Passed by the House and delivered to the Senate, H.R. 17 requests the Department of Health and the office of alcohol and tobacco control in the Department of Revenue grant each bar and restaurant owner and in-state manufacturer a permit extension, at no cost to the owner, for a period equal in duration to the total time that the declared state of public health emergency for COVID-19 is in effect.
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