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Restaurant Revitalization Fund Replenishment Act Introduced

Introduced in both chambers of the United States Congress, H.R.3807/S.2091, the Restaurant Revitalization Fund Replenishment Act seeks to add an additional $60 billion to the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, thereby providing critical funding for the recovery of small hospitality businesses. Read More

Tax Exemption Bill Clears NC House

Passing the House, House Bill 619 seeks to exempt from sales and use tax sales of machinery, parts, accessories, supplies, and ingredients to certain ABC permittees for use in the manufacturing of beer, wine, and spiritous liquor for which the …Read More

Biden Issues Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy

Recognizing the need to promote a fair, open, and competitive marketplace, President Joe Biden signed an Executive Order promoting competition in the American economy. Covering a wide range of businesses and activities, provisions of the order specific to beverage …Read More

OK Self-Distribution Tax Bill Signed into Law

Signed by the Governor, House Bill 2684 clarifies the procedure for paying excise tax on beer when it is self-distributed by a brewer to certain locations. Read More

CA Draft Dispense Exemption Bill Further Amended

Amended several times in Senate committee, Assembly Bill 1330 prohibits an alcohol licensee from delivering alcoholic beverages to a consumer pursuant to any order received for an alcoholic beverage by telephone or other electronic means unless specified conditions are met. …Read More

Temporary Sales Bill OK’ed by OR Governor

Signed into law, H.B. 2363 allows certain holders of temporary event licenses to sell specified alcoholic beverages for on and off-premises consumption at more than one location on licensed premises or have up to three premises licensed under single temporary …Read More

Shared Brewing Premises Bill Heads to DE Governor

Passing the legislature, H.B. 81 allows two or more microbreweries to share brewing equipment if the microbreweries maintain separate premises to sell their product to consumers and wholesalers. Read More

Container Size Bill Signed by OR Governor

Becoming law with the Governor’s signature, House Bill 2742 allows the holder of an off-premises sales license to sell factory-sealed containers of malt beverages that hold more than seven gallons. Read More

Illinois BEER Act Provisions Await Gubernatorial Action

House Bill 2620, amended to include certain provisions the Brewers Economic Equity & Relief Act, has been sent to the Governor. The legislation provides for continued curbside pick-up for all licensed brewers, addresses issues related to limited brewpub self-distribution, …Read More

LA Legislature OK’s Direct-to-Consumer Study

Passing through both legislative chambers, House Concurrent Resolution 106 creates a task force to study issues associated with the direct-to-consumer shipment of wine in Louisiana. 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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