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.
06/02/2020, Iowa Control, 17.7 COVID-19 Regulatory Relief
Additional 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, Iowa Open, 17.7 COVID-19 Regulatory Relief
Additional 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.
05/15/2020, Oregon Control, 17.7 COVID-19 Regulatory Relief
Temporary changes implemented due to the coronavirus pandemic.
05/15/2020, Oregon Open, 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.
05/14/2020, Washington, 17.7 COVID-19 Regulatory Relief
Temporary changes implemented due to the coronavirus pandemic.
05/06/2020, Virginia Control, 17.7 COVID-19 Regulatory Relief
Temporary changes implemented due to the coronavirus pandemic.
05/05/2020, Michigan Control, 17.7 COVID-19 Regulatory Relief
Temporary changes implemented due to the coronavirus pandemic.
05/05/2020, Michigan Open, 17.7 COVID-19 Regulatory Relief
Temporary changes implemented due to the coronavirus pandemic.
05/05/2020, Virginia Open, 17.7 COVID-19 Regulatory Relief
Temporary changes implemented due to the coronavirus pandemic.
05/05/2020, Georgia, 17.7 COVID-19 Regulatory Relief
Temporary changes implemented due to the coronavirus pandemic.
04/28/2020, Massachusetts, 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.
04/28/2020, Colorado, 17.7 COVID-19 Regulatory Relief
Temporary changes implemented due to the coronavirus pandemic.
04/27/2020, Illinois, 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.
04/27/2020, California, 17.7 COVID-19 Regulatory Relief
Temporary changes implemented due to the coronavirus pandemic.
04/23/2020, Alaska, 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, Iowa Open, 1. Contact
Updated address for the Secretary of State.
04/02/2020, New Hampshire Control, 1. Contact
Updated phone numbers for the NH Liquor Commission and phone numbers and email address for the Department of State.
04/02/2020, Pennsylvania Control, 1. Contact
Updated contact information for PLCB and the Department of State.
04/02/2020, Iowa Control, 1. Contact
Updated address for the Secretary of State.
04/02/2020, North Carolina Control, 1. Contact
Updated contact information for ABCC and Secretary of State.
04/02/2020, Oklahoma, 1. Contact
Updated address for Secretary of State.
04/02/2020, North Carolina Open, 1. Contact
Updated phone number for Department of Revenue and correct link for the Secretary of State website.
04/02/2020, New York, 1. Contact
Updated phone menu options for specific departments at the NY SLA.
04/01/2020, Oklahoma, 4. Pricing
Updated to reflect changes in the supplier price posting requirement.
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.
03/30/2020, Washington, 3. Label/Product Registration for Suppliers
Updated to reflect introduction of a form for product tracking code for beer, wine less than 7% ABV, and cider no greater than 8.5% ABV.
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.
03/26/2020, Washington, 2. Supplier Licenses
Update expiration information for sales licenses.
03/26/2020, Washington, 1. Contact
Updated contact information for the LCB, Business Licensing, and Secretary of State.
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, New Mexico, 1. Contact
Links for further research added.
03/22/2020, Minnesota, 1. Contact
Links for further research added.
03/22/2020, Illinois, 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, Maryland/Montgomery County, 10. Franchise Laws/Wholesaler Registration Requirements
Updated with additional details on the notice required for changes in distributors.
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, 14. Direct Shipments to Consumers and/or Retailers
Update to add citation to new Marketing Practice Advisory MPA061 on retailer delivery privileges.
03/20/2020, Texas, 1. Contact
Updated contact information for ABC and Secretary of State.
03/20/2020, Massachusetts, 1. Contact
Updated location address for the Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission.
03/18/2020, Florida, 14. Direct Shipments to Consumers and/or Retailers
Update adds that delivery by Florida retailers to Florida consumers may be made by third parties including common carriers as well as vehicles owned or leased by retailers.
03/16/2020, Texas, 15.11 Services to Retailers/Shelf Stocking Activities
Added guidance from TABC on the allowable services to be provided to retailers.
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.
02/21/2020, Kansas, 14. Direct Shipments to Consumers and/or Retailers
Effective January 1, 2020, the tracking number on all direct-to-consumer sales must be collected and reported.
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.
12/26/2019, Massachusetts, 15.16 Commercial Bribery: Incentives to Retailers and Their Employees
Added provisions and citations for the rule prohibiting inducements.
12/23/2019, Georgia, 14. Direct Shipments to Consumers and/or Retailers
Added privilege for limited on-site sales without a license.
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.
12/23/2019, Georgia, 1. Contact
Links for further research added.
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 Control, 1. Contact
Links for further research added.
12/12/2019, Michigan Open, 10. Franchise Laws/Wholesaler Registration Requirements
Section reorganized and updated with additional details relating to distributor independence from supplier influence and assignment of sales territories and line extensions.
12/12/2019, Michigan Open, 3. Label/Product Registration for Suppliers
The Commission may seize or destroy non-compliant products.
12/12/2019, Michigan Open, 1. Contact
Links for further research added.
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, 14. Direct Shipments to Consumers and/or Retailers
Updated to include the requirement to pay B&O tax when gross revenues from Washington exceed the statutory limit, and report an updated threshold.
12/12/2019, 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, 14. Direct Shipments to Consumers and/or Retailers
Details on reporting requirements and the privilege tax exemption for small wineries have been expanded, and citations 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.
11/21/2019, Kentucky, 1. Contact
The Kentucky ABC relocated its office on November 21, 2019.
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, 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, 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.
10/07/2019, 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, 15.3 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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.
06/01/2019, Kansas, 15.9 Sampling/Promotional Activities for Consumers
Citations updated.