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

ABI Urges Transportation Committee to Amend Highway Bill Interlock Mandate   September 21, 2009

American Beverage Institute letters call on committee to amend interlock requirement before voting on highway bill.More>>

Interlock Article
Two More Steps Toward Ignition Interlock   September 16, 2009

The California State Assembly approved ignition interlock legislation and Toyota is developing a breathalyzer interlock technology.More>>

Unite Under the Banner of Hospitality   September 9, 2009

Take a stand against state and federal tax increases on beverage alcohol.More>>

Beer Truck Article
Three-tier System Gets Unexpected Support   September 2, 2009

The three-tiered system ensures alcohol is distributed responsibly, all parties are accountable and taxes are collected properly, according to Michele Simon, policy director at Marin Institute, an alcohol industry “watchdog” organization.More>>

economy Article
Recovery Expected to be Rocky   August 26, 2009

A survey of 65 c-level executives at leading food and beverage supplier companies by KPMG revealed 72 percent expect business conditions to improve next year.More>>

Center for Alcohol Policy's Alcohol Law Symposium to Cover Law, Regulation and Litigation   August 21, 2009

Registration is now open for this program, held Oct. 18-20 in Chicago, which will discuss the legal implications and challenges to the 21st Amendment.More>>

Fairfax County, Va., Police Lead Partnership to Curb Underage Consumption   August 20, 2009

Police work with Premium Distributors of VA, Heineken USA and area state delegates to provide retailers with tools as another line of defense against underage drinking.More>>

DISCUS Article
Prepping for Fall Activity   August 12, 2009

Congress may be on recess, but our industry must stay vigilant and continue communicating with representatives to thwart further taxation of the hospitality industry to finance proposed initiatives. DISCUS offers the following update and ideas for making the industry’s position known.More>>

DISCUS Article
Alcohol: Always at Risk for Taxation   August 5, 2009

At this point, numerous sources who are part of these negotiations claim that an increase in alcohol taxes is not part of any discussion. But realistically, everything is still on the table.More>>

Ignition Article
Ignition Interlock Sparks Debate   August 5, 2009

Ignition interlock continued to make headlines this week as Fox & Friends featured a debate between Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) president Laura Dean-Mooney and managing director of the American Beverage Institute (ABI) Sarah Longwell.More>>

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