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Oklahoma AG Clears Way for Expanded On-Premise Sales

The Oklahoma Attorney General has clarified a provision of the previously enacted S.B. 424 in an opinion which clears the way for craft brewers to sell high-point beer for both on- and off-premises consumption.

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Department of Justice Clears ABI-SAB Merger

The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced it has agreed to a settlement with Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABI) that will permit ABI to proceed with its acquisition of SABMiller. According to DOJ, the settlement requires ABI to …More

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Excise to Double Under Alaska Proposal

Among a host of tax increases, S.B. 5002 proposes to double the excise tax on malt beverages to a rate of $2.14/gallon and the small brewer rate to seventy cents/gallon on the first sixty thousand …More

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Expanded CA Coupon Prohibition Advances

Passed by the Senate, Senate Bill 1032 seeks to modify an existing provision of law that prohibits beer manufacturers and wholesalers from offering, funding, producing, sponsoring, promoting, furnishing, or redeeming certain consumer coupons by expanding …More

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Federal GMO Labeling Bill Becomes Law

Senate Bill 764, containing provisions to establish a national mandatory bioengineered food disclosure standard, has been signed by the President. Along with preempting individual states or other local jurisdictions from instituting their own labeling …More

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Lousiana Successor Provisions Become Law

Signed by the Governor, Senate Bill 255 provides that a successor (defined as a person who replaces a supplier, importer, broker, or wholesaler with regard to the right to manufacture, sell, distribute, broker, or import …More

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