Senate Bill 66 requires that all malt liquor, wine and low-alcohol spirits products imported to, exported from or sold in Maine bear a label approved by the United States Department of the Treasury, Alcohol and …More
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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.
House Bill 793, for the purpose of reducing the incidence of domestic violence and suicides, increases the excise taxes imposed on spirits, malt liquor, fortified wines and hard cider and the sales tax imposed on …More
Passing both chambers of the legislature, H.B. 1010, the Brewery Modernization Act of 2019, contains a host of provisions enhancing the retail, production and distribution abilities for several classes of breweries.
Passing both legislative chambers and eligible for the Governor’s signature, Senate Bill 704 reduces, from 180 days to 45 days, the number of days that a brewery must wait after notifying a distributor of its …More
Failing to clear committee, Montgomery County-specific H.B. 333 provides that a holder of a Class 7 micro-brewery license in Montgomery County may produce any amount of beer each year. The holder of a Class 8 …More
House bill 7260 would exempt from certain small employer health insurance plan requirements a Connecticut employer that (1) holds a manufacturer permit for beer from the Department of Consumer Protection and (2) obtains health insurance …More
The Manufacturer’s Satellite Taverns Amendment Act of 2019 has been proposed in D.C. Council. The legislation seeks to allow brewers and distillers to own and operate up to two satellite taverns elsewhere in the …More
Moving through a series of House committees, House Bill 903 provides for limited exemptions to the current regulations regarding distribution agreements between beer distributors and manufacturers, as follows: 1) exempts small breweries (i.e. total production …More
The Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act of 2019 (S. 362; H.R. 1175) has been introduced in Congress. The legislation makes permanent the tax and other provisions passed as part of the Tax …More
Amended in House committee after passing the Senate, S.B. 146 provides that retail package liquor stores may conduct tasting events at which samples of alcoholic beverages may be served and that manufacturers and wholesalers may …More