Legislative

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


News
National Restaurant Association Files Menu Labeling Comments    July 6, 2011

The National Restaurant Association files comments regarding the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) draft menu labeling regulations. More>>

News
New Maryland Alcohol Tax Causes Headaches for Restaurants   July 6, 2011

The widely publicized 3% increase in the sales tax on alcoholic beverages took effect July 1, but restaurants and bar owners are already finding new problems with the law that went unnoticed by legislators. More>>

Utah State House Article
Utah's Alcohol Law Affects Hospitality Industry   July 5, 2011

Utah Hospitality Association filed a lawsuit against the state over the passage of Senate Bill 314, which eliminates discount happy hour pricing and limits the number of liquor licenses issued. More>>

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Activist “Researchers” Use Biased Study to Call for Lower BAC Levels    June 27, 2011

The American Beverage Institute criticized a new study, which claims that drinking even trace amounts of alcohol increases a person’s risk of being severely injured in a car crash. More>>

Bar Scene Article
Legal and Economic Woes Threaten Restaurant Industry   June 27, 2011

The National Restaurant Association, the Council of State Restaurant Associations and the National Federation of Independent Business filed a suit against the U.S. Department of Labor over its new tip-credit-notice regulation.More>>

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Restaurant and Small Business Organizations File Suit Against Department of Labor   June 17, 2011

The National Restaurant Association, Council of State Restaurant Associations and National Federation of Independent Business today filed suit against the U.S. Department of Labor over the Fair Labor Standards Act. More>>

News
Senate Votes in Support of Swipe Fee Reform   June 9, 2011

America’s beer, wine and spirits retailers and their customers earned a major victory today as the Senate voted to continue on the path to debit card swipe fee reform for beverage licensees and other merchants. More>>

Donna Hood Crecca Article
Anti-alcohol Groups Revealed   May 31, 2011

The American Beverage Institute launches thenewprohibition.com, shining light on anti-alcohol groups and policies. More>>

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Kentucky Association of Beverage Retailers is Newest ABL Affiliate   May 27, 2011

The Kentucky Association of Beverage Retailers (KABR) is becoming a force to be reckoned with in Kentucky and has now brought their clout at the national level by joining American Beverage Licensees (ABL) as an affiliate member.More>>

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New Website Exposes Anti-Alcohol Agenda of Nonprofits and Government Agencies   May 20, 2011

The American Beverage Institute (ABI) is launching a new Website TheNewProhibition.com, which shows how anti-alcohol activists are attempting to restrict and stigmatize responsible alcohol consumption.More>>



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