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Tax Increase on Tap in OK

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.

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SC Charitable Donation Bill Passes Senate

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

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Franchise Change Proposed in MA

H.B. 2823 provides that a brewery producing less than 30,000 barrels annually may terminate a wholesaler without good cause for fair market value compensation.

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.05 BAC Now Law in Utah

Signed into law by the Governor, House Bill 155 lowers the allowable blood alcohol content (BAC) from .08 to .05.

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Montana Sampling Provision Stalls

Stalled in committee, H.B. 603 seeks to expand the hours small breweries and micro distilleries are allowed to provide samples until 10 p.m.

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