Second WA Low-Proof Beverage Bill Advances in Senate

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As reported from Senate committee, S.B. 5049 defines low-proof beverage to mean any beverage that is 16 ounces or less and contains more than 0.5 percent and less than 7 percent alcohol by volume, but does not include wine, malt beverages, or malt liquor. The bill also establishes a tax rate of $0.99 per gallon tax on the distribution and sale of low-proof beverages.

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