House Bill 718 has been deferred in committee, while its companion Senate Bill 759 remains active in the Senate. The bills seek to reduce the per gallon tax rate to twenty-seven cents on beer sold in barrels for the first 60,000 barrels of annual production.
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