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Wide-Ranging Alcohol Bill Intro’d in Ohio

House Bill 674, among many provisions, seeks to: eliminate statutory limitations on Sunday sales of alcohol; address issues related to outdoor refreshment areas; exempt certain brewpubs from the requirement to obtain a retail food establishment or food service operation license …Read More

Curside and Delivery Bill Signed by OK Governor

Signed by the Governor, S.B. 1928 authorizes retail spirit licensees, restaurants, wineries, and grocery stores to sell curbside and deliver alcoholic beverages in sealed original containers. Products sold in such a manner must be delivered by employees of the licensee. …Read More

Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act

On December 20, 2019, the President signed into law the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020, which includes a one-year extension (through December 31, 2020) of the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (CBMTRA) provisions originally passed for a two-year …Read More

Congress Passes, President Signs Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act

H.R. 7010, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Flexibility Act of 2020, modifying provisions related to the forgiveness of loans made to small businesses under the PPP implemented in response to COVID-19, has been signed into law. Specifically, the bill …Read More

BA Submits a Request for Extension of TTB Notification Waiver

Following on the request for waiver of the prior notification and waiting period requirements associated with the voluntary destruction of unmerchantable beer in the marketplace which was subsequently granted through June 2020, the Brewers Association has submitted a request that …Read More

South Africa Looks to Zero Tolerance with Drunk Driving Legislation

The National Road Traffic Amendment Bill seeks to delete references to specific blood alcohol content levels, essentially setting the permissible blood alcohol level for anyone operating a motor vehicle to zero while leaving penalties unchanged. Read More

Brew Pub Retail Sales Change Moves in CO House

Passing initial House committee consideration, Senate Bill 194 allows a licensed brew pub to sell to the public in sealed containers for off-premises consumption malt liquors that are manufactured at a separate licensed brew pub under the same ownership as …Read More

Alcohol Delivery Extension Considered in CO

Senate Bill 213 seeks to allow the sale of alcohol as part of delivery or takeout orders through June 30, 2022. Read More

Hawaii Tax Rate Bill Advances

Passing a second Senate committee after clearing the full House, H.B. 2726 provides a reduced beer tax rate for qualified small brewers (70,000 barrels annual production or less) of 35 cents per wine gallon. The bill also seeks to …Read More

MA Beer and Wine Sales Ballot Initiative Moves Forward

Initiative Petition No. 19-14: Petition for a Law Relative to the Sale of Beer and Wine by Food Stores has been certified to appear on the November ballot. The proposal would create a license allowing food stores to sell …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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