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Direct to Retail Sales in NJ

A.B. 1951 authorizes restricted breweries to annually sell up to 1,000 barrels of beer to in-state and out-of-state retailers.

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NJ Brewery Events Clarified

A.B. 1718 clarifies protections and establishes requirements for certain activities and events hosted or conducted by limited brewery licensees on preserved farmland.

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New Mexico Growler Sales Expansion Amended

Amended in committee to remove references to wine and cider, Senate Bill 163 would permit liquor license holders with package rights (rights to sell by the bottle for off-premise consumption) to fill and sell growlers …More

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Electronic Filing Required in NY

S.B. 6313 would require the Commissioner of Taxation and Finance to allow distillers and brewers to file their taxes electronically.

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Sales Tax Exemption Proposed in New York

Senate Bill 6556 would exempt the beer, cider and distilled spirits provided by a licensed brewery, farm brewery, cider producer, farm cidery, distillery or farm distillery for a consumer tasting from sales tax.

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Promotion Council Proposed

Companion legislation A.B. 2305 and S.B. 4118 seek to establish the New York craft beverage council within the department of economic development to develop a marketing strategy to promote the state’s fine wines, spirits and …More

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Feds Renew Call for .05 BAC

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released its 2016 Most Wanted List of transportation safety improvements which includes renewing the call for lowering the legal limit on blood alcohol content to .05. The relevant …More

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