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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.

Amended Tax Rate Sought in NE

LB 723 seeks to amend the Nebraska Liquor Control Act to decrease excise tax rates for beer, wine, and spirits, with the tax rate for beer going from $0.31 per gallon to $0.25 per gallon.

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CT Insurance Change Proposal Advances

Passing committee, 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 …More

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Nano Sampling Bill Clears NH Legislature

Passing both legislative chambers, House Bill 597 seeks to allow nano brewery licensees to distribute samples at a wine manufacturer’s facility and wine manufacturer licensees to distribute samples at a nano brewery.

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Production and Sales Changes Considered in CT

Awaiting full Senate consideration, Senate Bill 647, among many provisions, consolidates the manufacturer permits for beer, brew pub, beer and brew pub, and farm brewery into one permit, allows the permittee to wholesale distribute to …More

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DE License Privilege Bill Advances

Passing the House and initial Senate committee consideration, H.B. 125 would allow licensed Delaware brewery pubs and microbreweries to affiliate with other in-state or out-of-state brewers while retaining their current license privileges so long as …More

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Tied House Revision Proposed in NY

A.B. 7258 seeks to limit the application of the New York’s “tied-house” provisions to retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers licensed by the New York State Liquor Authority.

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FL Franchise Exemptions Fail to Advance

Dying in committee, House Bill 903 sought to provide 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 volume does …More

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