Assembly Bill 8915 and companion S.B. 7139 seek to increase the current 14 cent/gallon tax on beer to 30 cents/gallon, with the anticipated $51 million in additional revenue used to help fund the State University of New York and the City University of New York.
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