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Electronic Advertising Provisions Become Law in VA

Signed into law, S.B. 182 directs the Board of Directors of the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority to promulgate regulations that prescribe the terms and conditions under which manufacturers, brokers, importers and wholesalers may advertise and promote alcoholic beverages via …Read More

WA .05 BAC Legislation Fails to Advance

Failing to clear committee, Senate Bill 5002 sought to reduce the breath or blood alcohol concentration limit for operating a motor vehicle from 0.08 to 0.05. Read More

Low-Proof Beverage Bill Stalls in WA

Failing to advance from the Senate, S.B. 5375 sought to define low-proof beverage to mean any beverage 16 ounces or less that contains more than 0.5 percent and less than 7 percent alcohol by volume, but does not include wine, …Read More

WA Recycling Responsibilities Bill Stalls

Stalling in the House, H.B. 2049 sought to require producers of certain paper products and packaging (covered PPP) to participate in and fund the operations of a producer responsibility organization (PRO) to collect and manage covered PPP from consumers and …Read More

Wyoming Franchise Bill Signed by Governor

Signed into law, S.B. 79 allows brewers producing less than 25,000 barrels per year to terminate contracts with their wholesaler without cause following a forty-five day notification period and fair market value compensation to the affected wholesaler. Read More

TN Hemp Product Sales Bill Receives Consideration

Continuing under consideration in both chambers, S.B. 2427 /H.B. 2607 authorize retail package store licensees and beer permittees to sell hemp-based products. Read More

Beer tax Increase Proposed in UT Legislation

Among a multitude of provisions, H.B. 548 seeks to increase the tax on beer and use the additional revenue to fund three new alcohol-related law enforcement officers dedicated to compliance. Read More

Event Permit Bill Intro’d in Vermont

H.B. 867, among several provisions, seeks to increase the limit on special event permits that may be acquired by an individual licensee from ten to twenty. Read More

Self-Distribution Prohibition Intro’d in RI

House Bill 8024 prohibits manufacturers of alcoholic beverages from holding or having any interest in a wholesaler license. Read More

TN Cold Beer Sales Prohibition Heard in Committee

Receiving committee consideration, S.B. 2636/H.B. 2845 seek to prohibit a beer permittee from selling at retail refrigerated or cold beer. 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 (BA). 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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