Legislative

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


Distilled Spirits Council News
Distilled Spirits Council Statement on TTB “Serving Facts” Ruling   May 30, 2013

Permitting alcohol companies to voluntarily put “Serving Facts” information on labels is clearly a step forward in providing more nutrition information to consumers, and has long been supported by the distilled spirits industry. More>>

Distilled Spirits Council News
US Distilled Spirits Industry Predicts Russia PNTR Will Boost Exports   December 7, 2012

The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) applauded passage of historic legislation that will extend permanent normal trade relations (PNTR) to Russia, saying the bill will boost already-growing American spirits exports to the world’s third-largest spirits market by volume, and...More>>

Medical Insurance
Who's a Professional?   October 30, 2012

Bartenders are many things, but can the job be considered a profession when so many don't have medical insurance?More>>

American Beverage Licensees News
America's Beer, Wine & Spirits Retailers Create 1,449,850 Jobs, $184.7 Billion in Economic Impact   October 10, 2012

American Beverage Licensees (ABL) has released a new study on the overwhelmingly positive economic impact that America's beer, wine and spirits retailers have on jobs, taxes and the overall economy. More>>

News
National Restaurant Association Offers Toolkit on Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance   October 4, 2012

The National Restaurant Association (NRA) released the “Americans with Disabilities Act: Toolkit for Restaurant Operators,” an information-rich resource that helps restaurateurs comply with updated accessibility guidelines and welcome guests with disabilities to their restaurants.More>>

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National Restaurant Association Top of Mind: Health Care Headaches   October 3, 2012

Source: NRN - “Top of Mind,” a special report covering today’s largest concerns among the restaurant operator community. This report was created in anticipation of MUFSO, taking place Sept. 30-Oct. 2, where hundreds of operators gather to share ideas and best practices. More>>

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National Restaurant Association Announces Opposition to Proposed Swipe Fee Settlement   September 25, 2012

The National Restaurant Association today issued the following statement, expressing opposition to the terms contained within a proposed swipe fee antitrust settlement.More>>

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SunGazette: Liquor Law Solutions - Outdated System May Not be so Easy to Fix   September 17, 2012

SunGazette: Pennsylvania's system of buying wine, spirits and beer is so outdated and inconvenient, that it's almost easier to buy a bottle of wine in New Zealand and fly it back than to pick up the same thing in New Jersey.More>>

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The Oregonian: Oregon Liquor Plot Thickens as Gov. John Kitzhaber Names Former Republican Lawmaker to OLCC   August 24, 2012

The Oregonian: Gov. John Kitzhaber has offered up a former Republican lawmaker to be the newest member of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, a move widely seen as part of his effort to get rid of the agency's longtime director Steve Pharo. More>>

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Boston Herald: Most Restaurant, Bar Owners Frown on Return of Happy Hour   August 23, 2012

Boston Herald: Restaurant and bar owners overwhelming voiced support for maintaining the state’s so-called “Happy Hour” law that prohibits them from serving free, discounted or two-for-one alcoholic drinks at a hearing in Boston today.More>>



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