Legislative

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


Article
SF Sues to Shutter Suede   April 29, 2010

San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera filed a lawsuit seeking a court order to permanently shut down Suede, calling it a public nuisance and citing 15 separate violence incidents since 2007.More>>

Article
Michigan to Enact Smoking Ban May 1   April 28, 2010

Last summer, we reported on two Michigan bars voluntarily going smoke-free inside of their venues. Now, a smoking ban will become a state law for all May 1.More>>

News
WSWA President Urges Congress to Ignore the Hyperbole and Misinformation, Support States’ Rights and Curb Deregulation of Alcohol by Litigation   April 27, 2010

Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America President Craig Wolf urged Congress to support “The Comprehensive Alcohol Regulatory Effectiveness Act” (CARE Act).More>>

News
Distilled Spirits Council Urges Government Support for Standard Drink Information on Alcohol Labels   April 22, 2010

The Distilled Spirits Council urged the Obama Administration to passnew alcohol labeling requirements to include basic dietary information on the labels of all beverage alcohol products.More>>

Article
Support for Three-tier System   April 21, 2010

The introduction of the CARE Act was lauded by beer, wine and spirits wholesalers. The bill clarifies the validity of the state’s rights in regulating alcohol sale and distribution.More>>

News
WSWA Applauds Ninth Circuit Decision Upholding States’ Rights and the Three-Tier System   April 16, 2010

WSWA applauded the decision by Arizona's Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold a law that allows wineries that to ship directly to consumers and retailers.More>>

News
WSWA President Craig Wolf Addresses Crowd at Annual Convention   April 8, 2010

Craig Wolf, President and CEO of WSWA is the voice of the wholesale industry, advocating for wholesalers’ interests with state and federal elected officials, the media, regulators and the law enforcement community.More>>

Article
Two States Fight for Early Sunday Sales   April 7, 2010

Massachusetts lawmakers are proposing Sunday alcohol sales begin at 10 a.m. Arizona legislators changed the Sunday sale time from 10 a.m. to 6 a.m., but Gov. Jan Brewer killed the proposed bill.More>>

News
Maker's Mark Wins Trademark Infrigement Litigation Against Cuervo   April 6, 2010

Maker’s Mark has won a judgment confirming that its famous free-form red wax seal coating is a well-known and valid trademark against Jose Cuervo International.More>>

Article
Health Care's Effect on Nightlife   April 1, 2010

Nightlife workers are waiting to see how health care reform will affect their lives. Nightclub & Bar spoke with Innovative Risk Solutions President Sean Gormley for his take on the law.More>>



© 2014 Questex Media Group LLC. All rights reserved
Reproduction in whole or part is prohibited
Please send any technical comments or questions to our webmaster.