Failing to pass committee, House Bill 345 seeks to delay the effective date of the reduction of the blood alcohol concentration limit from .08 to .05 until December 30, 2019.
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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.
Under Senate consideration following House passage, H.B. 710 would create an exception to the beer franchise law for certificate of approval holders and manufacturers of malt beverages that manufacture or distribute not more than 50,000 …More
Signed by the Governor, Senate Bill 695 creates an internet beer retailer license, which would authorize persons located within or outside the Commonwealth to sell and ship beer in closed containers to persons in the …More
Signed into law, H.B. 2517 requires the Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) to adopt, by rule, a schedule of penalties applicable to a licensed alcohol manufacturer who has committed a regulatory violation as part of …More
Failing to clear committee, The Reform on Tap Act of 2018 (H.B. 518) sought to provide for: no limits for Class 5 or Class 7 brewery taproom sales; no limits for take-home sales; no limits …More
Since the October 2016 Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABI) acquisition of SABMiller, the Department of Justice (DOJ) has been working with ABI on approval of the Proposed Final Judgment (PFJ) and has now clarified the “best efforts” …More
Withdrawn from consideration, H.B. 1052 sought, among a variety of provisions, to reduce the number of barrels a Class 5 brewery could sell for on-site consumption from 2,000 to 500 (although this restriction would not …More
A federal district court in Texas issued an opinion in Deep Ellum Brewing, LLC, et al. v. Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, upholding Texas’ prohibition on sales of beer by brewers to consumers for off-premises consumption.
Passing the Senate, S.B. 956 establishes the Maryland Beer and Brewery Promotion Program and Fund to provide grants to eligible applicants designed to promote Maryland beer, assist Maryland breweries, and educate the public about brewing …More
Signed by the Governor, H.B. 303 exempts tasting rooms from a law prohibiting manufacturers from selling alcohol between 9 PM Saturday and 2 AM Monday.