07/09/2021, Kansas, 17.1 Sunday Sales
Updated to reflect expanded hours of sale on Sunday.
07/09/2021, Virginia Control, 1. Contact
Updated to reflect changes in contact information for the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.
07/09/2021, Iowa Open, 14. Direct Shipments to Consumers and/or Retailers
Iowa retailers may now use third parties to make deliveries to consumers' residences.
07/09/2021, Iowa Control, 14. Direct Shipments to Consumers and/or Retailers
Iowa retailers may now use third parties to make deliveries to consumers' residences.
07/09/2021, Michigan Control, 1. Contact
Updated to reflect changes in contact information for LARA.
07/09/2021, Michigan Open, 1. Contact
Updated to reflect changes in contact information for LARA.
07/09/2021, Maine Control, 1. Contact
Updated to reflect changes in contact information for the BABLO and ME Department of Environmental Protection.
07/09/2021, Florida, 1. Contact
Updated to reflect changes in contact information for the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the Department of State - Secretary of State.
07/09/2021, Washington, 1. Contact
Updated contact information for Business Licensing Services.
07/09/2021, Oklahoma, 1. Contact
Updated to reflect changes in contact information for the OK Tax Commission and Secretary of State.
07/09/2021, Kansas, 1. Contact
Updated contact information for the KS Secretary of State.
07/09/2021, Delaware, 1. Contact
Updated to reflect changes in contact information for the Dept. of Safety and Homeland Security - Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement; added URL for the DE ABC homepage.
07/09/2021, Virginia Open, 1. Contact
Updated to reflect changes in contact information for the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control and the State Corporation Commission.
07/09/2021, Georgia, 1. Contact
Updated to reflect changes in contact information for the GA Department of Revenue, Field Services Division and GA Secretary of State address.
07/09/2021, Idaho Open, 1. Contact
Updated to reflect changes in contact information for the State Tax Commission.
07/09/2021, North Carolina Open, 1. Contact
Added Department of Revenue main office address, updated contact information for Licensing & Excise Tax Division and Secretary of State.
07/09/2021, Maine Open, 1. Contact
Updated to reflect changes in contact information for the BABLO and ME Department of Environmental Protection.
07/08/2021, Nebraska, 7. Excise Tax Rates
Updated to add gallonage surcharge imposed on ready-to-drink cocktails.
07/08/2021, Idaho Open, 2. Supplier Licenses
Updated to provide that licenses expire 12 months from the date issued.
07/08/2021, Idaho Control, 2. Supplier Licenses
Updated to provide that licenses expire 12 months from the date issued.
07/08/2021, Iowa Open, 17.1 Sunday Sales
Hours of sale on Sunday expanded.
07/08/2021, West Virginia Open, 14. Direct Shipments to Consumers and/or Retailers
Clarified that the Direct Shipper's License allows shipment of hard cider.
07/08/2021, Virginia Open, 2. Supplier Licenses
Updated to clarify when a Solicitor's Tasting Permit is required and to reflect the delay in license fee increases.
07/08/2021, Idaho Open, 7. Excise Tax Rates
Updated to reflect new provisions for the allowable alcoholic content of beer, and new tax rates.
07/08/2021, Iowa Control, 17.1 Sunday Sales
Hours of sale on Sunday expanded.
07/08/2021, Virginia Control, 2. Supplier Licenses
Updated to clarify when a Solicitor's Tasting Permit is required.
07/07/2021, Tennessee, 17.7 COVID-19 Regulatory Relief
Alcoholic beverage carryout service by on-premise retailers authorized until July 1, 2023.
07/07/2021, Florida, 14. Direct Shipments to Consumers and/or Retailers
Updated to describe economic nexus requirements that impose liability for sales taxes on remote sellers, and expanded delivery by retailer privileges.
07/07/2021, West Virginia Open, 7. Excise Tax Rates
Updated to add new taxes and tax credits for hard cider.
07/07/2021, Tennessee, 14. Direct Shipments to Consumers and/or Retailers
Updated to reflect the addition of a wine of own production requirement, fulfillment house licensing, higher annual shipment limits for smaller wineries, and provisions governing the delivery of alcoholic beverages by TN retailers.
07/07/2021, Oklahoma, 17.7 COVID-19 Regulatory Relief
Cocktails to go allowed until May 6, 2022.
06/21/2021, Nebraska, 14. Direct Shipments to Consumers and/or Retailers
Article revised to add that the per month shipping limit per person can be exceeded as long as the annual limit for that person is not exceeded.
06/21/2021, Kansas, 14. Direct Shipments to Consumers and/or Retailers
Updated to add electronic reporting requirements, fulfillment house licensing, alcoholic beverages to-go privileges for KS retailers, and a new economic nexus law effective July 1, 2021.
06/18/2021, Georgia, 14. Direct Shipments to Consumers and/or Retailers
Georgia retailers may provide "online curbside pickup" services, and on-premise retailers may sell cocktails-to-go.
06/18/2021, Arkansas, 1. Contact
Updated to reflect new physical address of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Division.
06/16/2021, Alabama Control, 14. Direct Shipments to Consumers and/or Retailers
Updated to reflect the addition of the Direct Wine Shipment license for wine.
06/16/2021, Texas, 14. Direct Shipments to Consumers and/or Retailers
Updated to reflect additional pickup and delivery privileges for Texas retailers.
06/16/2021, Washington, 14. Direct Shipments to Consumers and/or Retailers
Updated for new legislation extending take out, to go, and delivery options for retail licensees until July 1, 2023.
06/16/2021, South Dakota, 14. Direct Shipments to Consumers and/or Retailers
Updated to describe new special order procedure for spirits now available in South Dakota.
06/16/2021, Delaware, 17.7 COVID-19 Regulatory Relief
Retailers' to-go privileges extended through March 31, 2022.
06/08/2021, Wisconsin, 14. Direct Shipments to Consumers and/or Retailers
Cocktails to go now allowed.
06/03/2021, Wyoming Control, 14. Direct Shipments to Consumers and/or Retailers
Wyoming retailers have shipment and delivery privileges and the quantity of wine allowed to be shipped DTC has been increased effective July 1, 2021.
05/28/2021, North Carolina Open, 7. Excise Tax Rates
Updated to provide that cider is taxed as unfortified wine irrespective of alcohol content.
05/28/2021, Alabama Open, 14. Direct Shipments to Consumers and/or Retailers
Updated to document new direct wine shipper license and wine fulfillment center license, effective August 1, 2021.
05/27/2021, Washington, 17.7 COVID-19 Regulatory Relief
Updated for new legislation extending takeout, to go and delivery options for retail licensees until July 1, 2023.
05/27/2021, Oregon Open, 14. Direct Shipments to Consumers and/or Retailers
Updated to reflect an increase in the number of cases of wine that may be shipped to an Oregon resident monthly.
05/24/2021, Maine Control, 14. Direct Shipments to Consumers and/or Retailers
New law grants on-sale retailers the privilege of selling and delivering containers of beer and wine and cocktails to go until September 10, 2022.
05/24/2021, Maine Open, 17.7 COVID-19 Regulatory Relief
The privilege of selling and delivering containers and cocktails to go has been extended until September 10, 2022.
05/24/2021, Maine Open, 14. Direct Shipments to Consumers and/or Retailers
New law grants on-sale retailers the privilege of selling and delivering containers of beer and wine and cocktails to go until September 10, 2022.
05/24/2021, Maine Control, 17.7 COVID-19 Regulatory Relief
The privilege of selling and delivering containers and cocktails to go has been extended until September 10, 2022.
