Passing committee, House Bill 4548 would extend, for five more years—until October 1, 2023—the provision within the Michigan Vehicle Code establishing 0.08 BAC as the per se level for drunk driving. On October 1, …More
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Passing the Senate, Senate Bill 357 would amend the Michigan Liquor Control Code to allow a manufacturer that sold direct to a retailer or a wholesaler to refund to a retailer the amount the retailer …More
Before the Governor for action, House Bill 4559 would allow a licensed wholesaler or manufacturer of alcoholic liquor to give samples of beer or wine to an employee of the wholesaler under certain conditions, and …More
Tied legislation H.B. 4667 and H.B. 4668 seek to rename the Grape and Wine Industry Council as the “Michigan Craft Beverage Council,” makes changes to the council’s membership, and allows money received by the Michigan …More
Signed into law by the Governor, House Bill 98 authorizes brew pubs to manufacture alcoholic cider.
Passing committee, Assembly Bill 4602 provides that consumers would not be required to take a brewery tour in order to purchase beverages for onsite consumption. Additionally, consumers would be allowed to purchase, or be provided …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 46 in the U.S. Senate and 246 in the U.S. House of Representatives. Specific tax …More
Distributor Hunterdon Brewing Co. has reached a settlement with the New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control for alleged trade practice violations, including selling draft systems at below market price and concealment of those charges.
The Brewers Association (BA), Beer Institute (BI), and American Beverage Association (ABA) have submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Commerce concerning the investigation into the possible effects on national security of imported aluminum. The …More
Passing the Assembly, A.B. 6404 seeks to increase the number of barrels that a restaurant brewer (brew-pub) may produce to sell at retail or wholesale from the current 250 barrels to 2,000 barrels.