Signed by the Governor, Senate Bill 178 relaxes certain rules governing the delivery of alcohol. Under the bill’s provisions, third-party delivery companies would be allowed to use independent contractors in addition to their own employees, provides that only malt beverages, sparkling wine, and still wine may be delivered from the licensed premises of a restaurant permit holder, and expands the delivery area from 10 miles to 25 miles from the place of purchase in a parish having a population of less than 100,000.
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