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MS Direct Shipping Bill Dies in Committee

Dying in committee, H.B. 1280 sought to authorize direct sales and shipments of wine and distilled spirits to state residents. Read More

Tax Deduction Proposed in New Jersey

Under the provisions of Senate Bill 2564/Assembly Bill 1344 food and beverage establishments would receive a temporary deduction for remittances of sales and use taxes. Read More

New Alcohol Retail License Considered in NJ

S.B. 2854/A.B. 3039 establish a new retail alcoholic beverage license authorizing retail food stores to sell alcoholic beverages manufactured in New Jersey for consumption off the licensed premises. Read More

NM Retail-Based Tax Bill Stalls

Stalled in committee, H.B. 213 would change the liquor excise tax to one on the retail transaction. All consumers would pay an excise tax equivalent to two percent of the price of beer, three percent of the price of wine, …Read More

Delivery/Shipping Bill Debuts in Maryland

H.B. 1217 provides for the direct delivery or shipment of beer, wine, or liquor to a consumer. Read More

Alcohol Sales Tax Increase Proposed in MD

House Bill 1072 seeks to increase the rate of the sales and use tax from 9% to 10% applied to certain sales of alcoholic beverages. Read More

Brewpub Retail Provision Considered in MN

S.F. 3767 / H.F. 4002 would allow brew pubs to be affiliated with a farm winery and authorize the issuance of retail licenses to farm wineries and brew pubs. Read More

MS Anti-Prohibition Legislation Amended

Amended prior to passage, House Bill 777 seeks to renounce prohibition as the policy of this state in favor of the legal manufacture, sale, distribution and transportation of alcoholic beverages, except in counties that vote to institute prohibition after holding …Read More

MD RTD Definition and Tax Rate Bill Held in Committee

Failing to advance from committee, H.B. 663 defines “ready-to-drink cocktail” as a beverage that contains distilled spirits mixed with nonalcoholic beverages and may contain wine, is 12% or less alcohol by volume, and is contained in original packaging consisting of …Read More

IN Wholesaler Residency Change Passes Legislature

Passing both legislative chambers, H.B. 1197, among many provisions, repeals a provision concerning residency requirements for beer wholesalers. 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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