05/13/2021, Maine Open, 8. Reporting Requirements for Suppliers
Updated to specify the email address for submitting monthly reporting.
05/13/2021, Alaska, 17.7 COVID-19 Regulatory Relief
Updated to reflect official ending of COVID temporary privileges.
05/12/2021, Virginia Control, 17.7 COVID-19 Regulatory Relief
Updated to report legislation allowing delivery by on- and off-premise licensees without a delivery permit until January 1, 2022.
05/12/2021, Virginia Open, 14. Direct Shipments to Consumers and/or Retailers
Need for a Delivery Permit waived until January 1, 2022 for on-premise and off-premise retail licensees.
05/12/2021, Virginia Open, 17.7 COVID-19 Regulatory Relief
Updated to report legislation allowing delivery by on- and off-premise licensees without a delivery permit until January 1, 2022.
05/03/2021, Washington, 3. Label/Product Registration for Suppliers
Updated to add new policy governing the approval of alcohol-infused frozen products for sale in Washington.
05/03/2021, Kentucky, 14. Direct Shipments to Consumers and/or Retailers
Updated to document liability for Corporate Income Tax and/or Limited Liability Entity Tax and add information about Small Farm Winery exemption from wholesale sales taxes.
04/05/2021, Texas, 16.10 Sponsorship/Stadiums/Arenas
Citations and provisions updated.
03/29/2021, Texas, 16.6 Cooperative Advertising
Citations updated.
03/29/2021, Texas, 15.13 Advertising Specialties/Novelties
Citations updated and expanded; provisions updated.
03/29/2021, Montana Open, 7. Excise Tax Rates
Definition of "beer" expanded to include malt beverages made by fermenting malt substitutes.
03/29/2021, Texas, 15.11 Services to Retailers/Shelf Stocking Activities
Citations updated and expanded.
03/29/2021, California, 14. Direct Shipments to Consumers and/or Retailers
Updates the Proposition 65 requirements for shipments of alcoholic beverages to CA addresses; new subsection added to cover the sales tax requirements for Marketplace Facilitators and their relationship to ABC licensees.
03/29/2021, Texas, 15.7 Product Donations to Charities and Non-Profits
Citations updated.
03/29/2021, Montana Control, 7. Excise Tax Rates
Definition of "beer" expanded to include malt beverages made by fermenting malt substitutes.
03/18/2021, Utah Control, 17.7 COVID-19 Regulatory Relief
Temporary changes implemented due to the coronavirus pandemic.
03/17/2021, Pennsylvania Control, 7. Excise Tax Rates
Legislation effective 1/25/2021 allows fermented fruit beverages registered as malt beverages to be labeled and marketed as "wine-based" or a "wine product" under certain conditions.
03/15/2021, Illinois, 1. Contact
Updated contact information for the Chicago Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection.
03/15/2021, Ohio Open, 0. Introduction
Updated to allow for the sale and distribution of distilled spirits "pods" in Ohio.
03/15/2021, Ohio Control, 0. Introduction
Updated to allow for the sale and distribution of distilled spirits "pods" in Ohio.
03/15/2021, Arkansas, 14. Direct Shipments to Consumers and/or Retailers
Article corrected to confirm that alcohol-specific shipping labels provided by FedEx or UPS may be used in lieu of ABC-generated shipping labels.
03/15/2021, Colorado, 1. Contact
Updated address for the Colorado Secretary of State.
03/15/2021, Wyoming Control, 1. Contact
Updated phone numbers for the Wyoming Liquor Division.
02/26/2021, Wyoming Control, 17.7 COVID-19 Regulatory Relief
Temporary changes implemented due to the coronavirus pandemic.
02/26/2021, Wyoming Control, 2. Supplier Licenses
The residency requirement for industry representatives has been repealed effective July 1, 2021.
02/25/2021, Maryland/Montgomery County, 1. Contact
Mailing address for the MD Comptroller Field Enforcement Division updated.
02/19/2021, Maryland/Montgomery County, 2. Supplier Licenses
Reorganized to separate state requirements from Montgomery County requirements.
02/12/2021, Maryland/Montgomery County, 10. Franchise Laws/Wholesaler Registration Requirements
Updated to include the decision of Maryland courts that a stock change in a grandparent corporation does not create a successor beer manufacturer who may terminate a beer distribution franchise.
02/12/2021, Ohio Open, 10. Franchise Laws/Wholesaler Registration Requirements
Updated with a court decision concerning the effect of contractual notice requirements in the event of merger or acquisition of supplier.
02/08/2021, Nebraska, 17.7 COVID-19 Regulatory Relief
Temporary changes implemented due to the coronavirus pandemic.
02/08/2021, Montana Control, 17.7 COVID-19 Regulatory Relief
Temporary changes implemented due to the coronavirus pandemic.
02/08/2021, Montana Open, 17.7 COVID-19 Regulatory Relief
Temporary changes implemented due to the coronavirus pandemic.
02/07/2021, Ohio Control, 17.6 Growlers
Updated to add the requirements for selling beer in growlers.
02/07/2021, Ohio Control, 15.14 Glassware Sales to Retailers
Updated to reflect additional new privileges.
02/07/2021, Ohio Open, 17.6 Growlers
Updated to add the requirements for selling beer in growlers.
02/07/2021, Ohio Open, 15.14 Glassware Sales to Retailers
Updated to reflect additional new privileges.
01/22/2021, Ohio Control, 14. Direct Shipments to Consumers and/or Retailers
The sale by on-premise retailers of alcoholic beverages by the drink to-go or for delivery, and the delivery to consumers of spirits in original containers by the DLC is now permanently allowed.
01/22/2021, Ohio Open, 14. Direct Shipments to Consumers and/or Retailers
The sale by on-premise retailers of alcoholic beverages by the drink to-go or for delivery, and the delivery to consumers of spirits in original containers by the DLC is now permanently allowed.
01/21/2021, Nebraska, 1. Contact
Contact information for Liquor Control Commission, Department of Revenue, and Secretary of State updated.
01/19/2021, Illinois, 14. Direct Shipments to Consumers and/or Retailers
The State codified the conditions for delivery by retailers and established a third-party facilitator license.
01/04/2021, Oregon Control, 17.7 COVID-19 Regulatory Relief
Sales and delivery of mixed drinks and single servings of wine to-go allowed through the end of the COVID state of emergency.
01/04/2021, Iowa Control, 6. Promotional Allowances Offered to Wholesalers or Control State Agencies
Updated to incorporate guidance on quantity discounts.
01/04/2021, South Carolina, 15.8 Sampling/Promotional Activities for Retailers
Updated to reflect newly added additional sampling privileges.
01/04/2021, California, 17.7 COVID-19 Regulatory Relief
Additional relief related to winemaker dinners and donations implemented due to the coronavirus pandemic.
01/04/2021, Texas, 3. Label/Product Registration for Suppliers
Updated to reflect changes in Texas ABC's product registration requirements and process.
01/04/2021, Oregon Open, 17.7 COVID-19 Regulatory Relief
Sales and delivery of mixed drinks and single servings of wine to-go allowed through the end of the COVID state of emergency.
01/04/2021, Colorado, 15.8 Sampling/Promotional Activities for Retailers
Updated to add provisions for wholesaler-sponsored tasting events for retailers.
12/29/2020, Colorado, 15.14 Glassware Sales to Retailers
Citation updated.
12/23/2020, California, 1. Contact
Updated phone numbers for the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control and CDTFA.
12/23/2020, Colorado, 17.4 Product Returns
Updated to provide new regulation on when wholesalers may accept product returns.
