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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

Cider Shipping Proposal Passes New York Senate

Passing the Senate, S.B. 1999 addresses direct interstate and intrastate cider shipments. Read More

Keg Sales Addressed in RI Legislation

H.B. 7842 / S.B. 2695 would allow for holders of a manufacturer’s license to sell one 1/6 barrel keg of malt beverage, produced on the premises, per day. Read More

RI Satellite Taproom Bill Intro’d

Senate Bill 2786/House Bill 7843 would allow the holder of a manufacturer’s license to apply for two satellite taprooms located off the premises of the manufacturer and allow the manufacturer to transport beer, spirits or wine to the satellite taprooms. Read More

Tax Repeal Considered in RI

S.B. 2554 phases out the local meals and beverage tax by January 1, 2028. Read More

Craft Beer Week Recognized in Rhode Island

H.B. 8019 celebrates the 3rd Annual Rhode Island Craft Beer Week March 1-10, 2024. Read More

Alcohol Excise Tax Increase Fails to Advance in NM

Failing to advance from committee, House Bill 179 sought to increase alcohol excise tax rates. The tax on beer produced by microbrewers and sold in the state would remain at the current rate of eight cents/gallon on the first 30,000 …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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