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

  • Helped defeat proposals to increase the state excise tax on beer.
  • Helped defeat legislation that would have decreased a licensee’s right of appeal.
  • Defeated legislation to allow credit sales among licensees.
  • Kept mandatory deposit bills and referendums bottled up.
  • Blocked legislation to legalize interstate sales of beer.
  • Eliminated language from a bill to permit food stores to sell candy that contains liquor.
  • Lobbied against legislation to privatize our state store system to benefit only big business.
  • Revised the bad check reporting rules.
  • Helped secure injunctive relief in federal court against mail-order beer clubs.
  • Blocked legislation to allow licenses to be transferred out of county.
  • Helped defeat attempts to impose additional restrictions on beer advertising.
  • Helped to eliminate the surety bond requirement.
  • Assisted in having written opinions of the PLCB made binding on the State Police BLCE.
  • Drafted and secured passage of false ID legislation.
  • By the Wilsbach decision, secured exemptions for distributors from paying mercantile taxes.
  • Blocked legislation to reverse the Wilsbach decision.
  • Drafted and secured passage of the Franchise Law.
  • Drafted and secured passage of the Territorial Law.
  • Promoted and participated in alcohol education and awareness programs.
  • Helped to eliminate Special Occupation Tax.

Distributors Political Action Committee - DISPAC

Recent News:

PLCB rules R licensees selling take-out must also sell single-serve beer and wine for on-premises consumption

By a 2 to 1 vote, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board voted to require restaurant licensees to offer both beer and wine for on-premises single-serve consumption at the same time they are marketing these beverages for carry-out.On Friday, September 11th, they...

Update on the House Liquor Control Committee Hearing on HB 1644

Addi­son, PA: MBDA Third Vice President Arun Patel testifies at a House Liquor Control Committee hearing on HB 1644.With roughly a dozen fellow beer distributors in attendance, MBDA Third Vice President Arun Patel testified to lawmakers on Tuesday about the impact HB...

House Liquor Committee to Hold Hearing on R-License Expansion Bill

HB 1644, a bill that is intended to allow grocery stores for a 25k fee to effectively become a Distributor, will be subject of a public hearing on August 27, 2019. The bill, which has been dubbed Walmart’s Dream Bill, is sponsored by Rep Matt Dowling (R-Fayette...

MBDA stops Amendment to liberalize Sales in Grocery Stores

Earlier this week, MBDA, working closely with a coalition of industry partners, defeated a fast-moving, last-minute amendment in the Pennsylvania Senate that would have eliminated the ability of grocery stores to exercise control of their alcohol sales by allowing...

MBDA 2019 Convention Recap

MBDA 2019 Convention Recap Beer distributors from across Pennsylvania joined their local, national and regional brewers and allied trade suppliers at the Kalahari Resort & Conference Center in Pocono Manor, as the Malt Beverage Distributors Association (MBDA)...

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