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Alcohol Tax and Pricing Study Bill Amended in OR

Amended in committee, House Bill 3377 establishes the Task Force on Substance Use to study alcohol tax and pricing mechanisms to reduce substance use in the state. Read More

Modified Malt Beverage Definition Considered in OR

The subject of a public hearing, S.B. 806 modifies definition of “malt beverage” for purpose of regulation and taxation of alcoholic beverages to align more closely with federal statutory definition of “beer.” Read More

Seventy Dollar/Barrel Tax Increase Derailed in Oregon

Failing to advance from committee, House Bill 3296 seeks a seventy dollar increase to the excise tax on beer, to a total of $72.60 per barrel. Read More

OR Malt Beverage Definition Bill Amended

Amended in the House 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 …Read More

RI Sales Legislation Held in Committee

Held for further study, House Bill 5255 and companion Senate Bill 199 seek to modify limitations on quantities of malt beverages and distilled spirits that can be sold at retail by certain licensed breweries and distilleries for off-premises consumption. …Read More

To-Go Bill Heads to MT Governor

Before the Governor, House Bill 226 addresses curbside delivery and to-go drinks for all on and off premises retailers including manufacturers with limited retail privileges. Read More

Farmer Brewer License Bill Intro’d in RI

S.B. 748 authorizes the issuance of farmer-brewery and farmer-distillery licenses to qualifying farms. Read More

Manufacturer-Retailer Adjacency OK’ed in MT

Signed into law, House Bill 157 allows a brewery or winery to be located adjacent to an on-premises retail license. Read More

Interstate Shipping Bill Signed in SD

Signed by the Governor, S.B. 109 authorizes certain interstate shipments of distilled spirits. Read More

RTD Definition Bill Advances in NE

Advancing through committee, L.B. 274, which provides for a promotional farmers market special designated license, has been amended to define “ready-to-drink cocktail” and establish a per gallon tax rate separate and lower than that for distilled spirits. 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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