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OK Branch Bill in Conference Committee

Passing the House in an amended version, Senate Joint Resolution 68 has been sent to a House-Senate conference committee to work out the differences. Among other provisions, SJR 68 would prohibit any common ownership …More

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Oregon Privatization Push Ends

Oregonians for Competition (a group that includes grocers, retailers and consumers) has dropped its bid to privatize Oregon’s liquor sales through a ballot initiative.

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Coupon Bill Introduced in SC

H.B. 5245 provides that a manufacturer, brewer, importer, or retailer may offer or sponsor coupons and rebates to a consumer for the purchase of beer. Coupons and rebates include, but are not limited to, retailer …More

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Tasting Privileges Expanded in Tennessee

Signed by the Governor, Senate Bill 2096 authorizes a licensed alcoholic beverage manufacturer to use items related to or incidental to the tasting of alcoholic beverages manufactured on the premises and to rent or lease …More

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NJ Container Deposit Bill Amended

Passing committee with amendments, A.B. 2281, the “Smart Container Act,” would require a 10-cent deposit on all plastic and glass bottles and aluminum cans (other than refillable containers) less than 24 oz. and a 20-cent …More

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New York Releases Report on Alcohol Laws

The New York State Liquor Authority’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Law Working Group has released its report on the reorganization of, and revisions to, the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law.

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Connecticut Grown Beer Designation Proposed

Amended in the House and subsequently passed, House Bill 5580 requires the Department of Agriculture, in consultation with the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, to develop certain guidelines to create a “Connecticut-Grown beer” designation by January …More

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Direct Sales to Retail Proposed in Georgia

House Bill 606 provides that retail dealers may purchase up to 15 percent of their inventory of beer and wine directly from wineries and breweries without utilizing a wholesale dealer.

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