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Alternate Beer Distribution Model Clears the VA Senate

Under House consideration following Senate passage, Senate Bill 885 directs the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority to convene a work group to study an alternative beer distribution program. Read More

Virginia Slotting Fee Records Bill Fails to Advance

Each failing to advance from committee, H.B. 1971 and companion S.B. 1387 sought to require retail licensees to keep complete, accurate, and separate records of all slotting fees, as defined in the bill, received from a manufacturer of both alcoholic …Read More

Spirit Cooler Legislation Intro’d in TX

House Bill 2200 seeks to define “spirit coolers” to include products up to 17% ABV and would permit retail sales by holders of wine and malt beverage retailer’s off-premise permits. Read More

Container Legislation Surfaces in VT

House Bill 158 seeks to require all manufacturers and distributors of covered beverages to participate in a producer responsibility organization that shall manage the collection and disposition of beverage containers. In addition, the bill would increase from four cents a …Read More

VA Restricted Wholsale Beer License Proposal Moves to Senate

Amended multiple times in the House and again in the Senate, H.B. 2258 creates a restricted wholesale beer license that authorizes the licensee to provide wholesale beer distribution services to brewery and limited brewery licensees, provided that no more than …Read More

Sales Tax Exemption Considered in RI

Senate Bill 78 and House Bill 5397 seek to exempt from the sales and use tax the sale of beer and malt beverages at retail. Read More

Beer Definition Changes Considered in TN

Companion bills S.B. 304 and H.B. 376 seek to make definitional changes to the terms “alcoholic beverage,” “beverage,” “beer,” and “high alcohol content beer” to change alcohol by weight designations to alcohol by volume and in the case of “beer” …Read More

Direct Shipping Proposed in Texas

Companions H.B. 2003 and S.B. 752 provide for delivery and direct shipment of specified alcoholic beverage products, including malt beverages, to consumers. Read More

OR Beer Direct Shipping Bill Advances

Clearing committee, Senate Bill 616 would allow the holder of direct shipper permit to ship up to five cases of cider or malt beverages, each containing not more than nine liters, per month to an Oregon resident. Read More

Ownership Interest Legislation Moves in OK

Advanced from committee, Senate Bill 799 would allow a manufacturer or brewer whose products are made outside the state to hold an ownership interest in an Oklahoma licensed retailer under certain conditions. 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 (BA). 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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