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.

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