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:

Tap Cleaning Requirements

Tap Cleaning Requirements – Distributors who sell growlers are subject to the tap cleaning requirements set forth in 40 Pa. Code § 5.51(a).  A licensee that uses a malt or brewed beverage dispensing system in its licensed premises must clean the system at its sole...

Liquor Enforcement

Liquor Enforcement With thousands of underage young people finding themselves without day-to-day parental supervision, September, and the start of a new college year, is a good time for us to deliver some important lessons regarding the need to “card”. Common sense...

66 Frats Ban Liquor Over 15%

66 Frats ban liquor over 15% The Associated Press reports that a trade organization representing  most  US and Canadian fraternities has ruled that its members have a year “to prohibit drinks with an alcohol content of 15 percent or more from fraternity chapters and...

PLCB says Slushies, when done properly, are legal

PLCB says Slushies, when done properly, are legal A private opinion issued by the PLCB, Office of Chief Counsel on August 28, 2018 again confirmed that malt or brewed beverages sold at an increased temperature from a slushy machine by a distributor are legal....

RAMP Training Mandatory

RAMP Training Mandatory – Under Act 39 of 2016, all alcohol service personnel must complete RAMP server/seller training within six (6) months of being hired by a licensee, unless the person had successfully completed the training prior to being hired. “Alcohol service...

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