Passing initial committee consideration, H.B. 1686 increases the excise tax rate on alcoholic beverages and exempts them from sales tax. The excise tax on each barrel of beer would increase from $12.50 to $45.00.
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On December 20, 2017, Congress passed H.R. 1, the Tax Cut and Jobs Act. Learn more about how this bill could affect your brewery.
Signed into law by the Governor, 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 barrels …More
Receiving favorable Senate committee action following House passage, House File 607 contains the final recommendations from a working group spearheaded by the State Alcoholic Beverages Division and appointed by the Governor to review and suggest …More
House Bill 2277 seeks to clarify the law regarding the scope of small brewery operations, allow transportation of in-house products between commonly owned small breweries and breweries that own small breweries and create small brewery …More
Amended in the House following Senate passage, Senate Bill 210 authorize the holder of a Class 8 Farm Brewery license to sell or serve any type of food (instead of only specified types of food) …More
H.B. 2046 seeks to limit the issuance of permits for microbrewery-restaurants and small breweries with common ownership of certain other alcoholic beverage permittees.
Failing to pass the Senate in amended form, Senate Bill 758 sought a review of the laws pertaining to beer, liquor, and wine in the state of Arkansas to identify provisions of law that are …More
Senate Bill 76 proposes a comprehensive rewrite of the statutes governing the regulation of alcohol. According to the bill’s sponsor, the proposed statutory provisions retain the three-tier licensing system, but create more flexibility for …More
Signed by the Governor, Senate Bill 134 limits penalties for violations relating to the sale of alcohol beverages to a visibly intoxicated or underage person that occur in a sales room for licensees operating a …More
House Bill 5928 establishes a farm brewery manufacturer permit, allowing for, among other things, the manufacture, storage, bottling, and wholesale distribution and sale of beer manufactured at any place or premises located on a farm. …More