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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.

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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OK Charitable Collab Bill Sent to Senate

Passing the House with amendments, S.B. 936 creates a Charitable Collaboration Brewer License. The license authorizes a licensee to sell beer to beer distributers, qualified persons out of the state, serve limited and free samples …More

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Changes to Hawaii Draft Beer Regs with Governor

On the Governor’s desk, Senate Bill 772 seek to repeal the requirement that there be attached a clear and legible notice, placard, or marker upon the faucet, spigot, or outlet wherefrom the draught beer is …More

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OK Gov Signs Direct Sales Legislation

Signed by the Governor, S.B. 728 authorizes the holder of a mixed beverage license which is also a restaurant or an on-premises beer and wine license to directly purchase wine and beer from a winemaker …More

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IL Distribution Agreement Provision Advances

Passing the Senate, S.B. 996 provides that a brewer may cancel an agreement with a wholesaler without notice, unless otherwise provided by agreement, if there has been a revocation or suspension of a license or …More

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Price Equity Bill Advances in OK Senate

Gaining committee approval in the Senate, H.B. 1643 provides that it is unlawful for licensees who sell alcoholic beverages to retailers to discriminate in price between retailers, grant discounts or rebates or other inducements.

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Bond Change Move in IL Senate

Clearing an initial Senate committee, H.B. 2577 would exclude manufacturers and importing distributors that in the preceding year had less than $50,000 of tax liability from a requirement that they file a specified bond with …More

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