Senate Bill 76 proposes a comprehensive rewrite of the statutes governing the regulation of alcohol. According to the bill’s sponsor, the proposed statutory provisions retain the three-tier licensing system, but create more flexibility for small manufacturers; create a new endorsement system to expand the boundaries of licensed businesses and accommodate special events; create a new license for internet sales of alcohol; create local control in community population limits; add mechanisms to prevent underage access to alcohol; and regulate common carriers who deliver alcohol.
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.See Pete Johnson's Articles