Signed by the Governor, House Bill 1157 authorizes alcohol manufacturers and wholesalers to enter into sponsorship agreements with certain alcohol retail licensees.
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On December 20, 2017, Congress passed H.R. 1, the Tax Cut and Jobs Act. Learn more about how this bill could affect your brewery.
Awaiting gubernatorial action, Senate Bill 173 raises the production cap on microbreweries to 30,000 barrels under which a manufacturer may maintain on-site sales rights. Additionally, a licensed microbrewery may self-distribute 1,500 barrels annually, may hold …More
Amended in committee, House Bill 345 seeks to delay the effective date of the reduction of the blood alcohol concentration limit from .08 to .05 until December 30, 2019.
House Bill 1369/Senate Bill 867 authorize a Class 7 micro-brewery and a Class 8 farm brewery to produce any amount of beer each year. The bill also (1) increases the maximum amount of beer that …More
Passing the House, H.B. 414 would create a new nonprofit special events retail license and allows manufacturers to donate up to 31 gallons of beer and up to two cases of table wine to a …More
S.B.1044/H.B.1176 seek to authorize a Class 5 brewery to sell and sample its own beer without obtaining a Class D or equivalent license from a local licensing board and establish hours of sale for such …More
A.B. 2573 seeks to remove the current value thresholds applied to beer with respect to the giving of premiums, gifts or free goods by a supplier to a retailer.
House Bill 320 seeks to lower the blood alcohol content requirement for driving under the influence from .08 to .05.
Passing both chambers, House Bill 961 seeks to provide that a vendor may accept glassware from a distributor, at no charge, subject to the following conditions: the distributor received the glassware at no direct or …More
Withdrawn from consideration, Senate Bill 822 exempts from the “tied house evil” prohibitions a written agreement between a manufacturer or importer of malt beverages and an alcoholic beverage vendor for brand naming rights, including the …More