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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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Liquor Privatization Bill Introduced

H.B. 4026 seeks to phase out the role of Oregon Liquor Control Commission in purchasing, importing, warehousing and retailing of distilled liquors.

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Alabama Alcohol Tax Increase Proposed

House Bill 248 seeks to double the tax rates on all forms of alcoholic beverages, to a total of 20 cents per drink, with the rate increased to 6.6 cents for small craft breweries. …More

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Homebrew Law Updated in Colorado

House Bill 1084 seeks to alter current law which states that a “head of a family” is allowed to brew beer for family use without obtaining a liquor license. The bill would remove “head of …More

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Student Tasting Bill Introduced in Colorado

H.B.1042 would create an exemption from licensing requirements for state institutions of higher education that engage in manufacturing and tasting of fermented malt beverages (3.2% beer) and malt liquor (full-strength beer) for teaching or research …More

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