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IL Looks to Expand Special Use Permits

Passing initial committee consideration, H.B. 2743 authorizes a class 1 brewer, class 2 brewer, or a craft distiller to obtain a special use permit license.

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Bottle Bill Provision Intro’ed in Oregon

House Bill 2746 requires payment of refund value of 10 cents for certain beverage containers on and after April 1, 2017, regardless of refund value indicated on beverage container.

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SC Charitable Bill Moves

Amended in committee, S.B. 114 allows suppliers or wholesalers of beer, wine and liquor to donate these products to a non-profit organization for sale and on-premises consumption at a special non-profit event for which a …More

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Cross-Tier Ownership Issues Addressed in TN

Companions H.B. 731 and S.B. 421 seek to prohibit a manufacturer from holding a direct or indirect interest in any wholesaler or establishment that holds a license for consumption of alcoholic beverages on the premises …More

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UT Zion Moat Bill Intro’ed

Among a multitude of provisions, H.B. 442 would allow restaurants to remove the so-called “Zion Curtain” that shields customers from liquor mixing and pouring if they install a 10-foot buffer between the area and where …More

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Home-Grown Tax Break Dies in Virginia

Dying in House committee, Senate Bill 798 sought to provide an income tax subtraction, for purposes of computing Virginia adjusted gross income, for the income attributable to the sale of crops grown by a farmer …More

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