12/23/2020, Colorado, 15.11 Services to Retailers/Shelf Stocking Activities
Updated to add final version of regulation on services that can be provided to retailers.
12/23/2020, Iowa Control, 17.7 COVID-19 Regulatory Relief
Additional changes implemented due to the coronavirus pandemic, some of which have been made permanent.
12/23/2020, Iowa Open, 17.7 COVID-19 Regulatory Relief
Additional changes implemented due to the coronavirus pandemic, some of which have been made permanent.
12/23/2020, Kentucky, 1. Contact
Updated contact information for the KY ABC and the Department of Revenue.
12/21/2020, New Hampshire Control, 2. Supplier Licenses
Updated to add that NH beverage vendor licensees may sell specialty beverages and vendors must register with the NH Secretary of State.
12/21/2020, Oregon Open, 8. Reporting Requirements for Suppliers
Shipment reports for CERA licensees now required to be submitted online.
12/21/2020, Mississippi Control, 15.9 Sampling/Promotional Activities for Consumers
Updated to report the availability of Wine Festival Permits to in-state and out-of-state wineries.
12/21/2020, Iowa Open, 1. Contact
Updated to correct Department of Commerce address.
12/21/2020, Iowa Control, 1. Contact
Updated to correct Department of Commerce address and add Secretary of State website.
12/18/2020, Idaho Open, 4. Pricing
Updated to add that discrimination in pricing and terms between distributors is not permitted.
12/14/2020, Kansas, 17.6 Growlers
Updated to provide the regulatory specifications.
12/14/2020, Kansas, 17.4 Product Returns
Updated to add provisions relating to returns by wholesalers and expand provisions related to retailers, and add citations.
12/14/2020, Kansas, 17.3 Private Labels
Citation updated.
12/14/2020, Kansas, 17.5 Distilled Spirits Infusions
Citation updated.
12/14/2020, Kansas, 16.6 Cooperative Advertising
Citations updated.
12/10/2020, Kansas, 16.10 Sponsorship/Stadiums/Arenas
Updated per current version of ABC’s online “Handbook for Supplier Permits,” accessed 10/1/2020.
12/10/2020, Kansas, 16.4 Television Advertising
Updated per current version of ABC’s online “Handbook for Supplier Permits,” accessed 10/1/2020.
12/10/2020, Kansas, 16.3 Radio Advertising
Updated per current version of ABC’s online “Handbook for Supplier Permits,” accessed 10/1/2020.
12/10/2020, Kansas, 16.2 Signs Outside Licensed Premises
Citations updated.
12/10/2020, Kansas, 16.1 Signs Inside Licensed Premises
Citations updated.
12/10/2020, Kansas, 15.16 Commercial Bribery: Incentives to Retailers and Their Employees
Updated to expand provisions reported.
12/10/2020, Kansas, 15.15 Equipment - Sales to Retailers
Various provisions updated.
12/10/2020, Kansas, 15.14 Glassware Sales to Retailers
Updated per current version of ABC’s online “Handbook for Supplier Permits,” accessed 10/1/2020.
12/10/2020, Kansas, 4. Pricing
Updated to add clarifications and additional citations.
12/09/2020, California, 15.8 Sampling/Promotional Activities for Retailers
Section updated to add other supplier licensees who may conduct educational activities for retailers.
12/08/2020, California, 16.10 Sponsorship/Stadiums/Arenas
Updated to add Craft Distiller as licensee that may purchase advertising in stadiums and arenas.
12/08/2020, Kansas, 15.1 Displays, Dealer Loaders, POS Materials
Citations and other additional information added.
12/08/2020, Mississippi Control, 1. Contact
Updated to reflect a correction to the physical address for the Department of Revenue.
12/08/2020, Kansas, 10. Franchise Laws/Wholesaler Registration Requirements
Article revised to reflect updated guidance in ABC's 2020 Handbook for Supplier Permits.
12/08/2020, Kansas, 3. Label/Product Registration for Suppliers
Article revised to add additional information.
12/07/2020, North Dakota, 2. Supplier Licenses
Updated to indicate that Beverage Supplier License does not expire.
12/03/2020, New Mexico, 1. Contact
Updated to add a mailing address for the Alcoholic Beverage Control Division.
12/03/2020, West Virginia Control, 1. Contact
Updated to reflect correct zip code for the West Virginia State Tax Department.
12/03/2020, West Virginia Open, 1. Contact
Updated to reflect correct zip code for the West Virginia State Tax Department.
11/20/2020, Kansas, 15.11 Services to Retailers/Shelf Stocking Activities
Citation updated.
11/20/2020, Kansas, 15.4 Consumer Merchandise Offers (Self-Liquidators)
Citations updated.
11/20/2020, Kansas, 15.2 Mail-In Refund Offers
Citations updated.
11/20/2020, Kansas, 15.3 Coupons Redeemable by Retailers
Citations updated.
11/18/2020, Kansas, 15.12 Wine Lists/Drink Lists/Table Tents
Citation updated.
11/18/2020, Kansas, 15.10 Trade Shows, Conventions or Trade Associations - Participation in
Citation updated.
11/18/2020, Kansas, 15.9 Sampling/Promotional Activities for Consumers
Revised article to provide additional information on promotional activities.
11/18/2020, Kansas, 15.7 Product Donations to Charities and Non-Profits
Citation updated.
11/18/2020, Kansas, 15.6 Consumer Contests
Updated to add additional details from Policy Memorandum 2016-1.
11/18/2020, Kansas, 15.5 Consumer Sweepstakes
Updated to add additional details from Policy Memorandum 2016-1.
11/18/2020, Kansas, 15.13 Advertising Specialties/Novelties
Revised article to provide additional information on the use of advertising specialties.
11/13/2020, New York, 1. Contact
Updated the addresses for the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control and Secretary of State.
11/11/2020, Mississippi Control, 17.7 COVID-19 Regulatory Relief
Temporary changes implemented due to the coronavirus pandemic.
11/11/2020, Kansas, 15. Trade Practice Activities
Revised to reflect the State's adoption of federal regulations.
11/11/2020, Kansas, 9. Credit to Licensees
Citation added.
11/11/2020, New Mexico, 17.7 COVID-19 Regulatory Relief
Temporary changes implemented due to the coronavirus pandemic.
11/11/2020, South Dakota, 17.7 COVID-19 Regulatory Relief
Temporary changes implemented due to the coronavirus pandemic.
11/11/2020, West Virginia Open, 17.7 COVID-19 Regulatory Relief
Temporary changes implemented due to the coronavirus pandemic.
11/11/2020, West Virginia Control, 17.7 COVID-19 Regulatory Relief
Temporary changes implemented due to the coronavirus pandemic.
11/11/2020, New York, 17.3 Private Labels
Updated to include additional information from SLA Advisory #2016-3.
11/11/2020, New York, 16.1 Signs Inside Licensed Premises
Corrected to remove the size limit of 1200 square inches which was rescinded in 2015.
11/04/2020, Tennessee, 1. Contact
Updated addresses for the Alcoholic Beverage Commission and the Department of Revenue.
10/29/2020, New York, 14. Direct Shipments to Consumers and/or Retailers
Updated to correct the fee and duration of the New York Out-of-State Direct Shipper’s License.
10/28/2020, Kansas, 17.7 COVID-19 Regulatory Relief
Temporary changes implemented due to the coronavirus pandemic.
10/26/2020, New Hampshire Control, 1. Contact
The NH Liquor Commission no longer maintains a PO Box.
10/05/2020, Michigan Control, 14. Direct Shipments to Consumers and/or Retailers
Updated to reflect new statutory provisions extending delivery privileges to on-premise retailers.
