March 2016 ::Washington :: Distribution Regulation

The Washington Wine Institute’s proposal, Senate Bill 6470, cleared both House Policy and Fiscal Committees this week and is headed to the House Rules Committee for further consideration before being voted on by the full House. As amended, the bill will now allow wineries to take orders and accept payment for both wine delivery and [...]

March 2016 ::New Mexico :: Distribution Regulation

The introduction of SB 264 to the state legislature was another attempt to permit the delivery and sale of beer and wine alongside food deliveries, however, it did not make it out of committee.  

March 2016 ::South Dakota :: Premises Regulation

The state legislature is currently considering a bill that would allow wine and beer sales at special events on state university campuses. The measure, S.B. 102, would apply to events involving sports, performing arts, and fundraising, with on-campus alcohol sales authorized and regulated by the South Dakota Board of Regents. According to Sen. Larry Tidemann [...]

April 2015 ::Kentucky :: Distribution

The Kentucky Senate Committee on Licensing, Occupations and Administrative Regulations approved HB 168. If successful, the measure would force Anheuser-Busch to sell two companies that distribute alcohol. Proponents of the bill claim that it will clarify inconsistencies within the law which state that brewers of alcohol cannot own any distributorships. The bill intends to enforce [...]

October 2014 ::Arkansas :: Regulation & Distribution

The Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Initiative, Issue 4 is on the November 4, 2014 election ballot in Arkansas as an initiated constitutional amendment. The measure, if approved, would legalize the sale, manufacture and transportation of alcohol statewide. Currently, Arkansas allows for county control over the prohibition of alcohol. The state is nearly evenly split on a [...]