Approved by the Governor, H.B. 1140 revises the types of manufacturers of beer, light wine or light spirit products that are prohibited from having an interest in wholesalers or distributor to include an entity that is the manufacturer of a product or substance that is infused into or becomes part of any beer, light wine or light spirit products regardless of whether the entity manufactures the final product. This provision also applies to all related companies, wholly-owned subsidiaries, joint ventures or any similar type of arrangement.
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