10/05/2020, Michigan Control, 17.7 COVID-19 Regulatory Relief
On-premise retailers may sell and delivery alcoholic beverages in qualified containers through December 31, 2025.
10/05/2020, Michigan Open, 17.7 COVID-19 Regulatory Relief
On-premise retailers may sell and delivery alcoholic beverages in qualified containers through December 31, 2025.
10/05/2020, Georgia, 17.7 COVID-19 Regulatory Relief
Updated to reflect permanent changes in delivery privileges for off-premise retailers.
10/05/2020, Massachusetts, 1. Contact
Updated to reflect address and phone number changes for the Department of Revenue.
10/05/2020, Michigan Open, 14. Direct Shipments to Consumers and/or Retailers
Updated to reflect new statutory provisions extending delivery privileges to on-premise retailers.
10/05/2020, Colorado, 17.7 COVID-19 Regulatory Relief
Updated to reflect provisions of SB 20-213, which modified the takeout and delivery requirements through June 2021.
10/04/2020, Louisiana, 14. Direct Shipments to Consumers and/or Retailers
Louisiana retailers, including package stores, can now use third party delivery companies and third party platforms for delivery.
10/04/2020, Michigan Open, 10. Franchise Laws/Wholesaler Registration Requirements
Section updated with new provisions relating to brand extensions and the period of time a supplier needs to withdraw from the state to terminate a franchise.
10/01/2020, Washington, 2. Supplier Licenses
The Washington Business Licensing Service has raised its processing fee for initial registrations.
10/01/2020, Massachusetts, 17.7 COVID-19 Regulatory Relief
Additional changes implemented due to the coronavirus pandemic, allowing the takeout and delivery of mixed drinks.
09/30/2020, West Virginia Open, 15.9 Sampling/Promotional Activities for Consumers
Out-of-state wineries may obtain temporary one-day licenses allowing the tasting and off-premise sale of wine at special nonprofit events in West Virginia.
09/30/2020, West Virginia Control, 15.9 Sampling/Promotional Activities for Consumers
Out-of-state wineries may obtain temporary one-day licenses allowing the tasting and off-premise sale of wine at special nonprofit events in West Virginia.
09/30/2020, Colorado, 14. Direct Shipments to Consumers and/or Retailers
On-premises retailers permitted to sell alcohol beverages for takeout and delivery.
09/23/2020, Minnesota, 2. Supplier Licenses
License fees updated to reflect current fee schedule.
09/23/2020, Illinois, 17.7 COVID-19 Regulatory Relief
Takeout and delivery of mixed drinks allowed for a one-year period.
09/23/2020, Oklahoma, 14. Direct Shipments to Consumers and/or Retailers
Curbside sales and delivery by on-premise and off-premise retailers now allowed.
09/20/2020, Utah Control, 16. Advertising
Advertising that promotes the intoxicating effects of alcohol or emphasize the alcohol content is prohibited.
09/18/2020, Iowa Open, 15.7 Product Donations to Charities and Non-Profits
Updated to add information on charity auction and event permits and add additional citations.
09/18/2020, Iowa Control, 17.6 Growlers
Updated to add provisions for wine growlers and sales of growlers by telephone or other electronic means.
09/18/2020, Iowa Open, 17.6 Growlers
Updated to add provisions for wine growlers and sales of growlers by telephone or other electronic means.
09/18/2020, Iowa Control, 15.7 Product Donations to Charities and Non-Profits
Updated to add information on charity auction and event permits and add additional citations.
09/18/2020, Georgia, 15.9 Sampling/Promotional Activities for Consumers
Public tastings of wine, malt beverages, and distilled spirits are now allowed at Georgia package stores.
09/18/2020, Georgia, 15.8 Sampling/Promotional Activities for Retailers
Sampling of retailers is now permitted.
09/15/2020, Louisiana, 5. Size Restrictions
Spirits may now be sold in 50 ml bottles.
09/15/2020, Georgia, 17.1 Sunday Sales
Sunday sales allowed at off-premise establishments.
09/15/2020, Mississippi Control, 14. Direct Shipments to Consumers and/or Retailers
Wine special order program established effective January 1, 2021.
07/13/2020, Idaho Control, 1. Contact
Updated address to reflect the P.O. Box mailing address is no longer valid.
07/13/2020, Minnesota, 1. Contact
Updated address for Department of Public Safety - Alcohol & Gambling Enforcement Division.
07/09/2020, Wisconsin, 1. Contact
Updated Department of Revenue’s Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement phone and fax numbers. Added Sale, Use and Withholding Section contact information. Updated Secretary of State email address.
07/05/2020, Indiana, 14. Direct Shipments to Consumers and/or Retailers
Provisions updated.
07/05/2020, Virginia Open, 15.9 Sampling/Promotional Activities for Consumers
Allowable sample sizes updated.
06/30/2020, West Virginia Open, 15.15 Equipment - Sales to Retailers
Updated to add provisions for beer and beer distributors
06/30/2020, West Virginia Open, 15.11 Services to Retailers/Shelf Stocking Activities
Updated to add provisions for beer and beer distributors
06/29/2020, Oklahoma, 16.6 Cooperative Advertising
Updated to reflect specific privileges granted to beer manufacturers and distributors.
06/29/2020, Oklahoma, 16.5 Advertising in Other Media
Updated to reflect specific privileges granted to beer manufacturers and distributors.
06/29/2020, Oklahoma, 16.2 Signs Outside Licensed Premises
Updated to reflect specific privileges granted to beer manufacturers and distributors.
06/29/2020, Oklahoma, 15.17 Combination Packages (On-Packs, Gift Packs, etc.)
Provisions updated.
06/29/2020, Oklahoma, 15.16 Commercial Bribery: Incentives to Retailers and Their Employees
Updated to reflect specific privileges granted to beer manufacturers and distributors.
06/29/2020, West Virginia Open, 16.10 Sponsorship/Stadiums/Arenas
Updated to add provisions for beer and beer distributors
06/29/2020, West Virginia Open, 16.5 Advertising in Other Media
Updated to provide additional forms of media which may be used for wine and malt beverages and limits on rule making authority
06/29/2020, West Virginia Open, 16.1 Signs Inside Licensed Premises
Updated to add provisions for beer and beer distributors
06/29/2020, West Virginia Open, 15.16 Commercial Bribery: Incentives to Retailers and Their Employees
Updated to add provisions for beer and beer distributors
06/29/2020, West Virginia Open, 15.6 Consumer Contests
Updated to add provisions for beer and beer distributors
06/29/2020, Vermont Open, 14. Direct Shipments to Consumers and/or Retailers
Fine for unlicensed direct shipments increased.
06/22/2020, Idaho Control, 15.9 Sampling/Promotional Activities for Consumers
Distilled spirits tastings are now allowed at state liquor stores.
06/22/2020, Maine Control, 2. Supplier Licenses
A certificate of approval is now required for out-of-state spirits suppliers.
06/22/2020, Minnesota, 14. Direct Shipments to Consumers and/or Retailers
Reports an update of the threshold at which remote sellers become liable for MN sales tax.
06/22/2020, Oklahoma, 17.4 Product Returns
Updated to provide for conditions on returns by retailers to wholesalers.
06/22/2020, Maine Open, 11. Tied House Restrictions
Reflects amendments to the law governing the relationships between supplier, wholesaler, and retailer licensees.
06/22/2020, Oklahoma, 15.15 Equipment - Sales to Retailers
Provisions updated.
