Legislative

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


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Ministry of Sound Fighting for its Life   March 3, 2010

Ministry of Sound Nightclub in London is in danger of losing its entertainment license after a developer (Oakmayne) submitted plans for an apartment complex across the street from the venue.More>>

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Privatization for Four Control States?   February 22, 2010

Washington, Virginia, North Carolina and Mississippi are each assessing plans to reform their alcohol regulatory systems, and privatization is among the options on the table.More>>

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Utah Liquor Laws Slowly Thawing   January 21, 2010

Still on the books in Utah is a population quota limit for bar and restaurant liquor licenses, which caused eight operators to vie for one available license last month.More>>

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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>>

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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>>

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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>>

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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>>

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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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