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.

Recent News:

MBDA Elects Directors

MBDA ELECTS DIRECTORS: At their June 23rd meeting, MBDA policy board representatives elected the following district vice presidents and directors to serve for the current term, July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021. Please remember that they are not paid employees of MBDA,...

State Issues New Mandatory Rules for Operating Businesses

Today, the Secretary of Health Rachel Levine signed an order regarding protections for critical workers who are employed at businesses that are authorized to operate during COVID-19.WE URGE YOU TO READ THE FULL ORDER.Among other things the order requires: Masks are...

MBDA Update March 23, 2020

Today, Governor Tom Wolf held a press conference in which he called for shelter in place for Allegheny, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties. This announcement does not change the way that businesses like beer distributors that have been...

2020 MBDA Annual Convention Postponed

Due to our nation's health crisis, our MBDA board of directors voted to reschedule our 2020 annual convention to April 23-26, 2021 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, King of Prussia. Additional information will be coming soon. If you have any questions please reach out to us...

DESPITE NEW ORDER TO CLOSE ALL BUT LIFE-SUSTAINING BUSINESSES, BEER DISTRIBUTORS MAY STAY OPEN.

This evening Governor Tom Wolf held a press conference announcing the closure of all non-life-sustaining businesses in Pennsylvania. BEER DISTRIBUTORS are on the Governors list of life-sustaining businesses that can remain open.Again, beer distributors are allowed to...

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