06/22/2020, Oklahoma, 15.11 Services to Retailers/Shelf Stocking Activities
Updated to reflect specific privileges granted to beer manufacturers and distributors.
06/22/2020, Oklahoma, 15.10 Trade Shows, Conventions or Trade Associations - Participation in
Updated to reflect specific privileges granted to beer manufacturers and distributors.
06/22/2020, Oklahoma, 15.9 Sampling/Promotional Activities for Consumers
Updated to reflect specific privileges granted to beer manufacturers and distributors.
06/22/2020, Oklahoma, 15.8 Sampling/Promotional Activities for Retailers
Updated to reflect specific privileges granted to beer manufacturers and distributors.
06/22/2020, Oklahoma, 15.7 Product Donations to Charities and Non-Profits
Updated to reflect specific privileges granted to beer manufacturers and distributors.
06/22/2020, Oklahoma, 15.6 Consumer Contests
Updated to reflect specific privileges granted to beer manufacturers and distributors.
06/22/2020, Oklahoma, 15.5 Consumer Sweepstakes
Updated to reflect specific privileges granted to beer manufacturers and distributors.
06/22/2020, Oklahoma, 15.2 Mail-In Refund Offers
Updated to reflect specific privileges granted to beer manufacturers and distributors.
06/22/2020, Oklahoma, 15.1 Displays, Dealer Loaders, POS Materials
Updated to reflect specific privileges granted to beer manufacturers and distributors, and provisions for POS materials added.
06/22/2020, Oklahoma, 15. Trade Practice Activities
Oklahoma's definition of "inducement" added.
06/22/2020, Oklahoma, 9. Credit to Licensees
Updated to add prohibition on credit to retailers.
06/22/2020, Oklahoma, 4. Pricing
Updated to reflect changes in the supplier price posting requirement, non-discrimination in pricing and citation on prohibition for providing free goods.
06/17/2020, Kentucky, 17.7 COVID-19 Regulatory Relief
Temporary changes implemented due to the coronavirus pandemic.
06/17/2020, Maryland/Montgomery County, 17.7 COVID-19 Regulatory Relief
Temporary changes implemented due to the coronavirus pandemic.
06/17/2020, Indiana, 17.7 COVID-19 Regulatory Relief
Temporary changes implemented due to the coronavirus pandemic.
06/16/2020, District of Columbia, 13. At Rest Law
At rest law adopted.
06/16/2020, Kentucky, 15.2 Mail-In Refund Offers
Mail in rebates on malt beverages now allowed.
06/16/2020, Utah Control, 14. Direct Shipments to Consumers and/or Retailers
Describes a new law requiring the Department of ABC to administer wine subscription memberships for Utah residents. Reports changes in personal importation allowances.
06/04/2020, Minnesota, 17.7 COVID-19 Regulatory Relief
Temporary changes implemented due to the coronavirus pandemic.
06/04/2020, New Hampshire Control, 17.7 COVID-19 Regulatory Relief
Temporary changes implemented due to the coronavirus pandemic.
06/03/2020, Ohio Control, 17.7 COVID-19 Regulatory Relief
Temporary changes implemented due to the coronavirus pandemic.
06/01/2020, Pennsylvania Control, 17.7 COVID-19 Regulatory Relief
Temporary changes implemented due to the coronavirus pandemic.
06/01/2020, Nevada, 17.7 COVID-19 Regulatory Relief
Temporary changes implemented due to the coronavirus pandemic.
06/01/2020, Ohio Open, 17.7 COVID-19 Regulatory Relief
Temporary changes implemented due to the coronavirus pandemic.
06/01/2020, New Jersey, 17.7 COVID-19 Regulatory Relief
Updates to temporary changes implemented due to the coronavirus pandemic.
05/19/2020, North Carolina Control, 17.7 COVID-19 Regulatory Relief
Temporary changes implemented due to the coronavirus pandemic.
05/19/2020, North Carolina Open, 17.7 COVID-19 Regulatory Relief
Temporary changes implemented due to the coronavirus pandemic.
05/15/2020, Idaho Control, 17.7 COVID-19 Regulatory Relief
Temporary changes implemented due to the coronavirus pandemic.
05/14/2020, Wisconsin, 17.7 COVID-19 Regulatory Relief
Temporary changes implemented due to the coronavirus pandemic.
05/14/2020, South Carolina, 17.7 COVID-19 Regulatory Relief
Temporary changes implemented due to the coronavirus pandemic.
05/14/2020, Missouri, 17.7 COVID-19 Regulatory Relief
Temporary changes implemented due to the coronavirus pandemic.
05/14/2020, District of Columbia, 17.7 COVID-19 Regulatory Relief
Temporary changes implemented due to the coronavirus pandemic.
05/14/2020, Idaho Open, 17.7 COVID-19 Regulatory Relief
Temporary changes implemented due to the coronavirus pandemic.
05/14/2020, Louisiana, 17.7 COVID-19 Regulatory Relief
Temporary changes implemented due to the coronavirus pandemic.
05/14/2020, Connecticut, 17.7 COVID-19 Regulatory Relief
Temporary changes implemented due to the coronavirus pandemic.
04/28/2020, Texas, 17.7 COVID-19 Regulatory Relief
Temporary changes implemented due to the coronavirus pandemic.
04/28/2020, New York, 17.7 COVID-19 Regulatory Relief
Temporary changes implemented due to the coronavirus pandemic.
04/27/2020, Florida, 17.7 COVID-19 Regulatory Relief
Temporary changes implemented due to the coronavirus pandemic.
04/23/2020, Alabama Open, 17.7 COVID-19 Regulatory Relief
Temporary changes implemented due to the coronavirus pandemic.
04/23/2020, Alabama Control, 17.7 COVID-19 Regulatory Relief
Temporary changes implemented due to the coronavirus pandemic.
04/23/2020, Arizona, 17.7 COVID-19 Regulatory Relief
Temporary changes implemented due to the coronavirus pandemic.
04/23/2020, Arkansas, 17.7 COVID-19 Regulatory Relief
Temporary changes implemented due to the coronavirus pandemic.
04/06/2020, Florida, 16.5 Advertising in Other Media
Updated to reflect prohibition on social media advertising of vendor events by suppliers.
04/06/2020, Florida, 15.9 Sampling/Promotional Activities for Consumers
Expanded to clarify prohibition against manufacturer participation in wine and spirits tastings on retail premises.
04/02/2020, Pennsylvania Control, 1. Contact
Updated contact information for PLCB and the Department of State.
04/02/2020, North Carolina Control, 1. Contact
Updated contact information for ABCC and Secretary of State.
03/31/2020, Arkansas, 2. Supplier Licenses
Requirements by State for Out of State Suppliers updated to reflect repeal of requirement for sales representative licensing.
03/31/2020, Oklahoma, 10. Franchise Laws/Wholesaler Registration Requirements
Updated to add definitions of "designated products" and "designated wholesalers."
03/30/2020, New Hampshire Control, 3. Label/Product Registration for Suppliers
Updated to reflect introduction of a product approval form for malt beverages and other alcoholic beverages not over 6% ABV.
03/30/2020, South Dakota, 15.18 Loyalty Programs Offered to Consumers
Added provisions for the retailer loyalty and reward programs to consumers.
03/28/2020, Iowa Open, 2. Supplier Licenses
Updated for purposes of clarity.
03/28/2020, Iowa Control, 2. Supplier Licenses
Updated for purposes of clarity.
03/27/2020, New Hampshire Control, 16.2 Signs Outside Licensed Premises
Updated to add the exemption for neon signs.
