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

Corzine Signs New Jersey Liquor Tasting Bill   January 19, 2010

In one of his final gubernatorial acts, Governor Jon Corzine signed legislation last night allowing New Jerseyans the chance to sample distilled spirits at liquor stores.More>>

Diageo Congratulates NJ Legislature for Passing Legislation to Combat Drunk Driving   January 12, 2010

Legislation was passed by the New Jersey legislature today which, if signed into law, will subject first time DUI high blood alcohol content offenders to use ignition interlock devices.More>>

Your Business At Risk   January 11, 2010

Passage of ignition interlock laws, according to the American Beverage Institute, would eliminate substantial on-premise consumption and would devastate the hospitality industry.More>>

Liquor Tasting Bill Passes New Jersey Legislature   January 8, 2010

Senate Bill 2098 allows adult consumers to sample up to three separate one-half ounce servings of spirits in any one calendar day at a pre-planned tasting event in a liquor store.More>>

AP: Judge Strikes Down Tennessee Guns-in-Bars Law   November 23, 2009

Tennessee's new law allowing people with handgun permits to be armed in bars and restaurants that serve alcohol is unconstitutionally vague, a judge ruled on Friday.More>>

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Get Political   November 12, 2009

Nightclub and bar owners and operators banded together to support political candidates, helping pro-nightlife candidates win several tight races in different parts of the country.More>>

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Fighting Alcohol Taxes   November 11, 2009

NoDrinkTax.com from ABI offers updates on pending alcohol tax legislation, the impact of increased spirits, wine, beer and drink taxes on the economy, employment and actual tax revenue collection.More>>

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Changes to NY State Application Process   October 28, 2009

Following a damning report released on Sept. 30, the New York State Liquor Authority is streamlining its applications process.More>>

National Restaurant Assn. Fights for Tax Provision to Help Restaurants Expand, Remodel    October 23, 2009

Extension of 15-year depreciation schedule for restaurant improvements and new construction would encourage expenditures that help fuel economic growth.More>>

DISCUS: Growth in Colorado Alcohol Tax Revenue Attributable to Sunday Sales   October 22, 2009

Implementing Sunday liquor sales helped Colorado alcohol tax revenues grow 6% over the last year despite the recession, according to state retailers and the Distilled Spirits Council.More>>

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