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:

SBA COVID-19 Relief Programs and Services Zoom Link

The U.S. Small Business Administration will present information on pandemic assistance available for small businesses and an overview of its programs and services.  Steve Dixel, Eastern PA District Director, and Jim Verbeck, Lender Relations Specialist, will conduct...

Legal Update: New RAMP Requirements

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MolsonCoors Distributor Summit

Upcoming Event: MolsonCoors Distributor SummitMBDA Members,  On October 19-21, Our local MolsonCoors Team will be leading 3 e-commerce focused summits for PA Home Ds. The goal will be to help Home Ds adapt to the convenience economy by embracing some next-generation...

MBDA Elects Officers

MBDA ELECTS OFFICERS At their June 23, 2021, remote meeting, MBDA directors elected a full slate of officers.  The following were unanimously re-elected to serve for our current fiscal year, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022:President: Frank Pistella, Pistella Beer...

MBDA PRESIDENT: MEMBERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO FILL DIRECTOR VACANCIES

MBDA PRESIDENT: MEMBERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO FILL DIRECTOR VACANCIES Members who are interested in serving as an MBDA director should contact Stephanie Eckert by email mbdassn@aol.com or phone 215-732-6258.Director vacancies exist in the following MBDA districts with...

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