03/27/2020, Michigan Open, 15.9 Sampling/Promotional Activities for Consumers
Added new subsection 15.9.5 covering Special License for spirits tasting events conducted by supplier trade organization.
03/27/2020, Hawaii, 15.16 Commercial Bribery: Incentives to Retailers and Their Employees
Content added.
03/27/2020, Michigan Control, 15.9 Sampling/Promotional Activities for Consumers
Added new Section 15.9.5 for Special License for spirits tasting events conducted by supplier trade organization.
03/26/2020, Indiana, 15.3 Coupons Redeemable by Retailers
Updated to add conditions under which IRCs may be offered.
03/26/2020, Missouri, 3. Label/Product Registration for Suppliers
Updated to incorporate ATC's adjustments of brand label registration requirements.
03/26/2020, Pennsylvania Control, 15.5 Consumer Sweepstakes
Article updated per PLCB Advisory Opinion re Tres Agaves and Travelzoo Sweepstakes dated March 2, 2020.
03/25/2020, South Carolina, 2. Supplier Licenses
Note added re avoiding liability for annual corporate reporting.
03/25/2020, South Carolina, 14. Direct Shipments to Consumers and/or Retailers
Note added re avoiding liability for annual corporate reporting.
03/24/2020, New York, 15.9 Sampling/Promotional Activities for Consumers
Updated to reflect current parameters for tastings under marketing permits.
03/22/2020, South Dakota, 1. Contact
Links for further research added.
03/22/2020, Nevada, 1. Contact
Links for further research added.
03/22/2020, New Jersey, 1. Contact
Links for further research added.
03/22/2020, Montana Open, 1. Contact
Links for further research added.
03/22/2020, Montana Control, 1. Contact
Links for further research added.
03/21/2020, North Carolina Open, 16.2 Signs Outside Licensed Premises
Exception added to allow POS materials which are visible outside the venue to be displayed within certain sports or entertainment venues.
03/21/2020, North Carolina Open, 15.3 Coupons Redeemable by Retailers
Updated to add details and limits on discounts offered by retailers.
03/20/2020, Texas, 1. Contact
Updated contact information for ABC and Secretary of State.
03/12/2020, North Carolina Control, 15.2 Mail-In Refund Offers
Updated to reflect regulatory amendment allowing redemption via an electronic procedure or software application.
03/06/2020, Arizona, 8. Reporting Requirements for Suppliers
Article revised to include consolidated reporting by holders of both supplier and direct-to-consumer licenses.
03/06/2020, Texas, 15.8 Sampling/Promotional Activities for Retailers
Updated to provide the new rules on how samples of distilled spirits provided to retailers are to be acquired and taxed.
03/05/2020, Indiana, 1. Contact
Links for further research added and correction made to fax number.
02/19/2020, Massachusetts, 14. Direct Shipments to Consumers and/or Retailers
Annual shipping report to the MA ABCC now done online by spreadsheet upload.
02/18/2020, Michigan Open, 2. Supplier Licenses
Updated to add exceptions to the requirement for a Salesperson license.
01/07/2020, Texas, 16.9 Billboard Advertising
Updated in accordance with new guidance from TABC.
01/07/2020, Texas, 16.2 Signs Outside Licensed Premises
Citation to Marketing Practices Advisory added.
12/29/2019, Colorado, 15.15 Equipment - Sales to Retailers
Citations updated.
12/26/2019, Massachusetts, 15.16 Commercial Bribery: Incentives to Retailers and Their Employees
Added provisions and citations for the rule prohibiting inducements.
12/23/2019, Georgia, 10. Franchise Laws/Wholesaler Registration Requirements
Added the procedure for giving notice of the withdrawal of a brand from Georgia.
12/23/2019, Georgia, 3. Label/Product Registration for Suppliers
Updated to provide for brand registration after a brand has been withdrawn from the market for 4 or more years.
12/23/2019, Georgia, 2. Supplier Licenses
Updated to add privileges of Solicitor's Permit.
12/20/2019, Washington, 6. Promotional Allowances Offered to Wholesalers or Control State Agencies
Cautionary note added regarding discounts.
12/20/2019, Washington, 4. Pricing
Additional citations and details on Court of Appeal ruling added. Section on channel pricing added.
12/17/2019, Texas, 17.4 Product Returns
Added guidance from TABC on the allowable circumstances for exchanges and refunds between retailers, wholesalers, and distributors.
12/12/2019, Michigan Control, 3. Label/Product Registration for Suppliers
Note added about approval process for mixed spirit drinks (spirits coolers).
12/12/2019, Michigan Open, 3. Label/Product Registration for Suppliers
The Commission may seize or destroy non-compliant products.
12/12/2019, Washington, 17.5 Distilled Spirits Infusions
Updated to reflect new guidance from the Liquor and Cannabis Board on the legality of distilled spirits infusions.
12/12/2019, Washington, 8. Reporting Requirements for Suppliers
Updated to include the requirement to pay B&O tax when gross revenues from Washington exceed the statutory limit, and report an updated threshold.
12/11/2019, Oregon Control, 1. Contact
Links for further research added.
12/11/2019, Oregon Open, 1. Contact
Links for further research added.
12/10/2019, Utah Control, 3. Label/Product Registration for Suppliers
Updated to reflect updates in the labeling and packaging requirements for malt beverages, and add citations.
12/10/2019, Utah Control, 1. Contact
Links for further research added.
11/27/2019, North Carolina Control, 11. Tied House Restrictions
Updated to reflect changes in the interests suppliers may have in wholesalers.
11/27/2019, North Carolina Open, 11. Tied House Restrictions
Updated to reflect changes in the interests suppliers may have in wholesalers.
11/27/2019, North Carolina Open, 4. Pricing
Updated to add subtopic "Channel Pricing."
11/27/2019, North Carolina Open, 3. Label/Product Registration for Suppliers
Fee for registration malt beverage and wine products no longer required.
10/08/2019, Maine Control, 16.2 Signs Outside Licensed Premises
Updated to increase the number of allowable outdoor signs outside of retail premises to five signs and provide for further exceptions.
10/08/2019, Maine Control, 15.9 Sampling/Promotional Activities for Consumers
Provisions for taste testing in agency stores have been updated. Out-of-state manufacturers, suppliers, and brokers of spirits are now allowed to obtain a license for a taste-testing event.
10/08/2019, Maine Control, 15.7 Product Donations to Charities and Non-Profits
Updated to add additional industry members who may make donations and the organizations that may accept donations.
10/08/2019, Ohio Control, 5. Size Restrictions
Additional detail added regarding container sizes allowed for distilled spirits.
10/08/2019, South Carolina, 7. Excise Tax Rates
Excise tax rates for wine re-stated in terms of liters rather than gallons.
10/08/2019, Virginia Control, 17.5 Distilled Spirits Infusions
Digest entry corrected.
10/08/2019, Virginia Control, 17.2 Happy Hour Restrictions
Licensees allowed to advertise drink specials and happy hours.
10/08/2019, Virginia Control, 17.1 Sunday Sales
Longer hours of sales allowed at government stores; government stores to be closed on New Year’s Day.
10/08/2019, Maine Open, 16.2 Signs Outside Licensed Premises
Updated to increase the number of allowable outdoor signs outside of retail premises to five signs and provide for further exceptions.
10/08/2019, Maine Open, 15.9 Sampling/Promotional Activities for Consumers
Provisions for taste testing at off-premise retailers have been updated. Out-of-state manufacturers, suppliers, and brokers of spirits are now allowed to obtain a license for a taste-testing event.
10/08/2019, Maine Open, 15.7 Product Donations to Charities and Non-Profits
Updated to add additional industry members who may make donations and the organizations that may accept donations.
