cents for certain beverage containers on and after April 1, 2017, regardless of refund value indicated on beverage container.
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Passing initial committee consideration, H.B. 1686 increases the excise tax rate on alcoholic beverages and exempts them from sales tax. The excise tax on each barrel of beer would increase from $12.50 to $45.00.
Passed by the Senate, S.B. 114 allows suppliers or wholesalers of beer, wine and liquor to donate these products to a non-profit organization for sale and on-premises consumption at a special non-profit event for which …More
Passing the Senate, Senate Bill 275 would allow breweries to sell liquor by the drink for on-premises consumption and for brewpubs to begin distributing beer through the wholesale tier.
H.B. 2046 seeks to limit the issuance of permits for microbrewery-restaurants and small breweries with common ownership of certain other alcoholic beverage permittees.
Failing to pass the Senate in amended form, Senate Bill 758 sought a review of the laws pertaining to beer, liquor, and wine in the state of Arkansas to identify provisions of law that are …More
Senate Bill 76 proposes a comprehensive rewrite of the statutes governing the regulation of alcohol. According to the bill’s sponsor, the proposed statutory provisions retain the three-tier licensing system, but create more flexibility for …More
Signed by the Governor, Senate Bill 134 limits penalties for violations relating to the sale of alcohol beverages to a visibly intoxicated or underage person that occur in a sales room for licensees operating a …More
House Bill 5928 establishes a farm brewery manufacturer permit, allowing for, among other things, the manufacture, storage, bottling, and wholesale distribution and sale of beer manufactured at any place or premises located on a farm. …More
Failing to advance, H.B. 5938 sought to exempt craft beer manufactured in-state and sold in-state from state labeling requirements.