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Cross-Tier Ownership Issues Addressed in TN

Companions H.B. 731 and S.B. 421 seek to prohibit a manufacturer from holding a direct or indirect interest in any wholesaler or establishment that holds a license for consumption of alcoholic beverages on the premises …More

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UT Zion Moat Bill Intro’ed

Among a multitude of provisions, H.B. 442 would allow restaurants to remove the so-called “Zion Curtain” that shields customers from liquor mixing and pouring if they install a 10-foot buffer between the area and where …More

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Home-Grown Tax Break Dies in Virginia

Dying in House committee, Senate Bill 798 sought to provide an income tax subtraction, for purposes of computing Virginia adjusted gross income, for the income attributable to the sale of crops grown by a farmer …More

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VA OK’s Single Original Metal Can Sales

Signed into law by the Governor, Senate Bill 1469 provides for a single original metal can in the list of allowable disposable containers that a beer licensee, a wine and beer licensee, and certain mixed …More

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WY Samplng and Sales Changes Become Law

Signed into law, Senate Bill 13 specifies that a holder of a manufacturer’s license may dispense free samples at the site identified on the manufacturer’s license and that the manufactured product to be sampled or …More

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Bottle Bill Provision Intro’ed in Oregon

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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MD Bill Seeks Increased On-Premises Sales

S.B. 1172 increases the amount of beer brewed by the license holder that a Class 5 brewery may sell for on-premises consumption each year from 500 barrels to 5,000 barrels. Additionally, a Class 5 brewery …More

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MA Bill Favors Contracts over Franchise

Senate Bill 136 holds that, regardless of whether or not the parties have entered into a written agreement, relationships between a malt beverage supplier and a wholesaler shall be governed by the parties’ agreement, the …More

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