10/08/2019, North Carolina Control, 7. Excise Tax Rates
Markup formula updated.
10/08/2019, North Carolina Control, 6. Promotional Allowances Offered to Wholesalers or Control State Agencies
SPA formula updated.
10/08/2019, New Jersey, 14. Direct Shipments to Consumers and/or Retailers
Citations added.
10/08/2019, Virginia Open, 17.5 Distilled Spirits Infusions
Digest entry corrected.
10/08/2019, Virginia Open, 17.2 Happy Hour Restrictions
Licensees allowed to advertise drink specials and happy hours.
10/08/2019, Kentucky, 2. Supplier Licenses
Citations added.
10/07/2019, Maine Control, 15.3 Coupons Redeemable by Retailers
Coupons may now be offered by the Bureau, and may be made available on the Bureau’s, the supplier’s, or the manufacturer’s website or other digital platforms.
10/07/2019, Louisiana, 15.11 Services to Retailers/Shelf Stocking Activities
The privilege of providing certain services to retailers extended to wholesalers and suppliers of malt beverages and cider.
10/07/2019, Pennsylvania Control, 17.2 Happy Hour Restrictions
Article updated in accordance with Advisory Notice No 10 (7th Revision) dated 5/17/19 and/or document on Unlawful Activities dated 8/19/19 distributed to licensees and posted on the Board’s website.
10/07/2019, Pennsylvania Control, 16.12 Miscellaneous Advertising-Related Information
Article updated in accordance with Advisory Notice No 10 (7th Revision) dated 5/17/19 and/or document on Unlawful Activities dated 8/19/19 distributed to licensees and posted on the Board’s website.
10/07/2019, Pennsylvania Control, 16.7 Direct Mail to Consumers
Article updated in accordance with Advisory Notice No 10 (7th Revision) dated 5/17/19 and/or document on Unlawful Activities dated 8/19/19 distributed to licensees and posted on the Board’s website.
10/07/2019, Pennsylvania Control, 16.6 Cooperative Advertising
Article updated in accordance with Advisory Notice No 10 (7th Revision) dated 5/17/19 and/or document on Unlawful Activities dated 8/19/19 distributed to licensees and posted on the Board’s website.
10/07/2019, Pennsylvania Control, 16.2 Signs Outside Licensed Premises
Article updated in accordance with Advisory Notice No 10 (7th Revision) dated 5/17/19 and/or document on Unlawful Activities dated 8/19/19 distributed to licensees and posted on the Board’s website.
10/07/2019, Pennsylvania Control, 16.1 Signs Inside Licensed Premises
Article updated in accordance with Advisory Notice No 10 (7th Revision) dated 5/17/19 and/or document on Unlawful Activities dated 8/19/19 distributed to licensees and posted on the Board’s website.
10/07/2019, Pennsylvania Control, 16. Advertising
Citation updated to refer to Advisory Notice No 10 (7th Revision) dated 5/17/19.
10/07/2019, Pennsylvania Control, 15.16 Commercial Bribery: Incentives to Retailers and Their Employees
Article updated in accordance with Advisory Notice No 10 (7th Revision) dated 5/17/19 and/or document on Unlawful Activities dated 8/19/19 distributed to licensees and posted on the Board’s website.
10/07/2019, Pennsylvania Control, 15.15 Equipment - Sales to Retailers
Article updated in accordance with Advisory Notice No 10 (7th Revision) dated 5/17/19 and/or document on Unlawful Activities dated 8/19/19 distributed to licensees and posted on the Board’s website. (Updated citation only.)
10/07/2019, Pennsylvania Control, 15.13 Advertising Specialties/Novelties
Article updated in accordance with Advisory Notice No 10 (7th Revision) dated 5/17/19 and/or document on Unlawful Activities dated 8/19/19 distributed to licensees and posted on the Board’s website.
10/07/2019, Pennsylvania Control, 15.12 Wine Lists/Drink Lists/Table Tents
Article updated in accordance with Advisory Notice No 10 (7th Revision) dated 5/17/19 and/or document on Unlawful Activities dated 8/19/19 distributed to licensees and posted on the Board’s website.
10/07/2019, Pennsylvania Control, 15.9 Sampling/Promotional Activities for Consumers
Updated with new link to Malt Beverages Distributors FAQ webpage in Section 15.9.3.
10/07/2019, Pennsylvania Control, 15.8 Sampling/Promotional Activities for Retailers
Article updated in accordance with Advisory Notice No 10 (7th Revision) dated 5/17/19 and/or document on Unlawful Activities dated 8/19/19 distributed to licensees and posted on the Board’s website.
10/07/2019, Pennsylvania Control, 15.6 Consumer Contests
Article updated in accordance with Advisory Notice No 10 (7th Revision) dated 5/17/19 and/or document on Unlawful Activities dated 8/19/19 distributed to licensees and posted on the Board’s website.
10/07/2019, Pennsylvania Control, 15.3 Coupons Redeemable by Retailers
Article updated in accordance with Advisory Notice No 10 (7th Revision) dated 5/17/19 and/or document on Unlawful Activities dated 8/19/19 distributed to licensees and posted on the Board’s website.
10/07/2019, Pennsylvania Control, 15.2 Mail-In Refund Offers
Article updated in accordance with Advisory Notice No 10 (7th Revision) dated 5/17/19 and/or document on Unlawful Activities dated 8/19/19 distributed to licensees and posted on the Board’s website.
10/07/2019, Illinois, 17.6 Growlers
New law added regulating the sanitation and use of beer growlers and crowlers.
10/07/2019, Pennsylvania Control, 15.1 Displays, Dealer Loaders, POS Materials
Article updated in accordance with Advisory Notice No 10 (7th Revision) dated 5/17/19 and/or document on Unlawful Activities dated 8/19/19 distributed to licensees and posted on the Board’s website.
10/07/2019, Montana Open, 8. Reporting Requirements for Suppliers
Electronic submission of tax reports is now required.
10/01/2019, California, 2. Supplier Licenses
Updated to provide information on the licenses required by out-of-state suppliers with and without a physical location in the state, and delete the information on licenses for in-state producers.
10/01/2019, North Carolina Control, 17.6 Growlers
Article updated to add citations and clarity.
10/01/2019, North Carolina Control, 17.3 Private Labels
Article updated to reflect that private labels are allowed
10/01/2019, Nebraska, 2. Supplier Licenses
Updated to include the requirement for sales personnel to hold a Permit to Solicit for Future Sales.
10/01/2019, North Carolina Control, 15.9 Sampling/Promotional Activities for Consumers
Spirituous Liquor Special Event Permit allows certain industry members to conduct distilled spirits tastings at ABC stores and other locations.
10/01/2019, Missouri, 16.5 Advertising in Other Media
The temporary regulatory change allowing electronic means of advertising has been made permanent.
10/01/2019, North Carolina Open, 17.6 Growlers
Article updated to add citations and clarity.
10/01/2019, North Carolina Open, 17.3 Private Labels
Article updated to reflect that private labels are allowed.
10/01/2019, North Carolina Open, 14. Direct Shipments to Consumers and/or Retailers
Adds new Delivery Service Permit allowing deliveries to consumers on behalf of retailers by permittees and their independent contractors.
10/01/2019, Utah Control, 7. Excise Tax Rates
Effective November 1, 2019 beer up to 5% ABV (4% alcohol by weight) may be sold in grocery stores, and excise tax rate is increased.
09/28/2019, Iowa Open, 15.17 Combination Packages (On-Packs, Gift Packs, etc.)
