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Aluminum Pricing Examination Act Referred in U.S. House, Introduced in Senate

H.R. 2698, the Aluminum Pricing Examination Act (APEX Act), seeking to extend the jurisdiction of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to include oversight of markets which set reference prices for aluminum premiums, has been referred to the Subcommittee on Commodity …Read More

CT Beer Tax Reduction on Tap

Governor Ned Lamont announced that the newly enacted state budget reduces taxes on beer by 16.7%. The governor said that the tax decrease was included in the budget as part of ongoing efforts to support the continued growth of Connecticut’s …Read More

OR Malt Beverage Definition Bill Signed

Signed into law, H.B. 2264, among several provisions, defines “malt beverage” as beer, ale, porter, stout and other similar fermented beverages that contain more than one-half of one percent and not more than 16 percent of alcohol by volume and …Read More

RI Brewery On-Premises Sales Bill Lands on Gov’s Desk

On the Governor’s desk, Senate Bill 199 seeks to modify limitations on quantities of malt beverages that can be sold at retail by brewery and brewpub manufacturer license holders for off-premises consumption. Allowable sales of malt beverages would increase …Read More

Brewpub Sales Addressed in RI Bill

Signed into law, H.B. 5105 authorizes a holder of a Class B or brew pub manufacturer’s license to sell specified amounts of wine, beer and mixed alcoholic beverages with take-out food orders. The sale of all other alcoholic beverages and …Read More

Barrelage Threshold Increase Sought for Sales in MN

Senate Bill 70 seeks to allow brewers with an annual production of up to 150,000 barrels the ability to engage in off-premises sales. The current production limitation is 20,000 barrels. Read More

MO Trade Practice Bill Signed into Law

Signed by the Governor for action, Senate Bill 126, among multiple provisions, would add the definition of “nonrefrigeration dispensing accessories” (which includes beer and gas hoses, faucets, taps, and other accessories necessary to preserve and serve intoxicating liquor that are …Read More

NH Sales, Sampling and Shipping Bill Before Governor

Passing both legislative chambers, Senate Bill 125 makes changes to the requirements for serving samples for beverage manufacturers and nano breweries; provides for contract brewing arrangements for nano breweries and brew pubs; and requires reports for intrastate direct shippers of …Read More

Direct Shipping Bill Signed by NH Governor

Signed by the Governor, Senate Bill 14 would allow the liquor commission to operate as a direct shipper of liquor and wine, both in-state and out-of-state. Read More

NJ RTD Spirits Tax Bill Clears Committee

Reported from Senate committee, Senate Bill 3452 seeks to reduce the alcoholic beverage tax rate on cider and low-percentage alcohol by volume (ABV) liquors so that they match the tax rate for beer at 12 cents/gallon. 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. 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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