Now under House consideration, Senate Bill 5292 provides that current laws on the use, possession, purchase, and sale of liquor apply to powdered alcohol. Persons under age 21 cannot possess or consume powdered alcohol. Exemptions apply to powdered alcohol for medical use and religious services. Powdered alcohol is also added to the definition of spirits so that any revenue-related laws and rules that apply to spirits will apply to powdered alcohol.
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