Here’s what we’ve done to promote your business:

  • Supported Clean Air Act exclusion for distributors.
  • Lobbied for and secured passage of legislation to permit distributors to open for beer sales on Sundays.
  • Lobbied for and secured passage of legislation to allow beer tastings on a distributor’s premises.
  • Supported legislation to limit the time that a license can be held in safekeeping.
  • Drafted and secured passage of legislation to allow distributors to accept credit cards from consumers.
  • Obtained approval from the PLCB for distributors to sell items in addition to beer.
  • Had alcoholic cider defined as a malt beverage to allow sales by distributors.
  • Legalized placing the trade name on a distributor’s building.
  • Increased the number of product signs allowed for display in windows and doorways.
  • Drafted and secured passage of the Quota Law.

Distributors Political Action Committee - DISPAC

Recent News:

Breakdown of New Members of the General Assembly

New Members Open Seats (incumbent not on the general election ballot) House: HD-2 (Erie): Robert Merski (D) defeated Timothy Kuzma (R) and will replace Rep. Flo Fabrizio (D) HD-15 (Beaver): Joshua Kail (R) defeated Terri Mitko (D) and will replace Rep. Jim Christiana...

Sofranko Advisory Group

Beer Disributor Owner PA Letter

MillerCoors and Bud vs PA Brewers

MillerCoors and Bud vs Pa Brewers A controversial sales tax provision, part of a proposed liquor bill reported from committee, which was unanimously removed on the Senate floor, has created a serious post-session fight. HB 1497, which passed the House back on June 29,...

Samplings and Tastings

I have heard distributor licensees use the terms “sampling” and “tasting” almost interchangeably, but there are differences between the two.  A sampling promotion is intended to introduce consumers to a manufacturer’s product. Samplings must adhere to the following...

Member Benefits 2018-19

MBDA Membership Packet LG for Directory

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