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Broader VT Satellite Location Bill Proposed

A related bill, H.B. 588 would allow holders of a manufacturer’s or rectifier’s license to acquire a first- or third-class license to sell their products at a tasting room that is not located on property contiguous with the manufacturing location. Read More

Low-Alcohol Spirits Addressed by VT Proposal

H.B. 590 provides that low-alcohol spirits beverages containing not more than 16 percent alcohol by volume would be regulated as “vinous beverages.” Low-alcohol spirits beverages would be classified as a “spirit” under the following conditions: contains more than 16 …Read More

RTD Spirits Bill Passes PA Senate

Amended prior to passing the Senate, S.B. 566 would allow both state stores and distributors to handle ready-to-drink spirits beverages in up to 16-ounce packages and not to exceed 12.5 ABV. Also imposes an 18% sales tax on these products. Read More

Wide-Ranging Alcohol Bill Passes OH Legislature

Passing the legislature and with an effective date of March 23, 2022, Senate Bill 102 addresses a variety of issues related to alcoholic beverages including Sunday sales, outdoor refreshment areas, social media advertising, and permitted activities related to home brewing. Read More

Tied-House Legislation Introduced in FL

House Bill 6097 seeks to repeal provisions relating to tied house evil. Read More

MS Wholesale Beer Tax Bill Introduced

S.B. 2191 seeks to remove the tax on wholesale sales of beer. Read More

Contract Brewing Addressed in VT Legislation

House Bill 587 seeks to permit the holder of a manufacturer’s or rectifier’s license to manufacture alcoholic beverages on behalf of another licensed entity pursuant to a contract. Read More

Low-Proof Beverage Bill Intro’d in WA

House Bill 1734 would impose a tax on the sale of low-proof beverages in the amount of $1.19 per gallon and defines such beverages as any beverage that is 16 ounces or less and that contains more than .5 percent …Read More

Sales Tax Prepayment Proposed in NY

S.B. 7654 would require the prepayment of sales and compensating use tax on sales of beer intended for off premises consumption. Read More

TTB Accepts Two Settlements in Separate Sponsorship Investigations

The Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) has accepted $225,000 Offers in Compromise (OIC) from two industry members, Robert “Chick” Fritz, Inc. of Belleville, Illinois and from Doll Distributing LLC of Des Moines, Iowa, following two unrelated investigations into sponsorship agreements …Read More

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Pete Johnson

State & Regulatory Affairs Manager

Pete Johnson serves as the State & Regulatory Affairs Manager for the Brewers Association. He joined the BA at its inception in 2005, having previously worked as Programs Director for the Brewers Association of America. Before coming to the small brewing industry in 2001, Pete worked for 14 years with both state and federal elected officials in Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.

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