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NM Excise Tax Increase Proposed

Senate Bill 314 seeks to raise excise taxes on alcoholic beverages, with the rate for beer increasing from 41 cents/gallon to $3.08/gallon for breweries that produce more than fifteen thousand barrels a year. Read More

NM Anti-Alcohol Group Wants to Increase Taxes

The activist group Alcohol Taxes Save Lives & Money has a stated goal of raising the state’s alcohol excise tax by 25¢ per drink no later than the 2017 legislative session. Read More

New Mexico Growler Sales Expansion Signed

Signed by the Governor, Senate Bill 163 would permit liquor license holders with package rights (rights to sell by the bottle for off-premise consumption) to fill and sell growlers of beer. Read More

New Mexico Growler Sales Expansion Advances

Passing both legislative chambers, Senate Bill 163 would permit liquor license holders with package rights (rights to sell by the bottle for off-premise consumption) to fill and sell growlers of beer. Read More

New Mexico Growler Sales Expansion Amended

Amended in committee to remove references to wine and cider, Senate Bill 163 would permit liquor license holders with package rights (rights to sell by the bottle for off-premise consumption) to fill and sell growlers of beer. Read More

Increase to Off-Premise Locations Bill Fails in New Mexico

Dying on the Governor’s desk after receiving favorable votes in both legislative chambers, House Bill 339 sought to allow craft distiller and small brewer licensees to operate three off-premise locations. Currently, craft distiller and small brewer’s licensees are limited to …Read More

New Mexico Governor Allows Alt Prop Bill to Die

After passing both legislative chambers, S.B. 471 has failed to become law through inaction on the Governor’s part. The bill would have allowed alternating proprietorships to be established so that manufacturing facilities and equipment of a small brewer licensee may …Read More

New Mexico Wholesaler License Changes Approved

Signed into law by the Governor, Senate Bill 238 would allow a licensed New Mexico small brewer or winegrower that also holds a dispenser or restaurant license to additionally hold a Small Brewer and Winegrowers Limited Wholesaler License. Read More

New Mexico Small Brewer Sales Abilities Enhanced

Approved by the Governor, Senate Bill 440 would allow winegrowers and small brewers to obtain wine or beer directly from a winegrower or small brewer without going through a licensed New Mexico wholesaler. The bill will allow winegrowers to sell …Read More

New Mexico Alternating Proprietorship Bill Passes Both Chambers

Passing both legislative chambers, S.B. 471 would allow alternating proprietorships to be established so that manufacturing facilities and equipment of a small brewer licensee may be used by another small brewer licensee to produce beer. 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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