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BA Submits a Request for Extension of TTB Notification Waiver

Following on the request for waiver of the prior notification and waiting period requirements associated with the voluntary destruction of unmerchantable beer in the marketplace which was subsequently granted through June 2020, the Brewers Association has submitted a request that …Read More

Delivery Advisory Issued in CA

The state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control issued an advisory detailing the legal obligations licensees are under when conducting deliveries of alcoholic beverages following incidents of delivery to minors. Read More

Hawaii Tax Rate Bill Advances

Amended in Senate committee after passing the full House, H.B. 2726 provides a reduced beer tax rate for qualified small brewers (70,000 barrels annual production or less) of 35 cents per wine gallon. The bill also seeks to amend …Read More

Beer Transfer Bill Considered in LA Senate

Advancing to committee consideration, S.B. 473 authorizes a manufacturer or brewer that operates more than one permitted brewing facility entirely located in the state of Louisiana to transfer bonded beer between the brewer’s permitted facilities, not to exceed 60% of …Read More

MA Franchise Bill Moves from Committee

Passing initial committee consideration, Senate Bill 104 seeks to allow small brewers (defined as under 6 million barrels) to terminate a distributor without cause and with less than the current 120-day notice (the notice provision is tiered based on sales: …Read More

MS Alcohol Definition Legislation Considered in Senate

Assigned to Senate committee, House Bill 917 defines “light spirits products” as being no more than 4% alcoholic content by weight and regulated the same as beer and light wine. Read More

Home Delivery Extended in NJ

Signed by the Governor, Assembly Bill 3966 extends the current home alcohol delivery privilege six months beyond the end of the COVID-19 state of emergency. Read More

New Jersey Loan Program Expanded

Passing the Assembly, A.B. 3965 expands the existing state Economic Development Authority loan program to include small producers of alcoholic beverages. Read More

Hospitality Loan Program Passes NJ Legislature

Passing both legislative chambers, A.B. 3959 establishes the New Jersey Hospitality Emergency Loan Program in the state’s Economic Development Authority (EDA) to provide no-interest loans to qualified small hospitality businesses and makes a $100 million appropriation to EDA from federal …Read More

Restaurant-Brewers Gain Limited Direct Sales Ability in NY

Signed by the Governor, Senate Bill 7186 allows restaurant-brewers to sell up to 250 barrels of their product without the use of a wholesaler. Read More

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Pete Johnson

State & Regulatory Affairs Manager

Pete Johnson serves as the State & Regulatory Affairs Manager for the Brewers Association. He joined the BA at its inception in 2005, having previously worked as Programs Director for the Brewers Association of America. Before coming to the small brewing industry in 2001, Pete worked for 14 years with both state and federal elected officials in Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.

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