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AZ RTD Definition and Tax Bill Held in Committee

House Bill 2888 defines “ready-to-drink spirits products” as distilled spirits mixed with other beverages that may contain flavoring or coloring materials and other ingredients, that do not exceed ten percent alcohol by volume, that are sealed in an original container …Read More

CA Beer Manufacturer Retail Expansion on Tap

A.B. 2174 would allow beer manufacturers to obtain a Beer Caterer’s Permit to sell their beer at public and private events at locations other than their licensed premises. Read More

Colorado Alcohol Fee Heard in Committee

Scheduled for a hearing, Senate Bill 181 seeks to impose a fee on alcohol distributed in Colorado to fund an addiction recovery program. The proposed fee for malt beverages and cider is sixteen cents/gallon, however, companies selling 60,000 barrels/year or …Read More

Lower BAC Bill Stalls in Hawaii

Failing to advance from committee, Senate Bill 2384 seeks to lower the blood alcohol concentration threshold for driving while under the influence of alcohol from 0.08 to 0.05. Read More

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

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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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