Legislative leaders announced the creation of a study commission to examine the state’s alcohol laws and make recommendations for changes.
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Government affairs current issues, news and announcements from the Brewers Association and members of the House and Senate Small Brewers Caucus.
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.
Dying in the Senate, House Bill 1049 consolidates into one paragraph the provisions that govern the sale of a manufacturer’s product for off-premises consumption to non-licensees from the licensed manufacturer’s facility. It also repeals and …More
Passing both legislative chambers, House Bill 1056 allows the sale of wine, spirits and malt liquor manufactured in Maine for off-premises consumption at taste-testing events and the sale of spirits manufactured in Maine at farmers’ …More
Signed into law, Senate Bill 194 permits a manufacturer who manufactures liquor at multiple licensed locations to transport the manufacturer’s own product between those locations, as is allowed under federal law.
Signed by the Governor, H.B. 464 alters the national family beer and wine exhibition permit to be a national beer, wine, and liquor exhibition permit that may be issued to a bona fide national alcohol …More
Becoming law without the Governor’s signature, House Bill 1283 makes the following changes to the sampling and sale of beer by a Class 5 brewery: Beer that is sampled and sold on-site or at a …More
The Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission has charged ABI-owned distributor August A. Busch & Co. of Massachusetts of trade practice violations concerning the provision of coolers and draft systems to retailers in 2014 and 2015.
House Bill 4547 would amend the Michigan Vehicle Code to eliminate the sunset provision and maintain 0.08 BAC as the per se BAC level for drunk driving. On October 1, 2018, the 0.08 BAC …More
Senate Bill 357 would amend the Michigan Liquor Control Code to allow a wholesaler or manufacturer to refund to a retailer the amount the retailer paid for beer or wine, as applicable, or allow a …More
House Bill 2696 would allow brewer license holders to also have an ownership interest in a business with an on-sale license.