Low-Proof Beverage Legislation Stalls in WA

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Held in committee, S.B. 5375 provides a definition of “low-proof beverage” to mean any beverage that is 16 ounces or less and that contains more than 0.5 percent alcohol by volume and less than seven percent alcohol by volume, but does not include wine, malt beverages, or malt liquor. Additionally, the bill imposes a $2.50/gallon tax on such beverages.