Under the provisions of H.B. 5349, the requirement that a brand extension must be assigned to the appointed wholesaler of the underlying brand would not apply if, before October 1, 2019, a successor manufacturer or successor outstate seller of beer had assigned a brand extension to a wholesaler that was not the appointed wholesaler for the underlying brand. The legislation has passed the House.
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