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Wide-Ranging Alcohol Bill Signed by Ohio Governor

Signed into law, House Bill 674, among many provisions: eliminates statutory limitations on Sunday sales of alcohol; addresses issues related to outdoor refreshment areas; exempts certain brewpubs from the requirement to obtain a retail food establishment or food service operation …Read More

Sampling Bill Intro’d in New Hampshire

House Bill 162 seeks to allow liquor manufacturers to offer samples at farmers’ markets. Read More

Dogs in Brewpubs Proposed in NH

S.B. 17 seeks to allow municipalities to adopt ordinances to allow dogs in outdoor areas of brew pubs. Read More

Sales Tax Benefit Considered in NJ

A.B. 5201 allows temporary deduction of certain alcohol and food industry sellers’ taxable sales with resulting sales tax retained by those sellers. Read More

Hospitality Assistance Proposed in NJ

A.B. 5134 establishes hospitality business winter preparation purchase or reimbursement program. Read More

Direct Shipping Effective in Kentucky

The provisions of H.B. 415, passed in early 2020 and which establishes a direct shipper license authorizing shipment of alcoholic beverages to consumers in Kentucky, have become effective with the implementation of the Alcoholic Beverage Control regulations. A manufacturer authorized …Read More

Outdoor Dining Bill Passes NJ Legislature

Passing both legislative chambers, Senate Bill 3340 seeks to expand opportunities for restaurants, bars, distilleries, and breweries to provide outdoor dining. Read More

To-Go Ability Proposed in KY

Senate Bill 67 seeks to allow alcohol to be purchased to go or for delivery in conjunction with a meal. Read More

NY Bill Addresses Direct Shipping of Cider

S.B. 556 relates to direct interstate and intrastate cider shipments, establishing requirements regarding age verification and shipping limits. Read More

Distiller Collaborations Considered in KY

Among several provisions, S.B. 108 allows a microbrewer to offer for sale in its giftshop products that were produced in collaboration with a distiller. 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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