Legislative

News and articles on alcohol-related legislative measures and political issue for the on-premise industry.


Distilled Spirits Council News
South Carolina Final State in America to Pass Election Day Alcohol Sales   June 4, 2014

Gov. Nikki Haley signed legislation yesterday officially ending South Carolina’s run as the last holdout in America to enforce a pre-prohibition ban on Election Day alcohol sales. More>>

Dr. Peter Cressy Article
Finding Opportunities in the Face of Growing Challenges   May 27, 2014

Dr. Peter Cressy declared that we are now back to above-recession levels in regards to growth in spirits. The number of cases sold in the United States increased 1.9% in 2013, up 3.9 million cases for a total of 206 million cases sold.More>>

DISCUS News
Prichard’s Distillery Joins Distilled Spirits Council   April 30, 2014

The Distilled Spirits Council (DISCUS) announced that Prichard’s Distillery of Kelso and Nashville, Tennessee, has become the first small distiller affiliate to rise to full membership in the trade association, which is composed of most major producers and marketers of distilled spirits in the...More>>

Bartenders Wear Gloves
California New Food Safety Law Requires Gloves   January 20, 2014

Bartenders working in California could be forced to wear gloves or use other utensils when garnishing their drinks under a new food safety law.More>>

Distilled Spirits Council News
Distilled Spirits Council on CDC Report on Screening and Intervention   January 9, 2014

The Distilled Spirits Council commented on a new report about alcohol screening and intervention released by Centers for Disease Control Director, Dr Thomas R. Frieden.More>>

National Restaurant Association News
Economist's Notebook: Setting The Record Straight in the Wage Debate   August 16, 2013

In his latest commentary, the National Restaurant Association's Chief Economist Bruce Grindy provides data to correct recent erroneous claims about the restaurant industry. More>>

Industry News News
Cider Makers Laud Congressmen for Introducing Legislation to Promote Industry    August 14, 2013

Earl Blumenauer and Chris Collins (R-NY) teamed up to introduce the bipartisan "Cider Industry Deserves Equal Regulation Act," or CIDER Act.More>>

National Restaurant Association News
U.S. Healthcare Law Begins to Kick Into High Gear This Fall   August 13, 2013

Government-run exchanges set to begin selling health plans for 2014 to millions of individuals and small businesses Oct. 1. More>>

National Restaurant Association News
New 40-Hour Bill Introduced In House   August 5, 2013

New legislation has been introduced in the House of Representatives that could change the 2010 health care law’s definition of a full-time work week to 40 hours, addressing one of restaurateurs’ most pressing concerns about the law.More>>

National Restaurant Asssociation News
Court Upholds Ruling Against NYC Beverage Ban   July 31, 2013

The New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, upheld the state Supreme Court’s ruling that struck down the city’s ban on the sale of sugar-sweetened beverages over 16 ounces by restaurants.More>>



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