Vetoed by the Governor, S.B. 18 sought to provide that a permit holder that timely paid its operating permit fees and its malt beverages or beverages of low alcoholic content permit fees during the 2020 calendar year, shall have its permit fees due during the 2021 calendar year reduced on a pro rata basis for the number of days in calendar year 2020 that the permit holder was required to close operations due to COVID-19 emergency proclamations. Eligible businesses include breweries, microbreweries, and microdistilleries that offer on-site retail consumption.
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