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Retail Reciprocity Bill Advances in NM

Passing initial committee consideration, House Bill 51 seeks to amend the liquor control act to create retail reciprocity among craft distillers, small brewers and winegrowers.

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Tax Increase Fails in New Mexico

Failing to advance from committee, H.B. 398 sought to raise excise taxes on alcoholic beverages, with the rate for beer increasing from 41 cents/gallon to $3.08/gallon for breweries that produce more than fifteen thousand barrels …More

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New Brewery Licensing Proposed in MD

H.B. 1420 establishes a Class 10 modern brewery license, holders of which may: establish and operate a brewery for brewing, blending, and packaging beer at the location described in the license and import beer from …More

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MD Bill Seeks Increased On-Premises Sales

S.B. 1172 increases the amount of beer brewed by the license holder that a Class 5 brewery may sell for on-premises consumption each year from 500 barrels to 5,000 barrels. Additionally, a Class 5 brewery …More

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MA Bill Favors Contracts over Franchise

Senate Bill 136 holds that, regardless of whether or not the parties have entered into a written agreement, relationships between a malt beverage supplier and a wholesaler shall be governed by the parties’ agreement, the …More

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Beer Transfer Bill Intro’ed in Maine

Senate Bill 194 seeks to permit a manufacturer with multiple licensed locations to transport the manufacturer’s own product between those locations, as is allowed under federal law.

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Limited Self-Distribution on Tap in Florida

Passing initial committee consideration, S.B. 554 would allow breweries under 3,500 barrels annual production and without a franchise agreement with a distributor to sell and deliver kegs to vendors under certain conditions.

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