Amended in both chambers of the legislature, H.B. 1518 provides, among many provisions, that a holder of a permit for the State Fairgrounds may, if the permit holder is a small brewery, farm winery, or …More
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On December 20, 2017, Congress passed H.R. 1, the Tax Cut and Jobs Act. Learn more about how this bill could affect your brewery.
Signed by the Governor, S.B. 413 revises the excise tax rates for microbrewed beer, cider and craft distillers, with the beer rates revised from the single rate of $.41 per gallon to $.08 per gallon …More
H.B. 572 seeks to authorize persons holding class “A” or special class “A” permits that manufacture beer to sell up to a total of 100 barrels per year of the beer it manufactures to retail …More
Dying in committee, H.B. 603 sought to expand the sales reciprocity among licensed manufacturers of craft alcohol to include licensed craft distillers, thereby providing the right for small brewers, winegrowers and craft distillers to sell …More
Senate Bill 66 requires that all malt liquor, wine and low-alcohol spirits products imported to, exported from or sold in Maine bear a label approved by the United States Department of the Treasury, Alcohol and …More
House Bill 793, for the purpose of reducing the incidence of domestic violence and suicides, increases the excise taxes imposed on spirits, malt liquor, fortified wines and hard cider and the sales tax imposed on …More
Passing both chambers of the legislature, H.B. 1010, the Brewery Modernization Act of 2019, contains a host of provisions enhancing the retail, production and distribution abilities for several classes of breweries.
Passing both legislative chambers and eligible for the Governor’s signature, Senate Bill 704 reduces, from 180 days to 45 days, the number of days that a brewery must wait after notifying a distributor of its …More
Failing to clear committee, Montgomery County-specific H.B. 333 provides that a holder of a Class 7 micro-brewery license in Montgomery County may produce any amount of beer each year. The holder of a Class 8 …More
House bill 7260 would exempt from certain small employer health insurance plan requirements a Connecticut employer that (1) holds a manufacturer permit for beer from the Department of Consumer Protection and (2) obtains health insurance …More