House Bill 2339 allows a brewer to lease portable refrigeration units to retail sales establishments at fair market value and allows a brewer to enter into lease agreements with wholesalers, who may then enter into sublease agreements with retail licensees. Under such circumstances, the portable refrigeration units will then become the property of the wholesaler at the end of the lease period.
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