Updated due to new legislation which created the new category Canned Cocktails.
09/28/2019, Iowa Open, 15.11 Services to Retailers/Shelf Stocking Activities
Updated due to new legislation which created the new category Canned Cocktails.
09/28/2019, Iowa Open, 15.9 Sampling/Promotional Activities for Consumers
Updated due to new legislation which created the new category Canned Cocktails.
09/28/2019, Iowa Open, 15.8 Sampling/Promotional Activities for Retailers
Updated due to new legislation which created the new category Canned Cocktails.
09/28/2019, Iowa Open, 15.2 Mail-In Refund Offers
Updated due to new legislation which created the new category Canned Cocktails.
09/28/2019, Iowa Open, 11. Tied House Restrictions
The tied house restrictions were relaxed to allow cross interests when the retail establishment does not sell the alcoholic beverages of the industry member, and other significant exceptions.
09/28/2019, Ohio Control, 15.17 Combination Packages (On-Packs, Gift Packs, etc.)
Combination packages containing food products are allowed.
09/28/2019, Iowa Control, 15.17 Combination Packages (On-Packs, Gift Packs, etc.)
Updated due to new legislation which created the new category Canned Cocktails.
09/28/2019, Iowa Control, 15.15 Equipment - Sales to Retailers
Updated due to new legislation which created the new category Canned Cocktails.
09/28/2019, Iowa Control, 15.11 Services to Retailers/Shelf Stocking Activities
Updated due to new legislation which created the new category Canned Cocktails.
09/28/2019, Maine Control, 15.8 Sampling/Promotional Activities for Retailers
Sales representatives are now allowed to remove samples from the bailment warehouse.
09/28/2019, Iowa Open, 15.15 Equipment - Sales to Retailers
Updated due to new legislation which created the new category Canned Cocktails.
09/28/2019, Vermont Control, 2. Supplier Licenses
Solicitor permits are now required for sales employees who promote spirits and fortified wines.
09/28/2019, Vermont Open, 2. Supplier Licenses
Citation updated.
09/28/2019, New Mexico, 7. Excise Tax Rates
Adds reduced tax rates established for small brewers, small winegrowers, and craft distillers.
09/28/2019, Pennsylvania Control, 15.7 Product Donations to Charities and Non-Profits
Legislation liberalized who can donate to wine and spirits to wine auction permittees.
09/28/2019, Texas, 2. Supplier Licenses
Agent licenses and permits no longer required, but activities of agents are still regulated.
09/28/2019, Maryland/Montgomery County, 7. Excise Tax Rates
Excise tax rates per liter added for cider, beer, and mead.
09/28/2019, California, 15.7 Product Donations to Charities and Non-Profits
Legislation restored the privilege of distilled spirits wholesalers who also hold a beer and wine wholesaler license to make donations and provide assistance to non-profit organizations.
09/28/2019, Washington, 16.5 Advertising in Other Media
Advertising in social media by industry members and their licensed representatives permitted.
09/28/2019, Ohio Open, 15.17 Combination Packages (On-Packs, Gift Packs, etc.)
Combination packages containing food products are allowed. Alcoholic beverages can be packaged with nonalcoholic items without increasing the price of the alcoholic beverage.
09/28/2019, Iowa Control, 15.8 Sampling/Promotional Activities for Retailers
Updated due to new legislation which created the new category Canned Cocktails.
09/28/2019, Iowa Control, 15.2 Mail-In Refund Offers
Updated due to new legislation which created the new category Canned Cocktails.
09/28/2019, Vermont Control, 7. Excise Tax Rates
Gross revenue tax assessed on the retail sale of spirits and fortified wine has been revised.
09/28/2019, Oregon Open, 2. Supplier Licenses
Updated to reflect increases in license fees.
09/28/2019, Missouri, 15.17 Combination Packages (On-Packs, Gift Packs, etc.)
Clarification on label approval for combination packages added by Industry Circular dated September 3, 2019.
09/28/2019, Missouri, 15.15 Equipment - Sales to Retailers
Expiration date of provision allowing leases of portable refrigeration units extended to 2026.
09/28/2019, Montana Open, 14. Direct Shipments to Consumers and/or Retailers
Direct shippers must now report electronically, at a frequency determined by sales volume. Citation added.
09/28/2019, New Mexico, 15.9 Sampling/Promotional Activities for Consumers
Agency name has been changed.
09/28/2019, Montana Open, 10. Franchise Laws/Wholesaler Registration Requirements
Updated to reflect that suppliers may only appoint one distributor in each territory for hard cider
09/25/2019, Alabama Open, 17.5 Distilled Spirits Infusions
Alabama on-premise retailers may make distilled spirits infusions.
09/25/2019, Alabama Open, 17.1 Sunday Sales
Hours of sale on Sunday can be adjusted by the county commission, the municipal governing body, and now also by a referendum approved by the voters.
09/25/2019, Arizona, 15.9 Sampling/Promotional Activities for Consumers
Retailers may charge for samples provided in a bona fide educational class conducted on the licensed premises.
09/25/2019, Arizona, 15.7 Product Donations to Charities and Non-Profits
Suppliers and wholesalers may make monetary donations to a non-profit organization holding a special event license.
09/25/2019, Alabama Open, 11. Tied House Restrictions
An exception has been added to the tied house laws to allow a small beer manufacturer to have a financial interest in a brewpub.
09/25/2019, Arizona, 14. Direct Shipments to Consumers and/or Retailers
Hours for direct shippers to make and fulfill off-site sales extended as long as delivery occurs during hours of legal service of alcoholic beverages. Retailers’ privilege of delivering alcoholic beverage expanded to allow the taking of orders by electronic means and the use of independent contractors or common carriers to complete the deliveries.
09/25/2019, Connecticut, 7. Excise Tax Rates
Increases in excise taxes effective 10/1/2019.
09/25/2019, Alabama Control, 17.5 Distilled Spirits Infusions
Alabama on-premise retailers may make distilled spirits infusions.
09/25/2019, Alabama Control, 17.1 Sunday Sales
Hours of sale on Sunday can be adjusted by the county commission, the municipal governing body, and now also by a referendum approved by the voters.
09/25/2019, Connecticut, 14. Direct Shipments to Consumers and/or Retailers
Update adds the privilege of direct shipping to out-of-state retailers and reporting requirements for carriers. Expands the Consumer Personal Importation Limits subtopic.
09/14/2019, Illinois, 15.15 Equipment - Sales to Retailers
A manufacturer, distributor, or importing distributor may give, sell or lease dispensing equipment to retailers as specified, and may sell coil cleaning services.
09/14/2019, Illinois, 17.4 Product Returns
Topic completely rewritten; also adds provisions allowing wholesalers to accept returns of unsalable beer from caterers and temporary licensees under certain conditions.
09/14/2019, Wisconsin, 10. Franchise Laws/Wholesaler Registration Requirements
Recent court case confirms that wine and malt beverages are exempt from the Wisconsin Fair Dealership Law.
09/14/2019, Illinois, 16.2 Signs Outside Licensed Premises
Updates cost limit for outside signs to $3,000 per brand.
09/14/2019, Illinois, 15.11 Services to Retailers/Shelf Stocking Activities
New subtopics 15.11.4 and 15.11.5 added. Distributors may assist caterers holding special events. Industry members may service dispensing equipment as specified.
07/13/2019, New York, 2. Supplier Licenses
Updated citation to advisory dealing with marketing permits.
06/28/2019, Iowa Control, 15.9 Sampling/Promotional Activities for Consumers
Updated due to new legislation which created the new category Canned Cocktails.