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Local Tax Expansion on Tap in VA

Senate Bill 527 increases from four percent to eight percent the maximum tax that any county is authorized to impose on food and beverages sold by a restaurant, commonly referred to as the meals tax. The bill also removes the …Read More

Change to Advertising Expenditure Fails in VA

Failing to advance from committee, Senate Bill 233 sought to increase from $40 to $99 the amount per item a manufacturer or its authorized vendor and a wholesale wine and beer licensee may lend, buy for, or give to a …Read More

Virginia Charitable Event Donations Bill Dies

Dying in committee, S.B. 756 sought to provide that any brewery licensee may donate beer that it has manufactured and any (i) mixed beverage special events licensee or (ii) banquet licensee that is a charitable nonprofit corporation or association that …Read More

Virginia Proposes Beer Day

House Joint Resolution 116 designates April 7, in 2019 and in each succeeding year, as National Beer Day in Virginia. Read More

On-Site Sales Restriction Proposed in Virginia

House Bill 422 Requires that when a brewery licensee sells at retail the brands of beer that the brewery owns, at least 20 percent of the beer sold for on-premises consumption must be manufactured on the licensed premises. Read More

VA Looks at Expandinf Retail Locations

H.B. 547 provides that brewery licensees may sell at retail the brands of beer that the brewery owns not only at its own premises but also at a maximum of five additional retail establishments of the licensee designated in the …Read More

At Rest Provisions Proposed in VA

House Bill 820 requires that before any wine or beer may be delivered to a retail licensee for resale, such wine or beer must first be delivered to the licensed premises of a wine or beer wholesaler, unloaded from the …Read More

Virginia Considers Altering Franchise Provisions

House Bill 910 would exempt the purchase of a brewery that manufactures less than 5,000 barrels of beer per year from the requirement that the purchaser become obligated to all of the terms and conditions of the selling brewery’s agreements …Read More

Bill Requires Brewing Capability for Sales in VA

S.B. 306 requires brewery licensees, in order to sell at retail the brands of beer that the brewery owns, to have on premises the equipment necessary to manufacture not less than three barrels of beer simultaneously and requires that at …Read More

VA Legislation would Allow Counties to raise Food & Bev Tax

Senate Bill 115 increases from four percent to eight percent the maximum tax that any county is authorized to impose on food and beverages sold by a restaurant, commonly referred to as the meals tax. The bill also removes the …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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