Passing both legislative chambers, A.B. 3959 establishes the New Jersey Hospitality Emergency Loan Program in the state’s Economic Development Authority (EDA) to provide no-interest loans to qualified small hospitality businesses and makes a $100 million appropriation to EDA from federal funds for qualified small hospitality business assistance. The bill specifically makes breweries an eligible recipient of these loans.
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