Amended in Senate committee, H.B. 1396 provides, among many provisions, that if any provision, or application of any provision, concerning the manufacture, importation, distribution, or retail sale of alcoholic beverages is deemed to be in conflict with federal law or unconstitutional, certain alcoholic beverage laws shall be construed to limit rather than expand the manufacture, importation, distribution, and retail sale of alcoholic beverages through a three-tier system.
Pete Johnson serves as the State & Regulatory Affairs Manager for the Brewers Association. 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