Amended in the Senate, H.B. 730 creates a new Ready to Drink (RTD) beverage definition and makes it subject to a $1.10 cents per gallon tax. It also changes the taxation of cider, making those with less than 7% alcohol by volume subject to the malt beverage tax in Fiscal Year 2024.
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