Senate Bill 172 seeks to increase the sales and use tax rate for the sale of an alcoholic beverage from 9% to 10% of the charge for the alcoholic beverage in two phases: for off-sale retailers, the rate increase takes effect October 1, 2021; for on-sale retailers, the rate increase is delayed by two years until October 1, 2023. Revenues generated will be credited to the Health Equity Resource Community Reserve Fund.
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