House Bill 165 prohibits the Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control or any other state agency from prohibiting the advertising of price discounts or sales on alcoholic beverages offered for retail sale provided that the retailer is responsible for assuming the cost of the sale or price discount excluding any manufacturer incentives, rebates, or coupons. The bill may also eventually carry a provision allowing for a special permit to be issued to an out state manufacturer who is not licensed in the State of Missouri for participation in festivals, bazaars or similar gatherings. The amount of intoxicating liquor shipped into Missouri under this permit could not exceed 200 gallons.
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