Passing the Senate and under House consideration, S.B. 417 modifies the provisions of an existing tax rebate for beer and malt manufacturers. Under existing law, an entity must prove that it produced less than 25,000 …More
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Signed into law, House Bill 1272 increases the production limit of a microbrewery from 20,000 to 45,000 barrels, allows the transportation of beer between no more than three commonly owned facilities and allows the operation …More
The Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) has reached a $400,000 settlement with Anheuser-Busch, LLC wholesalers and a $10,000 settlement with Straub Distributing Company LTD for their engagement in unfair marketing practices aimed at retail …More
The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) has reached a $30,000 settlement with Heineken, USA, Incorporated for an illegal marketing scheme aimed at consumers.
Amended in the House prior to passage, Senate Bill 134 seeks to limit penalties for violations relating to the sale of alcohol beverages to a visibly intoxicated or underage person that occur in a sales …More
Signed by the Mayor, Bill 849, the Omnibus Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Amendment Act of 2016, among many provisions seeks to allow brew pubs with two or more facility permits to transport beer, wine or spirits …More
The Tax and Trade Bureau has provided further guidance on terminating a bond under the provisions of the PATH Act. As a reminder, brewers who reasonably expect to be liable for not more than $50,000 …More
Reported from House committee after passing the Senate, Senate Bill 1469 provides for a single original metal can in the list of allowable disposable containers that a beer licensee, a wine and beer licensee, and …More
House Bill 1701 seeks to lower the allowable blood alcohol content (BAC) from .08 to .05.
Two bills, House Bill 155 and House Bill 166, which sought to significantly raise the excise taxes on alcohol beverages have failed to advance.