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, Maine Control, 1. Contact
Updated phone numbers and addresses for overnight mail and email for BABLO.
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, Wisconsin, 1. Contact
Updated link to Department of Revenue’s Alcohol and Tobacco web page.
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, Illinois, 1. Contact
Updated email and website addresses for the Liquor Commission.
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, Maine Open, 1. Contact
Updated phone numbers and addresses for overnight mail and email for BABLO.
10/08/2019, Oklahoma, 1. Contact
Updated link to Secretary of State website.
10/08/2019, Kentucky, 2. Supplier Licenses
Citations added.
10/08/2019, Virginia Open, 14. Direct Shipments to Consumers and/or Retailers
Privileges of Delivery Permit expanded to allow deliveries to consumers by independent contractors of the permittee.
10/08/2019, Wyoming Control, 14. Direct Shipments to Consumers and/or Retailers
Citation added.
10/08/2019, Massachusetts, 1. Contact
Updated website address for the Department of Revenue.
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
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, 15.8 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, 15.5 Consumer Sweepstakes
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, Illinois, 14. Direct Shipments to Consumers and/or Retailers
Article updated to state that wine shipped directly to Illinois consumers or retailers must be of the licensee’s own manufacture.
10/07/2019, Montana Open, 8. Reporting Requirements for Suppliers
Electronic submission of tax reports is now required.
10/04/2019, Tennessee, 14. Direct Shipments to Consumers and/or Retailers
Effective October 1, 2019 direct shippers must collect local sales tax on their sales to Tennessee consumers using the rate in effect at the destination address instead of the statewide uniform tax rate formerly available to them.
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, Oklahoma, 10. Franchise Laws/Wholesaler Registration Requirements
Suppliers are no longer required to sell their products to all wholesalers, but the top 25 brands of wine or spirits must still be offered to all wholesalers.
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, 14. Direct Shipments to Consumers and/or Retailers
Updated due to new legislation which created the new category Canned Cocktails. Also, personal importation limits for beer have been relocated to a new section of the code.
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, Missouri, 3. Label/Product Registration for Suppliers
Article updated to add information on combination packages and distributor appointment.
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, Louisiana, 14. Direct Shipments to Consumers and/or Retailers
Additional bottle sizes allowed for shipment to Louisiana consumers. Subtopic added describing a new permit allowing Louisiana retailers and licensed third parties to deliver alcoholic beverages to consumers under specified conditions.
09/28/2019, Maryland/Montgomery County, 10. Franchise Laws/Wholesaler Registration Requirements
Description of the Beer Franchise Fair Dealing Act expanded and updated.
09/28/2019, Texas, 16.2 Signs Outside Licensed Premises
Limitations on the types of permissible outdoor signs have been repealed and TABC has been directed to adopt “reasonable” rules by the end of 2019.
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, New Mexico, 1. Contact
Agency name and website URL have been changed.
09/28/2019, Texas, 15.8 Sampling/Promotional Activities for Retailers
New privileges allowing suppliers to offer samples and tastings of distilled spirits to retailers under specified conditions.
09/28/2019, Texas, 14. Direct Shipments to Consumers and/or Retailers
Single location local sales tax rate is an option for out-of-state sellers effective 10/1/19. New retailer delivery privileges and Consumer Delivery Permit added.
09/28/2019, Pennsylvania Control, 7. Excise Tax Rates
Recent legislation approved new definitions for alcoholic cider and fermented fruit beverage and affirmed that the malt beverage category includes both for regulatory and taxation purposes, as long as the products are sold and marketed as beer and not wine..
09/28/2019, Texas, 2. Supplier Licenses
Agent licenses and permits no longer required, but activities of agents are still regulated.
09/28/2019, Michigan Open, 2. Supplier Licenses
Article updated to include information about entities eligible for Outstate Seller Licenses.
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, Iowa Control, 14. Direct Shipments to Consumers and/or Retailers
Updated due to new legislation which created the new category Canned Cocktails. Also, personal importation limits for beer have been relocated to a new section of the code.
09/28/2019, Oregon Open, 14. Direct Shipments to Consumers and/or Retailers
Updated to reflect increases in license fees, and citation added.
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, Colorado, 14. Direct Shipments to Consumers and/or Retailers
Updates to the requirement for an out-of-state seller to register for, collect, and remit Colorado state and local sales taxes.
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, Florida, 14. Direct Shipments to Consumers and/or Retailers
Update incorporates the State’s confirmation that direct shipments to Florida consumers from out-of-state retailers are allowed.
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, California, 14. Direct Shipments to Consumers and/or Retailers
Updates the effective date and sales threshold of the requirement for out-of-district sellers to collect local sales taxes on sales to California consumers.
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, Kansas, 14. Direct Shipments to Consumers and/or Retailers
Effective July 1, 2019, common carriers delivering alcoholic beverages to Kansas consumers must make monthly reports to the KS ABC.
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.
06/28/2019, Iowa Control, 15.9 Sampling/Promotional Activities for Consumers
Updated due to new legislation which created the new category Canned Cocktails.
06/01/2019, Kansas, 15.9 Sampling/Promotional Activities for Consumers
Citations updated.