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NH Three Tier Studt Commission Approved

Signed by the Governor, House Bill 197 establishes a commission to study the separation of alcoholic beverage producers, distributors, and retailers, commonly referred to as the 3-tier system.

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Sunday Sales Expanded in NY

The Governor has signed legislation which, among other provisions, expands the permissible hours that alcohol may be sold on Sundays to start at 10:00 AM rather than noon.

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Department of Justice Clears ABI-SAB Merger

The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced it has agreed to a settlement with Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABI) that will permit ABI to proceed with its acquisition of SABMiller. According to DOJ, the settlement requires ABI to …More

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Excise to Double Under Alaska Proposal

Among a host of tax increases, S.B. 5002 proposes to double the excise tax on malt beverages to a rate of $2.14/gallon and the small brewer rate to seventy cents/gallon on the first sixty thousand …More

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Expanded CA Coupon Prohibition Advances

Passed by the Senate, Senate Bill 1032 seeks to modify an existing provision of law that prohibits beer manufacturers and wholesalers from offering, funding, producing, sponsoring, promoting, furnishing, or redeeming certain consumer coupons by expanding …More

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Federal GMO Labeling Bill Becomes Law

Senate Bill 764, containing provisions to establish a national mandatory bioengineered food disclosure standard, has been signed by the President. Along with preempting individual states or other local jurisdictions from instituting their own labeling …More

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