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Ohio Sampling Bill Clears House

Passing the House, House Bill 444 allows certain permittees to provide up to four tasting samples (free of charge) of beer, wine, or spirituous liquor, in any 24-hour period of time. The bill also …More

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Tied-House Exception Bill Held

Held for further study in the Assembly following Senate passage, S.B. 1426 seeks to establish a new tied-house exception that authorizes, until January 1, 2022, a person who does not hold an ownership interest in …More

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DE Farmer’s Market Beer Sales Bill Stalls

Failing to pass the Senate, House Bill 228 sought to allow holders of a “Farmer’s Market Permit or Agricultural Themed Event Permit” to conduct tastings and sell craft beer, mead, distilled spirits, and wine in …More

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MA Franchise Task Force on Fast Track

Legislation to create a task force of brewers, distributors and political appointees to work out differences on franchise law reform, specifically when and how a brewer can exit a distribution arrangement, has cleared the Senate. …More

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Missouri Cooler Bill Signed into Law

Signed by the Governor, Senate Bill 919 allows a brewer to lease portable refrigeration units to retail licensees at a value equal to the cost of the unit to the brewer. A brewer may also …More

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NH 3 Tier Study Commission Established

Signed into law 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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