Distributor-backed legislation (H.D. 3525) would allow brewers under 30,000 barrels annual production to terminate distributors without cause.
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Senate Bill 314 seeks 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 a year.
H.D.1319 provides for the termination of a distributor in the absence of good cause by small brewer suppliers that are 20% or less of the wholesaler’s total sales in the prior calendar year preceding any …More
State Treasurer Deb Goldberg has convened an Alcohol Task Force to examine the legal and regulatory framework governing the alcoholic beverage industry and make recommendations to improve alcohol regulation.
S.D. 138 seeks to triple the excise tax on beer.
Approved by the Governor, S.B. 973 amends the Michigan Liquor Control Code to expand the kinds of businesses that are legally allowed to fill beer growlers. Specifically, it would allow a person holding both a …More
Signed into law, a substitute bill for Senate Bill 1088 addresses issues relating to retailers using third party services via internet or mobile application to facilitate the sale and delivery of beer and wine to …More
Passing the House, House Bill 1322 would authorize small craft breweries (annual production up to 60,000 barrels) to sell beer they produce on the premises of the brewery for both on and off premises consumption, …More
Final recommendations from a working group spearheaded by the State Alcoholic Beverages Division and appointed by the Governor to review and suggest changes to state liquor laws has been released, simplifying the brewery permitting process …More
Governor Brownback’s proposed budget would double the liquor enforcement tax to 16 percent.