Signed by the Governor, H.B. 161 requires beverage manufacturer licensees to pay the beer tax on beverages sold at farmers’ markets.
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Signed by the Governor, S.B. 2481 adds on premise consumption sales to that of off premise sales and the conducting of tastings of New York state labelled beer manufactured by a licensed brewer or licensed …More
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) has called on the U.S. Department of Agriculture to begin the process of giving New York State the Malting Barley Endorsement (M.B.E.), a federal insurance option available only to a …More
Signed by the Governor, H.B. 2299 adds a laboratory certified by the federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and trade Bureau (TTB) to the list of approved labs for ABV testing of samples of alcohol beverages.
A legislative proposal has been unveiled that its lead sponsor believes will start the discussion on how to improve the three-tier system. Among a variety of provisions, the proposal, dubbed Cheers Wisconsin!, would increase the …More
The Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (S.236/H.R.747) was reintroduced in both chambers of the 115th Congress. Sponsors total 47 in the U.S. Senate and 253 in the U.S. House of Representatives. …More
The Brewers Association submitted comments to the Food and Drug Administration focused on non-menu options for making calorie and nutrient data available, emphasizing the widespread availability of smart phones since the time the requirement was …More
Plaintiff Mountain Crest SRL, LLC, owners of Minhas Craft Brewery in Monroe, WI, has brought suit in U.S. District Court against Anheuser-Busch InBev and Molson Coors Brewing Co. alleging those companies conspired to restrain plaintiff’s …More
Passing the Senate, S.B. 5962 seeks to eliminate the expiration and repeal of certain provisions authorizing manufacturers to transport alcoholic beverages to an adjacent retail premises.
Passing both legislative chambers, A.B. 6945 amends the tax law to provide wine, beer, cider, and liquor tastings by a licensed producer are exempt from the sales and compensating use tax.