Clearing initial Senate committee consideration, House Bill 533 has been amended to provide that the replacement of allowable manufacturer/wholesaler supplied permanent point of-sale advertising materials to retailers that are damaged and non-functioning shall not apply toward the current maximum of $500. The definitions of “equipment and supplies”, “temporary point-of-sale advertising materials”, “permanent point of-sale advertising materials”, and “product display” are modified and the definition of “non-refrigeration dispensing accessories” is added, which includes beer and gas hoses, faucets, taps, and other accessories as provided in the bill. Under this bill, a wholesaler or brewer may install non-refrigeration dispensing accessories at the retail business establishment for the purposes of beer equipment to properly preserve and serve draught beer.
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