Passed by both legislative chambers, H.B. 1079 seeks, among other provisions, to require the payment of keg deposits by retailers to wholesalers.
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The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) has accepted an offer in compromise from Anheuser-Busch, LLC for alleged violations of the consignment sales provisions of the Federal Alcohol Administration (FAA) Act, those making …More
Passing the Senate, Senate Joint Resolution 68, among other provisions, would prohibit any common ownership between the manufacturing, wholesaling and retailing tiers. The bill stipulates that a brewery may, following adoption of this provision, maintain …More
Passing the Senate, Senate Bill 5707 authorizes farm brewery licensees to sell wine and spirits manufactured by the licensee or a licensed farm winery or distillery.
Assembly Bill 2076 would require the State Water Resources Control Board to adopt uniform water recycling criteria for the use of recycled water in the manufacture of beer and wine.
Passing the House, House Bill 27 seeks to increase excise taxes on alcoholic beverages, with the barrel rate for beer rising to $13.33 from the current $10.00.
HF 2156 would allow brewpubs to engage in growler sales.
Passing the Senate, 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 enter …More
Failing to advance from committee, H.B. 1424 sought to make it unlawful for retailers to accept certain things of value if paid for by a manufacturer, wholesaler or distributor.
A.B. 8706 seeks to amend the tax law to provide wine, beer, cider, and liquor tastings by a licensed producer to be exempt from the sales and compensating use tax.