Signed into law by the Governor, S.B. 417 modifies the provisions of an existing tax rebate for beer and malt manufacturers. Under existing law, an entity must prove that it produced less than 25,000 barrels of beer to qualify for the rebate. Under this bill, manufacturers that were qualified by producing less than 25,000 barrels that subsequently produce more than 25,000 barrels of beer per year will still be able to claim the rebate, but only on the first 24,999 barrels of beer.
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