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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.

MI Growler Labeling Bill Passes Committee

Reported from Senate committee, House Bill 5175 would amend the Michigan Liquor Control Code to exempt from growler labeling requirements a brewpub, micro brewer, or brewer.

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Retal Direct Ship Bill Offered in MS

House Bill 1344 would authorize holders of on-premises retailer’s permits and holders of package retailer’s permits to purchase alcoholic beverages from manufacturers and distributors of alcoholic beverages and to have such purchases shipped directly to …More

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MO Rebate Coupon Bill Intro’d

H.B. 1653 specifies that a wholesaler cannot directly or indirectly fund the cost of any cash rebate coupon provided by manufacturers of intoxicating liquor.

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CA Issues Advisory on Cannabis and Alcohol

California Alcoholic Beverage Control has issued an advisory on cannabis and alcoholic beverages regarding what activities are permissible on or in premises licensed by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to manufacture or sell alcoholic …More

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Glassware Giveaway Bill Advances in FL

Passing two Senate committees, Senate Bill 1224 would allow a malt beverage distributor to give branded glassware to vendors licensed to sell malt beverages for on-premises consumption. Further, it prohibits a vendor from selling the …More

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Florida House Moves Glassware Legislation

Passing initial committee consideration, House Bill 961 seeks to provide that a vendor licensed to sell malt beverages for on-premises consumption may accept glassware from a distributor, at no charge, subject to the following conditions: …More

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Tied House Advertising Prohibition Relaxed in FL Bill

Passing through several committees, Senate Bill 822 exempts from the “tied house evil” prohibitions a written agreement between a manufacturer or importer of malt beverages and an alcoholic beverage vendor for brand naming rights, including …More

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Hawaii Beer Tax Reduced under Proposal

H.B. 2412/S.B. 2712 deletes the definition, for tax rate purposes, of draft beer and applies that tax rate of 0.54 cents/wine gallon to all beer. Currently, the non-draft rate is at 0.93 cents/wine gallon.

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