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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

Alcohol Pricing Study Bill Intro’d in OR

House Bill 3377 establishes Addiction Crisis Recovery Fund and requires the Oregon Health Authority to study optimum minimum pricing of malt beverages, wine, and cider to allow consumer access and discourage overconsumption. Read More

Modified Malt Beverage Definition Considered in OR

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 Proposed in Oregon

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 Bill Seeks to Lower BAC Level

House Bill 3132 provides that a person commits the offense of driving while under influence of intoxicants if that person drives a vehicle and has 0.05 percent or more by weight of alcohol in their blood. Read More

Oregon Guidance Addresses Seltzer-Malt Beverage Issues

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has issued guidance addressing when a hard seltzer qualifies as a malt beverage. Read More

OR Bill Deals with Charitable Sales of Alcohol

S.B. 394 would allow nonprofit or charitable organization to sell alcoholic beverages at auction or through raffle once in three-month period. 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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