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Montana Tax Reporting Bill Fails

Withdrawn from consideration, House Bill 483 sought to require breweries to install flow meters to measure beer produced and sold for the purpose of tax reporting.

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MT Bill Seeks Production Cap Increase

H.B. 541 changes the definition of “small brewery” to allow annual production up to 60,000 barrels (from the current 10,000) and would include the production of all affiliated companies and beer purchased from any other …More

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Beer Transfer Bill Intro’ed in Maine

Senate Bill 194 seeks to permit a manufacturer with multiple licensed locations to transport the manufacturer’s own product between those locations, as is allowed under federal law.

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TTB Highlights Category Management in Annual Report

The Tax and Trade Bureau’s 2016 Annual Report includes a section titled Promoting Fair Competition in the U.S. Marketplace (page 18), recapping the agency’s activities investigating the legality of common promotional activities associated with category …More

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Iowa Alcohol Law Overhaul Introduced

House File 521 contains the final recommendations from a working group spearheaded by the State Alcoholic Beverages Division and appointed by the Governor to review and suggest changes to state liquor laws. Among various …More

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Kansas Considers Expanded Sales for Manufacturers

H.B. 2141 would allow the issuance of a drinking establishment or caterer license to a person that also has a beneficial interest in an alcohol manufacturer’s license. The bill would require that any alcoholic liquor …More

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