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Alcohol Task Force Formed in Maryland

Comptroller Peter Franchot announced the creation of a statewide “Reform on Tap” task force that will conduct a comprehensive review of the laws governing Maryland’s alcohol industry.

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Coupon Bill Intro’d in Missouri

H.B. 494 seeks to allow manufacturers of beer and wine to offer consumer cash rebate coupons. Currently, only manufacturers of intoxicating liquor other than beer or wine can offer such coupons. The bill specifies that …More

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Connecticut Craft Beer Bill Advances

Under Senate consideration, House Bill 5928 establishes a farm brewery manufacturer permit, which allows for, among other things, the manufacture, storage, bottling, and wholesale distribution and sale of beer manufactured at any place or premises …More

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FL Limited Self-Distribution Bill Stalls

Dying after receiving committee approval, S.B. 554 sought to allow breweries under 3,500 barrels annual production and without a franchise agreement with a distributor to sell and deliver kegs to vendors under certain conditions. …More

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Florida Glassware Bill Stalls

Failing to advance, H.B. 853 sought to allow a manufacturer or importer of beer or malt beverages to give or sell branded glassware to vendors licensed to sell beer or malt beverages for on-premises consumption.

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FL Theme Park Sponsorship Bill Withdrawn

Failing to advance, Senate Bill 388 sought to allow beer manufacturers to participate in (sponsor) up to 25 events or promotions each year at theme parks that cover at least 25 acres and attract at …More

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On-Premise Sales Clarified in IL

Awaiting a full Senate vote, S.B. 1588 provides that the authorization for on-premise sales at breweries shall not permit the sale of beer manufactured on the licensed premises (i) bearing the name of another brewer, …More

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